German Historical Institute London

17 Bloomsbury Square
London WC1A 2NJ
United Kingdom

Phone: +44 (0)20 - 7309 2050
Fax: +44 (0)20 - 7309 2055 / 7404 5573


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  1. 1) Library News
  2. 2) Public Lecture
  3. 3) European Leo Baeck Lecture Series London, 2013
  4. 4) Conferences and Workshops
  5. 5) Kolloquium
  6. 6) Stipendien
  7. 7) Team GHIL: Laufende Forschung - Running Research

1) Library News

Please note that the library will be closed on Friday, 3 May. We apologise for any inconvenience caused.

2) Public Lecture

Public Lecture

28 February (5.30pm)
No Holocaust without Stalin? Some New Interpretations of German Mass Crimes

GHIL in co-operation with the Seminar in Modern German History, Institute of Historical Research, University of London

Conventional interpretations of the murder of European Jewry during the Second World War have recently been challenged. This began in the 1990s, when economic arguments made an impact, but since 2011 several new approaches have emerged. Was the Holocaust the result of extremely violent societies, or is it explicable only in the context of Stalinist violence, of Eastern European ‘Bloodlands’? This talk seeks to analyse these new approaches, their productive input and their limits, and to offer a different framework for a historiographical view of Nazi crimes.

3) European Leo Baeck Lecture Series London, 2013

This season’s topic is Jews and Muslims: British Perspectives which takes a look at British viewpoints, be they political, legal or cultural, on Jews and Muslims living in the UK in the 20th and 21st centuries.

7 March (6.30pm)
‘Quite Contrary to the Principles of British Justice’: The Jews of the Channel Islands 1940-1945

25 April (6.30pm)
Jews and Muslims in the UK: In the Past and In the Future

16 May (6.30pm)
Dealing with Difference: Jews, Muslims and the British Left Today

These events are organised by the Leo Baeck Institute London, the Jewish Museum, Frankfurt am Main and the Fritz Bauer Institut, Frankfurt am Main, in cooperation with the German Historical Institute London.

Lectures will be held at the German Historical Institute London. Admission is free. Places are strictly limited and must be reserved in advance by contacting the Leo Baeck Institute, London, email:, tel: +44 (0)20 7882 5690.

More information is available on the GHI website.

4) Conferences and Workshops

9 March
Missionaries at War: The Impact of Global Conflict on Christian Missions in the Twentieth Century
Venue: German Historical Institute London

14-16 March
Mixed Courts: Dynasty, Politics, and Religion in the Early Modern World
Forschungszentrum Gotha der Universität Erfurt, Schloss Friedenstein

23-25 May
The Ethics of Seeing: 20th Century German Documentary Photography Reconsidered
Venue: German Historical Institute London

5) Kolloquium

The research seminar in German language offers an opportunity for the GHIL’s scholarship-holders to present and discuss their research projects. It can also serve as a general forum for British and German PhD-students and post-docs to discuss their work in progress.

12 March (5pm)

Das diplomatische Selbst in der Korrespondenz englischer Gesandter im Osmanischen Reich (1583-1804)

19 March (5pm)

Die Welt des Klaviers. Zur Globalgeschichte einer Europäischen Kulturtechnik, 1850-1930

2 April (5pm)

Kirchliche Patronate unter den Tudors und frühen Stuarts – Auswirkungen von Reformation und Religionspolitik in den Grafschaften Kent und Yorkshire

16 April (5pm)

Die englische Komponistin, Schriftstellerin und Suffragette Ehtel Smyth (1858-1944) – ihr Selbstkonzept und ihr künstlerisches und politisches Handeln

14 May (2.30pm)

Industrielles Erbe und regionale Identitätsbildung im Ruhrgebiet und in Südwales im historischen Vergleich

6) Stipendien

Bewerbungsschluss für Stipendien für Doktoranden und Nachwuchswissenschaftler für das Jahr 2013 ist der 31. März 2013.

7) Team GHIL: Laufende Forschung - Running Research

The GHIL is taking part in a charity race (5k and 10k) on Clapham Common on 3 March 2013. ‘Team GHIL: Laufende Forschung’ is fundraising for Chance UK, a charity that mentors young children with behavioural difficulties and helps them to get a good education. More information is available on the following websites: Team GHIL and

We are grateful for any support.