German Historical Institute London

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London WC1A 2NJ
United Kingdom

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  1. 1) Library News
  2. 2) GHIL Seminars
  3. 3) Public Lecture
  4. 4) Conferences and Workshops
  5. 5) Special Event
  6. 6) Kolloquium
  7. 7) Prize of the German Historical Institute London
  8. 8) New Publications
  9. 9) GHIL Bulletin, May 2017

1) Library News

Please note that there will be restricted access to some library holdings (German history 1918-1945) on Friday, 23 June from about 3pm. Books from these holdings will still be available but may have to be fetched by library staff. Also, on Tuesday, 27 June the Institute will remain closed until 11:00am.
We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause you.

2) GHIL Seminars

Migration, Citizenship and Welfare in British History
Seminar Series | Summer Term 2017
Seminars are held at 5.30 p.m. in the Seminar Room of the German Historical Institute. Guided tours of the Library are available before each seminar at 4.30 p.m.

4 July
Diane Frost (Liverpool)
Work, Community and Exclusion: West African Seafarers in Early Twentieth-Century Liverpool

The lecture will consider a number of exclusionary mechanisms that operated in early twentieth-century Britain with specific reference to black seafarers in colonial ports like Liverpool. It will explore measures instituted at different levels of British society throughout the 1920s, including those introduced at state level that aimed to undermine the legal status of black seafarers, and pressures from ‘below’, from those sections of organized labour that campaigned against the employment of black labour. Both responses will be located in the specific socio-economic and historical conditions of the post-First World War period, and take into account localized factors prevailing in colonial seaports like Liverpool.
More information is available on the GHIL website.

3) Public Lecture

6 July (6.30pm)
Annegret Pelz (Vienna)
Diary, Scrapbook, Panorama of Social Life. Prince Hermann von Pueckler-Muskau's „Pictorial Souvenirs“ from England

Part of the public lecture series Urban and Elegant: The Aesthetics of Living in the Modern European City, organised and introduced by Dr Anna Ananieva, Marie Sklodowska-Curie Fellow at Queen Mary University of London.
Venue: German Historical Institute London
The lecture is free but registration is required.
More information is available on the GHIL website.

4) Conferences and Workshops

22-24 June
Moralising Commerce in a Globalising World – Multidisciplinary Approaches to a History of Economic Conscience, 1600-1900

Convenors: Felix Brahm (GHIL) and Eve Rosenhaft (University of Liverpool)
Venue: German Historical Institute London
14-16 September
Cultures of Conservatism in the United States and Western Europe between the 1970s and 1990s

Conveners: Martina Steber (University of Konstanz), Anna von der Goltz (Georgetown University, Washington, DC) and Tobias Becker (German Historical Institute London)
Venue: German Historical Institute London
27-29 September
Poverty and Education from the Nineteenth Century to the Present: India and Comparative Perspectives

Max Weber Foundation Transnational Research Group - India “Poverty Reduction and Policy for the Poor between the State and Private Actors: Education Policy in India since the Nineteenth Century”
Venue: German Historical Institute London
More information is available on the GHIL website.

5) Special Event

28 June (5.30pm)
Roundtable on the Anglo-German Relationship

Part of the IHR series: Rethinking Modern Europe
Round table with David Blackbourn (Vanderbilt University), Frank Trentmann (Birkbeck University of London) and Celia Applegate (Vanderbilt University). Chair: Lucy Riall (European University Institute, Florence)
Venue: IHR Wolfson Room NB02, Basement, IHR, Senate House, Malet Street, London WC1E 7HU

A roundtable discussion to mark the publication of Jan Rüger’s Heligoland: Britain, Germany, and the Struggle for the North Sea (Oxford University Press, 2017). Organised in co-operation with the German Historical Institute London.
More information is available on the GHIL website.

6) 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.
11 July (5pm)
Bianca Frohne (Bremen)

Experiences of Pain in the Early and Middle Ages
25 July (3pm)
Felicia Kompio (Berlin)

Revolution der Straße. Urbane Massenpolitisierung in den 1820er und 1830er Jahren als europäisches Phänomen
Jacob Schönhagen (Freiburg)
Geschichte der Weltflüchtlingspolitik, 1950-1973
29 August (3pm)
Justin Mathew (Göttingen)

Geographies of Accumulation and the Urban Question in a Colonial Port City: Cochin, Southwest India 1860s-1950s
Michael Zeheter (Trier)
Eine Konsum- und Kulturgeschichte des Mineralwassers in Europa, von 1830 bis in die Gegenwart
12 September (3pm)
Cornelia Dreer (Kassel)

Das Polychronicon von Ranulph Higden. Wissen, Weltchronik und Weltkarte
Pavel Tribunskiy (Moskau)
Understanding/Changing Russia: Russian Studies in Great Britain and the USA (1880-1920)
19 September (5pm)
Philip Bajon (Frankfurt)

Der Luxemburger Kompromiss und die Entscheidungskultur in den Europäischen Gemeinschaften 1966-1993

7) Prize of the German Historical Institute London

The Prize of the German Historical Institute London is awarded annually for an outstanding Ph.D. thesis on German history (submitted to a British or Irish university), British history or the history of the British Empire (submitted to a German university), Anglo-German relations, or an Anglo-German comparative topic.
Submission deadline for this year's prize: 31 July 2017
More information is available on the GHIL website.

8) New Publications

Andreas Gestrich and Hartmut Pogge von Strandmann (eds.): Bid for World Power? New Research on the Outbreak of the First World War (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2017)
More information is available on the GHIL website.
Bridget Heal and Anorthe Kremers (eds.): Radicalism and Dissent in the World of Protestant Reform (Göttingen: Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht, 2017)
More information is available on the GHIL website.
Andreas Rose: Between Empire and Continent. British Foreign Policy before the First World War (New York, Oxford: Berghahn Books, 2017)
More information is available on the GHIL website.

9) GHIL Bulletin, May 2017

The May issue of the Bulletin of the German Historical Institute London is now available online.
German Historical Institute London Bulletin  Volume XXXIX, No. 1 (May 2017)
Edited by Andreas Gestrich and Michael Schaich

  • Preface (Andreas Gestrich and Michael Schaich)
  • Hitler, Mein Kampf: A Critical Edition (Andreas Wirsching)
  • Absolute Evil (Jeremy Adler)
  • Mein Kampf: A Scholarly Burial (Götz Aly)
  • Objectification of the Opposite (Gert Ueding)
  • ‘Jews’: See ‘Poison Gas’ (Wolfgang Benz)
  • Only the Spoken Word had a Mass Impact (Wolfram Pyta)
  • Mein Kampf: A New Edition (Maiken Umbach)
  • An Unnecessary Undertaking? On the Annotated Edition of Mein Kampf (Patrick Bahners)
  • Hitler’s Mein Kampf: An Edition—But For Whom? (Wolfgang Schieder)
  • On the Advantage and Disadvantage of the 2016 Model of ‘Mein Kampf’ (Moshe Zimmermann)
  • Absolute Evil Cannot be Neutralized (Jeremy Adler)
  • Response to Jeremy Adler (Alan E. Steinweis)
  • ‘Mein Kampf’: Some Afterthoughts (Neil Gregor)

Conference Reports

  • The Allied Occupation of Germany Revisited: New Research on the Western Zones of Occupation, 1945–1949 (Lena Eggers)
  • Pop Nostalgia: The Uses of the Past in Popular Culture (Owen Molloy)
  • The De-Industrializing City: Urban, Architectural, and Socio-Cultural Perspectives (Pia Eiringhaus)