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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The German Historical Institute London (GHIL) is an academically independent institution and part of the Max Weber Foundation German Humanities Institutes Abroad. It promotes research on medieval and modern history, in particular on the history of Britain, on the British Empire and the Commonwealth, and on Anglo-German relations. Its public library specializes in German history.

Library News

From 23 November all books with shelf-marks beginning with ‘Sa’ (German history, general) will have to be stored off-site for about a month and will not be accessible.
From Friday, 8th December until Monday, 11th December books with the following shelf marks will not be accessible:
Se.6 - Se.13, Sf
The Library will close at 2pm on Tuesday, 19th December.
We apologise for any inconvenience caused.
Christmas Closure: The German Historical Institute will be closed from 23 December 2017 and reopens on 2 January 2018.

1 March

Thomas Harding (Journalist)
“You’re doing what?” - My family’s response to my trying to save the house stolen by the Nazis
Fourteenth Workshop on Early Modern German History
Closing date: 1 February 2018
The Global Knowledge of Economic Inequality. The Measurement of Income and Wealth Distribution since 1945
Closing date: 28 February 2018
The German Historical Institute London (GHIL), the International History Department of the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE), and the Gerda Henkel Foundation in Düsseldorf have appointed historian Arnd Bauerkämper, Professor of 19th and 20th century history at the FU Berlin, to the position of Gerda Henkel Visiting Professor 2017/18. Professor Bauerkämper will join the staff of the GHIL from 1 October.
Christina Brauner has been appointed Joint Junior Research Fellow at the Institute of Advanced Studies, University College London, and the German Historical Institute London for 2017-18.
Our new Bulletin (November 2017) is now available online.

Veröffentlichungen des Deutschen Historischen Instituts London, Vol. 79
Ulrich Niggemann: Revolutionserinnerung in der Frühen Neuzeit. Refigurationen der 'Glorious Revolution' in Großbritannien (1688- 1760)
Veröffentlichungen des Deutschen Historischen Instituts London, Vol. 78
Martina Steber: Die Hüter der Begriffe. Politische Sprachen des Konservativen in Großbritannien und der Bundesrepublik Deutschland, 1945-1980
Veröffentlichungen des Deutschen Historischen Instituts London, Vol. 75
Sandra Maß: Kinderstube des Kapitalismus. Monetäre Erziehung im 18. und 19. Jahrhundert

Studies in British and Imperial History, Vol. 7
Benno Gammerl: Subjects, Citizens, and Others Administering Ethnic Heterogeneity in the British and Habsburg Empires, 1867-1918

Studies in British and Imperial History, Vol. 6
Tobias Wolffhardt: Unearthing the Past to Forge the Future Colin Mackenzie, the Early Colonial State, and the Comprehensive Survey of India

Brusius, M. (ed.), Alternative Preservation Practices of ‘Cultural Heritage’ in the Middle East, Roundtable, Review of Middle East Studies 2017, Volume 51 (2)

Brusius, M., Singh, K. (eds), Museum Storage and Meaning: Tales from the Crypt, (Routledge 2017)