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.

3 October

Dagmar Ellerbrock (Dresden)
Trigger-Happy Germans? How to Explain the Transformation of German Gun Culture in the Twentieth Century

12 October

Ruth Mazo Karras (Minnesota)
Thou Art the Man: King David and Masculinity

12-14 October

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”
Movable Goods and Immovable Property. Gender, Law and Material Culture in Early Modern Europe (1450‒1850)
Closing date: 15 October 2017
Contested Borders? Practising Empire, Nation and Region in the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries
Closing date: 16 October 2017
Living the German Revolution 1918-19: Expectations, Experiences, Responses
Closing date: 1 November 2017
Splendid Isolation? Insularity in British History
Closing date: 3 November 2017
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 2017/87. Professor Bauerkämper will join the staff of the GHIL from 1 October.
28 November
Arnd Bauerkämper
National Security and Humanity. The Internment of Civilian “Enemy Aliens” During the First World War
Venue: German Historical Institute London
7 September –
5 November 2017
As the 500th anniversary of the Reformation is celebrated across the world in 2017, this exhibition at St George’s German Lutheran Church London explores the history of German Protestants in Britain, from the 1520s to the present.
23 June –
15 October 2017
The exhibition at Tate Liverpool, conceived in cooperation with the GHIL, presents the faces of Germany between the two world wars told through the eyes of painter Otto Dix (1891–1969) and photographer August Sander (1876–1964) - two artists whose works document the radical extremes of the country in this period.
Bewerbungsschluss für Stipendien für Doktoranden und Nachwuchswissenschaftler für den nächsten Förderzeitraum (1. Januar 2018 bis 30. Juni 2018) ist der 30. September.

Ulrich Niggemann: Revolutionserinnerung in der Frühen Neuzeit. Refigurationen der 'Glorious Revolution' in Großbritannien (1688- 1760)
Veröffentlichungen des Deutschen Historischen Instituts London, Vol. 79
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. 78