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

Extended Opening Hours

We are pleased to announce that from 16th September the GHIL Library will be open every weekday evening.

Monday to Friday
Opening hours 9.30am to 9.00pm
Service hours 9.30am to 5.00pm

The extended opening hours are for registered users only. More information is avalable in this flyer (PDF). If you cannot come before 4:30pm on your first visit to the library please make an appointment via email to library(ghi)

If you find the extended opening hours useful, we would be happy to receive your feedback.

Please note that on Tuesday 17 September the Institute will remain closed until 12:30 pm due to an internal event. We apologize for any inconvenience caused.

10 October

Simon MacLean (St Andrews)
The Carolingian Origins of the Medieval Castle

15 October

F. Benjamin Schenk (Basle); comment by Andy Willimott (London)
‘Hubs of Global Migration’: Organizing Transcontinental Flows of People in the late Nineteenth and early Twentieth Centuries
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 Ulrich Herbert to the position of Gerda Henkel Visiting Professor 2019/20.
He will give his Inaugural Lecture on 10 December 2019 at the German Historical Institute. Title TBA.

10-12 October

Global History - Challenges and Opportunities
A winter school on global history for PhD and early career scholars in Germany and India
New Delhi, 16-21 February 2020
Closing date: 11 October 2019

Das Deutsche Historische Institut London sucht zum 01.04.2020 1 Wissenschaftliche/n Mitarbeiter (w/m/d) (2. Qualifizierungsphase) für den Bereich der britischen Geschichte des 19. und/oder 20. Jahrhunderts.
Bewerbungsschluß: 30 September 2019
Markus Mösslang (ed.), British Envoys to the Kaiserreich, 1871-1897, Volume II: 1884-1897 (Camden Fifth Series, 56). Cambridge: Cambridge University Press for the Royal Historical Society in association with the German Historical Institute London, 2019.
Kramper, Peter: The Battle of the Standards. Messen, Zählen und Wiegen in Westeuropa 1660-1914 Berlin: De Gruyter Oldenbourg, 2019
From Collected to Contested: The Future of Museums after the Repatriation Debate. With Subhadra Das, Clémentine Deliss, Tristram Hunt, and Alice Procter. Chaired by Mirjam Brusius.
Who owns Public History?: Two Talks on History Textbooks in Conflicted Societies. With Eleni Christodoulou and Neeladri Bhattacharya. Chaired by Nandini Manjrekar.

Jyotsna Jha, Puja Minni: Bridging Old Gaps, Building New Barriers: A Study of Online Admissions under the Right to Education Act in Bangalore Urban Private Unaided Schools.
Education and the Urban in India - Working Paper Series 2019/2 [Open Access].