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.

New Working Group 'Medialization and Empowerment'

A new research group on feminism and medialization has taken up its work at the German Historical Institute. It will explore the correlations between women’s emancipation movements and the rise of mass media during the long 20th century with a deliberately global and transnational approach. Different disciplines such as media studies, political and social history, gender studies and sociology will be brought into dialogue, focussing on examples from 20th century Britain, Germany, India and beyond. The International Standing Working Group (ISWG) will run until 2022 and is coordinated by historian of feminism Dr Jane Freeland. The first workshops, bringing together doctoral, postdoctoral and senior researchers, will take place at the GHIL on 21-23 November 2019 and 7-8 February 2020. Partners include the Max Weber foundation branch office in New Delhi, the GHIs in Washington, Rome and Beirut, and the London School of Economics. More information will be available on the GHIL website shortly.

Library News

Please note that there will be no late openings in August, therefore the library will close at 5pm on Thursdays.

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

29 October

Sarah Stockwell (London)
‘Losing an empire, winning friends’? Sandhurst, Military Assistance, and British Decolonization

10-12 October

Feminism in the Media-Feminism and the Media in the 20th Century
German Historical Institute London, 21-23 November 2019
Closing date: 31 August 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

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].
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.