German Historical Institute London

17 Bloomsbury Square
London WC1A 2NJ
United Kingdom

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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 comparative history of Britain and Germany, on the British Empire  and the Commonwealth, and on Anglo-German relations. Its public library specializes in German history.

25 October

Mathew Thomson (Warwick)
The Closest Thing to a Religion? a Cultural History of the NHS

8 November

Vanessa Harding (London)
Wealth and Inequality in Early Modern London
29 November
Dominik Geppert
National Expectations and Transnational Infrastructure. The Media, Global News Coverage and International Relations in the Age of High Imperialism
Medieval History Seminar
Deadline: 31 January 2017
Workshop on Medieval Germany
Deadline: 9 January 2017
Revolutionary Biographies in the 19th and 20th Century. Imperial – Inter/national – Decolonial
Deadline: 30 November 2016
Moralising Commerce in a Globalising World – Multidisciplinary approaches to a history of economic conscience, 1600-1900
Deadline: 15 November 2016
The Long End of the First World War. Ruptures, Continuities and Memories
Deadline: 1 November 2016
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 Dominik Geppert, Professor of modern and contemporary history at the University of Bonn, to the position of Gerda Henkel Visiting Professor 2016/17. Professor Geppert will join the German Historical Institute on 1 October.

Markus Mösslang and Helen Whatmore (eds.): British Envoys to the Kaiserreich, 1871-1897, Volume I: 1871-1883 (Camden Fifth Series, 51). Cambridge: Cambridge University Press for the Royal Historical Society in association with the German Historical Institute London, 2016
Volume I of British Envoys to the Kaiserreich, the follow up series of British Envoys to Germany, presents official diplomatic reports from the British embassy at Berlin (German Empire) and from the diplomatic missions in Darmstadt, Dresden, Stuttgart, and Munich during the years 1871 to 1883. The volume is an open access volume and can be freely shared and used under the terms of a Creative Commons licence. More information on the British Envoys series is available here.