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.

21 May

Thomas Mergel (Berlin)
Modern Revolutions: The History of a Mimesis

6 June

Maren Möhring (Leipzig)
Travelling around the World: Mass Entertainment in the ‘Haus Vaterland’ in Berlin

7 May

Slavery's Past and Present: Challenges to Academic Research and Museum Work in Germany and Britain

11 June

Multidirectional Memory?: National Holocaust Memorials and (Post-)Colonial Legacies

4 April

Nathan Abrams (Bangor University)
Treyf Jews? Jewish Gangsters in McMafia and Peaky Blinders
Chronopolitics. Time of Politics, Politics of Time, Politicized Time
German Historical Institute London, 5-9 May 2020
Closing date: 30 April 2019
We would like to hear from A-level history teachers who might be interested in attending a free one-day event at the Institute in early summer 2019.
Closing date for responses: 29 March 2019
Quentin Skinner: Hobbes’s Leviathan: Picturing the State (Annual Lecture of the German Historical Institute)