German Historical Institute London

17 Bloomsbury Square
London WC1A 2NJ
United Kingdom

Phone: +44 (0)20 - 7309 2050
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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

From 23 November all books with shelf-marks beginning with ‘Sa’ (German history, general) will have to be stored off-site for about a month and will not be accessible.

We apologise for any inconvenience caused.


23 January

Ben Fine (London)
Marx Versus Economics: Which is Fit for Purpose?

31 January

Daniel Speich Chassé (Lucerne)
The ‘Third World’ as an Effect of the Social Sciences

1 March

Thomas Harding (Journalist)
“You’re doing what?” - My family’s response to my trying to save the house stolen by the Nazis
Fourteenth Workshop on Early Modern German History
Closing date: 1 February 2018
The Global Knowledge of Economic Inequality. The Measurement of Income and Wealth Distribution since 1945
Closing date: 28 February 2018

Veröffentlichungen des Deutschen Historischen Instituts London, Vol. 79
Ulrich Niggemann: Revolutionserinnerung in der Frühen Neuzeit. Refigurationen der 'Glorious Revolution' in Großbritannien (1688- 1760)
Veröffentlichungen des Deutschen Historischen Instituts London, Vol. 78
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. 75
Sandra Maß: Kinderstube des Kapitalismus. Monetäre Erziehung im 18. und 19. Jahrhundert

Studies in British and Imperial History, Vol. 7
Benno Gammerl: Subjects, Citizens, and Others Administering Ethnic Heterogeneity in the British and Habsburg Empires, 1867-1918

Studies in British and Imperial History, Vol. 6
Tobias Wolffhardt: Unearthing the Past to Forge the Future Colin Mackenzie, the Early Colonial State, and the Comprehensive Survey of India

Becker, T., K. Kulkarni, Beyond the Playhouse: Travelling Theatre in the Long Nineteenth Century, Special Issue, Nineteenth Century Theatre and Film 44 (2017), No. 1

Brusius, M. (ed.), Alternative Preservation Practices of ‘Cultural Heritage’ in the Middle East, Roundtable, Review of Middle East Studies 2017, Volume 51 (2)

Brusius, M., Singh, K. (eds), Museum Storage and Meaning: Tales from the Crypt, (Routledge 2017)