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 January

Ralf Lützelschwab (Berlin)
Where are all the Sermons? Carmelite Preaching in the Late Middle Ages

17 March

Peter Burschel (Wolfenbüttel)
The Dance of the Tapuya: On the Cultural Coding of Skin Colour in the Early Modern Period

23 January

Kerry Wallach (Gettysburg College)
‘Coming Out’ as Jewish in Weimar Germany
We are delighted to announce that the winner of the 2019 Prize of the German Historical Institute London is Jan Lambertz for her dissertation Early Postwar Holocaust Knowledge and Jewish Missing Persons submitted to the Royal Holloway, University of London.
Family & Disability. Comparing British and German Histories of Care for the Disabled
German Historical Institute London, 18-20 February 2021
Closing date: 15 January 2020
Fifteenth Workshop on Early Modern German History
German Historical Institute London, 22 May 2020
Closing date: 1 February 2020

A part-time In-House Editorial Assistant / Academic Translator, German to English (24 hours per week) – permanent
Closing date for applications: 20 February 2020