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.

Library News

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

11 October

Neil Gregor (Southampton)
German Orchestras, the Volksgemeinschaft, and the Persecution of the Jews, 1933–1945

13 November

Lauren Kassell (Cambridge)
Inscriptions, Digitization, and the Shape of Knowledge: Lessons from the Casebooks Project

12-14 November

Interrogating Marginality: Education and the Urban
Workshop on Medieval Germany
German Historical Institute London, 17 May 2019
Closing date: 14 January 2019
10 May -
23 September 2018
An exhibition of photographs by Colin Robins. This is a photographic project documenting people that had been either directly involved in, or came in the wake of, the 1960s anti-authoritarian movement as it developed in Berlin.
Our new Bulletin (May 2018) is now available online.

Studies of the German Historical Institute London
Richard Bessel and Dorothee Wierling (ed.): Inside World War One? The First World War and its Witnesses
Studies of the German Historical Institute London
Cornelia Linde (ed.): Making and Breaking the Rules. Discussion, Implementation, and Consequences of Dominican Legislation
Veröffentlichungen des Deutschen Historischen Instituts London, Vol. 80
Victor Mauer: Brückenbauer. Großbritannien, die deutsche Frage und die Blockade Berlins 1948-1949

Tobias Becker (ed.): Forum: Historicizing Nostalgia, History and Theory 57 (2018), No. 2
Timothy Garton Ash: German and European unification: Harmony or dissonance? (Annual Lecture on Contemporary German History, German Embassy London)
The International Centre for Advanced Study: Metamorphoses of the Political (ICAS: MP) is hiring staff and aim at filling the following vacant positions in their Delhi office.