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.



The institute will be closed on Thursday 21 and Friday 22 March due to an internal event. We apologise for any inconvenience caused.

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)