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

Due to an internal event the library will close at 1pm on Friday, 8 November.
We apologize for any inconvenience caused.

13 November

Ulrike Jureit (Hamburg)
Chronicle of an Announced Death: Affiliation, Violence, and the Appropriation of Urban Space in Provincial Germany, 1934

19 November

Mark Knights (Warwick)
Corruption and the Invention of Public Office in Britain and its Empire, 1600–1850
We are delighted to announce that the winner of the 2019 Prize of the German Historical Institute London is Jan Lambertz for her dissertation Prisoners of War and Civilian Internees Captured by British and Dominion forces from the German Colonies during the First World War submitted to the Royal Holloway, University of London.
10 December
Ulrich Herbert
The short and the long 20th century. German and European perspectives
Venue: German Historical Institute 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
5 November -
5 December 2019
"If you could only be here..." is an exhibition telling three special love stories, between East and West Germans, that took place in the shadow of the Berlin Wall.
Markus Mösslang (ed.), British Envoys to the Kaiserreich, 1871-1897, Volume II: 1884-1897 (Camden Fifth Series, 56). Cambridge: Cambridge University Press for the Royal Historical Society in association with the German Historical Institute London, 2019.
Kramper, Peter: The Battle of the Standards. Messen, Zählen und Wiegen in Westeuropa 1660-1914 Berlin: De Gruyter Oldenbourg, 2019
From Collected to Contested: The Future of Museums after the Repatriation Debate. With Subhadra Das, Clémentine Deliss, Tristram Hunt, and Alice Procter. Chaired by Mirjam Brusius.
Who owns Public History?: Two Talks on History Textbooks in Conflicted Societies. With Eleni Christodoulou and Neeladri Bhattacharya. Chaired by Nandini Manjrekar.

Farah Farooqi: Understanding Life and Education in an Urban 'Ghetto': Shafiq Memorial and Bara Hindu Rao, Delhi.
Education and the Urban in India - Working Paper Series 2019/3 [Open Access].
Nirmali Goswami: 'Ours is a semi-English medium school.' Schooling aspirations and a neighbourhood school in Banaras.
Education and the Urban in India - Working Paper Series 2019/4 [Open Access].

Rezeptionsmitarbeiter/in in Teilzeit (32 Std/Woche)
Closing date for applications: 30 November 2019