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.

Christmas Closure

The German Historical Institute will be closed for Christmas from 20 December 2019 5pm and reopen on 2 January 2020 at 9.30am.

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
9-10 January
The German Historical Institute London will hold its 24th postgraduate students conference on 9-10 January 2020. Its intention is to give postgraduate research students in the UK and Ireland working on German history an opportunity to present their work-in-progress, and to discuss it with other students working in the same field.
Closing date for applications is 29 November 2019.
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.
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.
Franziska Neumann has been appointed Joint Junior Research Fellow at the Institute of Advanced Studies, University College London, and the German Historical Institute London for 2019-20.
Our new Bulletin (November 2019) is now available online.

1 Wissenschaftliche/n Mitarbeiter (w/m/d) (2. Qualifizierungsphase)
Closing date for applications: 17 January 2020