German Historical Institute London

17 Bloomsbury Square
London WC1A 2NJ
United Kingdom

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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.

New Working Group 'Medialization and Empowerment'

A new research group on feminism and medialization has taken up its work at the German Historical Institute. It will explore the correlations between women’s emancipation movements and the rise of mass media during the long 20th century with a deliberately global and transnational approach. Different disciplines such as media studies, political and social history, gender studies and sociology will be brought into dialogue, focussing on examples from 20th century Britain, Germany, India and beyond. The International Standing Working Group (ISWG) will run until 2022 and will be coordinated by historian of feminism Dr Jane Freeland from 1 July 2019. The first workshops, bringing together doctoral, postdoctoral and senior researchers, will take place at the GHIL on 21-23 November 2019 and 7-8 February 2020. Partners include the Max Weber foundation branch office in New Delhi, the GHIs in Washington, Rome and Beirut, and the London School of Economics. More information will be available on the GHIL website shortly.

3 July

Closing Event ‘Zingster Strasse 25’
3–6 September
The History of the British Empire. New Perspectives
Closing date for applications: 20 May 2019
26 June
Panel on Marginality and the Urban: Linkages and Intersections
Venue: German Historical Institute London
5 July
Germany in Global Context, 1871-1945. Research Trends and Classroom Practice. A free one-day event for A-level history teachers. 

The Prize is awarded annually for an outstanding Ph.D. thesis on German history (submitted to a British or Irish university), British history or the history of the British Empire (submitted to a German university), Anglo-German relations, or an Anglo-German comparative topic. Submission deadline for this year's prize: 31 July 2019
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

Jyotsna Jha, Puja Minni: Bridging Old Gaps, Building New Barriers: A Study of Online Admissions under the Right to Education Act in Bangalore Urban Private Unaided Schools.
Education and the Urban in India - Working Paper Series 2019/2 [Open Access].

On occasion of Donald Trump’s state visit to the UK Falko Schnicke was interviewed by German public radio. Listen to the programme here (this links takes you to SWR website).
The M.S. Merian – R. Tagore International Centre of Advanced Studies “Metamorphoses of the Political: Comparative Perspectives on the Long Twentieth Century” (ICAS:MP), a project under the aegis of the Max Weber Stiftung India Branch Office, advertises multiple fellowships for the academic year July 2020-June 2021.
Closing date: 30.6.2019
More in information is available at the ICAS:MP blog.