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 comparative history of Britain and Germany, 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. During this time the library will close at 5pm on Thursdays.
During the next few weeks there will be redecoration work taking place in the staircase and on the landings. Access to library rooms will be mainly re-routed via the second staircase. The lift should remain in use, but please telephone or email before your visit if you are unable to use the staircase. Some rooms might not be accessible at all times, but books can usually be fetched by library staff. We will try and keep noise to a minimum but during the erection and dismantling of the scaffolding tower some noise will be unavoidable. The scaffolding will be put up from Thursday 21 July (four days), the dismantling (2 days) will take place in the second half of August.
We apologise for any inconvenience caused.

8-10 September

Max Weber’s Hinduism and Buddhism. Reflections on a sociological classic 100 years on
Cultures of Conservatism in the United States and Western Europe between the 1970s and 1990s
Deadline: 5 August 2016
The Long End of the First World War. Ruptures, Continuities and Memories
Deadline: 1 November 2016
Our new Bulletin (May 2016) is now available online.

New Publications

David Cannadine: Rewriting the British Nineteenth Century.
Johannes Paulmann: How Close is the Nineteenth Century? Contemporary Reflections on a History of Europe.
Willibald Steinmetz: Writing a History of Nineteenth-Century Europe: Challenges, Conundrums, Complexities.
Richard J. Evans: Writing the History of Nineteenth-Century Europe.

Free online access is now available for volumes 65 to 70 of the Veröffentlichungen des Deutschen Historischen Instituts London.