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

Please note that there will be restricted access to some library holdings (German history 1918-1945) on Friday, 23 June from about 3pm. Books from these holdings will still be available but may have to be fetched by library staff. Also, on Tuesday, 27 June the Institute will remain closed until 11:00am.
We apologise for any inconvenience caused.

4 July

Diane Frost (Liverpool)
Work, Community and Exclusion: West African Seafarers in Early Twentieth-Century Liverpool

6 July

Annegret Pelz (Vienna)
Diary, Scrapbook, Panorama of Social Life. Prince Hermann von Pueckler-Muskau‘s „Pictorial Souvenirs“ from England
4-8 September
Understanding the Nation. Transformations of the British Nation State in the Twentieth Century
28 June
Roundtable on the Anglo-German Relationship
Venue: IHR Wolfson Room NB02, Basement, IHR, Senate House, Malet Street, London WC1E 7HU
27-29 September
Poverty and Education from the Nineteenth Century to the Present: India and Comparative Perspectives
Max Weber Foundation Transnational Research Group - India “Poverty Reduction and Policy for the Poor between the State and Private Actors: Education Policy in India since the Nineteenth Century”

Submission deadline for this year's prize: 31 July 2017
Our new Bulletin (May 2017), a special issue on
is now available online.

New Publications

Bid for World Power? New Research on the Outbreak of the First World War
Ed. Andreas Gestrich and Hartmut Pogge von Strandmann
Radicalism and Dissent in the World of Protestant Reform
Ed. by Bridget Heal and Anorthe Kremers