German Historical Institute London

17 Bloomsbury Square
London WC1A 2NJ
United Kingdom

Phone: +44 (0)20 - 7309 2050
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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.

29 May

Amanda Power (St Catherine’s College Oxford)
Medieval Histories of the Anthropocene

12 June

Matthew P. Fitzpatrick (Flinders, South Australia)
The Kaiser’s Weltpolitik? Constitutional Monarchy in the Age of Empire
Anglo-German Doctoral Seminar in Early Modern Religious History
German Historical Institute London, 3-5 September 2018
Closing date: 31 May 2018
10 May -
31 July 2018
An exhibition of photographs by Colin Robins. This is a photographic project documenting people that had been either directly involved in, or came in the wake of, the 1960s anti-authoritarian movement as it developed in Berlin.
The Institute of Advanced Studies, University College London, and the German Historical Institute London intend to appoint a joint Stipendiary Junior Research Fellow, tenable for a period of six months from 1 October 2018.
Closing date for applications: 10 June 2018
Our new Bulletin (May 2018) is now available online.

Studies of the German Historical Institute London
Cornelia Linde (ed.): Making and Breaking the Rules. Discussion, Implementation, and Consequences of Dominican Legislation
Veröffentlichungen des Deutschen Historischen Instituts London, Vol. 80
Victor Mauer: Brückenbauer. Großbritannien, die deutsche Frage und die Blockade Berlins 1948-1949
Timothy Garton Ash: German and European unification: Harmony or dissonance? (Annual Lecture on Contemporary German History, German Embassy London)