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.

Closure Notice

The German Historical Institute is closed to the public because of the coronavirus situation. It will reopen on Tuesday, 21 April.


***   Please note that the following events have been cancelled:   ***
  • Paul Herzberg: Acting Jewish: Perception and Reality (European Leo Baeck Lecture Series, 23 April)
  • Samita Sen (Cambridge): Making Coolies. Labour Brokerage and the Tea Industry in India, 1830–1930 (Seminar, 28 April)
  • Chronopolitics. Time of Politics, Politics of Time, Politicized Time (Conference, 14-16 May)
  • Fifteenth Workshop on Early Modern German History (22 May)
Archiving, Recording and Representing Feminism: The Global History of Women's Emancipation in the 20th Century
New Delhi, 10-11 December 2020
Closing date: 14 April 2020

One post-doctoral researcher full time (40 hours per week), to a fixed-term post for one year, based in London WC1, starting as soon as possible
Closing date for applications: 3 April 2020

Matthias Oppermann: Triumph der Mitte. Die Mäßigung der "Old Whigs" und der Aufstieg des britischen Liberalkonservatismus, 1750-1850
Veröffentlichungen des Deutschen Historischen Instituts London, Vol. 83

Free online access is now available for:
Becker, Tobias: Inszenierte Moderne. Populäres Theater in Berlin und London, 1880-1930, Veröffentlichungen des Deutschen Historischen Instituts London, 74, Munich: Oldenbourg, 2014.