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

Extended Opening Hours

We are pleased to announce that from 16th September the GHIL Library will be open every weekday evening.

Monday to Friday
Opening hours 9.30am to 9.00pm
Service hours 9.30am to 5.00pm

The extended opening hours are for registered users only. More information is avalable in this flyer (PDF). If you cannot come before 4:30pm on your first visit to the library please make an appointment via email to library(ghi)

If you find the extended opening hours useful, we would be happy to receive your feedback.

29 October

Sarah Stockwell (London)
‘Losing an empire, winning friends’? Sandhurst, Military Assistance, and British Decolonization

5 November

Jochen Johrendt (Wuppertal)
Prester John and his Letter between Intellectual Joke and Contemporary Criticism
The German Historical Institute London (GHIL), the International History Department of the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE), and the Gerda Henkel Foundation in Düsseldorf have appointed historian Ulrich Herbert to the position of Gerda Henkel Visiting Professor 2019/20.
He will give his Inaugural Lecture on 10 December 2019 at the German Historical Institute. Title TBA.
Global History - Challenges and Opportunities
A winter school on global history for PhD and early career scholars in Germany and India
New Delhi, 16-21 February 2020
Closing date: 11 October 2019
Fifteenth Workshop on Early Modern German History
German Historical Institute London, 22 May 2020
Closing date: 1 February 2020
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
From Collected to Contested: The Future of Museums after the Repatriation Debate. With Subhadra Das, Clémentine Deliss, Tristram Hunt, and Alice Procter. Chaired by Mirjam Brusius.
Who owns Public History?: Two Talks on History Textbooks in Conflicted Societies. With Eleni Christodoulou and Neeladri Bhattacharya. Chaired by Nandini Manjrekar.

Farah Farooqi: Understanding Life and Education in an Urban 'Ghetto': Shafiq Memorial and Bara Hindu Rao, Delhi.
Education and the Urban in India - Working Paper Series 2019/3 [Open Access].
Nirmali Goswami: 'Ours is a semi-English medium school.' Schooling aspirations and a neighbourhood school in Banaras.
Education and the Urban in India - Working Paper Series 2019/4 [Open Access].