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.



The institute will be closed on Thursday 21 and Friday 22 March due to an internal event. We apologise for any inconvenience caused.

26 February

Kim Siebenhüner (Jena)
Blumer’s Journey: Swiss Cotton and the Great Divergence Debate

28 February

Stefanie Michels (Hamburg)
Connected Families: West Africa and Southern Germany, 1891–1896

4 April

Nathan Abrams (Bangor University)
Treyf Jews? Jewish Gangsters in McMafia and Peaky Blinders

The GHIL is looking to appoint one post-doctoral researcher full time (40 hours per week) for the International Standing Working Group ‘Medialisation and Empowerment of Women', to a fixed-term post for three years, based in London WC1, starting as soon as possible.
Closing date for applications: 4 March 2019
Quentin Skinner: Hobbes’s Leviathan: Picturing the State (Annual Lecture of the German Historical Institute)