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

On Tuesday, 22nd January the library will open only at 12.30pm due to an internal event.
We apologize for any inconvenience caused.

23 January

Elissa Mailänder (Paris)
Self-Confident, Autonomous, and Liberated? Politicized Gender Relations in Nazi Film, 1939–1945

12 February

Sabine von Heusinger (Cologne)
Fire, Siege, and the Jews: Real and Imagined Threats to Water Supply in the Late Medieval City

24 January

Cilly Kugelmann (Jewish Museum Berlin)
Jewish Museums between Self-Assertion and Self-Defence
Medieval History Seminar
German Historical Institute London, 10-12 October 2019
Closing date: 31 January 2019
GINT TRANSLAB - German-English Translation Workshop and Panel
German Historical Institute London, 2-3 May 2019
Closing date: 31 January 2019

Studies of the German Historical Institute London
Sandrine Kott and Kiran Klaus Patel (eds.): Nazism across Borders. The Social Policies of the Third Reich and their Global Appeal

Free online access is now available for volumes 2005, 2006, and 2011 to 2017 of The Annual Lecture. German Historical Institute London.