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 comparative history of Britain and Germany, on the British Empire  and the Commonwealth, and on Anglo-German relations. Its public library specializes in German history.

Moralising Commerce in a Globalising World – Multidisciplinary approaches to a history of economic conscience, 1600-1900
Deadline: 15 November 2016
The Long End of the First World War. Ruptures, Continuities and Memories
Deadline: 1 November 2016

New Publications

David Cannadine: Rewriting the British Nineteenth Century.
Johannes Paulmann: How Close is the Nineteenth Century? Contemporary Reflections on a History of Europe.
Willibald Steinmetz: Writing a History of Nineteenth-Century Europe: Challenges, Conundrums, Complexities.
Richard J. Evans: Writing the History of Nineteenth-Century Europe.

Free online access is now available for volumes 65 to 70 of the Veröffentlichungen des Deutschen Historischen Instituts London.
18 September
(10am - 2pm)
Following the success of its participation in Open House London last year, the German Historical Institute is delighted to again take part in the capital’s largest annual festival of architecture and design. There will be guided tours every 15 minutes.