German Historical Institute London

17 Bloomsbury Square
London WC1A 2NJ
United Kingdom

Phone: Tel. +44-(0)20-7309 2050

URI: www.ghil.co.uk

 

Team

 
 

Directors

 
 

André Tummernicht

Administrative Director

+44 020 7309 2020a.tummernicht@ghil.ac.uk
 
 

Former Directors

Andreas Gestrich2006 – 2018
Hagen Schulze2000 – 2006
Peter Wende1994  – 2000
Adolf M. Birke1985 – 1994
Wolfgang J. Mommsen1977 – 1985
Paul Kluke1975 – 1977
 
 

Research Fellows

 
 

Felix Brahm

Colonial and Global History

+44 020 7309 2017f.brahm@ghil.ac.uk

Stephan Bruhn

Early Medieval History

+44 020 7309 2015s.bruhn@ghil.ac.uk

Mirjam Brusius

Colonial and Global History

+44 020 7309 2028m.brusius@ghil.ac.uk

Bernhard Hollick

Medieval History

+44 020 7309 2050b.hollick@ghil.ac.uk

Indra Sengupta

Colonial and Global History

+44 020 7309 2034i.sengupta@ghil.ac.uk

Hannes Ziegler

Early Modern History

+44 020 7309 2029h.ziegler@ghil.ac.uk
 
 

Former Research Fellows

Tobias Becker August 2014 – September 2020
Falko Schnicke April 2015 – March 2020
Cornelia Linde October 2012 – March 2020
Felix Römer May 2012 – January 2019
Valeska Huber April 2011 – March 2017
Angela Schattner October 2010 – March 2016
Silke Strickrodt April 2009 – March 2015
Peter Kramper November 2012 – September 2014
Benedikt Stuchtey February 1995 – September 2013
Kerstin Brückweh February 2007 – February 2013
Jochen Schenk October 2007 – September 2012
Martina Steber May 2007 – April 2012
Chris Manias November 2007 – August 2010
Karina Urbach January 2004 – February 2009
Karsten Plöger January 2003 – December 2007
Torsten Riotte January 2003 – March 2007
Matthias Reiss March 2002 – February 2007
Ina Ulrike Paul March 2006 – September 2006
Dominik Geppert November 2000 – October 2005
Lothar Kettenacker July 1974 – June 2004
Regina Pörtner October 1998 – September 2003
Sabine Freitag January 1997 – July 2002
Andreas Fahrmeir January 1997 – December 2001
Ulrike Walton-Jordan May 1994 – April 1999
Bärbel Brodt March 1994 – March 1999
Dagmar Freist March 1995 – February 1998
Andrea Hopp March 1997 – December 1997
Willibald Steinmetz January 1992 – December 1996
Johannes Paulmann January 1992 – December 1996
Hermann Hiery June 1991 – September 1996
Peter Alter Oktober 1976 – March 1980 and October 1981 – October 1994
Eckhart Hellmuth September 1985 – July 1993
Eva Alexandra Mayring November 1990 – February 1993
Günther Heydemann November 1985 – August 1992
Frank Rexroth June 1989 – October 1991
Dagmar Hellmann-Rajanayagam October 1987 – September 1991
Rolf Ahmann April 1986 – March 1991
Dagmar Engels April 1986 – March 1991
Almut Bues August 1990 – February 1991
Angela Kaiser-Lahme August 1987 – April 1990
Gerhard Hirschfeld August 1978 – July 1989
Helmut Reifeld October 1986 – July 1988
Ronald Asch May 1985 – July 1988
Stig Förster October 1982 – September 1987
Jürgen Osterhammel July 1982 – March 1986
Josef Foschepoth September 1980 – March 1986
Kaspar von Greyerz November 1980 – October 1985
Hans-Gerhard Husung September 1979 – March 1985
Rudolf Muhs October 1982 – March 1983
Regina Schulte February 1982 – March 1983
Bernd Weisbrod April 1980 – September 1982
Paul Luft November 1977 – July 1982
Wolfgang Mock August 1977 – July 1982
Wilfried Nippel October 1980 – October 1981
Klaus Deinert April 1980 – July 1980
Milan Hauner February 1976 – March 1980
Jochen Thies February 1976 – April 1978
 
 

Gerda Henkel Visiting Professor

 
 

Martina Kessel

Visiting Professor

+44 020 7309 2035m.kessel@ghil.ac.uk
 
 

Previous Gerda Henkel Visiting Professors

2019/2020

Prof Dr Ulrich Herbert (Freiburg): Migration Policy in Germany and Europe, 1980–2019

2018/2019

Prof Dr Johanna Gehmacher (Vienna): Records and Notes from Trans/National Networks: Politics and Women’s Movements around 1900 in the Personal Papers of Käthe Schirmacher (1865–1930)

2017/2018

Prof Dr Arnd Bauerkämper (Berlin): Security and Humanity in the First World War: The Treatment of Civilian 'Enemy Aliens' in the Belligerent States

2016/2017

Prof Dr Dominik Geppert (Bonn): A History of Divided Germany, 1945–1990

2015/2016

Prof Dr Lutz Raphael (Trier): Transformations of Industrial Labour in Western Europe between 1970 and 2000

2014/2015

Prof Dr Kiran Klaus Patel (Maastricht): Welfare in the Warfare State: Nazi Social Policy on the International Stage

2013/2014

Prof Dr Dorothee Wierling (Hamburg): Coffee Worlds. Trade in Green Coffee and its Agents: The Hamburg Coffee Merchants in the 20th century

2012/2013

Prof Dr Andreas Rödder (Mainz): The History of the Present

2011/2012

Prof Dr Ute Daniel (Braunschweig): Media and Politics: An entangled History (c. 1900–1980)

2010/2011

Prof Dr Christoph Cornelißen (Frankfurt am Main): The British and German Welfare States After 'the Great Boom': Public Debates on Social Inequality and Social Justice since the 1970s

2009/2010

Prof Dr Johannes Paulmann (Mainz): International Aid and Solidarity: Humanitarian Commitment and the Media in Germany, c. 1950–1985

 
 

Library

 
 

Christiane Swinbank

Head Librarian

+44 020 7309 2022c.swinbank@ghil.ac.uk

Jana Remy

Library Assistant

+44 020 7309 2011j.remy@ghil.ac.uk
 
 

Translators and Editorial Staff

 
 
 
 

Services and Administration

 
 

Marie Belling

Receptionist

+44 020 7309 2050m.belling@ghil.ac.uk

David Lodge

Facilities Manager

+44 020 7309 2012d.lodge@ghil.ac.uk

Nina Muth

Administrative Assistant

+44 020 7309 2026n.muth@ghil.ac.uk

Christoph Schönberger

IT Manager

+44 020 7309 2032c.schoenberger@ghil.ac.uk

Ulrike Wessollek

Administrative Assistant

+44 020 7309 2025u.wessollek@ghil.ac.uk

Fabian Zischler

IT Manager

f.zischler@ghil.ac.uk
 
 

Academic Advisory Board

 
 

The GHIL’s Academic Advisory Board consists of eminent historians from Germany and Britain. It provides guidance and direction for the work of the Institute and helps shape the GHIL’s aims and strategy. It also plays a crucial role in supporting the research fellows in the pursuit of their academic careers.

Members
Prof Dr Dagmar Freist (Chair; University of Oldenburg)Prof Dr Jörg Peltzer (Deputy Chair; University of Heidelberg)
Prof Dr Neil Gregor (University of Southampton)Prof Dr Ulinka Rublack (University of Cambridge)
Prof Dr Jörn Leonhard (University of Freiburg)Prof Dr Patrick Sahle (University of Wuppertal)
Prof Dr Gisela Mettele (University of Jena)Prof Dr Frank Trentmann (Birkbeck, University of London)
 
 

Equal Opportunities

 
 
Scrabble tiles spelling out the word 'equality', on a pile on blank tiles on top of a rainbow stripe background

The GHIL is an equal opportunities employer. In accordance with German Federal Law, a Gender Equality Officer, who is elected by female staff for a four-year term, advises management on ensuring compliance with the law, and supports colleagues if they experience discrimination, sexual harassment, or difficulties in balancing work and family life.