German Historical Institute London

17 Bloomsbury Square
London WC1A 2NJ
United Kingdom

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

URI: www.ghil.co.uk

 

German Historical Institute London

 
 

The German Historical Institute London enables and furthers humanities research across borders. As an intermediary between scholars from Germany and scholars from Britain, Ireland, and the Commonwealth, we support German scholars working on British history, joint German-British projects, and British scholars teaching and researching German history. Our staff specializes in British and Irish history from medieval to modern times, British-German and European relations, and colonial and global history.

 
 
Library
Amended COVID regulations after 1 September

Our current opening hours are: Monday to Friday (9.30am-5pm).

Registered readers are no longer required to book a desk. New readers need to make an appointment for a virtual induction before their first visit. All areas of the library will be accessible to readers, so the fetching service has been discontinued. Readers still need to wear a face covering when entering and moving around the building (unless exempt - please advise before arrival).


 
 

Events and Conferences

 

19 October 2021 (3.30pm)

GHIL Colloquium

Martin Christ (Erfurt)
Die Macht über die Toten: Urbane Begräbnisstätten in London und München, ca. 1550–1870

Online

28–29 October 2021

Workshop

Contemporary historians and the re-use of social science-generated data sets
An international dialogue on the challenges presented by ‘social data’

German Historical Institute London

2 November 2021 (3.30pm)

GHIL Colloquium

Christina Bröker (Regensburg)
Grim Look and Teeth-Gnashing: Conditions of Constructing John and Henry III’s (emotional) Behaviour in Chronicles and Letters (1199–1272)

Online

 

Call for Papers

 
 

Call for Papers

From Cambridge to Bielefeld – and back? British and Continental Approaches to Intellectual History
2–4 June 2022

German Association for British Studies Annual Conference

Organizers: Sina Steglich (German Historical Institute London) and Emily Steinhauer (German Historical Institute London)

Humboldt University Berlin

Closing date for applications: 31 October 2021

Call for papers

Democratization, Re-Masculinization, or what? Masculinity in the 20th century and beyond
22–24 September 2022

Conference convened by Prof Martina Kessel (University of Bielefeld)

German Historical Institute London

Deadline: 17 December 2021

Call for Papers

Medieval Germany Workshop 2022
6 May 2022

Organised by the German Historical Institute London in co-operation with the German Historical Institute Washington and the German History Society

German Historical Institute London

Deadline: 17 January 2022

Call for Papers

The Politics of Iconoclasm in the Middle Ages
1–2 September 2022

Convenors: Marcus Meer (GHIL) and Len Scales (Durham University)

German Historical Institute London

Deadline: 31 January 2022

 
 

Opportunities

 

Vacancy

Wissenschaftliche/r Mitarbeiter/in

(Postdoc) in Vollzeit (w/m/d)
Zum 01.01.2022

Befristete Qualifikationsstelle (3 Jahre mit der Verlängerungsmöglichkeit um weitere 3 Jahre) im Hinblick z.B. auf eine Habilitation

Forschungsbereich: britische Geschichte der Frühen Neuzeit/Geschichte des britischen Empire in der Frühen Neuzeit

Ausschreibungsschluss: 15 October 2021


Vacancy

Imaging Operator (Photographer)

Part-time (20 hours per week)
Fixed-term contract ending 31 December 2022

For the digitisation project "Prize Papers. Cataloguing. Digitisation. Presentation" run by the University of Oldenburg in cooperation with The National Archives, Kew, and the German Historical Institute London (GHIL)

National Archives, Kew


Closing date for applications: 15 October 2021


GHIL Bulletin

Volume 43 (2021), No. 1

May Issue

Featured Article

Mirjam Brusius

Introduction to Special Issue
Living through the Wende: Housing and the Home c.1989

German Historical Institute London Bulletin, vol. 43 (2021), no. 1, 3–11


Featured Article

Sonya Schönberger

Zingster Straße 25

German Historical Institute London Bulletin, vol. 43 (2021), no. 1, 12-33


New Publications

María Ángeles Martín Romera and Hannes Ziegler (eds.)

The Officer and the People

Accountability and Authority in Pre-Modern Europe

Studies of the German Historical Institute London

Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2021

Julian Katz

Kriegslegitimation in der Frühen Neuzeit

Intervention und Sicherheit während des anglo-spanischen Krieges (1585-1604)

Veröffentlichungen des Deutschen Historischen Instituts London. Bd. 86

Berlin: De Gruyter Oldenbourg, 2021

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Cristina Sasse

Die Stadt lesen

Englische “Directories” als Wissens- und Orientierungsmedien, 1760–1830

Veröffentlichungen des Deutschen Historischen Instituts London. Bd. 85

Berlin: De Gruyter Oldenbourg, 2021

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Featured Research

 

Cross-Cutting Research Theme

Histories of Kinship and Gender

Black and white image of a group of students during the student revolution, 1967/68, West Berlin (Stiftung Haus der Geschichte, Ludwig Binder, [CC BY-SA 2.0])

The categories of kinship and gender are powerful indicators of social place, but also social binding agents. How are individuals and groups assigned a social place? How are social hierarchies and differences, or support networks, created by the production of kinship and gender identities? Attention will be paid to the role of experts and knowledge, to practices ‘from below’, and the negotiation and strengthening of norms by situative performances. This will involve a dialogue with new methods and theories from other disciplines such as ethnography and gender studies. Both gender and kinship are here understood as multi-relational, in the sense of intersectionality.

Related Projects

 
 

GHIL Podcast

 

GHIL Lecture

Tanika Sarkar

The Past in the Present
Historical Pedagogy of Hindu Nationalism in India
Summer Lecture Series
29 June 2021 , 0:59 h



GHIL Lecture

Tanika Sarkar

The Past in the Present
Historical Pedagogy of Hindu Nationalism in India

GHIL Lecture

Barbara Manthe

Writing a History of Right-Wing Terrorism in Post-WWII Germany
Chances, Challenges, and the Need for New Narratives
Summer Lecture Series
15 June 2021 , 0:35 h



GHIL Lecture

Barbara Manthe

Writing a History of Right-Wing Terrorism in Post-WWII Germany
Chances, Challenges, and the Need for New Narratives

GHIL Lecture

Amy S. Kaufman

Medievalism, Extremism, and “White History”
Summer Lecture Series
25 May 2021 , 0:37 h



GHIL Lecture

Amy S. Kaufman

Medievalism, Extremism, and “White History”

Joint Lecture

Round Table

Confronting Histories of Violence and Populism
What can be learnt from “the Germans”? What have "the Germans" yet to learn?
Summer Lecture Series
4 May 2021 , 1:11 h



Joint Lecture

Round Table

Confronting Histories of Violence and Populism
What can be learnt from “the Germans”? What have "the Germans" yet to learn?

Latest Blogposts

28 September 2021

Blogpost

Maissan Hassan

‘Doing Well, Don’t Worry’: Exhibiting Archives as a Feminist Practice

In 2014, my colleagues at the Cairo-based Women and Memory Forum (WMF) and I decided to establish a women’s museum in Egypt. I was motivated by two things. The first was the absence of feminist narratives in museums in Egypt and across the Arab region...

Category: ISWG, Research


15 September 2021

Blogpost

Sabrina Mittermeier

#IchBinHanna: What next?

Since around the middle of June 2021, academics in Germany have been posting reports of their experiences and criticisms of the Wissenschaftszeitvertragsgesetz (WissZeitVG) or German Law on Fixed-Term Contracts in Higher Education and Research1 under the Twitter hashtag #IchBinHanna...

Category: Dialogue, Race, History, Academia