German Historical Institute London

17 Bloomsbury Square
London WC1A 2NJ
United Kingdom

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

URI: www.ghil.ac.uk

 

German Historical Institute London

 
 
 
 
Library opening times, masks, and new readers

Until further notice our opening hours are Monday, Tuesday and Friday (10am-3pm). Readers should wear a mask at all times, even when seated at their desks. If readers are exempt, they must inform us before they visit. New readers should book an appointment (email: library@ghil.ac.uk) for a virtual induction before their first visit.

Covid-19 safety measures for visitors

You must not visit the institute if you are experiencing symptoms of Covid-19 or have tested positive for Covid-19 within the past 10 days. External visitors and scholars are requested to demonstrate their COVID-19 status at our reception by providing proof of EITHER full vaccination (first and second dose, with the second dose administered at least 14 days before your visit), OR a negative lateral flow test taken no more than 48 hours before your visit. Please wear a mask. For more information on mask-wearing and rules for those attending events, please see below.

Social distancing and masks:

Wherever possible, a minimum distance of 1m should be maintained between people. In addition to this, masks covering the mouth and nose must be worn in all areas of the Institute. Library readers should wear a mask at all times, even when seated at their desks.

Events:

To ensure social distancing, the audience in our conference room is capped at a maximum of 25 attendees. Out of consideration for others, please cancel your booking for an in-person event if you are no longer able to attend. Our conference room is regularly aired. Attendees of events are required to wear a mask unless they are exempt from mask-wearing, are drinking, or are speaking at the event.


 
 

Events and Conferences

 

20 January 2022 (5.30pm)

Special Event

Women on the Air Waves: Feminism and the Radio in Britain and Germany

Online

1 February 2022 (5.30pm)

GHIL Lecture

Shiru Lim (Aarhus) and Avi Lifschitz (Oxford)
Frederick the Great and the Public Sphere

Online

9 March 2022 (5.30pm)

GHIL Joint Lecture

Christina Morina (Bielefeld)
Broken Balance: A Political–Cultural History of Germany since the 1980s

GHIL/Online

23 November 2021 - 23 November 2022

Exhibition

Forms, Voices, Networks

Feminism and the Media

The exhibition Forms, Voices, Networks explores the intersections between the growth of mass media and women’s rights movements in a transnational context during the 20th century. Centred on the histories of feminisms and the media in Britain, Germany and India, it draws attention to little-known or unheard voices and stories and draws connections between activists and the media across time and space.

Developed by the International Standing Working Group on Medialization and Empowerment, curated by Maya Caspari (GHIL) and coordinated by Jane Freeland (GHIL)

Image from See Red Women’s Workshop: ‘Protest’. 1974 (screenprint)

The exhibition is now live, visit it here: www.feminismandthemedia.co.uk

Online


 

Call for Papers

 
 

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: 31 January 2022

Call for Papers

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

Convenors: Marcus Meer (GHIL), Len Scales (Durham University), and Sarah Griffin (The Warburg Institute, School of Advanced Study, University of London)

Keynote speaker: Leslie Brubaker (University of Birmingham).

German Historical Institute London/Warburg Institute

Deadline: 31 January 2022

Call for papers

Things on the Move: Materiality of Objects in Global and Imperial Trajectories, 1700–1900
8–10 September 2022

An International Conference organized by the German Historical Institute London in Collaboration with the Prize Papers Project

Organizers: Indra Sengupta (GHIL), Felix Brahm (University of Hamburg), Christina Beckers, Dagmar Freist, Lucas Haasis (Prize Papers Project/University of Oldenburg)

German Historical Institute London

Deadline: 28 February 2022

 

GHIL Bulletin

Volume 43 (2021), No. 2

November Issue

Featured Article

Martina Kessel

An Empire of Shaming: Laughter as Identity Politics in Nazi Germany

German Historical Institute London Bulletin, vol. 43 (2021), no. 2, 3–29


Featured Article

Franziska Neumann

The Realm of Cloacina? Excrement in London’s Eighteenth Century Waste Regime

German Historical Institute London Bulletin, vol. 43 (2021), no. 2, 30-56


New Publications

Andreas Pečar

The Power of Scripture

Political Biblicism in the Early Stuart Monarchy between Representation and Subversion

Studies in British and Imperial History. Vol. 8

New York, NY ; Oxford: Berghahn Books, 2021

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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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.

 
 

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

11 January 2022

Blogpost

Vicente Pons Martí

Perspectives on Political Parties in Nineteenth-Century Britain

Since the emergence of the first nation states in the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries, political parties have become one of the most important and influential actors in Western political systems. It is hard to imagine a functioning Western democracy without the presence of political parties, yet they have always been accompanied by criticism and rejection...

Category: Research, Scholarships


9 December 2021

Blogpost

Joseph Cronin

The Future of Holocaust Studies in Light of the ‘Catechism Debate’: Reflections from an Observer

This post has been adapted from a talk by Joseph Cronin, a former Researcher at the GHIL and now a lecturer at Queen Mary University of London, delivered at the Holocaust Research Institute’s New Directions in Holocaust Studies workshop, which was held at Senate House London on 4 November 2021. [...] The talk was prompted by and reflected on Joseph’s perceptions of the ‘German Catechism’ debate that took place in the summer of 2021.

Category: Dialogue