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

 
 
 
 
Covid-19 safety measures for visitors

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.

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. 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 outside of offices and designated meeting rooms. Library readers may remove their masks once 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.

Library
Opening times and new readers

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

New readers should book an appointment (email: library@ghil.ac.uk) for a virtual induction (offered via Zoom, Mondays 12pm and Wednesdays 4pm, or by arrangement) before their first visit, and register in person at reception on their first visit. Readers still need to wear a face covering when entering and moving around the building (unless exempt - please advise before arrival).

GHIL Prize

We are delighted to announce that the joint winners of the 2021 Prize of the German Historical Institute London are Dr. Anita Klingler (University of Edinburgh) for her dissertation Negotiating Violence: Public Discourses about Political Violence in Interwar Britain and Germany and Dr. Jonathan Triffitt (University of St Andrews) for his dissertation Twilight of the princes: The fall and afterlife of monarchy in southern Germany, 1918-1934.

Christmas closure

The German Historical Institute London (including the library) will close for Christmas from 24th December to 3rd January, re-opening on 4th January.


 
 

Events and Conferences

 

7 December 2021 (5.30pm)

GHIL Lecture

Hannah Ahlheim (Giessen) and Elizabeth Hunter (QMUL)
Sleeping Through the Ages: Two Lectures on the History of Sleep in the Seventeenth and Twentieth Centuries

Online/GHIL

9–10 December 2021

Workshop

Hidden Economies of Slavery

German Historical Institute London/Online

9 December 2021 (5.30pm) POSTPONED

GHIL Lecture

Bernhard Dietz (Mainz)
(NEW DATE: 11 January 2022) Following the Neo-Tories from Interwar Fascism to Postwar Democracy

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

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), 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

 
 

Opportunities

 

Student Workshop

Postgraduate Research Students Conference 2022

13–14 January 2022

Open to all postgraduate students enrolled at a British or Irish university.
Gives postgraduate research students in the UK and Ireland working on German history an opportunity to present their work in progress and to discuss it with other students working in the same field.
All 2nd and 3rd year students are encouraged to present a paper on their PhD project.

German Historical Institute London/Online


Closing date for applications: 30 November 2021


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

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.

 
 

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

18 November 2021

Blogpost

Jane Freeland

The Politics of Photography: An Interview with Mary-Ann Kennedy

In the run-up to the launch of the GHIL’s online exhibition ‘Forms, Voices, Networks: Feminism and the Media‘ on 23 November, 2021 at 1pm GMT, we chatted with artist and activist Mary Ann Kennedy. Kennedy is a founding member of the Photography Workshop (Edinburgh)/Portfolio Gallery and the WildFires network for women who work in and with photography in Scotland. She is currently the Programme Leader for the BA(Hons) Photography degree at Edinburgh Napier University...

Category: Events, Research, ISWG


11 November 2021

Blogpost

Marcus Meer

Conference Report: The Twelfth Medieval History Seminar, 30 September–2 October 2021

Now in its twelfth iteration, the biennial Medieval History Seminar (MHS) has become an established platform for postgraduate students to present and discuss ongoing research projects on the Middle Ages with distinguished medievalists as well as their peers. It has also become a cherished tradition of the German Historical Institute London...

Category: Events