Welcome to the blog of the German Historical Institute London!

There is a lot going on at the German Historical Institute, both within and without the walls of our beautiful building on London’s Bloomsbury Square. With this blog, we want to share our work in all the areas that make the GHIL so unique.

Our mission is to support and further humanities research across borders, acting as an intermediary between German, British, and Irish scholars. We support German scholars working in Britain, joint German–British projects, and British scholars teaching and researching German history and culture. Our staff specialises in British and Irish history, British–German and European relations, and imperial and colonial history, from medieval to modern times. We run academic and public events and support international networks, provide research training, award prizes to outstanding scholars, and offer advice to collaborative projects involving German and British researchers. Our short- and long-term fellowships help young humanities scholars access source collections and establish links in Britain and Germany. We publish our research in our own book series, podcasts, and in-house Bulletin. We also produce editions of historical documents and data that are hosted on our website. The doors to our research library, with almost 90,000 books, are open to anyone working on German and German–British history.

With our blog, we invite you to join us on a virtual journey. You can look forward to insights into ongoing research projects, notes from scholarship holders, reflections on current debates in our fields, reports on events and publications, and a series on our India Research Programme.

Most importantly, we would love to hear from you. This blog is meant to be an open forum, so please, bookmark the page, sign up for our RSS feed to be notified about new posts, and feel free to write comments.

Christina von Hodenberg
Director of the GHIL


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