German Historical Institute London

The German Historical Institute London (GHIL) is one of the nine independent academic research institutes of the German Historical Institute (German: Deutsche Historische Institute) that are part of the Max Weber Foundation.

The German Historical Institute at 17 Bloomsbury Square.
View from Great Russell Street.
The German Historical Institute London at the London University School of Advanced Studies History Day, November 2015.


The creation of the institute was the idea of the German archivist Carl Haase in 1968. A German-British Historical Association was founded in 1969 and the GHIL was founded on 4 November 1976.[1]


The Institute promotes research on "medieval and modern history, in particular on the comparative history of Britain and Germany, on the British Empire and the Commonwealth, and on Anglo-German relations."[2]

It is located at 17 Bloomsbury Square[3] and includes a public library specialising in German history.


The directors of the Institute have been:

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ German Historical Institute: 40 year anniversary. German Historical Institute, London, 2016. p. 4.
  2. ^ Welcome. German Historical Institute London. Retrieved 12 November 2016.
  3. ^ 17 Bloomsbury Square - A House with a History. Archived 2016-03-04 at the Wayback Machine German Historical Institute London. Retrieved 12 November 2016.

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