German History Society

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Welcome to the German History Society

Welcome to the UK and Republic of Ireland's Society for the study of German History. 

The Society promotes the study and understanding of the history of Germany and the German-speaking world and seeks to place the history of Germany in its broadest global context. The GHS is a registered charity, run by academics from institutions of higher education in the UK and Ireland on a volunteer basis. We foster close collaboration with historians of Germany across the world and welcome the engagement of non-academics, teachers, post-graduates and early career researchers as well as established academic staff who aim to understand German history.

Membership of the society is easy to obtain and affordable - it moreover entails an automatic subscription to the society's highly ranked journal German History. This is published by Oxford University Press and will put readers in touch with the latest historical research. Membership also enables you to apply for grants and bursaries.

The German History Society's Annual Conference is held in September, hosted each year in a different venue. It offers a wide-ranging conference with three keynote lectures by internationally acclaimed experts in the field and panels at which researchers at all stages of their careers present work on German history broadly defined from the medieval period to the present. You do not need to be a member of the society to attend the Annual Conference. It is open to everyone interested in furthering their understanding of German history. The Annual General Meeting also takes place during the days of the conference.

This website provides links which enable you to become a member, to find out about our book series as well as grant schemes and it include links to the websites of archives which hold materials on aspects of German history.

I hope you will enjoy exploring the website and would be delighted to meet you at our next conference.