German History Society

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Open to all interested in the history of the German-speaking world, the German History Society is the UK and Republic of Ireland's Society for the study of German history. Our growing scholarly community welcomes postgraduate students in particular, and encompasses historians of medieval, early modern and modern Germany at all stages of their academic careers.

Membership costs just £8 annually for postgraduate students (and £25 for other members) and brings a range of benefits.

Postgraduate student members based in the UK and Ireland are eligible to apply for bursaries to assist with the costs of research trips, travel to conferences, tuition fees and maintenance. Four postgraduate bursaries of £2000 each are offered by the Society each year, but only Society members may apply. The Society also offers funding for language study in Germany, also open to members only.

Membership of our Society comes with free subscription to the Society's quarterly journal German History, including online access to the full thirty-five year run of the journal so far. German History is a leading academic forum for the cultural, political and social history of the German-speaking world, published by Oxford University Press and encompassing research articles, discussion forums, and reflections by established and emerging experts on recent issues and historiographical developments.

Members of the German History Society also receive a 20% discount on all European History titles published by Oxford University Press.

Members are furthermore entitled to free attendance at the Society’s annual conference. Our conference is held at a different university in the UK or Ireland each year and brings together internationally renowned experts in their field to share the newest research into the history of Germany.

Details of how to join the society can be found here:

To become a member of the German History Society, and for all pricing information, please visit the Oxford Journals website and select "Members - German History Society".

We look forward to welcoming you into the German History Society soon.

All best wishes,

Paul Moore

Secretary, German History Society


Information regarding our constitution can be found here.