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Conference on the 1918-19 German Revolution, 9-10 November 2018

The German History Society is pleased to be involved in the exciting upcoming conference: 'Make Revolution Great Again: The Context and Legacy of the 1918-19 German Revolution'.

The conference will be held in conjuction with, and hosted at, All Souls College, Oxford on 9-10 November 2018.

More details and tickets can be found here.


Workshop on Medieval Germany, German Historical Institute, 17 Bloomsbury Square, London, WC1A 2NJ, Friday 17 May 2019

Organised by the German Historical Institute London in co-operation with the German Historical Institute Washington and the German History Society, to be held at the GHIL

A one-day workshop on Medieval Germany will be held at the German Historical Institute, Bloomsbury Square, London, on Friday 17 May 2019. It will provide an opportunity for researchers in the field from the UK, continental Europe, and the USA to meet in a relaxed and friendly setting and to learn more about each other’s work.

The call for papers can be found here.


German History Society Annual Conference, 3-5 September 2019

The next German History Society Annual Conference will take place 3-5 September 2019 at King's College London.

Visit the 2019 Annual Conference Page for more details as they become available.


The 43rd German Studies Association Conference, 3-6 October 2019

The German Studies Assosciation is now calling for seminar proposals for its next conference in Portland, OR from 3-6 October 2019.

The aim of the seminars will be to explore new avenues of academic exchange and foster extended discussion, engage in rigorous intellectual debate, and allow intensified networking.

The deadline for preliminary proposals is 9 November 2018.

The call for papers can be found here.


German History Society Annual Conference, 13-15 September 2018

Many thanks to all our speakers and guests who attended the 2018 German History Society Annual Conference at the University of Leicester.

A special thanks also goes out to the Stanley Burton Centre for Holocaust and Genocide Studies for hosting this year.

For more details about the conference, see the 2018 Annual Conference Page.


Professor Ulrich Herbert Public Talk, 21 June 2018

Professor Ulrich Herbert (Albert-Ludwigs-Universitaet Freiburg) gave a very successful and well-attended public talk at the German Historical Institute London on 21 June 2018 as this year's joint GHIL-German History Society Annual Lecture.

His theme was 'The Russian October Revolution and the German Labour Movement'.


Congratulations to this year's Postgraduate German History Essay Prize and the Undergraduate Dissertation Prize recipients

Alison Creber (King’s College London) has been awarded the 2017 Postgraduate Essay Prize for their essay: ‘Breaking up is hard to do: Dissolving royal and noble marriages in medieval Germany (1068-1071)’.

Katharina Louise Luetke (Oxford) has been awarded the 2017 Undergradaute Dissertation Prize for their dissertation: 'Goodnight, Utopia: The Ideological Aims of Children’s Television in the German Democratic Republic, 1961-1990'.


Workshop on Medieval Germany, German Historical Institute, 17 Bloomsbury Square, London, WC1A 2NJ, Friday 5 May 2017

Organised by the German Historical Institute London in co-operation with the German Historical Institute Washington and the German History Society, to be held at the GHIL

A one-day workshop on Medieval Germany will be held at the German Historical Institute, Bloomsbury Square, London, on Friday 5 May 2017. It will provide an opportunity for researchers in the field from the UK, continental Europe, and the USA to meet in a relaxed and friendly setting and to learn more about each other’s work.

The finalised programme is now available here.


Celebrating 40 years of the German Historical Institute London, 04 November 2016

The German History Society congratulates the German Historical Institute London on its 40th anniversary.

The GHS has benefited enormously from the outstanding facilities and wonderful generosity shown to its members by the Institute and wishes the GHIL many more decades of innovative and inspiring work.


Message to the Minister of State for Immigration, sent on behalf of the GHS Committee by Elizabeth Harvey as Chair on 07 September 2016

Dear Mr Goodwill,

We are writing to you as members of the Committee of the German History Society to express our concern at the continuing uncertainty of EU nationals working in the UK.

The German History Society brings together scholars of different nationalities working in the UK and in Ireland on all aspects of German history. We see ourselves as an international community committed to promoting scholarly exchange and dialogue about the history of Germany and of the German-speaking countries, including their place in Europe and the world. We benefit enormously from our many German, Austrian and other EU colleagues who are studying, researching and teaching in British universities. We are dismayed that the government has not yet offered an automatic guarantee to non-UK EU citizens currently studying and working in the UK that they can stay, and we urge that such a guarantee be given as soon as possible to allay fears and to confirm how much the UK values the contribution by EU citizens from outside the UK to higher education and intellectual life in this country.

Yours sincerely

Elizabeth Harvey


Congratulations to this year's German History Essay Prize recipient

Duncan Hardy has been awarded the 2016 Essay Prize for his essay ‘Tage (Courts, Councils and Diets): Political and Judicial Nodal Points in the Holy Roman Empire, c. 1300–1550’.

The runner up was Roísín Watson for her essay ‘In search of the “bedrock of one’s heart”: The mourning grotto of Magdalena Sibylla von Württemberg and the construction of contemplative space at a seventeenth-century court’.


Congratulations to this year's German History Article Prize recipient

The editorial board awarded this year’s prize to Julie Gibbings (Manitoba) for her fascinating essay ‘Mestizaje in the Age of Fascism: German and Q’eqchi’ Maya Interracial Unions in Alta Verapaz, Guatemala’, which appeared in issue 34/2 (June 2016).