Welcome to the German History Society
Our mission is to promote the study and understanding of the history of Germany and the German-speaking world in its broadest global context.
As a registered charity, we foster close collaboration with established academic historians of Germany in the UK, Ireland and across the world, support postgraduates and early career researchers, and welcome the engagement of non-academics and teachers.
Calling all students in the UK and Ireland with an interest in German history and culture! The
To commemorate the 500th anniversary of the death of the radical reformer Thomas Müntzer (c. 1489-27 May 1525), the
Date: Friday 10 May 2024
Organizers: Craig Griffiths and Mercedes Peñalba-Sotorrío (Histories and Cultures of Conflict (HACC) and Histories of...
17th October 2023
The German History Society is pleased to announce that Prof. Stefan Hanß has been awarded the...
6th October 2023
The winner of this year's GHS postgraduate essay prize is:
Anna McEwan (University of Glasgow & ZZF,...
12 April 2024
Organised by the German Historical Institute London in co-operation with the German Historical Institute Washington and the...
The 28th Postgraduate Research Students Conference of the German Historical Institute London will take place on Thursday 11 and Friday...
With its promotion and funding of UK/lrish-German university cooperation, the DAAD office in London works to strengthen international cooperation and...
The GHS have been made aware of a postdoctoral job opportunity in the area of early modern German history.
The German History Society is delighted to open applications for our 2023 Postgraduate Essay Prize!
The GHS will award...
In Support of Ukraine
From the President of the German History Society:
“As Chair of the German History Society and on behalf of all our members, I express our strong support for the people of Ukraine, particularly our Ukrainian colleagues in History and all Ukrainian-born colleagues and students in the UK and Germany. Their European sovereign state, their freedom and their democratic values are in danger from a full-scale military invasion by Russia’s dictatorial government, in breach of international law. We support their resistance to an unprovoked attack by encouraging those who can to send aid to organisations like the Global Support Fund for Ukraine or the Red Cross Appeal for Ukraine”Professor Karin Friedrich, FRHistS
Chair of the German History Society
The German History Society
Welcome to the UK and Republic of Ireland’s Society for the study of German History.
The German History Society advances the study and understanding of the history of Germany and the German-speaking world in its broadest global context. As a registered charity, it is run by academics from institutions of higher education in the UK and Ireland on a volunteer basis. Its members foster close collaboration with established academic historians of Germany across the world, support post-graduates and early career researchers, and welcome the engagement of non-academics and teachers.
Glimpses of German History
Created by the German History Society, the series ‘Glimpses of German History’ is designed for students, educators, and interested parties to learn more about Germany’s vibrant and interesting history through discussing everyday objects from its past. With expert commentary from leading academics in the field, this series speaks to a range of historical periods to help better understand German History as a whole.
Alongside the documentary series, in 2024 we’re running a ‘Creative Research Contest’ for students across the UK.
Join Us at Our Annual Conference
The GHS annual conference is a great place for scholars and enthusiasts of German history to meet and share their ideas. The German History Society conference features keynote speeches by internationally acclaimed experts and also accepts proposals for panels every year.
German History Society Annual Conference 2023
The GHS is now accepting proposals for papers and panels for its next conference, which will take place from Thursday...
German History Society Annual Conference 2022
This year the German History Society annual conference will be hosted at Sheffield Hallam University from the 8th -...
Helping Fund Postgraduate Research
The German History Society has initiated multiple sources of funding to help support postgraduates and early career scholars in their research.
The German History Society offers four Postgraduate Bursaries of £2000 annually. The scholarships are open to students currently registered for a higher degree in the UK or the Republic of Ireland, and to those who have completed a PhD within two years of the application deadline.
The Postgraduate Hardship Fund
The German History Society has initiated a funding scheme for short-term hardship support for postgraduate students and early career researchers in German history.
Who Are the German History Society
Meet the group of experienced scholars and historians who keep the German History society running.