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.
Ukrainian scholar Dr Gromakova, with help from the GHS & RHS, has taken up a position in Aberdeen after fleeing...
The German History Society has initiated two awards for critical interventions in debates on gender, minorities, migration, ethnicity and equality,...
Holly Fletcher has been announced as the winner of the best article in German history award, for her article:
The joint winners of this year's GHS Essay prize are:
Katherine Arnold(LSE) for 'German Natural History Collectors and the Pursuit...
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.
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 2022
This year the German History Society annual conference will be hosted at Sheffield Hallam University from the 8th - 10th September.
This year's conference is taking place in person.
The window for submitting proposals...
German History Society Annual Conference 2021
University of Roehampton, London: Thursday 2 September - Saturday 4 September 2021
The German History Society in the UK...
German History Society Annual Conference 2020
To Be Hosted Virtually, 2-3 September 2020
We are delighted to now announce the programme for our upcoming virtual...
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.