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. 

Latest News

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.

UPCOMING 2022UPCOMING 2022

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...

2021

German History Society Annual Conference 2021

University of Roehampton, London: Thursday 2 September - Saturday 4 September 2021

The German History Society in the UK...

2020

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.

Bursaries

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.

Karin FriedrichKarin Friedrich
Chair
Professor in Early Modern European History at the University of Aberdeen, specialising on the history of Prussia and Poland-Lithuania from...
Professor in Early Modern European History at the University of Aberdeen, specialising on the history of Prussia and Poland-Lithuania from the 16th to the 18th century.
k.friedrich@abdn.ac.uk
Helen RocheHelen Roche
Secretary
Associate Professor in Modern European Cultural History at the University of Durham. Her work has been featured in the press...
Associate Professor in Modern European Cultural History at the University of Durham.
secretary@germanhistorysociety.org
Stefan HanßStefan Hanß
Treasurer
Senior Lecturer in Early Modern History at the University of Manchester since September 2018. Stefan held a postdoctoral position as...
Senior Lecturer in Early Modern History at the University of Manchester since September 2018.
stefan.hanss@manchester.ac.uk
Sina SteglichSina Steglich
GHI Representative
Sina Steglich joined the GHIL in April 2020. She is currently working on a project on nomadism as a discursive...
Sina Steglich joined the GHIL in April 2020. She is currently working on a project on nomadism as a discursive figure of modernity in Britain and western Europe.
s.steglich@ghil.ac.uk

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