German Historical Institute

Established: 1987. Affiliate Since: 2002.

Statement of Purpose: The GHI is a center for advanced research and study, promoting the study of history—German, American, and international—in Germany and the United States through lectures, seminars, workshops, long- and short-term fellowships and an extensive library collection. The Friends of the German Historical Institute (FGHI) was founded in 1991 by prominent American historians as a not-for-profit organization to support the programs of the GHI.

Library Hours: Monday–Friday, 9:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m., or by appointment.

Publications: Publications of the German Historical Institute, series; Transatlantische Historische Studiern, series; Studies in German History, series; Bulletin of the German Historical Institute, biannual; occasional papers; reference guides


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German Historical Institute
1607 New Hampshire Ave. NW
Washington, DC 20009
Phone: 202.387.3355

Primary Contact: Simone Laessig,



Simone Laessig
German Historical Institute

Deputy Director
Axel Jansen
German Historical Institute

Updated 8/19/20