German Historical Institute Washington

Max Weber Foundation


The German Historical Institute Washington (GHI) is a center for advanced historical research. Working with junior and senior scholars around the world, the GHI facilitates dialogue and collaboration across national and disciplinary boundaries.

Advancing Research The GHI promotes research in three core fields: German/European and Jewish history, History of the Americas and transatlantic history, and global and transregional history. It also has thematic concentrations—currently in three additional  fields: the history of knowledge, digital history, and the history of migration.

Supporting Scholars The GHI works to enable scholars to conduct research and share their findings with their colleagues. It awards approximately 30 short-term fellowships (three to six months) annually to doctoral students and post-doctoral scholars for archival research in North America. It also offers a limited number of long-term residential fellowships (for up to one year), including binational tandem fellowships, in its core fields and thematic concentrations. GHI conferences, workshops, and seminars, often organized in cooperation with partner institutions in Europe and North America, provide scholars with a forum to present their research and engage in critical exchange.

Building Networks The GHI’s programs rest on the assumption that communication is as important as research in advancing historical understanding. Through its conferences and workshops, its print publications, and its digital projects and initiatives, the GHI fosters scholarly exchange and collaboration. It works closely with partner institutions and organizations to provide scholars from around the world with the opportunity to extend their professional networks and build professional relationships across borders. 

America : United States (Mid-Atlantic)
Institution type
Non French Institutions : Other non-university research institute or think tank