German Historical Institute Warsaw
After 1989 the opportunity arose to found a DHI in eastern Europe. Poland was chosen as a country with which Germany has had centuries of close but also particularly difficult relations.
The task of the DHI in Warsaw is to study the history of Poland, German-Polish relations, issues of comparative history of Poland and Germany as well as historiography. Also Jewish history, an integral component of the history of both nations, represents an area of research for the institute. It publishes study conclusions, source editions as well as historical studies in German and in Polish translation. Furthermore the DHI organises diverse academic events and promotes young academic scholars through scholarships and colloquia. The institute also distributes information and mediates academic contacts.
Founded: 1993; Positions: 28 (average number according to recorded information, including project staff)
Areas of research
History of Poland and German-Polish relations in a European and International context and covering all periods and a wide range of subjects
Library: approx. 73,200 media items. In its series "Klio in Polen" and "Klio w Niemczech" the German Historical Institute Warsaw presents German and Polish translations of important publications on European, Polish and German history that have until now only been available in their original language
Promotion of young academics
Einzelveröffentlichungen des Deutschen Historischen Instituts Warschau, Quellen und Studien des Deutschen Historischen Instituts Warschau, Klio in Polen, Klio w Niemczech, Lelewel-Gespräche (online), Monographien
Lectures, colloquia, "Lelewel-Gespräche", conferences, book presentations