As a key player in international historical research, the German Historical Institute Paris defines its main objectives as research, knowledge transfer and qualification. The purpose of the German Historical Institute Paris is to impart knowledge about the humanities and, in so doing, it takes on an active role in Germany and France. Cross-project topics and questions are the basis for individual research projects located at the institute as well as for collaboration with research groups outside. Because Paris boasts such a unique concentration of archives, libraries, historical research institutions, and educational establishments it provides excellent conditions for the German Historical Institute at the site. 

German Historical Institute Paris

Hôtel Duret-de-Chevry
8, rue du Parc-Royal
75003 Paris
Tel. +33 144 542 380
Fax +33 142 715 643


By transferring knowledge and methodology as well as supporting young university lecturers, the German Historical Institute Paris contributes to the internationalisation of the humanities. It has an open access policy with regards to its publications.

Founded: 1958

Positions: 35 (of which 18 are academic, 12 work in research service and 5 in administration)

Areas of Research:
French, German-French and West European History from Late Antiquity until the Present as well as on the History of Africa

Library: more than 110,000 media items, more than 350 current journals.

The German Historical Institute Paris offers seminar and online training courses on bibliographical research in Germany and France. The full text databases, which are published by the Institute, include „Frankreich im Zweiten Weltkrieg. Die Lageberichte des Militärbefehlshabers Frankreich und Synthesen der Berichte der französischen Präfekten, 1940 – 1944“

Promotion of Young Academics:
Long-term scholarships for junior research groups, mobility grants for master students, doctoral candidates and PostDocs, Karl-Ferdinand-Werner-Fellowship, summer schools, special language courses, excursions and internships

- Francia: Forschungen zur westeuropäischen Geschichte
- Supplements to Francia
- Paris Historical Studies
- Studies and Documents to Gallia Pontificia
- Histoire franco-allemande
- individual publications

- Francia-Recensio
- Discussions
- Partner of, Trivium as well as the blog portal

Digital Humanities‘ Days, Les jeudis de l’Institut historique allemand, as well as numerous colloquiums, seminar series, lectures and panel discussions

Academic Advisory Council