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200 Years Monumenta Germaniae Historica

When the Monumenta Germaniae Historica were grounded on January 20 1819 in the Frankfurt home of Reichsfreiherr Karl vom und zum Stein, the founding fathers could hardly have imagined that their association would one day become an internationally recognised institution. Two hundred eventful years later, the private scholarly society is now a research institute which, since 1967, has its seat in Munich. The MGH today are, however, much more than just the Munich institute. Numerous researchers work for the MGH in external branches at the Academies of the Sciences in Berlin, Vienna, Leipzig, Düsseldorf, and Hamburg. Beyond this, MGH editions and monographs are also being written in various other European countries and in the U.S.A. The contributions of our many largely unpaid editors are of elementary importance to fulfilling the MGH edition programme.

Thanks to the participation of numerous scholars, we are proud to be able to present the Monumenta Germaniae Historica in its past and present in our programme of jubilee events this year.

We warmly invite you to join us on this unique occasion and celebrate 200 years MGH!


Open House at the Munich Institute
Ludwigstr. 16 (in the building of the Bayerische Staatsbibliothek)
Thursday 27 June, 10 a.m. to 3.30 p.m.

Panel discussion „Die MGH im internationalen Umfeld“
Fürstensaal of the Bayerische Staatsbibliothek
Thursday 27 June, 6 p.m.

Colloquium „Quellenforschung im 21. Jahrhundert“

Friday and Saturday 28 - 29 June
Friday 9 a.m. to 3.45 p.m. in the Münchner Künstlerhaus, Lenbachplatz 8
Saturday 9 a.m. to 12.30 a.m. in the Hochschule für Philosophie, Kaulbachstr. 31a

Joint Symposium of the DHI Rome und the MGH „Das Reichsinstitut für ältere deutsche Geschichtskunde 1935 bis 1945 – ein ‚Kriegsbeitrag der Geisteswissenschaften‘?"
Deutsches Historisches Institut Rome, Via Aurelia Antica 391, 00165 Rome, Italy
Thursday and Friday 28 – 29 November