The German Historical Institute in Rome (DHI Rome) is the oldest of the historical research institutes of the Federal Republic of Germany abroad. It is dedicated to history and the history of music from the early Middle Ages to the present day, with particular focus on Italy, southern Europe and the Mediterranean area. Since 2002 it has been a member of the Max Weber Stiftung – Deutsche Geisteswissenschaftliche Institute im Ausland (MWS). As part of a dense cooperation network, an affiliate of MWS and member of the International Union of Institutes of Archaeology, History and Art History in Rome, the DHI sees itself as an important actor in the internationalization of research in the field of humanities; its activities are supported by a scientific council of nine members from German, Italian and Swiss Universities.
The DHI's Main Tasks:
- the study of Italian history with its trans-regional and trans-national interplay, as well as in international contexts
- the promotion of young German and international academics
- building bridges between different academic cultures, particularly between Germany and Italy, and supporting international scientific exchange
- the dissemination of scientific research through the publication of a journal and various series
- scientific consultation and support for researchers and institutions at both national and international levels, while also providing a large specialized library.