The Research Centre for Hanse and Baltic History (FGHO) was founded in 1993 and relocated to the European Hansemuseum when the museum opened in 2015. The current director of the Research Centre is Dr. Angela Huang.
The Centre conducts and coordinates historical and interdisciplinary research on the German Hanse and related topics, in the former sphere of Hanse trade, stretching from Portugal to Russia.
With our work we aim to make research on the German Hanse widely accessible through publications, talks and popular media (print, radio and television). The Centre was also significantly involved in the conceptual design of the European Hansemuseum in Lübeck.
The FGHO coordinates and realises scientific projects about the History of the Hanse and the Baltic and sees itself as a hub for international researchers.
At the European Hansemuseum, researchers from all over the world find a place to conduct and discuss their work on this international topic. The FGHO organises conferences, workshops and seminars, offers scholarships and invites guest researchers. The scientific library is open to researchers on request.
Last but not least, the FGHO represents not only organisations such as the Hanseatic History Society but futhermore the history of the Hanse within Germany and also globaly. The FGHO presents Hanse research in collaboration with the European Hansemuseum in many ways, such as through lecture series or special exhibitions and therefore contributes to the dissemination of the current state of research in the field.