The WIGS committee is delighted to announce calls for the 2019 WIGS Book Prize (for ECRs) and the 2019 WIGS Postgraduate Essay Prize competitions. Please see below for details. Women in German Studies Book Prize Women in German Studies are delighted to announce their prize for first books, sponsored by Peter Lang. Members of WIGS … Continue reading WIGS Book Prize and WIGS Postgraduate Essay Prize competitions 2019
WIGS is delighted to announce that Catherine Smale will be the new WIGS Secretary, taking over from Katya Krylova who has been in post since 2015. Many thanks for your amazing commitment over the past years, Katya, and a warm welcome to Catherine! Chantal Sullivan-Thomsett will be the new WIGS PG Rep, taking over from Mary … Continue reading New WIGS Committee Members
CALL FOR PAPERS WIGS 31st Annual Conference Saturday 9 November 2019, University College Dublin The annual Women in German Studies members’ conference will be held in Ireland this November, at University College Dublin (UCD). Abstracts (c.150 words) are invited for papers of about 20 minutes duration, on any topic within German Studies. We welcome abstracts … Continue reading CfP: WIGS 31st Annual Conference (9 November 2019, University College Dublin)
WIGS is delighted to announce that Professor Ingrid Sharp (Leeds University) has agreed to take over as Chair of WIGS from January 2019. Dr Brigid Haines (Swansea University), who has been WIGS Chair for the last three years, is stepping down from the role. Brigid says ‘It has been an enormous privilege to lead this … Continue reading New WIGS Chair
Jennifer Caisley is a PhD student at Peterhouse, Cambridge, researching the reading of Goethe's literary works in conjunction with his scientific writings. In this post, she offers some advice to fellow PhD students about presenting your first research paper. I remember the weeks prior to giving my first paper, in the second term of my … Continue reading Top tips for presenting your first research paper
This is a guest post by Dr Heike Bartel (University of Nottingham), originally delivered as a tribute to Anthea Bell at the WIGS AGM on 10 November 2018, as part of the WIGS 30th Anniversary Conference at Aston University. Together with many colleagues and friends we were very saddened to hear of the death of … Continue reading Tribute to Anthea Bell
A reminder about the upcoming deadline (28 February) for expressions of interest in WIGS committee vacancies for the positions of Secretary and PG rep. A couple of WIGS committee terms of office are ending at the same time, as a result of which we are advertising the following committee vacancies: Secretary and Postgraduate Representative (please … Continue reading Reminder: WIGS Committee Vacancies (Secretary and Postgraduate Representative)
A couple of WIGS committee terms of office are ending at the same time, as a result of which we are advertising the following committee vacancies: Secretary and Postgraduate Representative (please see below for details). This is an excellent opportunity to hold a position of responsibility in a national professional organisation of over thirty years’ standing, … Continue reading WIGS Committee Vacancies (Secretary and Postgraduate Representative)
The WIGS 30th anniversary conference at Aston University, held on 9-10 November, was an inspiring event. Organised by Claudia Gremler and the WIGS Committee, it began on the afternoon of Friday 9 November with a Postgraduate and ECR Workshop chaired by Mary Frank. This was followed by the Prize-giving. The 2018 WIGS Postgraduate Book Prize, … Continue reading Report on the WIGS 30th Anniversary Conference at Aston
The WIGS committee felt so honoured to read the entries for this year's Book Prize and Postgraduate Essay Prize competitions. They were all really inspiring and challenging. After much deliberation, the Book Prize was awarded to Iga Nowicz and the Essay Prize to Judith Lebiez. Iga's prize for her book proposal, which is entitled 'Multilingual … Continue reading Congratulations to our prize winners!
A guest blog post by Professor Ingrid Sharp, University of Leeds, about a new play based on research conducted in the School of Languages, Cultures and Societies. This is part of a project funded by the AHRC follow-on funding scheme. Context I have a long-standing interest in writing women back into history as historical agents, showing … Continue reading Women of Aktion: Putting revolutionary women centre stage
The latest conference programme for the WIGS 30th Annual Members' Conference at Aston University can be viewed here: WIGS Aston 2018 Conference Programme, 8 November 2018 We can't wait!
Registration for this year’s annual members' conference at Aston University (9-10 November), in WIGS' 30th anniversary year, is now open! Please register through the Aston University Online Store. https://store.aston.ac.uk/conferences-and-events/languages-social-sciences/lss-events/women-in-german-studies-wigs-30th-anniversary-conference Booking will be open until 31 October. To help with planning, the organisers would be most grateful if you could please register sooner rather than later. Conference dinner. There … Continue reading Registration open: WIGS 30th Annual Conference (9-10 November, Aston)
The deadline for entering the WIGS Postgraduate Essay Prize competition is fast approaching! The testimonies of previous prize-winners below show just how valuable the experience can be for inspiring your research, boosting your confidence and gaining recognition for your work. Read what they have to say and enter your own essay by 1 October! The winner … Continue reading Seeking inspiration, confidence and recognition? Enter the Postgraduate Essay Prize competition by 1 October!
Calling all female Germanist PGs - enter the WIGS PG Essay Prize competition by 1 October! Need inspiration? Read about our previous winners here and see the image gallery below. Please see Ts&Cs below, and email our PG rep, Mary Frank (email@example.com), or our Secretary, Katya Krylova (firstname.lastname@example.org), if you have any queries. Women in … Continue reading WIGS Postgraduate Essay Prize (Deadline: 1 October 2018)
Ahead of the WIGS 30th Anniversary Conference at Aston University on 9-10 November 2018, the WIGS committee would like to give you a sneak preview of the conference programme, including a day packed full of papers, a keynote lecture by Professor Elizabeth Boa, the PG/ECR workshop, and the WIGS Book Prize and WIGS PG Essay … Continue reading Sneak Preview – WIGS 30th Anniversary Conference Programme!
The deadline for the 2018 WIGS Book Prize competition has been extended to 1 September 2018. Eligible ECRs are warmly encouraged to apply! Presentations by the 2015 winner and runner-up can be viewed here. Please see Ts&Cs below. Please note that we are unable to accept proposals for books already under contract /in production. Women in German Studies Book Prize Women in German … Continue reading EXTENDED DEADLINE: 2018 WIGS Book Prize Competition (1 September)
How can aspects of German history that might seem quite remote to today's students be made accessible? When Dr Ellen Pilsworth, winner of the Women in German Studies postgraduate essay prize in 2015 and now Teaching Associate at the University of Bristol, was considering how to engage students creatively with the 1968 protest movement in … Continue reading Remembering ‘1968’: A collaborative student blog
The prize-winning essay of Melissa Schuh (Goethe-Universität Frankfurt), who won the 2016 Women in German Studies Postgraduate Essay Prize competition, has now been published in the July 2018 issue of German Life and Letters: https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.1111/glal.12195 Many congratulations again to Melissa! Want to follow in Melissa's footsteps (and those of our 2014 and 2015 winners and runners-up too)? The 2018 WIGS Postgraduate … Continue reading Winning essay of 2016 WIGS Postgraduate Essay Prize competition published in German Life and Letters
The WIGS Committee met at Aston on Saturday to plan the next members’ conference, which will take place at Aston on 9-10 November 2018. We’ll be posting details of the programme nearer the time, as well as further notices about the WIGS Postgraduate Essay Prize and WIGS Book Prize. WIGS committee members