Winner of 2019 Book Prize announced!

Yejun Zou, winner of the 2019 WIGS Book Prize, with committee member Catherine Smale. At our annual conference in Dublin last week, we announced the winner and runners-up of the 2019 Women in German Studies Book Prize. The prize, sponsored by Peter Lang, is awarded every year to a female early career researcher in German … Continue reading Winner of 2019 Book Prize announced!

Registration opens for 31st Annual Conference!

We are excited to announce that the registration is now open for the 31st Annual Conference at University College Dublin. Full details of the programme and how to register can be found here:  https://www.ucd.ie/slcl/slclconferencesandevents/wigs2019/. Since the conference coincides with the 30th anniversary of the Fall of the Berlin Wall, it will open with a creative … Continue reading Registration opens for 31st Annual Conference!

31st Annual Conference (8-9th November, UCD): Programme and Registration Details now Online

We are excited to announce that the programme and registration information for the 31st Annual Conference at University College Dublin are now online. Full details can be found here: https://www.ucd.ie/slcl/slclconferencesandevents/wigs2019/wigsconferenceschedule/#d.en.467449. Since the conference coincides with the 30th anniversary of the Fall of the Berlin Wall, it will open with a creative workshop with Dublin-based German … Continue reading 31st Annual Conference (8-9th November, UCD): Programme and Registration Details now Online

EXTENDED DEADLINE: 2019 WIGS Book Prize Competition (1st October)

The deadline for the 2019 WIGS Book Prize competition has been extended to 1 October 2019. Eligible ECRs are warmly encouraged to apply! 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 Studies are delighted to announce their prize … Continue reading EXTENDED DEADLINE: 2019 WIGS Book Prize Competition (1st October)

Annual Committee Meeting 2019

In this blog post, our Irish Representative Siobhán Donovan reports on the recent WIGS committee meeting held at University College Dublin last month. The annual committee meeting took place in Dublin on 25 May, in the UCD School of Languages, Cultures and Linguistics, host to the annual WIGS members’ conference on 8 and 9 November. … Continue reading Annual Committee Meeting 2019

Introducing our new Secretary and Postgraduate Representative!

As previously announced, we are delighted that Catherine Smale (King's College London) will be taking over as Secretary and Chantal Sullivan-Thomsett (University of Leeds) as Postgraduate Representative on the WIGS committee! In this blog post, they introduce themselves and their work... Chantal Sullivan-Thomsett (University of Leeds) Hi, my name is Chantal Sullivan-Thomsett and I am … Continue reading Introducing our new Secretary and Postgraduate Representative!

Extended Deadline: WIGS 31st Annual Conference

We have decided to extend the deadline for the CfP for the WIGS 31st Annual Conference in Dublin. Please submit your abstracts by 18th May! WIGS 31st Annual Conference Friday 8 and Saturday 9 November 2019, University College Dublin The annual Women in German Studies members’ conference will be held in Ireland this November, at … Continue reading Extended Deadline: WIGS 31st Annual Conference

Reminder: CFP deadline (11 May 2019) for WIGS 31st Annual Conference

There are just 10 days left to get your abstracts in for the WIGS 31st Annual Conference. Don't miss it!CALL FOR PAPERS WIGS 31st Annual Conference Friday 8th and 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 … Continue reading Reminder: CFP deadline (11 May 2019) for WIGS 31st Annual Conference

WIGS Book Prize and WIGS Postgraduate Essay Prize competitions 2019

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

CfP: WIGS 31st Annual Conference (8 and 9 November 2019, University College Dublin)

CALL FOR PAPERS WIGS 31st Annual Conference Friday 8 and 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. … Continue reading CfP: WIGS 31st Annual Conference (8 and 9 November 2019, University College Dublin)

Top tips for presenting your first research paper

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

Tribute to Anthea Bell

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

NBA and discount code from Yale University Press

We have been asked by Yale University Press to draw members' attention to the following new book publication: Culture in Nazi Germany Michael H. Kater Publication date: 09 Apr 2019 ISBN: 9780300211412 The publisher has set up a 30% discount for WIGS followers wishing to purchase the book. This can be claimed by entering the … Continue reading NBA and discount code from Yale University Press

Reminder: WIGS Committee Vacancies (Secretary and Postgraduate Representative)

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)

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)

Report on the WIGS 30th Anniversary Conference at Aston

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

Congratulations to our prize winners!

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!

Women of Aktion: Putting revolutionary women centre stage

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