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Committee Vacancy: WIGS Treasurer

Women in German Studies (WIGS) is looking for a new Treasurer. This is an excellent opportunity to hold a position of responsibility in a national professional organisation of nearly thirty years’ standing. You will be supported by a dedicated and cooperative team of colleagues on the WIGS Committee and the outgoing Treasurer will ease you … Continue reading

WIGS Committee Meeting in Oxford

The WIGS committee met in Oxford on Saturday to prepare for this year’s special WIGS Open Conference on ‘Reform & Revolt’, which will take place at St Edmund Hall, Oxford, on 22-24 June 2017. Watch this space for details about the programme, registration information, and for information about the postgraduate workshop, a crowdsourcing translation workshop, and … Continue reading

CfP: Reform & Revolt, Women in German Studies Open Conference, 22-24 June 2017, St Edmund Hall, Oxford

The 2017 Women in German Studies open conference explores the topics ‘reform’ and ‘revolt’ across German history, literature and culture. We would like to invite members and non-members (women and men) to propose papers of c. 20 minutes duration on the conference theme. Papers may be given in either English or German. Please send abstracts … Continue reading

First Book Award

In anticipation of the announcement of the second WiGS Book Award tomorrow evening, we would like to remind you of our wonderful entries from last year! First Runner-Up, Melissa Munderloh   In this short video, Melissa Munderloh explains her book proposal The Emergence of Post-Hybrid Identities: A  Comparative  Analysis of National Identity Formations in Germany’ … Continue reading

Aberystwyth Travel Information, WIGS 28th Annual Members’ Conference

With thanks to Rose Simpson for kindly providing this information. We are looking forward to seeing delegates in Aberystwyth next week for the WIGS 28th Annual Conference. Please see the latest conference programme (which includes room details). A map of the Aberystwyth University Penglais Campus is available on https://www.aber.ac.uk/en/maps-travel/maps/#buildings. Town and travel maps are also available from … Continue reading

Latest Programme, WIGS 28th Annual Conference, 4-5 November, Aberystwyth

The latest programme (including confirmed speakers for the PG/ECR workshop) for the WIGS 28th Annual Conference in Aberystwyth is now available! Please remember to register for the conference via this ONLINE BOOKING FORM by Thursday 27 October! We look forward to seeing you in Aberystwyth!

Members’ news for WIGS AGM in Aberystwyth

Attention all WIGS members! With the WIGS annual conference in Aberystwyth fast approaching, I’d like to ask you to send me all news of members (including promotions, publications, awards, etc.) to report to the AGM. Please send all reports to me at katya.krylova@cantab.net by Wednesday 2 November. We look forward to hearing your good news!

Location, Accommodation, and PG Room Share Opportunities for the WIGS Annual Conference, Aberystwyth, 4-5 November 2016

With thanks to Rose Simpson for kindly providing this information. The WIGS conference will be held in the Medrus conference suite in the Penbryn Building, which is near the entrance to the campus and near to a bus stop which will take you into town. It is, however, often quicker to walk than wait. Buses are reasonably … Continue reading

Registration open: WIGS 28th Annual conference (4-5 November 2016, Aberystwyth)

Registration for this year’s annual members’ conference at Aberystwyth University (4-5 November) is now open! Please register by completing the ONLINE BOOKING FORM. The booking form will be open until 27 October. To help with planning, the organisers would be most grateful if you could register sooner rather than later. The conference is open to all members of … Continue reading

Report: First WiGS Early Career Workshop on Alternative Careers, Oxford 9 September 2016

The first ECR workshop on alternative careers was a great success, thanks to a well-balanced programme, the generosity of the invited speakers in sharing their knowledge and time, the professionalism and friendliness of St Edmund Hall staff, a wonderful group of interested and lively participants, and last but not least the support of the WiGS … Continue reading

Event: First Early Career Workshop on alternative academic careers, Oxford, 9 September 2016

You are cordially invited to attend the first WiGS Early Career Workshop in St Edmund Hall, Oxford! For most of us working towards, or having obtained, a PhD the question of what to do with it can be very daunting. Most of us, presumably, would love nothing more than taking off with an academic career … Continue reading

Reminder: Women in German Studies Book Prize competition (Deadline: 1 September 2016)

A reminder about the forthcoming deadline (1 September 2016) for the WIGS Book Prize competition. Please see the Terms & Conditions for the competition below. The WIGS committee warmly encourages all eligible ECRs to apply. Women in German Studies Book Prize Women in German Studies are delighted to announce their prize for first books, sponsored by … Continue reading

Winning essay of the 2015 WIGS Postgraduate Essay Prize competition published in German Life and Letters

The prize-winning essay of Ellen Pilsworth (UCL), who won the 2015 Women in German Studies Postgraduate Essay Prize competition, has now been published in the July 2016 issue of German Life and Letters: http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/glal.12121/abstract The essay of runner-up in the competition, Nicola Thomas (University of Nottingham), has also been published in the same issue: http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/glal.12124/abstractContinue reading

2016 WIGS Book Prize and WIGS Postgraduate Essay Prize competitions

Please see the CFAs below for the WIGS Book Prize and the WIGS Postgraduate Essay Prize. The Women in German Studies Book Prize (for first books), sponsored by Peter Lang, was established in 2015. Sally-Ann Spencer (Victoria University of Wellington) was the inaugural winner and her monograph, entitled Contemporary German-English Translation: Books Across Borders in … Continue reading

Extended CFP deadline (5 May 2016), WIGS 28th Annual Conference, Aberystwyth

The CFP deadline for the Women in German Studies Members’ Conference has been extended to Thursday 5 May 2016. Please send your abstracts to Rose Sillars at ras15@aber.ac.uk by this date. Please find the original CFP (with the revised deadline) below.   CALL FOR PAPERS  WIGS 28th Annual Conference  Saturday 5 November 2016  Aberystwyth University … Continue reading

CFP: WIGS 28th Annual Conference, Aberystwyth, 5 November 2016

 CALL FOR PAPERS WIGS 28th Annual Conference Saturday 5 November 2016 Aberystwyth University   The annual Women in German Studies members’ conference will be held at Aberystwyth University this November. Abstracts (c.150 words) are invited for papers of about 20 minutes duration, on any topic within German Studies. There will be a workshop for postgraduates … Continue reading

Postdoctoral & Research Opportunities in Germany – Google+ Hangout from jobs.ac.uk

Please see link below for information regarding a free Google+ hangout about postdoctoral and research opportunities in Germany. The free event is being offered by jobs.ac.uk, and will take place at 1pm GMT, Wednesday 27 January 2016: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/postdoctoral-research-opportunities-in-germany-tickets-20453579206?utm_source=JBE&utm_medium=email&utm_content=Germany-research&utm_campaign=Google-Hangout-Jan-2016  

Academy to Airwaves: ‘New Generation Thinkers’ 2016

Please see the below CFA for the AHRC/BBC Radio 3 New Generation Thinkers scheme. I would encourage all Wiggies, who meet the eligibility criteria, to put in an application for this. I was shortlisted in the scheme last year, which meant that I, along with other shortlisted candidates, was invited to an all-day workshop at … Continue reading

ECR-Blog: Early-career creativity

In this month’s blog post, Emily Troscianko talks about the academic life that happens while you make other plans, thinking about one’s research from different angles or frameworks, and the challenges of juggling a portfolio career. Emily (and WiGS) would love to hear your thoughts on these issues, so please feel free to leave your comments … Continue reading

ECR Blog: The 5 Stages of Post-doc Life

In our first guest blogger post about ECR life and issues, a recent PhD graduate talks about life after thesis, that is, the emotional and psychological side of it. Whether you have just submitted or are still in the last stages of writing up, it is worth bearing in mind that the process outlined in … Continue reading