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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

Deadline for PG Essay Prize has been extended!

To the attention of all postgraduate Wiggies! Please note that the deadline for submissions for the Women in German Studies Postgraduate Essay Prize has been extended to Monday 10 October! The winning essay will be selected by the WiGS committee and announced at the annual WiGS conference. Winners of the essay prize will receive £100 and the opportunity … Continue reading

It could be YOU! WIGS PG Essay Prize competition (1 October 2016)

There’s still time to enter the WIGS Postgraduate Essay Prize competition (deadline: 1 October 2016). Submit an entry and you could follow in the footsteps of last year’s winner, Ellen Pilsworth (UCL), and runner-up, Nicola Thomas (Nottingham), whose essays can now be read in German Life and Letters! Details and T&Cs available here.  

Reminder: Women in German Studies Postgraduate Essay Prize competition

Don’t miss the 1 October deadline for the WIGS Postgraduate Essay Prize competition! See below for details of how to enter the competition. Women in German Studies Postgraduate Essay Prize Women in German Studies are delighted to announce their prize for postgraduate scholarship. Postgraduate members of WIGS are encouraged to submit essays on any topic within German … 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

WiGS committee meeting in Aberystwyth!

The WiGS committee met in Aberystwyth on Saturday to prepare for this year’s members’ conference, which will take place at Aberystwyth University on 4-5 November 2015. Make sure you keep up to date with news about the programme, registration information, postgraduate workshop, as well as how to submit your entry for the WiGS Postgraduate Essay Prize and the WiGS Book … 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 Deadline, 23 April 2016, WIGS 28th Annual Conference, Aberystwyth

Don’t miss the CFP deadline for the Women in German Studies 28th Annual Conference! Send your abstracts to Rosemary Sillars at ras15@aber.ac.uk, by 23 April 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 … Continue reading

Author Renate Ahrens at University College Dublin (13 and 14 April)

German author, Renate Ahrens — whose latest novel Das gerettete Kind, set in Dublin and Hamburg, appeared last month — is in UCD next week. She is addressing two final-year German modules on Wednesday at 13:00 and on Thursday at 10:00. More information at: https://www.ucd.ie/slcl/newsandevents/ Visitors are very welcome to either or both events.

‘Thesis of the Month’ goes to Elise Bath, Newcastle University!

My thesis explores the use of pre-war photographs of the individual in Holocaust museums and exhibitions around the world. I look at the function of such images, asking how they reinstate the individual within the overall narrative of the Holocaust, and what impact they have on visitors to the museum space. My PhD proposal was … Continue reading