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

Sneak Preview – WIGS 30th Anniversary Conference Programme!

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!

WIGS Book Prize and WIGS Postgraduate Essay Prize competitions 2018

In WIGS' 30th anniversary year, the WIGS committee are delighted to announce the calls for our 2018 WIGS Book Prize (for ECRs) and 2018 WIGS Postgraduate Essay Prize competitions. Please see below for further details.    Women in German Studies Book Prize Women in German Studies are delighted to announce their prize for first books, sponsored by Peter … Continue reading WIGS Book Prize and WIGS Postgraduate Essay Prize competitions 2018

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!

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

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

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

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 2016 WIGS Book Prize and WIGS Postgraduate Essay Prize competitions

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: Early-career creativity

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 ECR Blog: The 5 Stages of Post-doc Life

Publishing opportunity: the inaugural Women in German Studies Book Prize

The brand new WiGS Book Prize was announced at the annual conference in Cambridge, Selwyn College, this November. The prize is explicitly aimed at Early Career Researchers (including doctoral students just finishing their degree) who are preparing their first book. This can be your doctoral thesis, or a volume of translation, or indeed the book … Continue reading Publishing opportunity: the inaugural Women in German Studies Book Prize

Introducing the new WiGS committee role: Early Career Representative

It bears repeating that it is a very hard time to be an Early Career Researcher in the UK. Available, permanent jobs are almost non-existent, and one- or two-year temporary teaching contracts are the norm if one is lucky to get one. On the research side, post-doctoral funding schemes such as British Academy Postdoctoral Fellowship … Continue reading Introducing the new WiGS committee role: Early Career Representative