31st Annual WIGS Conference (Dublin, 8th-9th November 2019): A Postgraduate Perspective

In this blog post, postgraduate member Katherine Calvert reflects on her experiences at the WIGS 31st Annual Conference, which took place in Dublin last month. Despite a 4am start in very heavy rain, I was looking forward to making my way to Dublin for the 31st Annual WIGS conference. This was my second time attending … Continue reading 31st Annual WIGS Conference (Dublin, 8th-9th November 2019): A Postgraduate Perspective

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!

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

WIGS Postgraduate Essay Prize (Deadline: 1 October 2018)

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 (maryfrank.2011@my.bristol.ac.uk), or our Secretary, Katya Krylova (katya.krylova@abdn.ac.uk), if you have any queries. Women in … Continue reading WIGS Postgraduate Essay Prize (Deadline: 1 October 2018)

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!

Winning essay of 2016 WIGS Postgraduate Essay Prize competition published in German Life and Letters

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

Featured research: diabetes care and research in the GDR

When introducing my thesis topic - diabetes care and research in the German Democratic Republic (GDR) - I am often met with some initially bemused-looking faces. Why diabetes? And why in the GDR? Having been interested from the beginning in the GDR, my primary objective was to use an unusual case study as a way … Continue reading Featured research: diabetes care and research in the GDR

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

Wikimedia Guide: How to curate content on Wikipedia!

Earlier this year at the 'Reform and Revolt' Open WiGS Conference in Oxford, postgraduate delegates focused on making women visible on the digital map during the PG workshop. In a session convened by Wikimedian in Residence at the University of Oxford, Dr Martin Poulter, Wiggies learned how to upload content to Wikipedia and how to contribute … Continue reading Wikimedia Guide: How to curate content on Wikipedia!

Calling all postgrads: tell everybody about your research!

Hi! I'm Mary Frank, the new postgrad rep at WIGS. My specialism is translation, and I'm working on a PhD at Bristol University that investigates the interplay between translation theory and translation practice. It's a practice-led project that asks whether and how translation theory can help the practising translator and vice versa. The text I'm … Continue reading Calling all postgrads: tell everybody about your research!

Extended deadline: WIGS Committee Vacancies (18 June)

The deadline for expressions of interest in WIGS committee vacancies has been extended to this Sunday 18 June. Please see below for details. A number of committee terms of office are ending at the same time, as a result of which we are advertising the following WIGS committee vacancies: Irish Representative, PG Representative, and IT … Continue reading Extended deadline: WIGS Committee Vacancies (18 June)

WIGS Committee Vacancies

*UPDATE 13/06/17: EXTENDED DEADLINE FOR EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST* A number of committee terms of office are ending at the same time, as a result of which we are advertising the following WIGS committee vacancies: Irish Representative, PG Representative, and IT officer (please see below for details). This is an excellent opportunity to hold a position of responsibility … Continue reading WIGS Committee Vacancies

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!

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 Deadline for PG Essay Prize has been extended!

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

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 Postgraduate Essay Prize competition

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

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