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

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

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

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)

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

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

Registration open: WIGS 30th Annual Conference (9-10 November, Aston)

Registration for this year’s annual members' conference at Aston University (9-10 November), in WIGS' 30th anniversary year, is now open! Please register through the Aston University Online Store. https://store.aston.ac.uk/conferences-and-events/languages-social-sciences/lss-events/women-in-german-studies-wigs-30th-anniversary-conference Booking will be open until 31 October. To help with planning, the organisers would be most grateful if you could please register sooner rather than later. Conference dinner. There … Continue reading Registration open: WIGS 30th Annual Conference (9-10 November, Aston)

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!

Draft Programme: WIGS Open Conference, Oxford, 22-24 June 2017

Registration information for the WIGS Open Conference at St Edmund Hall, Oxford, 22-24 June, will be published on the WIGS blog later this month (watch this space!), but we wanted to give you a sneak peak at the DRAFT PROGRAMME already (click on the link to view). We look forward to seeing many of you (members … Continue reading Draft Programme: WIGS Open Conference, Oxford, 22-24 June 2017

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 First Book Award

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 Aberystwyth Travel Information, WIGS 28th Annual Members’ Conference

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!

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

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.