2019 Prize Competitions Announced

The GSA is pleased to announce our three book prizes for 2019:

The deadline for all three prizes is 20 February 2019. Information on eligibility and nomination procedures is available at the page for each prize.

We are also accepting submissions for the GSA Prize for the Best Essay in German Studies by a Graduate Student, for unpublished essays written in 2018. The deadline for submission is 15 March 2019.

We look forward to receiving your nominations! Read more


Conference Submissions Now Open

The GSA is now accepting submissions of panels, papers, and roundtables from January 5 to February 15. Seminar participant applications will be accepted until January 26. You can also volunteer to be a moderator or commentator on an as-needed basis.

The submission site is at You will use your username and password. Submitters must be current (2019) members.

For more information on submissions, check the links below. If you have any technical difficulties, or you can't find the answer to your question, you can contact Elizabeth Fulton at We look forward to your submissions!


Call for Seminar Applications

The 43rd GSA Conference in Portland, Oregon from October 3-6, 2019 will again host a series of seminars in addition to its regular conference sessions and roundtables.

Seminars meet for all three days of the conference during the first or second morning slot to foster extended discussion, rigorous intellectual exchange, and intensified networking. They are led by two to four conveners and consist of 10 to 20 participants, at least some of whom should be graduate students. In order to reach the goal of extended discussion, seminar organizers and participants are required to participate in all three installments of the seminar.

The submission site is at You will use your username and password. Submitters must be current (2019) members. Please apply to only one seminar at a time. The deadline is January 26, 2019, at midnight Eastern Standard Time. For more information, visit our current conference page.

The following seminars have been selected and approved for enrollment at the 2019 GSA Conference:

01 Asian German Studies

02 Beyond the Racial State: New Perspectives on Race in Nazi Germany

03 Beyond Versailles: From Brest-Litovsk to the End of the World War in East Central Europe (co-sponsored by the... Read more


Call for Papers: German History Society Annual Conference



King’s College London, Tuesday 3 September- Thursday 5 September 2019

The German History Society in the UK and Ireland, which publishes the journal German History, is inviting proposals for its twelfth Annual Conference. The 2019 conference will be hosted by King’s College London. The keynote speakers will be Felicitas Schmieder (Hagen), Rebekka von Mallinckrodt (Bremen) and Johannes Paulmann (Mainz).

The Society invites historians of Germany from all parts of the world to submit panel proposals on their research topics in German history broadly conceived, including the history of German-speaking people within and beyond Europe, from the medieval period to the present day. Panels will last for 90 minutes and should have three speakers and a chair. Each paper should be no longer than 20 minutes.

Proposals for round table format panels, and for panels that address specific methodological problems, problems of source criticism, or problems of public history and education in the field of German history, are also welcome. These, too, should involve three speakers and a chair, and should last 90 minutes, with each paper 20 minutes in duration.

Proposals for individual papers will also be accepted, with the proviso that the conference organisers will seek to group individual papers into groups of... Read more


Call for 2019 Proposals

The GSA will hold its 43rd Annual Conference from 3 to 6 October 2019 at the Hilton Portland Downtown in Portland, Oregon (USA).

The Program Committee cordially invites proposals on any aspect of German, Austrian, or Swiss studies, including (but not limited to) history, Germanistik, film, art history, political science, anthropology, musicology, religious studies, sociology, and cultural studies.

Proposals for entire sessions, for interdisciplinary presentations, and for series of panels are strongly encouraged (though we discourage thematic series of more than four panels). Individual paper proposals are also welcome. The call for seminar proposals has been distributed separately.

Please see the conference page for information about the submission process for "traditional" papers, sessions, and roundtables, which will open on 5 January 2019. The deadline for proposals is 15 February 2019.

Please note that all proposed presenters must be members of the German Studies Association. Information on membership is available here.

In order to avoid complications later, the Program Committee would like to reiterate two extremely important guidelines here:

1.  No individual at the GSA conference may give more than one paper or appear on the program in more than two separate roles. Participating in a seminar counts as delivering a paper.

2.  If... Read more


GSA Statement on Pittsburgh Shootings

The German Studies Association is horrified and saddened beyond words by the attack on the Tree of Life synagogue, and expresses its deepest sympathy to all those affected by this atrocity.  Our annual conference took place in Pittsburgh just a few weeks ago, and we feel a special attachment to that city. As scholars of German Studies and as human beings, we have a special obligation, given the history of the German-speaking world, to resist all forms of antisemitism. Read more


Call for Seminar Proposals, 2019

The 43rd German Studies Association Conference in Portland, OR from October 3-6, 2019 will continue to host a series of seminars in addition to conference sessions and roundtables.

Seminars meet for all three days of the conference. They explore new avenues of academic exchange and foster extended discussion, rigorous intellectual debate, and intensified networking. Seminars are typically proposed and led by two to three conveners and they consist of a total of 10 to 20 participants, including the conveners themselves. (In special cases there may be four conveners.) Conveners are expected to make every effort to aim for broad diversity and include scholars from different disciplines and at different career stages, including graduate students. Seminars may enable extended discussion of a recent academic publication; the exploration of a promising new research topic; engagement with pre-circulated papers; an opportunity to debate the work of scholars with different approaches; the coming together of scholars seeking to develop an anthology; or the in-depth discussion of a political or public policy issue, novel, film, poem, musical piece, painting, or other artwork.

In order to facilitate extended discussion, seminar conveners and participants are required to participate in all three seminar meetings. Please note that both... Read more

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