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Syria & Turkey Earthquake Disaster Relief

The GSA extends solidarity and sympathies to those impacted by the devastating earthquake in Turkey and Syria, including our members who have lost or are waiting to hear from loved ones, friends, and colleagues.

To donate towards ongoing rescue efforts: 


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CfA: Seminar Participant Applications GSA 2023


The 47th German Studies Association Conference in Montréal, Québec, Canada, from October 5 to October 8, 2023 will again host a series of seminars in addition to conference sessions and roundtables (for general conference information, click here).

Seminars meet for all three days of the conference (Friday, Saturday, Sunday) 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 8 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.

To access the submission portal in which you can apply for the seminar of your choice, click here. Applications ask for an abstract... Read more

GSA 2023 Panels/Roundtables: Finding Participants

Looking for people to complete a roundtable or panel that you'd like to organize for the GSA 2023 in Montréal? Hoping to find a roundtable or panel in need of your expertise? Fill out this form!

Note: The information entered into this document will be public on this spreadsheet (shown below) until the submissions period is closed. If you don't want to share your name and email on a public form, please consider an alternate method to find participants.

Please email us when your panel/roundtable is complete or if you are no longer planning on organizing a session (so that we can remove your entry and you won't keep being contacted!)

Want to amplify your search? Post on Facebook or Twitter and tag @thegsa or #thegsa2023!

Don't forget that you need to be a current (2023) GSA member to be part of a submission. You can join/renew here.

Looking for more information about the conference? Find it here.


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CfA: GSA Emerging Scholars Workshop 2023

December 15, 2022

Call for Applications: GSA Emerging Scholars Workshop (ESW) 2023

We are excited to issue this call for the next Emerging Scholars Workshop (ESW) to be hosted at the 47th German Studies Association Conference in Montréal, Canada, from October 5–8, 2023. This workshop is exclusively for graduate students. 

The Emerging Scholars Workshop will run parallel to the established seminars and in addition to regular conference sessions and roundtables. For general conference information, see

Over the past decade or so, graduate programs across the country have contracted. Fewer graduate students now encounter fewer regular graduate courses that have often also become more general in content in order to produce satisfactory enrollment. As a result, much of the specialized but crucial field training has moved into one-on-one tutorials and directed readings. The ESW seeks to give the up-and-coming cohort of scholars access to the leading faculty in their field, increase the advice and mentoring they receive, and allow them to come together for sustained professional conversations. The goal is to enable the next generation of Germanists to produce their best possible work, be competitive across fields, and contribute to the... Read more

GSA Winter Newsletter

Dear Friends and Members of the GSA,

Our Winter 2022 newsletter has been published and is available on our website. You can read about our GSA 2022 prize winners, the 2022-23 Berlin Program Fellows cohort, our upcoming GSA 2023 conference in Montréal, and more. We look forward to seeing you in Canada next October!

With all good wishes for 2023,

  • Margaret E. Menninger, Executive Director
  • Jennifer L. Jenkins, Operations Director
  • Nina Mondré Schweppe, Communications and Strategic Initiatives Manager


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CfP: GSA 47th Annual Conference


The German Studies Association (GSA) will hold its 47th Annual Conference from 5-8 October, 2023 at Le Centre Sheraton Montreal in Montréal, Quebec.

The Program Committee cordially invites proposals on any aspect of DACHL (German, Austrian, Swiss, Liechtenstein) 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 (a series is limited to no more than four panels). Individual paper proposals are also welcome – though experienced scholars are encouraged to develop full session submissions that can help build scholarly networks. The call for seminar proposals has been distributed separately.  

Please see the submissions guidelines for ‘traditional’ papers, sessions, and roundtables, for which the submission portal will open on 2 January 2023. The deadline for proposals will be Monday, 27 March at 11:59pm PDT. 

Please note that all proposed presenters must be members of the German Studies Association. Information on membership is available here. The GSA submission system will not allow... Read more

Call for Seminar Proposals GSA 2023

The 47th German Studies Association Conference, to be held in Montréal, Canada from October 5-8, 2023 will continue to host a series of seminars in addition to regular panel sessions and roundtables (for general conference information see 

Seminars meet for all three days of the conference (Friday, Saturday, Sunday). 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 must consist of a minimum of 8 and a maximum of 20 participants, including the conveners themselves. Seminars must be open to applications from interested participants, and 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;
  • exploration of a promising new research topic;
  • engagement with pre-circulated papers;
  • a debate among scholars with different approaches; or
  • in-depth discussion of a political or public policy issue, novel, film, poem, musical piece, painting, or other artwork.

Conveners are strongly encouraged to structure their seminars around creative and engaging forms of intellectual exchange; lengthy individual... Read more

GSA 2022 "Food for Thought" videos

Interested in finding out where German Studies scholarship is headed these days? Curious about new topics that you didn't have time to explore in panel and seminar sessions in Houston? Eager to engage with different presentation formats? Then check out the videos from the GSA 2022 conference plenary session “Food for Thought.” 

We asked nine colleagues to offer a “lightning round” of rapid, condensed, broadly accessible and informative presentations of their work. In soliciting speaker nominations from board members and network coordinators, we asked them to focus on emerging and early career scholars, from the post-doctoral level through recently promoted associate professors, whose work covers the range of disciplines represented in the Association. 

The presenters are, in alphabetical order:

  • Andrea Bryant, Appalachian State University 
  • Kimberly Cheng, New York University
  • Tiarra Cooper, University of Massachusetts Amherst 
  • Richmond Masitsa Embeywa, University of Arizona 
  • Zach Fitzpatrick, Wesleyan University
  • Susan Grunewald, Louisiana State University 
  • Jeannette Oholi, Justus-Liebig-University Giessen 
  • Thorsten Ries, University of Texas at Austin 
  • Jessica Resvick, Oklahoma State University

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