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GERMAN HISTORY SOCIETY ANNUAL CONFERENCE 2018

University of Leicester

Thursday 13 September - Saturday 15 September

The German History Society in the UK and Ireland, which publishes the journal German History, is inviting proposals for its ninth Annual Conference. The 2018 conference will be hosted by the University of Leicester. The keynote speakers will be Eva Haverkamp (Munich), Peter Wilson (Oxford) and Stefanie Schüler-Springorum (Berlin).

The Society invites historians of Germany from all parts of the world to submit panel proposals on what they regard as cutting-edge 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 are also welcome. Again they should involve three speakers and a chair, and should last 90 minutes, with each paper no longer than 20 minutes.

Finally, proposals for individual papers will also be accepted, with the proviso that the conference organisers will look to grouping individual papers into groups of three for the purposes of creating panels. Individual papers should last no longer than 20 minutes.

Deadline for submission of proposals: FRIDAY 16 MARCH 2018. The Society's
Committee will select proposals and inform applicants by the end of April 2018.

Information on accommodation options in Leicester will be provided by the end of April 2018 too.

Postgraduate students are explicitly encouraged to participate in panels or to submit their own panel proposals or individual papers. The annual conference is intended to offer a friendly, constructive environment in which to present work completed and work in progress to a specialist audience.

Please note that panelists/individual presenters will have to bear the costs of the (optional) annual dinner, travel and accommodation themselves. Some bursaries will be available for postgraduate students; those presenting papers will receive preference for funding. Information on applying for postgraduate bursaries will be posted on the website with the conference programme in the late spring.

There will be a modest conference fee of £30 (waged) and £10 (unwaged) for delegates who are
not members of the German History Society. The conference is free for members of the German History Society. For details on how to join the German History Society (which also offers additional benefits, including the right to apply for our various grant schemes, and free subscription to the society’s journal, German History, see: http://www.germanhistorysociety.org/membership

Panel proposals: please send one copy of the panel proposal, including title of panel, name of chair, names of speakers and their institutional affiliation (if applicable), overall description of panel, and brief abstracts of the three papers. The entire proposal should be no longer than two pages overall.


Round table proposals/proposals for panels on specific methodological problems, problems of source criticism or problems of public history: Rather than three abstracts, these should provide a longer overall description, plus name of chair and names of speakers and their institutional affiliation. Again they should be no longer than two pages overall.


Individual proposals: These should include title of paper, institutional affiliation of the speaker and an abstract. They should be no longer than one page.


All proposals should be sent in electronic format to the Secretary of the German History Society, Matthew Stibbe, at the following address: secretary@germanhistorysociety.org