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King's College London, 3-5 September 2019

The German History Society is pleased to announce the programme for its 2019 Annual Conference.

With a wide range of exciting papers on offer, the 2019 Annual Conference is set to be our largest conference yet that also happens to be taking place in our 40th anniversary year!

The full programme can be downloaded here.

Conference Registration:

Speakers and panel chairs do not need to register, but all other attendees should register with Julian Wojtowicz by Friday 2 August 2019.

Entrance is free to GHS members, with a fee of £25 (waged) and £8 (unwaged) for non-members.

For details on how to join the GHS please click here:

In order to avoid overcrowding, we would also be grateful if all speakers and non-speakers could inform Julian Wojtowicz by 2 August 2019 if you are interested in attending the following events:

Opening night and reception at the German Historical Institute London, from 5 pm Tuesday 3 September:

The evening will begin with a Plenary on ‘Promoting German history in schools in the UK and Republic of Ireland - New avenues for collaboration with external bodies’, chaired by Ulinka Rublack, and will be followed by a keynote lecture from Felicitas Schmieder on the 'Global History in the Middle Ages: German Authors on the Global Role of the Empire'.

After this, attendees are invited to a wine reception at the Institute.

Plenary Session: keynote lecture on ‘Slavery in the Holy Roman Empire', 5:30 pm to 6:45 pm Wednesday 4 September 2019:

Given by Rebekka von Mallinckrodt (Bremen)

Conference dinner, 8:30 pm Wednesday 4 September 2019:

This will take place at the Crusting Pipe in Covent Garden (27 The Market, Covent Garden, London, WC2E 8RD), and will cost approximately £30.

A menu can be provided upon request, which includes vegetarian options.

Plenary Session: keynote lecture on 'The Fluid Boundaries of Europe – Locating the Continent in the Nineteenth Century', 1 pm to 2:15 pm Thursday 5 September 2019:

Given by Johannes Paulmann (Leibniz Institute of European History, Mainz)

Details of travel and accommodation options can be found here.