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Annual Conference

German History Society Annual Conference 2016 and 2017

08 to 10 September 2016 at the University of Newcastle

30 August to 01 September 2017 at the University of St Andrews

Call for panel proposals


University of Newcastle, 8-10 September 2016

The German History Society in the UK and Ireland, which publishes the journal German History, is inviting panel proposals for its seventh Annual Conference. The 2016 conference will be hosted by the University of Newcastle. 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 are also welcome, again involving three speakers and a chair.

Deadline for submission of proposals: 18 MARCH 2016. The Society's Committee will select proposals and inform applicants by the end of April.

Postgraduate students are explicitly encouraged to participate in panels or to submit their own panel proposals.

Please note that panelists will have to bear the costs of 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 see Membership »

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 (except for round table proposals). Round table proposals should provide a longer overall description. Panel proposals no longer than two pages overall please!

All proposals should be sent in electronic format to the Secretary of the German History Society, Matthew Stibbe.