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Call for panel proposals

GERMAN HISTORY SOCIETY ANNUAL CONFERENCE

National University of Ireland Maynooth 4-6 September 2014

The German History Society in the UK and Ireland, which publishes the journal German History, is inviting panel proposals for its fifth Annual Conference.  The 2014 conference, with generous support from the German Historical Institute London,  will be hosted by the National University of Ireland Maynooth. 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 ranging from the Middle Ages to contemporary Germany. Panels will last for 90 minutes and should have three speakers and a chair. Each paper should be no longer than 20 minutes.

Deadline for submission of proposals: 15 MARCH 2014. 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 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 http://www.germanhistorysociety.org; for details of the German Historical Institute London see http://www.ghil.ac.uk

One copy of the panel proposal (including names of speakers, titles of their papers, brief abstracts and overall description of the panel; no longer than one page A4 please) should be sent in electronic format to the Secretary of the German History Society, Dr Jim Bjork, at the following address: jim@germanhistorysociety.org.