Conference Registration and Highlights

Dear Members and Friends of the GSA,

Online conference registration, meal reservations, and hotel reservations for the 43rd annual conference of the GSA in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, are now open at

When you pay your registration fee, you will be able to purchase meals at the same time. After September 1st, all registrants will pay an additional $20 fee. Please be aware of the refund policy on conference registrations.

You must first register for the conference to be eligible for our special group rate of US $159.00 per night at the Hilton Portland Downtown. Please note that you can only reserve a hotel room at the conference rate by using the link you receive after registering.

Once you have registered, you will receive a confirmation e-mail from Johns Hopkins University Press with the link to the special hotel reservation page. Do not discard or lose this email. It will serve as your receipt and provide access to hotel reservations at the conference rate.

Conference Registration Rates (before 1 September)

  • Regular, joint, and emeritus members: $110.00
  • Non-members: $180.00
  • Independent scholars (members): $50.00
  • Independent scholars (non-members): $100.00
  • Students (members): $40.00
  • Students (non-members): $90.00
  • Exhibitors: $250.00 / table

After 1 September,... Read more


Moderators and Commentators Wanted!

Every year, the Program Committee looks for volunteers who are willing to step in as moderators and commentators for incomplete panels. This year, we have a form to fill out on the submission site!

Please click here: Moderator and Commentator Application (

You'll need to be a 2019 member to apply.

There are two important rules to remember:

  1. You can only have two roles in the conference. This includes moderating, commenting, and any kind of presentation. If you've already applied for two roles in the conference, please don't fill out this application.
  2. Graduate students can't be commentators. This applies to people who will be students at the time of the conference. If you're a student now but you'll have your degree in October, you're welcome to comment!

The official form will be available until 1 May 2019 at midnight Eastern Standard Time, though we hope you'll apply as soon as possible -- the sooner you apply, the more chance you'll have of being included. If you aren't selected as part of the program initially, however, we may still ask you to substitute for a late withdrawal.

Thanks so much for your help, and we'll see you in October!... Read more


Berlin Program Summer Workshop - Deadline April 1




Once again, Europe and Germany are dealing with extraordinary political, economic, cultural, and administrative crises. Britain is leaving Europe. Other countries are also considering their own exit. There is potentially another global financial crisis on the horizon. Nationalism is on the rise throughout the region. The largest minority party in Germany’s parliament is now the neo-nationalist Alternative für Deutschland (AfD). The #MeToo and #BlackLivesMatter movements have galvanized attention around sexual assault and racial violence.

And if these issues are not disorienting enough, there are the overarching challenges of global warming and immigration, and the European project itself is seriously at risk of disintegration. This list, by no means comprehensive, identifies some of the most important issues facing Germany and Europe politically, culturally or economically in the present moment.

Yet periods of cultural, social, political, and personal confusion often lead to opportunities for substantive reflection and even radical interventions into prevailing assumptions and norms. How do moments of upheaval create spaces for political and cultural engagement? How do disruptions, social anxieties, cultural conflicts, gender troubles, racial reflections, calls of conscience, transformations in technologies, and the indeterminacy of language allow for restructuring, aesthetic evolutions, even transformations in collective sensibilities?... Read more


2019 Prize Competitions Announced

The GSA is pleased to announce our three book prizes for 2019:

The deadline for all three prizes is 20 February 2019. Information on eligibility and nomination procedures is available at the page for each prize.

We are also accepting submissions for the GSA Prize for the Best Essay in German Studies by a Graduate Student, for unpublished essays written in 2018. The deadline for submission is 15 March 2019.

We look forward to receiving your nominations! Read more


Conference Submissions Now Open

The GSA is now accepting submissions of panels, papers, and roundtables from January 5 to February 15. Seminar participant applications will be accepted until January 26. You can also volunteer to be a moderator or commentator on an as-needed basis.

The submission site is at You will use your username and password. Submitters must be current (2019) members.

For more information on submissions, check the links below. If you have any technical difficulties, or you can't find the answer to your question, you can contact Elizabeth Fulton at We look forward to your submissions!


Call for Seminar Applications

The 43rd GSA Conference in Portland, Oregon from October 3-6, 2019 will again host a series of seminars in addition to its regular conference sessions and roundtables.

Seminars meet for all three days of the conference 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 10 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.

The submission site is at You will use your username and password. Submitters must be current (2019) members. Please apply to only one seminar at a time. The deadline is January 26, 2019, at midnight Eastern Standard Time. For more information, visit our current conference page.

The following seminars have been selected and approved for enrollment at the 2019 GSA Conference:

01 Asian German Studies

02 Beyond the Racial State: New Perspectives on Race in Nazi Germany

03 Beyond Versailles: From Brest-Litovsk to the End of the World War in East Central Europe (co-sponsored by the... Read more