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GSA Announces New Dues Structure Beginning 1 November 2019

At its meeting on 3 October 2019, the GSA Board approved a revision and updating of the organization’s dues structure beginning on 1 November 2019. This vote followed a detailed discussion of two years. The old dues structure had been in place and unchanged for many years. The following will be the new annual dues structure:

Income below $50,000

$     40.00

Income between $50,001 and $70,000

$   110.00

Income between $70,001 and $90,000

$   130.00

Income between $90,001 and $110,000

$   155.00

Income between $110,001 and $150,000

$   170.00

Income greater than $150,000

$   185.00

Life member (one-time payment)

$ 1000.00

Institutional member

$   500.00

 

Please note that those members who have signed up for recurring payments in the past will need to return to paying their dues on a non-recurring basis until the new system is fully in place. Please note too that joint memberships are no longer available. Thank you for your understanding!... Read more

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GSA Announces 2019 Book and Article Prizes

The GSA is pleased to announce that the following prizes were awarded at its 43rd conference in Portland, Oregon.  The corresponding laudationes will be published in the winter 2019-20 GSA newsletter:

The DAAD/GSA Prize for the Best Book in Germanistik and Cultural Studies published in 2018 was awarded to Professor Nicola Behrmann (Rutgers University), for her book Geburt der Avantgarde – Emily Hennngs (Wallstein Verlag, 1918).

The DAAD/GSA Prize for the Best Book in History and Social Sciences published in 2018 was awarded to Professor Dolores L. Augustine (St. John’s University) for her book Taking on Technocracy: Nuclear Power in Germany, 1945 to the Present (Berghahn Books, 1918).

The Sybil Halpern Milton Prize for the Best Book in Holocaust and Genocide Studies, awarded every two years for the best book published in those fields in the previous two years, was awarded to Professor Bradley W. Hart (California State University, Fresno) for his book Hitler's American Friends: The Third Reich's Supporters in the United States (Thomas Dunne Books/St Martin's Press, 2018).

The DAAD/GSA Article Prize for the Best Article Published in the German Studies Review during the previous year was awarded to Professor Sara S. Poor (Princeton University) for her article... Read more

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Dr. Margaret Menninger Named New ED of GSA Beginning 2021

At its meeting on 3 October 2019, the GSA Board unanimously approved the appointment of Dr. Margaret Eleanor Menninger, Associate Professor of History at Texas State University, as the GSA’s third Executive Director.  She will assume that office on 1 January 2021; the current Executive Director, Prof. David E. Barclay, will remain in that function until the end of 2020. 

Professor Menninger has served as NEH Distinguished Teaching Professor in the Humanities at Texas State, where she has taught in the Department of History since 2001.  She received her A.B., M.A., and PhD degrees at Harvard University, where she studied with David Blackbourn. She is an accomplished chamber musician and is currently completing a manuscript on  A Serious Matter and True Joy: Philanthropy, the Arts, and the State in Nineteenth-Century Leipzig.  Among other things, she has published on the idea of the Gesamtkunstwerk. 

She brings a wealth of experience in the GSA to her new duties.  She has served with distinction as Program Director and as chair of the Seminar Committee, and she is currently the GSA Secretary.  We are confident that the GSA will thrive under Margaret Menninger’s leadership.  Read more

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Dr. Benita Blessing Named New GSA Operations Director

The GSA is pleased to announce that Dr. Benita Blessing has agreed to serve as its second Operations Director, succeeding Elizabeth Fulton, who was honored at the Portland conferences for her immense contributions to the GSA over the past 11 years.  Dr. Blessing teaches in the World Languages and Cultures program at Oregon State University.  She has taught at a number of other institutions, including the University of Vienna.  Dr. Blessing received a BA at Trinity University, an MA at the Monterey Institute of International Affairs, and a PhD in history at the University of Wisconsin–Madison.  She has numerous publications and an impressive record of scholarship, especially in the history of education.  Please welcome Dr. Blessing as the new GSA Operations Director! Read more

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Silent Auditors for Seminars

 

This year’s GSA Conference in Portland, Oregon will again feature a number of three-day seminars. As in the past, this year’s conference will also allow for a limited number of auditors to attend individual seminar streams. Auditors attend the seminar but are not formal participants, so they may take on other presenting roles at the conference. Please note that the specific roles and rules for auditors will be defined by the respective seminar conveners. 

 

If you are interested in auditing a seminar, please contact and apply to the seminar’s convenors directly. Below you will find a list of seminars available for auditors. Due to space restrictions and other considerations, we must ask convenors not to admit more auditors to their seminars than the number specified. The number of auditors is limited to six regardless of the number of conveners and active participants. The full list of seminar topics including active participants can be found in the GSA Conference Program.

 

005, 140, 278. Asian German Studies (5)

Fri, Sat, Sun 8:00 - 10:00 AM   Pacific Empire

 

Conveners: Bettina Brandt, Penn State University, ubb2@psu.edu

Lydia Gerber, Washington State... Read more

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Job Posting: Operations Director

The German Studies Association is the multi- and interdisciplinary association of scholars in German, Austrian, and Swiss history, literature, culture studies, political science, and economics. GSA holds an annual conference and publishes a scholarly journal, the German Studies Review. Members are generally professors and advanced students at universities and colleges in North America, although there are several hundred members in Europe and Asia. Membership is open to anyone. Member of the American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS).

The GSA’s main activity is the annual conference, where over 1,300 academics come together to share their research and collaborate on new and exciting projects. The Operations Director’s job is to make that conference happen. The OD supports our members as they submit through our web-based conference system, X-CD. Then, they assist our volunteer Program Committee with evaluating those submissions and the Program Director with scheduling. Working with the conference hotel, the OD coordinates exhibits, events, and receptions. At the conference itself, the OD manages the registration desk and works with hotel staff to make our attendees’ experience smooth and enjoyable.

Other responsibilities include updating the GSA’s website with Drupal, editing and assembling the biannual newsletter, and answering member questions with the... Read more

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Conference Registration and Program (#thegsa2019)

Online conference registration, meal reservations, and hotel reservations for the 43rd annual conference of the GSA in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, are now open at www.thegsa.org/members/conference.

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, prices for all registration categories will increase... Read more

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GSA Announces New Dues Structure Beginning 1 November 2019

At its meeting on 3 October 2019, the GSA Board approved a revision and updating of the organization’s dues structure beginning on 1 November 2019. This vote followed a detailed discussion of two years. The old dues structure had been in place and unchanged for many years. The following will be the new annual dues structure:

Income below $50,000

$     40.00

Income between $50,001 and $70,000

$   110.00

Income between $70,001 and $90,000

$   130.00

Income between $90,001 and $110,000

$   155.00

Income between $110,001 and $150,000

$   170.00

Income greater than $150,000

$   185.00

Life member (one-time payment)

$ 1000.00

Institutional member

$   500.00

Please note that those members who have signed up for recurring payments in the past will need to return to paying their dues on a non-recurring basis until the new system is fully in place. Please note too that joint memberships are no longer available. Thank you for your understanding!... Read more

 

GSA Announces 2019 Book and Article Prizes

The GSA is pleased to announce that the following prizes were awarded at its 43rd conference in Portland, Oregon.  The corresponding laudationes will be published in the winter 2019-20 GSA newsletter:

The DAAD/GSA Prize for the Best Book in Germanistik and Cultural Studies published in 2018 was awarded to Professor Nicola Behrmann (Rutgers University), for her book Geburt der Avantgarde – Emily Hennngs (Wallstein Verlag, 2018).

The DAAD/GSA Prize for the Best Book in History and Social Sciences published in 2018 was awarded to Professor Dolores L. Augustine (St. John’s University) for her book Taking on Technocracy: Nuclear Power in Germany, 1945 to the Present (Berghahn Books, 2018).

The Sybil Halpern Milton Prize for the Best Book in Holocaust and Genocide Studies, awarded every two years for the best book published in those fields in the previous two years, was awarded to Professor Bradley W. Hart (California State University, Fresno) for his book Hitler's American Friends: The Third Reich's Supporters in the United States (Thomas Dunne Books/St Martin's Press, 2018).

The DAAD/GSA Article Prize for the Best Article Published in the German Studies Review during the previous year was awarded to Professor Sara S. Poor (Princeton University) for her article... Read more

 

Dr. Margaret Menninger Named New ED of GSA Beginning 2021

At its meeting on 3 October 2019, the GSA Board unanimously approved the appointment of Dr. Margaret Eleanor Menninger, Associate Professor of History at Texas State University, as the GSA’s third Executive Director.  She will assume that office on 1 January 2021; the current Executive Director, Prof. David E. Barclay, will remain in that function until the end of 2020. 

Professor Menninger has served as NEH Distinguished Teaching Professor in the Humanities at Texas State, where she has taught in the Department of History since 2001.  She received her A.B., M.A., and PhD degrees at Harvard University, where she studied with David Blackbourn. She is an accomplished chamber musician and is currently completing a manuscript on  A Serious Matter and True Joy: Philanthropy, the Arts, and the State in Nineteenth-Century Leipzig.  Among other things, she has published on the idea of the Gesamtkunstwerk. 

She brings a wealth of experience in the GSA to her new duties.  She has served with distinction as Program Director and as chair of the Seminar Committee, and she is currently the GSA Secretary.  We are confident that the GSA will thrive under Margaret Menninger’s leadership.  Read more

 

Dr. Benita Blessing Named New GSA Operations Director

The GSA is pleased to announce that Dr. Benita Blessing has agreed to serve as its second Operations Director, succeeding Elizabeth Fulton, who was honored at the Portland conferences for her immense contributions to the GSA over the past 11 years. Dr. Blessing teaches in the World Languages and Cultures program at Oregon State University.  She has taught at a number of other institutions, including the University of Vienna. Dr. Blessing received a BA at Trinity University, an MA at the Monterey Institute of International Studies, and a dual PhD in history and educational policy studies at the University of Wisconsin–Madison. She has numerous publications and an impressive record of scholarship, especially in the history of education, childhood/generations, and gender/sexuality. Please welcome Dr. Blessing as the new GSA Operations Director! Read more

2019 Spring Newsletter

Our 2019 Spring Newsletter is now available here. Read more

 

Conference Registration and Program (#thegsa2019)

Online conference registration, meal reservations, and hotel reservations for the 43rd annual conference of the GSA in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, are now open at www.thegsa.org/members/conference.

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, prices for all registration categories will increase... Read more