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CfA: GSA Treasurer

Call for Applications: GSA Treasurer

The German Studies Association invites applications for a five-year renewable position of Treasurer, beginning in the fall of 2024. As the GSA’s chief financial officer, the Treasurer is responsible for the Association’s financial well-being. Using QuickBooks, the Treasurer maintains the Association’s financial records, oversees revenue streams and pays bills, supervises grant and fundraising monies, and manages the Association’s endowments. In consultation with the Executive Director, the Treasurer prepares the Association’s annual budget for the Board’s approval. The Treasurer serves as a full, voting member of the Executive Council, an ex officio, non-voting member of the Executive Board, and an ex officio member of the Investment/Financial Committee. Each of these bodies meets several times a year. Although this position is based on voluntary service,... Read more

Announcement: Birgit Tautz new Spektrum editor

Announcement: Birgit Tautz new Spektrum editor



The GSA is delighted to announce the appointment of Dr. Birgit Tautz (German, Bowdoin College) as the new editor of the Spektrum book series published by Berghahn Books. Dr. David Luebke (History, University of Oregon) is passing the baton after over a dozen years representing the scholarly interests of the GSA, leading an interdisciplinary editorial board through the solicitation and review process, generously supporting authors and reviewers, working together with the editors at Berghahn Books, and connecting the GSA Executive Council and Board with both Berghahn and the series editorial board. In recognition of his substantial service and impact on the field, he will remain affiliated with the series as Founding Editor. 

Published under the auspices of the German Studies Association, Spektrum offers current perspectives... Read more

CfA: Seminar Participant Applications GSA 2024


The 48th German Studies Association Conference in Atlanta, GA, from September 26–29, 2024 will again host a series of seminars in addition to panels and roundtables (for general conference information, click here).

Seminars meet for all three days of the conference (Friday, Saturday, Sunday) 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.

Please note some important seminar application guidelines:

Call for Volunteers: GSA Treasurer Search Committee

Call for Treasurer Search Committee Members

After five years of dedicated service, Dr. Thomas (“Tom”) O. Haakenson will conclude his term as the German Studies Association’s treasurer at the end of 2024. As the first person to fulfill this role in its new iteration separate from the secretary position, Tom was instrumental in bringing the GSA’s Conference Community Fund program to life, strengthening other forms of monetary support for our members, establishing a finance committee to serve in an advisory capacity to the executive council, and streamlining the organization’s bookkeeping, banking and investment processes. 

Thank you, Tom, for your sound fiscal judgment and your positive collegial presence on the executive council and board!

With this vacancy approaching, the GSA is forming a search committee to identify our next treasurer. The treasurer, per the GSA bylaws, serves a five-year, renewable term. As such, the next term will begin in 2025 and their first term would end in 2029. 

If you have an interest in financial management and learned society administrative... Read more

CfA: GSA Emerging Scholars Workshop 2024

December 12, 2023

Call for Applications: GSA Emerging Scholars Workshop (ESW) 2024

We are excited to issue this call for the next Emerging Scholars Workshop (ESW) to be hosted at the 48th German Studies Association Conference in Atlanta, Georgia, from September 26–29, 2024. This workshop is exclusively for graduate students.

The ESW will run parallel to the established seminars, regular conference sessions, and roundtables. It will convene Friday through Sunday, 8am–10am. Participants must commit to participating in all three workshop meetings. For general conference information, see

Over the past decade or so, graduate programs across the country have contracted. Fewer graduate students now encounter fewer regular graduate courses that have often also become more general in content in order to produce satisfactory enrollment. As a result, much of the specialized but crucial field training has moved into one-on-one tutorials and directed readings. The ESW seeks to give the up-and-coming cohort of scholars access to the leading faculty in their field, increase the advice and mentoring they receive, and allow them to come together for sustained professional conversations. The goal is to enable the next generation of Germanists to produce their... Read more

GSA 2024 Panels/Roundtables: Finding Participants

Looking for people to complete a roundtable or panel that you'd like to organize for the GSA 2024 in Atlanta? Hoping to find a roundtable or panel in need of your expertise? Fill out this form!

Note: The information entered into this document will be public on this spreadsheet (shown below) until the submissions period is closed. If you don't want to share your name and email on a public form, please consider an alternate method for finding collaborators.

Please email us when your panel/roundtable is complete or if you are no longer planning on organizing a session (so that we can remove your entry and you won't keep being contacted!)

Want to amplify your search? Post on Bluesky, Facebook or Twitter and tag, @thegsa or #thegsa2024!

Don't forget that you need to be a current (2024) GSA member to be part of a submission. You can join/renew here.

Looking for more information about the conference? Find it here.


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CfP: GSA 48th Annual Conference


The German Studies Association (GSA) will hold its 48th Annual Conference from 26–29 September 2024 at the Courtland Grand Hotel in Atlanta, Georgia.

The Program Committee cordially invites proposals on any aspect of DACHL (German, Austrian, Swiss, Liechtenstein) studies, including (but not limited to) history, Germanistik, film, art history, political science, anthropology, musicology, religious studies, sociology, and cultural studies. The committee is especially eager to welcome proposals from scholars in subfields that have been underrepresented at recent conferences, including contemporary politics, economics, and society, as well as papers from all fields dealing with the nineteenth century or earlier.

Proposals for complete panels, for interdisciplinary presentations, and for panel series are strongly encouraged (a series is limited to no more than four panels). Individual paper proposals are also welcome – though experienced scholars are encouraged to develop full session submissions that can help build scholarly networks. The call for seminar proposals has been distributed separately; a call for applications for the Emerging Scholars Workshop will go out in mid-December.

Please see the GSA website for information about the submission process for papers, panels, and roundtables; the OpenWater conference portal... Read more

GSA 2024 Call for Seminar Proposals

The 48th German Studies Association Conference, to be held in Atlanta, GA from September 26–29, 2024, will continue to host a series of seminars in addition to regular panel sessions and roundtables (general conference information is available here). Seminars meet for all three days of the conference. They explore new avenues of academic exchange and foster extended discussion, rigorous intellectual debate, and intensified networking. Seminars are typically proposed and led by two to three conveners and consist of a minimum of 10 and a maximum of 20 participants, including the conveners themselves. Seminars must be open to applications from interested participants, and conveners are expected to make every effort to aim for broad diversity and include scholars from different disciplines, types of institutions, and career stages, including graduate students. Seminars may enable

  • extended discussion of a recent academic publication;
  • exploration of a promising new research topic;
  • engagement with pre-circulated papers;
  • a debate among scholars with different approaches; or
  • in-depth discussion of a political or public policy issue, novel, film, poem, musical piece, painting, or other artwork.

Conveners are strongly encouraged to structure their seminars around creative and engaging forms of intellectual... Read more