2018 Prize Competitions Announced

In 2018 the DAAD/GSA Book Prizes will be awarded for the best book in Germanistik or cultural studies published in 2016 or 2017 and for the best book in history or social sciences published in 2017.

Under the provision of the DAAD grant, eligibility is restricted to authors who are citizens or permanent residents of the United States and Canada. Translations, editions, anthologies, memoirs, and books that have been previously published are not eligible.

2017 Prize Winners Announced

The German Studies Association is pleased to announce the following prizes, which were awarded at the Forty-First Anniversary Conference in Atlanta on 6 October 2017:

DAAD Book Prize for best book in History and Social Sciences published in 2015 or 2016:

The winner is Professor Greg Eghigian (Pennsylvania State University), The Corrigible and the Incorrigible: Science, Medicine and the Convict in Twentieth Century Germany (Ann Arbor:  University of Michigan Press, 2015).

Here is the prize committee’s laudatio:

2016 Prizes Announced

2016 DAAD Book Prize

The DAAD and the GSA are proud to announce that Professor Matt Erlin, Washington University of St. Louis, is the winner of this year's DAAD Book Prize for the best book in literature or cultural studies published during the years 2014 and 2015. His book Necessary Luxuries: Books, Literature, and the Culture of Consumption in Germany, 1770-1815was published by Signale/Cornell University Press in 2014.

Here is the text of the committee's laudatio:

German Studies Review Redesign Honored by Editor's Group

The redesign of the German Studies Review recently received the 2012 Best Journal Design award from the Council of Editors of Learned Journals. The award honors a journal that launched a new design between 2010 and 2012. The Johns Hopkins University Press, which began publishing the journal with the 2012 volume, worked collaboratively with Editor Sabine Hake on the new design.

GSA Website Recognized

The re-design of the GSA website recently won honorable mention in the Website/Association category of the 2012 MarCom awards. The JHU Press Journals Marketing Department submitted the site for the award in this international competition which recognizes outstanding creative achievement by marketing and communication professionals. There were over 6,000 entries from throughout the United States, Canada, and several other countries in the 2012 competition, which featured a number of categories.