members_group1The AGS holds an annual conference at changing locations throughout the UK and Ireland and brings together national and international scholars from all branches of German Studies. We also offer conference funding.

As a platform for discussing the latest research and developments in German Studies, the annual conference fosters the exchange between established, postdoctoral and postgraduate researchers. Our regular themed panels, special panels and a lead panel organised by the host department cover a wide range of topics relating to German literature, culture and linguistics, from the Middle Ages to the present day. A lecture or reading by the President’s guest and cultural events regularly frame the conference programme. Recent conferences took place in Bristol, Bangor, Warwick, Newcastle, Limerick, Manchester, Cardiff, Edinburgh, and London. In 2020, we held some conferences sessions online.

Our next conference will be AGS at 90: AGS Conference at the University of Nottingham, 5-7 September 2022
The Call for Papers is currently open. Deadline for Abstracts: Friday, 1 April, 2022, from 1 to 3 September.
For full details and to download the 
Call for Papers in PDF format, please click here.

Note: We are planning for the conference to take place in person. We will, however, make every effort to accommodate colleagues who wish to present at the conference and who are unable to travel for compelling reasons. If circumstances change, we will of course revert to an online format. If you are only able to present remotely, please indicate this when you submit your abstract.