In Summer 2021, AGS President, Nicola McLelland initiated a dedicated Working Group on Equity Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) matters for the AGS, chaired by Claire Ross. The Working Group’s brief is to survey the field and facilitate concrete progress in EDI matters, while avoiding virtue signalling, allowing the AGS to show leadership as the scholarly association for German Studies in the UK & Ireland. Thus far we have worked together with our colleagues in WIGS to create the first diversity survey for German Studies in the UK and Ireland and are currently developing new projects for 2022, including writing a position statement, disseminating best practices, and facilitating diversity-related events and opportunities. In 2023, Sascha Stollhans took over as working group chair.

AGS EDI core working group

Sascha Stollhans (AGS EDI working group chair)

Paul Leworthy (AGS Publicity Officer)

Margaret Littler (former AGS President)