National Postgraduate Colloquium in German Studies

The National Postgraduate Colloquium in German Studies first met in February 1987 at what was then the Institute of Germanic Studies. It met, first on an annual basis and, from 1988 onwards, twice a year, with one meeting held at the Institute in London, and the second at another university in Britain. So far it has been the guest of the Universities of Aston in Birmingham, Bath, Birmingham, Bristol, Cambridge, East Anglia, Leeds, Leicester, Manchester, Newcastle upon Tyne, Oxford, St Andrews, Sheffield, Southampton, Swansea, and Warwick.

The Colloquium provides a friendly and informal forum for graduate students in all areas of German Studies to present and discuss their current research, and to make contact with students from other universities. It is a measure of its success that the Colloquium now attracts students from universities in mainland Europe and even North America.

The Colloquium is organised by a committee of students in association with the Institute. Current members are: Leila Essa (King's College London); Stephanie Obermeier (Kent); Joanna Raisbeck (Oxford), and Samuel Thompson (Oxford).

For general enquiries or to attend a meeting please contact Jane Lewin at the IMLR.

Meetings in 2016-17

Friday, 4 November 2016
60th meeting at the University of Warwick

Friday, 7 April 2016
61st meeting at the IMLR, University of London
Call for Papers / Submit an Abstract (pdf-form) [closing date: 17 February 2017]

Meetings in 2017-18

Autumn 2017
62nd meeting at the University of Oxford
A call for papers will be issued in August