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 (King's College London).

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


Meetings in 2017-18

​Autumn 2017

62nd meeting at Sommerville College, Oxford
Friday, 3 November 2017

Spring 2018

63rd meeting at the IMLR, University of London
Thursday, 12 and Friday, 13 April 2018
Programme - online registration [advance registration required by 6 April)