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 the UK. 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: Stephanie Obermeier (Kent); Sina Stuhlert (Bristol); Samuel Thompson and Rebecca Wismeg (King's College London). Applications are invited to fill a vacancy on the Committee arising in November 2018. Further details (closing date: 14 September 2018).

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


Meetings in 2018-19

​Autumn 2018

64th meeting at the University of Bristol
Monday, 5 November 2018
CALL FOR PAPERS (Closing date: 21 September 2018)
Please note change of date of meeting and of closing date for submission of abstracts

Spring 2019

65th meeting at the IMLR, University of London
Thursday, 4 and Friday, 5 April 2019