Women in German Studies
Site for female Germanists in Great Britain and Ireland, supporting them in all aspects of their professional life.
WIGS was established in 1988 with the aim of bringing together female Germanists in Great Britain and Ireland and supporting them in all aspects of their professional life. Membership is open to any woman who is currently teaching, studying, or working in any area of German Studies, or who has done so in the past.
The main event organised by WIGS is the annual conference, which takes
place at a different institution each year in November. This is an interdisciplinary,
one-day event combining academic papers, a business meeting, and exchange
of information. In 1993 it was decided to hold a larger conference at
the University of Nottingham, open to non-members, on the subject of 'Women
and the Wende'. Following its success, open conferences have since been
held in 1998 ('Women and Autobiography', University of Manchester), in
2000 ('Myths and Mythology', University of Edinburgh) and in 2003 ('Local
Narratives / Global Narratives of Identity', University of Bath). The
last open conference took place in July 2008, and was hosted
by the University of Liverpool. In November 2010, WIGS held a joint conference at Swansea University on 'Friendship' together with its sister-organisation WISPS.
WIGS Annual Conference:
University of Sheffield, 8-9 November 2013
Abstracts (c.150 words) for papers of about 20 minutes duration, on any topic within German Studies, are invited. Please send abstracts, including name of speaker, title of paper, and full contact details, to Nina Schmidt (email@example.com) by 24 May 2013.
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