The Southeast German Studies Workshop is an event dedicated to fostering creative, interdisciplinary dialogue among faculty members, graduate students, and advanced undergraduate students interested in the history, society, and cultures of German-speaking Central Europe. The Southeast workshop brings together scholars from more than twenty institutions in the region, including Alabama, Georgia, Florida, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, and Virginia. 

The workshop will be held over a two-day period, with a series of three workshop sessions on Thursday afternoon and Friday morning. Thursday afternoon will feature a keynote address by Tina Campt, Professor of Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies and Director of the Africana Studies Program at Barnard College.

Instead of reading formal papers, the panels are dedicated to discussions of the 1-3 page “positions papers” on one of the workshop themes, which the participants submit in advance of the workshop. The themes for each year’s workshop reflect issues of growing interest to the German Studies scholarly community. The 2015 themes will be announced shortly.

The keynote address and the workshop are free and open to the public; more detailed information about these events may be found by following the links on this page. All participants in the workshops will be expected to read the position papers before the conference, since no formal papers will be delivered. If you are interested in attending one or more panels of the workshop and would like to receive access to the papers, please send an email to the workshop organizing committee.