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Call for Applications: Archival Summer Seminar in Germany (June 2015)

Call for Applications
Archival Summer Seminar in Germany, June 8-20, 2015
Deadline: January 31, 2015

The Archival Summer Seminar, organized by the German Historical Institute Washington DC, is a two-week program for advanced graduate students in German history and related fields (including philosophy, culture and literature). The seminar trains participants to read old German handwriting and familiarizes them with several types of German archives, while providing a forum for students to network and discuss research methods. 

CfP: "The Conversations in the Realm of the Dead:" An Eighteenth-Century Genre and Its Historical Context (GSA 2015)

The Conversations in the Realm of the Dead (Gespräche im Reich derer Todten) were an incredibly popular genre in eighteenth-century Europe. Between the first decade of the eighteenth century and about 1810, at least 700 such Conversations were published in Germany alone. For the September 2015 meeting of the German Studies Association in Washington, D.C., we seek proposals for papers on different aspects of the Conversations. We welcome proposals from historians and German literature specialists, established scholars and graduate students.

ANN: Reminder: New Books in German History

On November 1 we will publish our next bulletin on new books in German
History and German Studies. If you would like to announce the
publication of your book, please submit the following information to
kira.thurman(at) by Friday, October 31: the author's name, the title of the book, the press, the
month it appeared in print, and a link to the publisher/book's site
(optional). Since this is a new feature of H-German, we are being
somewhat flexible as to what constitutes a "new" book, but in general we

CfP: Twelfth Workshop on Early Modern German History (May 2015)

Twelfth Workshop on Early Modern German History.

8 May 2015

Venue: German Historical Institute London

Deadline for CfP: 11 January 2015

Organised by the German History Society in co-operation with the German Historical Institutes London and Washington.

Conveners: Bridget Heal (University of St Andrews), David Lederer (National University of Ireland, Maynooth), Angela Schattner (GHIL), and Jenny Spinks (University of Manchester)

CFP: Memory and Commemoration: A Celebration of the Azrieli Holocaust Collection (March 2015)

The Azrieli Holocaust Collection in the Concordia University Libraries was established in 1984 with an endowment from Montreal philanthropist and businessman David J. Azrieli, CM, CQ (1922-2014), whose parents, sister, and brother were killed during the Holocaust. It is now one of the most important specialized collections in North America for research and teaching on the Holocaust and the history of anti-Semitism.

CFP: Histories of Dealing with Diverse Identities from Antiquity to 1989 (Tel-Aviv, 6-8 July 2015)

Call for Papers:  Histories of Dealing with Diverse Identities from Antiquity to 1989, Multi-Session Workshop, 8th Equality, Diversity and Inclusion International Conference  (EDI), Tel-Aviv University, Tel-Aviv, Israel, 6-8 July 2015


CfP: Eastern Europe Beyond Contiguity (November 2014)

The edited volume "Eastern Europe Beyond Contiguity" aims to introduce an Eastern Europe that resists the cartographic mandate as much as other contiguities: linguistic, temporal, intellectual, ethnic, and religious. Instead, the contributors will uncover and reflect upon alternative categories, images, histories, and self-designations, which Eastern Europeans and their non-neighbors devised or borrowed to situate the region in a new set of coordinates, tacitly or quite explicitly resisting the traditional ones.