H-Transnational German Studies provides a moderated interdisciplinary network for the discussion of how Germans and German-speakers formed and are forming connections with people outside German-speaking Europe through language, migration, colonialism, commercial and cultural exchange. Together, network members ask about Germans’ impact upon the world and the world’s impact upon Germans. The network brings together scholars from across disciplines to interrogate the global context of German culture, society, language, and history. H-TGS was formerly H-GAGCS (German-American and German-Canadian Studies). Its archives are available here.

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GSA Seminar - Transnational Germans: Local Actors and Global Spaces, Global Actors and Local Spaces (deadline: January 20)

Seminar - Transnational Germans: Local Actors and Global Spaces, Global Actors and Local Spaces


The 45th German Studies Association Conference in Indianapolis, Indiana, from September 30 to October 4, 2021 will host a series of seminars in addition to conference sessions and roundtables (for general conference information see *https://www.thegsa.org/conference*).


CfA: Gerd Bucerius History Scholarship (fully-funded MA, CEU)


ZEIT-Stiftung Ebelin und Gerd Bucerius has generously partnered with Central European University to fund joint scholarships offered to high-achieving students who wish to pursue a one-year or two-year Master’s degree at CEU’s Department of History. 

Re: Ludwig on Black Central European Studies Network (BCESN), 'Black Central Europe'

I'm interested in further discussion of the distinctions between US and European approaches to race. I am aware of them and have published on the nineteenth-century history of racial thought, but I'd like to explore what they might mean in today's academic contexts. What value might US racial ideas--especially regarding anti-Black racism--have in understanding race in Europe? Is is a sort of imperialism to assume US ideas are valuable in analyzing Europe's past and present?