Postgraduate Research Students Conference
The German Historical Institute London held its 25th postgraduate research students conference in an online format on 7-8 January 2021. Its intention was to give postgraduate research students in the UK and Ireland working on German history an opportunity to present their work-in-progress, and to discuss it with other students working in the same field. In selecting students to give a presentation, preference was given to those in their second or third year who had already spent a period of research in Germany. The Institute also introduced the participants to its role as a research centre for German history in London and to the facilities it offers (conference and lecture programme, library etc.) as well as to the Institute's Research Fellows.
As well as discussing their subjects and methodologies, the participants exchanged information about practical difficulties such as how to locate sources, and finding one's way around German archives. The German Historical Institute can also offer support by facilitating contact with German archives and providing letters of introduction which may be necessary for students to gain access to archives or specific source collections.
Next year's postgraduate research students conference, which is open to all postgraduate students enrolled at a British or Irish university, will take place from Thursday 13 to Friday 14 January 2022. If you are interested in attending, please register with the PGconference@ghil.ac.uk by 30 November 2021 and include the following details:
- full contact details (including email address and telephone number),
- the exact title of your project,
- the date you started your project (and whether you study for a part-time or full-time PhD),
- the name, address, email address and phone number of your university and supervisor,
- confirmation whether you have undertaken research in Germany.
Please note that all 2nd and 3rd year students are encouraged to present a paper on their PhD project. Applicants will be contacted as soon as possible.
Please note that accommodation and/or travel reimbursement claims can only be considered for those eligible and who attend the entire event.
German Historical Institute London
17 Bloomsbury Square London WC1A 2NJ UK