The 48th Annual Symposium of the Society for German American Studies will be held April 4-6, 2024, in Austin, Texas.  The theme of the Symposium will be “German Americans and Politics.” 

Germans and German Americans have long had a considerable impact on US politics.  For instance, in 1860 Heinrich von Struve and his brother Gustav excited ethnic Germans in New York and elsewhere to cast their ballots in favor of Abraham Lincoln, thus influencing a presidential election.  
We invite proposals for presentations across disciplines on the role of Germans and German Americans in US politics.  As is the Symposium’s tradition, we also welcome proposals on other areas of German American studies, including, but not limited to, literature, language, history, religion, culture, etc. 

Membership in the Society for German American Studies is required of those whose papers are presented. Jointly authored proposals are welcome. A call for papers will be circulated in early fall 2023. 

If you have questions, please contact Marc Pierce, chair of the Organizing Committee, at [email protected]