Once a year, the SGAS organizes a symposium in different locations around the country.  Members are invited to present papers at the symposium.

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.”

For more information and to register for the 48th Annnual Symposium, click HERE.

Traveling to Austin

  • Austin-Bergstrom International Airport
  • Ground transportation from the airport
  • Airport bus CapMetro route 20 leaves from the neon guitar-shaped stop outside the baggage claim exit at Austin-Bergstrom International Airport. It passes through downtown and serves the following stops on the west and north edge of the UT Austin campus: 1042 [Guadalupe/West Mall UT], 3512 [201 Dean Keeton/University], 2004 [307 Dean Keeton/San Jacinto – closest point to the conference], 2005 [701 Dean Keeton/San Jacinto], 2006 [Dean Keeton/Robert Dedman]. One-way fare is $1.25 or a 24-hour Day Pass is $2.50, which can be paid in cash (exact change only) or purchased online or through the CapMetro App. Using the app is an easy way to purchase fares and store/show passes for boarding.

Local transportation options

General information and Maps of Austin

Facilities on campus

Internet on campus

Internet access is freely available throughout the UT campus via the ‘Guest’ wifi network. Eduroam is also available.

For a list of earlier symposia and programs click HERE

Graduate Student Symposium Grants

Five symposium grants of $1,000.00 each will be available on a competitive basis to graduate students whose paper proposals have been accepted for presentation at the SGAS Annual Symposium, to defray travel and accommodation costs.
For more information click HERE.