Once a year in the spring, the SGAS organizes a symposium for the benefit of its members and scholars in the field of German-American Studies. Members are eligible to submit papers for presentation at the Annual Symposium.

SGAS Symposium 2021 — Call for Papers

The 45th Annual SGAS Symposium will be held as a virtual conference in April, 2021. We were supposed to meet in Madison, Wisconsin, but because of the ongoing pandemic, we will not be able to hold the event in person.  We are excited about the new opportunities that a virtual format offers. More information, including dates and a call for proposals, will be posted soon. 
To submit a paper click HERE.

Graduate Student Grants

If you are a graduate student and are interested in applying for one of the four $750 Graduate Student Symposium Grants, please have a look at the bottom of the grants page.

Outstanding Achievement Award

The Society for German-American Studies has established an award which is given each year to an individual who has distinguished him- or herself in the field of German-American Studies. Honorees are celebrated at the Annual Meeting and Symposium. The membership of the Society for German-American Studies is invited to nominate individuals of merit. Nominations should … Read More

Previous Symposia and Outstanding Achievement Award Winners

The following table lists the locations of Society for German-American Studies annual symposia since 1977, as well as the winners of Outstanding Achievement Awards. The award is presented at the annual symposium to an individual who has distinguished him- or herself in the field of German-American Studies. Click here for more information on the award … Read More

Call for Papers — 45th SGAS Symposium

Society for German-American Studies 45th Annual Symposium Five-Day Live Virtual Conference in April 2021  In Real Time: German-American Studies Around the Globe The 45th Annual Symposium of the Society for German-American Studies will be held as a live virtual event over five days: Friday and Saturday, April 16 and 17; and Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, … Read More