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

45th Annual Symposium Virtual Event — April 21–24, 2021

Registration for the 2021 SGAS Symposium is now open!

Click HERE to register. 
Click HERE for the Symposium Program.

Graduate Student Symposium Grants

Four symposium grants of $750.00 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. [not applicable for the 2021 Symposium]


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

45TH ANNUAL SYMPOSIUM – Registration & Program

Virtual Event — April 21–24, 2021 In Real Time: German-American Studies Around the Globe — REGISTER BELOW — This four-day virtual conference features 15 sessions with presentations by scholars from around the world, covering the German-American experience from colonial times to the present. Topics include history, politics, culture, linguistics, science, and more. You will also … Read More