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

The 46th Annual Symposium will be held April 21–23, 2022, in Iowa City, Iowa.

Further information will be posted here in the fall of 2021. 

The 45th Annual Symposium was held as a Virtual Event, April 21–24, 2021
Click HERE for the 2021 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


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. For recent years, the Symposium program is available.  Hover over the Symposium location in the table and click on the link.  The table also includes the winners of Outstanding Achievement Awards. This award is presented at the annual symposium to … Read More

46th Annual Symposium

APRIL 21–23, 2022, in Iowa City, Iowa. Mark your calendars! The 46th Annual Symposium of the SGAS will be held in Iowa City, Iowa, April 21–23, 2022. Further information will be posted here in the fall of 2021.