The Society for German-American Studies will hold its 42nd Annual Symposium in Indianapolis, Indiana, 19–21 April 2018.
The theme of the program is: “World War I and Its Repercussions for German America: A Centennial Assessment.” If you are interested in submitting an abstract, please see the Call for Papers page for the 2018 symposium.


Annual Meeting and Symposium

Check back soon for information on:

Symposium Lodging

Ground Transportation

Symposium Registration Form

 Symposium Program

The SGAS 2018 symposium program will be available for download in the near future.

Click here to download the 2017 Symposium Program.


SGAS 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 each year at the Annual Meeting and Symposium.

The membership of the Society for German-American Studies is invited to nominate individuals of merit. Nominations should be directed to the chair of the Nominations Committee no later than September of the year prior to the one for which the individual is nominated. The Nominations Committee will forward all nominations to the president for review at the fall meeting of the Executive Committee. The Executive Committee will select the awardee.

Achievement in the context of the award is broadly defined. The honoree may have published significant research in the field, may have served the Society and the field of German-American Studies in an outstanding fashion, or may otherwise have made an outstanding contribution to the field.

Awardees will be encouraged to attend the annual symposium to receive the award. All awardees will be awarded a Life Membership in the Society for German-American Studies. The Society will cover the housing and registration expenses of those who participate in the annual symposium.

Nominations for the Outstanding Achievement Award should be forwarded to the chair of the Nominations Committee no later than September 1 of a given year for consideration for the following year. All nominations should include a letter which specifies the reasons why the nominator feels the award is justified as well as a short précis of the nominee’s accomplishments.

The current chair of the Nominations Committee is William H. Roba