Postgraduate Research Students Conference
Postgraduate Research Students Conference 2021
The German Historical Institute London held its 25th postgraduate research students conference in an online format on 7–8 January 2021. Its intention was to give postgraduate research students in the UK and Ireland working on German history an opportunity to present their work in progress and to discuss it with other students working in the same field. In selecting students to give a presentation, preference was given to those in their second or third year who had already spent a period of research in Germany. The Institute also introduced the participants to its role as a research centre for German history in London, the facilities it offers (conference and lecture programme, library etc.), and to the Institute's Research Fellows.
As well as discussing their subjects and methodologies, the participants exchanged information about practical difficulties, such as how to locate sources, or find one's way around German archives. The German Historical Institute can also offer support by facilitating contact with German archives and providing letters of introduction, which may be necessary for students to gain access to archives or specific source collections.
The virtual coffee and lunch breaks offered ample opportunity for informal contact and networking. On Thursday evening all participants were invited to a reception, also online.
Postgraduate Research Students Conference 2022
Next year's postgraduate research students conference, which is open to all postgraduate students enrolled at a British or Irish university, will take place from Thursday 13 to Friday 14 January 2022.
If you are interested in attending, please email PGconference@ghil.ac.uk by 30 November 2021 and include the following details:
- full contact details (including email address and telephone number),
- the exact title of your project,
- the date you started your project (and whether you study for a part-time or full-time PhD),
- the name, address, email address and phone number of your university and supervisor,
- confirmation whether you have undertaken research in Germany.
Please note that all 2nd and 3rd year students are encouraged to present a paper on their PhD project. Applicants will be contacted as soon as possible. Accommodation and/or travel reimbursement claims can only be considered for those eligible and who attend the entire event.
We will announce in due course whether this event will be held in person or digital.
Archived Conference Programmes
The following archived conference programmes are available as PDF files: