26th Transatlantic Doctoral Seminar: German History in the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries

Jun 15, 2021 - Jun 19, 2021

Virtual Seminar at GHI Washington | Conveners: Anna von der Goltz (Georgetown University) and Richard F. Wetzell (GHI Washington)

Call for Papers

The German Historical Institute in Washington and the BMW Center for German and European Studies at Georgetown University, in cooperation with Villa Vigoni - German-Italian Centre for the European Dialogue, are pleased to announce the 26th Transatlantic Doctoral Seminar in German History, which is scheduled to take place in an online format, including video conferencing, on June 16-19, 2021. 

The seminar will bring together junior scholars from Europe and North America who are nearing completion of their doctoral dissertations. We are inviting sixteen doctoral students from both sides of the Atlantic to discuss their dissertation projects. The organizers welcome proposals from doctoral students working on any aspect of the history of nineteenth- and twentieth-century German-speaking Central Europe or on topics in European, transnational, comparative or global history that have a signi¬ficant German component. Doctoral students working in related fields – including modern Jewish history, art history, legal history, and the history of science – are also encouraged to apply. The discussions will be based on papers (in German or English) submitted six weeks in advance. The seminar will be conducted bilingually, in German and English; therefore fluency in both languages is a prerequisite. The organizers will cover travel and lodging expenses.

We are now accepting applications from doctoral students whose dissertations are at an advanced stage (that is, in the write-up rather than research stage) but who will be granted their degrees after June 2021. Applications should include: (1) vita, max. 2 pages; (2) dissertation project description, max. 1000 words; (3) provisional table of contents, indicating which chapters have been completed (max. 2 pages), (4) letter of reference from the major dissertation advisor (commenting on progress toward completion and fluency in English and German). Applicants may submit their materials in German or English. The first three documents should be combined in a single PDF file and uploaded at the online application portal by January 8, 2021. Letters of reference should be emailed to Richard Wetzell (preferably in PDF format) directly by the advisor by the same date. Questions may be directed to Richard Wetzell via email

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