National Postgraduate Colloquium in German Studies

The National Postgraduate Colloquium in German Studies first met in February 1987 at what was then the Institute of Germanic Studies. It met, first on an annual basis and, from 1988 onwards, twice a year, with one meeting held at the IMLR in London, and the second at another university in the UK. So far it has been the guest of the Universities of Aston in Birmingham, Bath, Birmingham, Bristol, Cambridge, East Anglia, Leeds, Leicester, Manchester, Newcastle upon Tyne, Oxford, St Andrews, Sheffield, Southampton, Swansea, and Warwick. In response to the pandemic, the 67th and 68th meetings have been held online, as will the 69th meeting.  

The Colloquium provides a friendly and informal forum for graduate students in all areas of German Studies to present and discuss their current research, and to make contact with students from other universities. It is a measure of its success that the Colloquium now regularly attracts students from universities in mainland Europe and North America.

The Colloquium is organised by a committee of students in association with the Institute. Current members are: Lauren Cuthbert (Aberdeen); Matthew Hines (Birmingham); Anja Rekeszus (King's College London); Monja Stahlberger (IMLR, London);  Richelle Whitehead (Queen Mary University of London).

For general enquiries or to attend a meeting please contact Jane Lewin at the IMLR.


Meetings in 2021-22

​Autumn 2021

69th meeting (will be held online)
Friday, 26 November 2021
A call for papers will be issued mid-August (closing date: 25 September 2021)

Spring 2022

70th meeting 
It is hoped to hold this in person, in London
Details will be announced nearer the time