The National Postgraduate Colloquium in German Studies was launched in February 1987 at the then Institute of Germanic Studies (forerunner of the Institute of Languages, Cultures and Societies). It met, first on an annual basis and, from 1988 onwards, twice a year, with one meeting held at the Institute 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.

The Colloquium provides a friendly and informal forum for postgraduate 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); Lea Heim (ILCS/European University Viadrina); Pauline Preisler (St Andrews/Bonn); Monja Stahlberger (ILCS, London), and Katie Unwin (Cambridge).

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

Meetings in 2023-24

Autumn 2023

73rd meeting at the University of London Senate House
Friday, 24 November 2023

Spring 2024

74th meeting at the University of London Senate House
Thursday, 2 and Friday, 3 May 2024

Call for Papers (closing date: 28 February 2024)


73rd National Postgraduate Colloquium in German Studies

Read a report on the 73rd colloquium