German History in the Twentieth Century

29.05.–01.06.2013, Seminar, Historisches Kolleg, Munich


19th Transatlantic Doctoral Seminar

The German Historical Institute in Washington DC and the BMW Center for German and European Studies at Georgetown University are pleased to announce the 19th Transatlantic Doctoral Seminar in German History, which will be devoted to the twentieth century and take place at the Historisches Kolleg in Munich from May 29 to June 1, 2013. Conveners: Margit Szöllösi-Janze (Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München), Anna von der Goltz (Georgetown University), and Richard F. Wetzell (German Historical Institute Washington).

The seminar brings together young scholars from Europe and North America who are nearing completion of their doctoral degrees. We plan to invite up to eight doctoral students from each side of the Atlantic to discuss their dissertation projects. The organizers welcome proposals on any aspect of German history in the twentieth century. Doctoral students working in related disciplines – such as art history, legal history or the history of science – are also encouraged to apply, as are students working on comparative projects or on the history of Austria or German-speaking Switzerland. The discussions will be based on papers (in German or English) submitted six weeks in advance of the conference. The seminar will be conducted bilingually, in German and English. 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 2013. Applications should include: (1) cover letter, (2) dissertation project description (max. 1000 words), (3) curriculum vitae, (4) letter of reference from the major dissertation advisor. German-speaking applicants should submit their materials in German; English-speaking applicants in English. The first three documents should be combined in a single PDF file and emailed to Ms. Susanne Fabricius by January 25, 2013. Letters of reference should be emailed (preferably in PDF format) directly by the advisor by the same date. Questions may be directed to Richard Wetzell.