March 9-10, 2017 at the College of Charleston
Seeing the ongoing need for a forum for scholarly exchange and conversation among German Studies professors and students in the Southeast, the Southeast German Studies Consortium (SEGSC) convened its first workshop in 2008. Since then, annual workshops with thirty to fifty senior and junior faculty members and students with strong interests in German Studies who are based in the Southeastern United States have been taking place at various universities in the region. Like its predecessors, the Tenth SEGSC Workshop in 2017 will revolve around invigorating and collegial discussions of the participants’ short, pre-‐circulated position papers. The meeting eschews formal panel presentations in favor of more democratic group discussions of these papers. The position papers will address one of the workshop’s three central themes, reflecting subjects that have animated recent scholarship in field.
The Southeast German Studies Workshop is an event dedicated to fostering creative, interdisciplinary dialogue among faculty members, graduate students, and advanced undergraduate students interested in the history, society, and cultures of German-speaking Central Europe. The Southeast workshop brings together scholars from more than twenty institutions in the region, including Alabama, Georgia, Florida, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, and Virginia.
The workshop is held over a two-day period, with a series of three workshop sessions on Thursday afternoon and Friday morning. Instead of reading formal papers, the panels are dedicated to discussions of the 1-3 page “positions papers” on one of the workshop themes, which the participants submit in advance of the workshop. The themes for each year’s workshop reflect issues of growing interest to the German Studies scholarly community. Please see the Call for Papers (see below) for the themes of the 2017 Workshop.
Both the keynote address and the workshop are free and open to the public; more detailed information about these events may be found by following the links on this page. All participants in the workshops are expected to read the position papers before the conference, since no formal papers will be delivered. If you are interested in attending one or more panels of the workshop and would like to receive access to the papers, please send an email to Nancy Nenno or Bryan Ganaway at the College of Charleston.