The DAAD Book Prize of the GSA

This prize is funded through the North American office of the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) and carries an award of $1,000. Under the provision of the DAAD grant, eligibility is restricted to authors who are citizens or permanent residents of the United States and Canada. The prize is awarded under GSA rules by a GSA committee, alternating between the two groups of academic disciplines represented in the Association, and is presented during the banquet of the GSA Annual Conference.

(1) The award for books in the fields of German language and literature, cultural studies, and the humanities is offered in even-numbered years. All books published during the preceding two years are eligible.

(2) The award for books in the fields of history, political science, and other social sciences is offered in odd-numbered years. All books published during the preceding two years are eligible.

Translations, editions, anthologies, memoirs, and books that have been previously published are not eligible.

The Sybil Halpern Milton Memorial Book Prize

This prize of $1,000 is funded by private contributions in honor of the noted historian, archivist, curator, and long-time member of the German Studies Association, Sybil Halpern Milton.

The prize will be awarded annually for the best book dealing with Nazi Germany and the Holocaust in its broadest context, covering every field represented in the association, including history, political science, and other social sciences, literature, art, and photography.

There are no restrictions on the language or type of book, but it must be an original publication. There is also no restriction on the authors’ citizenship or residence.

German Studies Review , the scholarly journal of the German Studies Association, is published three times each year, in February, May, and October. The journal publishes articles and book reviews in history, literature, culture studies, political science, as well as interdisciplinary topics relating to the German-speaking areas of Europe encompassing primarily, but not exclusively, Germany, Austria, and Switzerland. Articles and reviews are published in English or German. Each issue contains at least six articles and sixty book reviews. German Studies Review is a journal of first publication, and all submissions are peer-reviewed. German Studies Review is included in Historical Abstracts , Current Contents , Current Geographical Publications , and other indices, and is assigned the acronym GerSR for the MLA International Bibliography . German Studies Review is published by the German Studies Association and Carleton College.

The German Studies Association is the multi- and interdisciplinary association of scholars in German, Austrian, and Swiss history, literature, culture studies, political science, and economics. GSA holds an annual Conference and publishes a scholarly journal – German Studies Review – as well as a Newsletter. Members are generally professors at universities in colleges in North America, although there are several hundred members in Europe and Asia. Membership is open to anyone interested in German studies. GSA is a member of the American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS).

GSA is a non-profit educational organization which promotes research and study of Germany, Austria, and Switzerland. The GSA Endowment Fund provides financial support to Association projects, the annual conference, and general operations. Gifts and donations to GSA are tax deductible contributions in the United States and many other countries.

The Conference of the Association is held in the Fall, generally between mid-September and mid-October. About 150 sessions, each with three scholarly papers, a moderator, and a commentator, are distributed among the main research areas of the Association. Papers may be offered in English or German.