Women in German Studies 2021 Open Conference: Crossing Thresholds

Activity: Attending or organising an eventAttending/organising a Conference


Lead local organiser of large international subject association conference.


Together with Dr Gundula Sharman, Dr Tara Beaney, and the WIGS committee, I co-organised the WIGS 2021 Open Conference ‘Crossing Thresholds’, which was hosted by the German Department, University of Aberdeen (online), on 24-26 June 2021.

WIGS Open Conferences are only held every four to five years and are open to people of all genders, both members and non-members of WIGS. The theme for our Open Conference was ‘Crossing Thresholds’, and five interrelated panels explored questions relating to this core theme. There was also a special panel strand addressing matters of Diversity and Inclusivity in German Studies. Prof. I. M. Nick (Germanic Society for Forensic Linguistics) gave the keynote lecture, and there was an author reading by Hanna Sukare.

The conference was hosted with the generous support of the DAAD, Women in German Studies, and the University of Aberdeen. Further information is available on the dedicated LLMVC conference webpage (https://www.abdn.ac.uk/sll/disciplines/women-in-german-studies-conference-1576.php) and a conference report is available at: https://www.abdn.ac.uk/sll/news/15129/
Period24 Jun 202126 Jun 2021
Event typeConference
LocationAberdeen, United KingdomShow on map
Degree of RecognitionInternational