About Us

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About Us

The Association strives to improve the visibility of German Studies in Ireland and facilitate communication amongst colleagues. The following issues are being prioritised:

 

(a) Updating of the membership register and the subscription system. Colleagues at all third-level institutions in Ireland are encouraged to join. Also welcome are part-timers, postgraduates, retired colleagues or free-lance Germanists. Details on how to join can be found here

(b) A Website for the Association. The Website contains information about the Association, links to other organisations and institutions and links to pedagogically helpful websites. The Website should provide a focal point for German Studies activities on the island of Ireland and aims to foster communication within the profession.

(c) A Directory of Germanists working in Ireland in printed and electronic form.

(d) The creation of a Yearbook for the Association. It is intended that the Yearbook will be peer-reviewed, that established researchers as well as Nachwuchs would contribute, that thematic issues would be published (e.g. German literature, linguistics, applied linguistics, Landeskunde) and that it would carry reviews. Paid-up members of the Association would receive a copy of the Yearbook.

Committee

The committee members are:

Catherine Spencer (Joint Chair), Dublin Institute of Technology

Clive Earls (Joint Chair), National University of Ireland, Maynoot

Emma Riordan (Secretary), University College Cork

Christiane Schönfeld (Joint Editor of the Yearbook), Mary Immacualte College

Gillian Pye (Joint Editor of the Yearbook), University College Dublin

Noel Deeney (Treasurer), Dublin Institute of Technology

Andreas Weidlich (Postgraduate Representative), National University of Ireland, Galway

Joseph Twist (Webmaster), National University of Ireland, Galway and University of Limerick

Charter of the German Studies Association of Ireland