Anglistentag 2016 is delighted to announce it will be hosting a total of three workshops this year:


1. Vorbereitung auf eine Berufung

Conducted by Christoph Ehland (Paderborn), Julika Griem (Frankfurt A.M.), Ilka Mindt (Paderborn) & Barbara Schaff (Göttingen)

The workshop takes place Wednesday, 21 September from 2:00-6:00pm.

This workshop is aimed at postdocs in the application phase for a professorship.

This workshop is now full and it is no longer possible to register for it.


2. DFG Input Meeting- Zur Förderung anglistischer Forschung durch die DFG

Conducted by Thomas Wiemer (DFG, Bonn)

This workshop takes place Thursday, 22 September from 12:00-1:30pm.

The aim of this workshop is to provide insight on how research funding from the DFG, with a particular focus on the fields of English linguistics and literature, can be acquired. As such, these and further questions will be addressed: How does one request funding from the DFG for research projects in the fields of English linguistics and literature? From the DFG’s point of view, which content and structural trends are visible in these fields? Which funding formats are recommended for which kinds of projects? What characterises a good DFG application? Why do applications fail and which mistakes can be avoided? How are applications evaluated? What efforts are being undertaken by the DFG in order to ensure neutrality, fairness and quality in the assessment and decision-making processes?

Signing up for the input meeting is not necessary. However, to arrange individual contact time with Dr Wiemer on either Thursday, 22 September from 3:00-6:30pm or Friday,  23 September from 9:30am-12:00pm, please contact Jolene Mathieson by email at


3. Digital Humanities and English Studies

Conducted by Matthias Bauer & Angelika Zirker (Tübingen)

The workshop takes place Friday, 23 September from 1:30-3:00pm.

Considering the growing significance of digital projects within the fields of literature and cultural studies, establishing a network dedicated to such projects and their practices within English studies seems increasingly important. As digital tools which can be harnessed for literary and cultural studies continue to increase in number and sophistication, we need to evaluate and reflect upon their use within our common discipline.

This workshop hopes to create a regular platform for digital humanities within the Anglistenverband, to be used for cross-linking existing and new projects (including linguistics and literary/cultural studies) as well as for reflecting on methodologies and potentialities in this field. In practical terms, this may manifest through regular meetings (e.g., at Anglistentagen), a joint website and the communication and networking of related projects.

Signing up for the workshop is not necessary.



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