The IASGP Graduate Network is a lively and exciting aspect of the IASGP. For young scholars and researchers, the Graduate Network provides an accessible starting point through which to make contact with established academics in the field. The Network's annual conference, held the day prior to the main IASGP conference, offers younger academics the opportunity to receive feedback from peers on their research. Many of the IASGP's leading figures today were once active in the Graduate Network and the Network maintains strong links to all IASGP members.
Members of the Graduate Network come from all fields within the broad sphere of German Studies, from the USA, UK, Ireland, Germany and other European countries.
The Graduate Network has three core aims:
- To provide a focus for postgraduate activities within the Association;
- To act as an information and social network; and
- To operate as a means of organising additional postgraduate activities within the Association calendar.