Social Programme

Conference Warming

The conference warming is an opportunity to informally meet other participants of the Anglistiktag prior to the official academic programme. Come and enjoy a drink and some food on Sunday, September 15th 2024 at 7pm in the Zeughaus Stuben, located in the heart of Augsburg's city center (Zeughausplatz 4, 86150 Augsburg)!


Award Ceremony 

Following a long and well-established tradition, the Anglistenverband is proud to award this year's Dissertationspreis (dissertation award) to a promising scholar who has shown exceptional merit in their field.




Following the award ceremony, this year's reading event features the award-winning Irish film-maker and writer Adrian Duncan. He has published three novels, a collection of short stories and a book of non-fiction about housing in Ireland. His most recent novel The Geometer Lobachevsky was shortlisted for both the Kerry Group Irish Novel of the Year and the Walter Scott Prize, 2023. His next novel The Gorgeous Inertia of the Earth will be published in 2025 by Tuskar Rock Press. His film works have screened at IFFR, Karlovy Vary IFF, HotDocs, IDFA, and RiDM, among others.


Adrian Duncan will read from a short story titled Midfield Dynamo from his 2021 collection on the same name. He will then discuss another short story from that collection called We too have Wind-blown Plazas. Afterwards, he will read from his current work-in-progress, a novel titled The Gorgeous Inertia of the Earth.



Photograph: (c) Finn Richards. All RIghts Reserved


The teatime meeting is an informal gathering for all early career researchers before the official start of the conference. This also gives participants the opportunity to head out to the conference warming together. First time Anglistiktag-goers are very welcome!

Young Researchers' Meeting 1

This meeting provides a space for participants to share experiences, get to know each other, and discuss ideas for upcoming initiatives for early career researchers at the association and its conferences.

Young Researchers' Meeting 2

In the second young researchers meeting, we continue our conversations and discussions from Day 1 over lunch. This is also a great opportunity to get to know the other early career scholars and forge new connections.

#ProfsFuerHanna: Identifying and recording best practices in the employment of junior researchers

This workshop is aimed at everyone responsible for employing PhD students and postdoctoral researchers on temporary contracts.

The advertisement, organisation and workload of temporary positions for junior researchers are usually restricted by administrative requirements and external factors, but there is usually some leeway that may be used in the interest of the employees. During our meeting, we will exchange ideas how we can make the situation of PhD students and postdoctoral researchers on temporary contracts as employee-friendly as possible while considering the many demands that need to be met.

The mentoring lunch offers an informal and supportive environment for mentor-mentee pairs to meet up  in the context of their mentoring relationship and gives all participants in the mentoring programme an opportunity for informal exchange.

Conference Party

We Will Entertain You!

As part of the conference party on Tuesday, the 17th of September at the Café Bar Club "Beim Weissen Lamm", the AnglistenTheater of the University of Augsburg invites you to experience theatrical shorts from notable authors. They will perform two short sketches from Harold Pinter: Interview and Special Offer. 


Please note that no food will be available at the party location (just drinks). Please ensure to grab something to eat before the party! 

Julia Wittmann

Guided City Tours

Why don't you explore the beautiful Fuggerstadt Augsburg while you are in town? Sign up for one of the city tours when you register for the conference.

Please note that the city tours are not suitable for people with walking disabilities. 



Water in the City - Augsburg UNESCO World Heritage Site


Augsburg was named UNESCO World Heritage on July 6, 2019 based on its groundbreaking historic water management system.

The oldest water towers in Central Europe are idyllically situated on the edge of the Lech district, and three magnificent

Renaissance fountains adorn the old town. Take this guided tour to explore the past and present history of Augsburg's historic

waterways from the Rathausplatz to the Lech canals and the historic craft district.


Duration: 2 hours

Ticket Price: approx. 4 - 5 Euros

Language: English

Meeting Point: to be announced 

Date: Wednesday 18th Sept. 2024

Time: to be announced




Bertolt Brecht in Augsburg



Bertolt Brecht wrote the “Three Penny Opera” and created “Mother Courage.” He spent his childhood and youth on the Lech. Following in his footsteps, this tour will show you Brecht’s birth city from the poet’s point of view.


Duration: 2 hours

Language: English

Ticket Price: approx. 14 Euros

Meeting Point: Auf dem Rain 7

Date: Wednesday 18th Sept. 2024

Time: to be announced


"Eine Insel mit zwei Bergen..." - The Augsburger Puppenkiste


Enjoy an exclusive look behind the scenes of Augsburg's nationally renowned puppet theatre. 

We have arranged for a guided tour that will not only introduce you to the ways in which puppets like

"Jim Knopf" or "das Urmel" are crafted but likewise reveal how the puppeteers bring them alive on stage. 


Duration: 2 h

Language: German

Admission: approx. 6 - 7 Euros (depending on number of participants)

Meeting Point: Spitalgasse 15

Date: Wednesday, 18th Sept. 2024

Time: to be announced



How to Sign Up and Pay for Guided City Tours

If you register for this conference, you will be asked to indicate if you wish to take part in one of the three guided city tours described above. Please do, so we can make the necessary arrangements. When you turn up at the registration desk upon your arrival in Augsburg you will be asked to pay for the city tour in cash. If possible, please ensure you can pay the respective sum of money at the registration desk. The exact amount of money to be paid for each city tour will be specified and updated in the coming months, so please check back for updates on city tour ticket prices in the "social programme" section of our conference website. We very much appreciate your cooperation!

Please also note that prices for the tours may be subject to change, depending on last minute cancellations of some participants. 

Exploring Augsburg on Your Own

You might not wish to take part in any of the three guided city tours above. Don't worry, there are lots of other opportunities to explore the city of Augsburg on your own. For instance, you may want to look at other city tours that you can book individually, showing you different shades of Augsburg's rich historical past and present. For instance, you may want to learn about the exceptional workings and buildings of Augsburg's famous Fugger and Welser families which had grown into one of the most influential mercantile banker dynasties in the 15th and 16th century. If you are more interested in religious history, you may likewise want to retrace Martin Luther's steps along Augsburg's streets on his way to being interrogated by the papal cardinal Cajatan. Then again, you may want to visit the world's oldest social housing complex, The Fuggerei and, while you're there, pay a visit to Augsburg's lovely old town, criss-crossed by a network of brooks that spring from the river Lech. Finally, you could also visit Augsburg's Roman museum to discover the archeological finds of one of Germany's oldest cities. By using one of the following links, you can explore Augsburg on your own and find ample information on museums, guided city tours and major sights: