16 May 2009

The 20th Anniversary of the 1989 Revolution - Essay Competition

The Centre for East German Studies at the University of Reading is launching an undergraduate essay competition on the occasion of the 20th anniversary of the 1989 revolution in the GDR. The competition is supported by the German Academic Exchange Service, the German Embassy and the journal German Life and Letters.

Undergraduates from any discipline are invited to submit an essay on the events of 1989 in the GDR and their links to developments in Europe. Students may either write about a particular event or person from that time, or present a more general account of changes and developments.
The essay should be 2000 - 3000 words long and be written in English. A jury of experts from German Studies, History and Politics will choose the three best essays and invite their authors to an awards ceremony hosted by the German Embassy in London on December 2, 2009. The prizes will be worth £250, £150 and £100, and the best essays will be published.
Essays should be submitted by 25 September 2009 to:
The Centre for East German Studies, Department of German Studies
University of Reading, Whiteknights. PO Box 218, Reading RG6 6AA


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