Records of the Conference of University Teachers of German

Scope and Content

Includes records of individual annual conferences including minutes and agendas, correspondence with and between CUTG officers, records of sub-committees and special groups, reports by and/or circulated by the CUTG to its members and CUTG information bulletins of various kinds, including Works in Progress and Theses in Progress.

Administrative / Biographical History

The Conference of University Teachers of German (CUTG) was founded in 1932, with the aim of of meeting annually 'to discuss matters pertaining to the study of German in all its branches, to promote the study thereof, to encourage research, and generally to foster high standards of competence among university teachers of German'. Membership is open to any person who holds a full-time or part-time teaching or research appointment within the field of or including German Studies at a university in Great Britain or Ireland, or at a college within such a university.

Since 1967 the CUTG has published an annual survey of Research in Germanic Studies. In 1986 the Conference established a fund for Postgraduate Travelling Scholarships; further initiatives in recent years include the CUTG website (1996), the CUTG-sponsored e-mail discussion list german-studies (1998), a series of annual publications of proceedings from the meetings of the Conference, and further funds to support Publication Scholarships and an annual Essay Prize.

Access Information

Open. At least 48 hours' notice is required for research visits.

Other Finding Aids

Catalogued online (click on the "contains" icon below). A pdf copy is attached to this description.

Conditions Governing Use

Copies may be made subject to the condition of the original. Copying must be undertaken by the Special Collections Reading Room staff, who will need a minimum of 48 hours to process requests. Some of the material in this collection is still in copyright; where there is no waiver and the copyright has not been assigned to the University, responsibility for gaining permission to use such material rests with the user.

Appraisal Information

December 2015: the records of the Conference of University Teachers of German were transferred to a new fonds (CUTG) and catalogued separately from a mixed provenance collection, the History of German Studies.

2018: duplicates of records relating to the 1982 conference were weeded.

2021: a card index containing names, job titles and work/personal addresses of those on conference mailing list was weeded, and duplicate Bulletins of Works in Progress.. Previously CUTG/3/5 and CUTG/3/2.