Could you please post this info on the German-CFP
list? It is about a new GSA URL, some problems we have been having with
the website, hence at extension of the deadline for the submission of proposals
for the GSA conference.
GSA Vice President
Members and Friends of the German Studies Association,
Having completed my first month as new Executive
Director of the German Studies Association, I'd like to apprise you of a few
important changes and other matters, especially as they concern the website
and planning for the Pittsburgh conference. Beginning in late 2005, the GSA
initiated some changes that will make a better and more user-friendly website.
In the meantime, we hope that you will be patient and bear with us as we deal
with these changes:
1) In late
2005 the GSA moved to a new domain host and also changed its website address
to: www.thegsa.org Please don't use the old URL because it will not
forward you to the new one.
2) As a
result of moving to the new domain host in late 2005, we had to rewrite a
great deal of new code and also deal with a host crash. This delayed the
implementation of a more secure system of dues payments and of our online
conference submission system. These are now working properly. If glitches
occur, please do get in touch with [log in to unmask]
3) In view of these problems, we
are delaying the deadline for submission of papers and sessions to FEBRUARY
If you have any questions,
please contact the Program Director, Professor Gail Hart ([log in to unmask]) or the relevant Session
Coordinators (listed on the site).
4) Dues and renewal notices for 2006 have now been sent
out to all the members. If you haven't received them already, they should
arrive in the next few days. They'll be accompanied by information regarding
how to pay dues, information about the next GSA elections, and ballots to be
filled out and returned. Please do make dues payments in a timely fashion,
which will save us the expense of a second notice! And please do remember to
vote! Your voice really counts, and is really important.
Questions about dues or membership should be directed
to Dean Gerald Fetz, GSA Secretary-Treasurer ([log in to unmask]).
Again, many thanks for your patience and understanding.
We promise that we'll do our very best to make our website as seamless and
easy to use as possible, just as we'll do all we can to make certain that the
GSA continues to be the congenial intellectual home that we have valued for so
Executive Director, German Studies Association [log in to unmask]