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2017 Winner of Robson-Scott Travelling Scholarship Announced

Tuesday 30 May 2017
Nicole Robertson is the winner of this year’s William Robson-Scott Travelling Scholarship. Nicole is in her second year of doctoral research at University College London, exploring the relationships that Arthur Schnitzler (1862-1931) and his son/literary trustee, Heinrich (1902-1982) had with translators, agents, and institutions involved in disseminating the writer’s work in Britain over the course of the last century.

2018 Luisa Selis Fellowship Winner Announced

Thursday 4 May 2017
Gianmarco Mancosu has been awarded the 2018 Luisa Selis Fellowship. Funded by the Fondazione di Sardegna in memory of anthropologist Luisa Selis, who specialised in the cultural memory of Sardinia, the Fellowship, established last year, enables researchers in this field (ethnography, anthropology and/or literature for example) to conduct research at the  Centre for the Study of Cultural Memory  at the  Institute of Modern Languages Research  and the  Istituto Italiano di Cultura Londra  (IIC).

Tale of Two Centuries of German Studies in the University of London Available

Monday 3 April 2017
In 1943, in the midst of a London still reeling from the Blitz, initial plans were laid for an Institute devoted to rebuilding relations between English and German scholars and academics once hostilities had ceased. Established in 1950, the Institute served for more than half a century as a research centre and focal point for researchers the world over. However, German Studies in London has a much older tradition which goes back almost two centuries.

2017 IMLR Regional Conference Grant Scheme - Winners Announced

Thursday 16 March 2017
The Institute is delighted to announce that grants have been awarded to the following successful applicants to this year’s Regional Conference Grant scheme: Dr Dunja Fehimović (Newcastle) and Dr Francisco-J Hernández Adrián (Durham): ‘Decentred/Dissenting Connections: Envisioning Caribbean Film and Visual Cultures' – June 2018 Professor Bill Marshall, Professor David Murphy, Professor Elizabeth Ezra, Dr Cristina Johnston (Stirling): ‘Cinéma-monde: Film, Borders, Translation’ – January/February 2018

2017 Robson-Scott Travelling Scholarship Competition Now Open

Wednesday 1 March 2017
Applications are now invited for the 2017 Robson-Scott Travelling Scholarship. Established in memory of Professor William Robson-Scott, Honorary Director of the former Institute of Germanic Studies from 1968 to 1973, the scholarship is awarded by the Institute in the spring of each year. The award (£350) is designed to assist research students registered for an MPhil/PhD or equivalent degree at a UK University to travel abroad to carry out research bearing on the languages and literatures of the German-speaking countries, the Netherlands, or Scandinavia.

OWRI-Project Fellowships and Doctoral Studentships - Closing Date for Applications Extended

Wednesday 22 February 2017
The closing date for receipt of applications for the OWRI-Project Visiting Fellowships and Doctoral Studentships has been extended to 31 May 2017.  In connection with the OWRI AHRC-funded interdisciplinary project, the IMLR is now offering Visiting Fellowships in the field of languages and communities, as well as a Doctoral Studentship in the Culture of Latin American communities in the UK. The research will feed into the  ‘ Cross-Language Dynamics: Reshaping Community’  based at the IMLR.

Chartered Institute of Linguists’ Appeal to Prime Minister

Monday 20 February 2017
Ahead of today’s first House of Lords debate on the Brexit Bill, the Chartered Institute of Linguists (CIOL) appealed to the Prime Minister to put an immediate end to the uncertain status of 3.3 million EU citizens living and working in the UK. The government has stated that it would like to offer the 3 million EU citizens settled in the UK before the referendum the right to remain ( The Guardian , 16 January 2017), however, this appears to be linked to obtaining reciprocal rights for 1.2 million British people currently resident in the EU countries.

2017 Sylvia Naish Lecture Competition Winner Announced

Friday 17 February 2017
The 2017 Sylvia Naish Lecture is to be given by Stephan Ehrig , who will be speaking on Adolf Dresen's Kleist-Projekt at the Deutsches Theater, Berlin. Ehrig studied at the Universities of Leipzig and Provence and is currently completing his PhD at the University of Bristol. 

Cross-Language Dynamics Project Opportunities at the IMLR

Wednesday 1 February 2017
In connection with the OWRI AHRC-funded interdisciplinary project, the IMLR is now offering Visiting Fellowships in the field of languages and communities, as well as a Doctoral Studentship in the Culture of Latin American communities in the UK. The research will feed into the  ‘ Cross-Language Dynamics: Reshaping Community’  based at the IMLR.

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