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2015 William Robson-Scott Travelling Scholarship

Monday 1 June 2015
The Institute is delighted to announce that the winner of the 2015 William Robson-Scott Travelling Scholarship is Sharon Baker. Mrs Baker is in her second year of research at the IMLR, working on Hans Sachs’s commentary on civic decline. The award will enable her to travel to Bavaria to consult original manuscripts and early printed sources only available in the public archives in Nuremberg and Bamberg.

2014 Alice Emily Bithell Prize Winner

Monday 1 June 2015
The Institute is delighted to announce that the 2014 Alice Emily Bithell Prize has been awarded jointly to Catherine Angerson (Birkbeck College) and Sabrina Klein (King's College London). The Alice Emily Bithell Prize is awarded annually for the best performance in German in the University of London BA examinations. It was established in memory of Dr Bithell who, together with her husband, Dr Jethro Bithell, were generous benefactors of the then Institute of Germanic Studies.

New Publication in the 'Bithell Series of Dissertations'

Friday 15 May 2015
The Institute is delighted to announce publication of vol. 42 in the 'Bithell Series of Dissertations'. Seiriol Dafydd's Intercultural and Intertextual Encounters in Michael Roes's Travel Fiction investigates a specific aspect of travel literature – the fictional travel novel – and one practitioner of that sub-genre – the contemporary German author Michael Roes (b. 1960). The analysis focuses on two main areas of research.

PhD Bursary for Exile Studies at the IMLR

Tuesday 12 May 2015
The Martin Miller and Hannah Norbert-Miller Trust is offering a bursary for PhD study at the Institute. The bursary is aimed at suitably qualified graduates who wish to focus their research on German-speaking exile, preferably in the UK. Topics may include literature, politics, history, sociology, migration, or the arts. (The previous bursary holder’s topic of research dealt with the dynamics of forced female migration from Czechoslovakia to Britain, 1938-50.)  A working knowledge of German would be advantageous.

Job Opportunities at the Institute for Early Career Researchers

Friday 24 April 2015
The School of Advanced Study, University of London, is at a defining moment in its history, having received a resounding vote of confidence in the public benefit it generates. There have been recent appointments of high-calibre institute directors and an increasing financial commitment from the University of London which places academic excellence at the heart of its strategy. With a mission to further enhance its support for humanities researchers in the UK and internationally the School invites applications for two Early Career Researchers, one in French Studies and one in Transl

New Publication: From North Africa to France

Tuesday 21 April 2015
The IMLR is delighted to announce publication of the ninth volume in the series 'igrs books': From North Africa to France. Family Migration in Text and Film by Isabel Hollis-Touré.

New Publication: Protest and Reform

Wednesday 4 February 2015
The IMLR is delighted to announce the publication of volume 100 in its Germanic Publications series: Protest and Reform in German Literature and Visual Culture, 1871-1918 . Edited by Godela Weiss-Sussex (IMLR) and Charlotte Woodford (Selwyn College, Cambridge), the volume derives from the conference at the Institute in September 2012, sponsored by the British Academy.

Pictures from a Competition – Germany: Memories of a Nation

Wednesday 28 January 2015
The Institute is delighted to make available selection of images, taken by ©Pablo Allison, of the prize-giving that rounded off the ‘Dinggedicht’ competition organised by the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) and the IMLR.

2015 Sylvia Naish Lecture Competition Winner

Wednesday 7 January 2015
In a year when competition was particularly fierce, the Institute is delighted to announce that the winner of the 2015 Sylvia Naish Research Student Lecture is Melanie Dilly . Melanie is a student at the University of Kent, and will deliver her lecture entitled One Eye is not Enough: Stereoscopic Writing after WWII on 19 March 2015.

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