Encounters with Albion

Thursday 30 August 2018
While much has been written about British attitudes to the Jewish refugees from Hitler who fled to this country after 1933, little attention has been paid to the ways in which those refugees perceived and depicted their (often somewhat reluctant) hosts. From their impressions on arrival, through the tumultuous events of World War II and mass internment, and on into the long period of integration after 1945, Anthony Grenville expertly traces the development of refugee responses to their new homeland.

Re-Educating German POWs after WW2

Monday 2 July 2018
At the end of WWII there were over 400,000 German POWs housed in 1,500 camps throughout the UK. Some were very young and had received their education under the Nazi system. To enable them to take their place in a democratic post-war Germany re-education was necessary. Some 200 lecturers travelled the length and breadth of the country to lecture in the camps and prepare the prisoners for civilian life. 

Winner of 2018-19 Miller Visiting Fellowship Competition Announced

Thursday 21 June 2018
Cole Collins has been awarded a Martin Miller and Hannah Norbert-Miller Visiting Fellowship for 2018-19. Currently in the final stages of his PhD research at the University of Edinburgh, Cole Collins will be based at the Research Centre for German & Austrian Exile Studies at the Institute from February until May 2019, during which time he will conduct research into the representations of women in a British context in the collages of Kurt Schwitters.

Foreign Parts

Saturday 30 September 2017
How British was the British theatre during and after the Second World War? Richard Dove's new book,  Foreign Parts: German and Austrian Actors on the British Stage 1933-1960 ,  offers a case study in Anglo-German relations in the theatre. It  tells the unique story of five German-speaking actors who, after arriving as refugees from Nazi Germany, made the transition to the British stage in a period of heightened nationalism before and during World War II.

Jüdische Literatur in Österreich nach Waldheim

Wednesday 31 May 2017
The German-language edition of Andrea Reiter's Contemporary Jewish Writing. Austria after Waldheim , publilshed by Routledge in 2013, has been published by the New Academic Press in Vienna. 

H.G. Adler – A Modernist in Exile

Thursday 9 June 2016
30 years after his death, light is now being shed on the work of novelist and scholar, H.G. Adler. Scholars from both sides of the Atlantic gathered at the IMLR recently for a conference to discuss the reception of his work.

Research Centre for Exile Studies Celebrates 20th Anniversary

Friday 2 October 2015
2015 marks the first 20 years of the Research Centre for German and Austrian Exile Studies and the 25th anniversary of its forerunner, the London Research Group for German Exile Studies which, in 1995, joined forces with the Centre established in Aberdeen by Professor Hamish Ritchie.

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.

Miller Archive Catalogue Online

Friday 14 March 2014
The Institute is pleased to announce that the cataloguing of the Miller Archive, the papers of Austrian exile actors, Martin Miller and Hannah Norbert-Miller, is complete.