EXILE News

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.

Martin Miller and Hannah Norbert-Miller Bursary for Doctoral Study at the IMLR

Tuesday 14 January 2014
Applications are invited from 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.

Political Cabaret in Exile - Music from the Miller Archive at the Bloomsbury Festival

Thursday 10 October 2013
The Institute of Modern Languages Research (IMLR) will be contributing to the 2013 Bloomsbury Festival with an event centred on the music of the Austrian exile theatre, Das Laterndl . Drawing on the archive of Martin Miller and Hannah Norbert-Miller, key figures in the Laterndl , pianist Malcolm Miller and actor/singer Julian Forsyth will perform songs from cabaret pieces by the Viennese cabaret writer Jura Soyfer and from Brecht’s Dreigroschenoper .

Theatrical Lives from Vienna to London: Treasures from the Miller Archive Exhibition

Wednesday 10 April 2013
The lives of refugees from Nazi-occupied Europe now seem to us extraordinary: leaving behind family and friends, taking with them from their homeland little more than the will to resist, they rebuilt their lives in an alien and sometimes unwelcoming society. Yet many, like Jewish actors Martin Miller and Hannah Norbert-Miller, who left Vienna after the German annexation of Austria 75 years ago, went on to achieve significant success in their adopted country.

Gems in an Austrian Jewish Exile Theatre Collection Uncovered in Blog

Wednesday 16 January 2013
Archivist Clare George has started a blog about her work on the Martin Miller and Hannah Norbert-Miller papers. Martin and Hannah were Austrian Jewish actors, active in the theatre in 1930s Vienna, who came to London as refugees in 1939. After Hannah’s death in 1998, their son Daniel deposited the papers at the Institute, and last year the Miller Trust agreed to fund an archivist to sort them and make them more accessible to researchers.

Dr Clare George appointed to Catalogue Miller Archive at the Institute

Wednesday 15 August 2012
The Institute is delighted to announce that Dr Clare George will be joining the IGRS as the Miller Project Archivist early in September. The project, expected to be completed in a year, involves sorting, accessioning, cataloguing, and indexing the Martin Miller and Hannah Norbert-Miller Papers to archival standards, so making  the Archive accessible to academic demand. The post is generously funded by the Martin Miller and Hannah Norbert-Miller Trust.

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