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Sarah Colvin announced as new Schröder Chair!

We bring you the delightfully brilliant news that Sarah Colvin will take up the Schröder Professorship of German at Cambridge. We would like to extend our hearty congratulations to her! Sarah (on left) at the 2006 WiGS conference.  

PhD Thesis of the Month! Birgit Mikus, University of Oxford

See below for Birgit’s exceedingly interesting take on British vs German academia’s take on women writers….and just what is it like to have finished writing up and be looking for what comes next?? Do get in touch with me if you would like to contribute to the series ‘Thesis of the Month’. emily.spiers@new.ox.ac.uk ………………………………………….. The … Continue reading

Celebrating 25 years of WiGS! Memories of the first conference in 1988

On Saturday, 22nd October, 1988, WiGS had its inaugural meeting at the University of Reading. Organised by founder of WiGS, Professor Helen Watanabe, the meeting was attended by an astonishing 60 Germanists. One of the delegates at that first meeting was Dr Winifred Davies, now Reader in German at Aberystwyth University. If you follow the link below, … Continue reading

Next WiGS write day coming up

Meet on Friday, 28 June, 10:30am to 12noon, for a “shut up and write” session in a library near you. Venues include the iconic Lit&Phil in Newcastle. Other suggestions welcome – have a look at the WISPS blog for further inspiration!

Announcement from Oxford German Studies

Oxford German Studies presently publishes three times a year, but from Volume 43 (2014) it becomes quarterly. OGS was founded in 1965 as a yearbook by a group of scholars at the University of Oxford. It is now a fully refereed international journal, with roughly one-third of its subscribers in the UK, Germany and the … Continue reading