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‘Pregnant Priest’ or: Novel gives marginalised women a voice 2

“Der schwangere Priester” – a further extract from Angelika Overath’s new novel about marginalised female figures Read the full text from the Neue Zürcher Zeitung (16 Nov 2013, section ‘Literature and Art’)

Women and Change in Higher Education Conference

Dear member of academic or research staff In April 2014 Newcastle and Durham Universities are jointly hosting a conference entitled ‘Women and change in higher education: culture and careers'<http://www.ncl.ac.uk/diversity/about/news/item/women-and-change-in-higher-education-culture-and-careers&gt;. At a time when women in higher education outnumber men, the number of women in leadership positions remains low.  Although women hold almost half (47.3%) of … Continue reading

Helen Watanabe-O’Kelly: “25 Years of WIGS – a celebration”

Key-note address at the XXVth conference of Women in German Studies which was founded by Helen Watanabe-O’Kelly in 1988 – thought-provoking and funny insights into the changes of a quarter century re: women in academia, the canonical texts, teaching German literature, visibility of female authors…

WIGS Freelance Register Update

The Freelance Register is currently undergoing a thorough update. WIGS members who wish to be on the new register are kindly requested to fill in the attached  info sheet and to e-mail it to wigs[at]transend.de (Simone Schroth). The new register will be uploaded to the WIGS website and be updated regularly.WIGS Freelance Register Info Sheet

Beyond Lecturing – Workshop at the XXVth WiGS Conference

Workshop during the XXVth WiGS conference NEW: Powerpoint presentation by Ellie Kennedy: Kennedy para academic careers workshop for humanities postgrads from EllieKennedy Posters which came out of the workshop with Ellie Kennedy (Nottingham Trent), Beyond Lecturing: The many uses for your PhD Skills in Higher Education Careers

Presenting research skills acquired through writing a PhD

WIGS Retrospective: A ‘Herstory’ on the Occasion of WIGS’ 25th Anniversary

In May 1988, Helen Watanabe-O’Kelly, then Lecturer at the University of Reading, sent over one hundred and fifty letters to as many women she could find working or studying in the field of German Studies in the UK. The letters invited them to a special one-day conference in Reading to discuss the situation for women … Continue reading