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A personal history in 190 objects: from Germany to the British Museum and back again

Originally posted on British Museum blog:
Paul Kobrak, series producer, Germany: memories of a nation, BBC Radio 4 To say that it was a life-changing moment would be to seriously over-egg it. But being made the second producer on a then unheard-of project in September 2009 gave my BBC career a much-needed shot in the…

Plaque for Charlotte Jolles

A guest contribution by Helen Chambers who writes: “Colleagues may be interested to know that a plaque was unveiled last Sunday, 21 September on the house in  Grossbeeren Str. 82 in Berlin Kreuzberg where Professor Charlotte Jolles of Birkbeck College lived as a child and young woman. She was and remains leading figure in Fontane … Continue reading

Peer Review: An Event for Early Career Researchers at Warwick on 28 November

The AHRC invites Early Career Researchers and AHRC Peer Review College members in the area of Languages and Linguistics to a workshop on 28/11/2014 at the University of Warwick The purpose of this event is to discuss peer review and wider developments in the Languages and Linguistics subject area and presents an opportunity for Early Career Researchers to … Continue reading

Conference Programme for Cambridge Conference

The 26th conference of Women in German Studies will take place in Selwyn College, Cambridge, on 7-9 November 2014. Continue reading

Thesis of the Month: Ellen Pilsworth, University College London

I’m about 5 days away from officially starting my PhD in German at University College London, and I’ve spent a good deal of the summer answering that question – always asked with kindness and interest – ‘what’s it going to be about?’ Each time I answered, I would notice how my response became more automatic … Continue reading