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Henrike Lähnemann

Willkommen! I am a Germanist, medievalist and Chair of "Women in German Studies". I am based at Oxford in the Faculty of Medieval and Modern Languages and St Edmund Hall.
Henrike Lähnemann has written 21 posts for Women in German Studies

Newcastle Chair in German Studies advertised

One of the most attractive Chairs in German Studies in the UK has been advertised: join the lively School of Modern Languages at Newcastle University with a multitude of regional, national and international activities going on. The official blurb below; the following areas of research are named as “desirable”, all of them having strong cross-Faculty … Continue reading

Deadline Approaching: WiGS 1st Book Prize

1 September is the deadline for submitting proposals for the inaugural “Women in German Studies prize for first books”, sponsored by Peter Lang. Get writing for your chance to be presented with the first ever prize (honour & money!) at the conference in Durham in November.

Can Men Really Have It All?: Interviewing Two Men In STEM

Originally posted on Rachel E. Moss:
There’s so much pressure on white male scientists these days. It’s not enough to be a successful researcher and teacher; now your average scientist feels pressure to share his research impact with the public, be an attentive husband and motivated father – and all the while look the part.…

WiGS founder Helen Watanabe-O’Kelly stars in ‘Glamour’

Helen Watanabe-O’Kelly’s project ‘Marrying Cultures: Queens Consort and European Identities 1500-1800‘ made it on the pages of the ‘Glamour’ pages – showing again the versatility of Early Modern Studies! How Kate Middleton Behaves Exactly Like 16th-Century Princesses Did Glamour, 18/07/2015, Danica Lo Article on research by Professor Helen Watanabe-O’Kelly of Oxford University, which has shown … Continue reading

Research fellowships in Freiburg

25 fellowships at the FRIAS in conjunction with the Marie Curie programme available – apply now for a start in Sept 2016. Fellowships of 3 to 10 months may be applied for in the senior scheme, while in the junior scheme the fellowship duration is 12 months. Successful applicants will conduct their fellowship between September … Continue reading

Katya Krylova new WiGS secretary

Breaking news: Dr Katya Krylova, Leverhulme Trust Early Career Fellow at the Department of German Studies at the University of Nottingham has accepted the challenge of being the new secretary of Women in German Studies. She’ll introduce herself more fully in the next blog entry. At the Durham conference in November, there will be the … Continue reading

Studentship in Medieval German Studies

A fully funded DPhil Studentship in Medieval German is available for 2015/16 entry. If you are interested in pursuing doctoral studies on any area of medieval German literature and linguistics and would like to do so in a lively graduate community, drop me an email – happy to discuss text-image-relationship, nuns’ manuscripts, bilingual writing and any other … Continue reading

Postgraduate Workshop

Update: Susan Reed from @BL_European will join the WiGS PG workshop for a hands-on session on blogging on things German – bring your laptop or tablet along for a Social Mediathon! Image of the ‘Deutschstunde’ from the latest blog on German literature

Accommodation Suggestions

Accommodation Suggestions or WiGS Conference at Selwyn College, Grange Rd, Cambridge, 7th-8th November 2014 (thanks to Katie Stone for providing this useful document!) Directions to Selwyn College (CB3 9DQ) can be found on the college website. Google maps and the Cambridge journey planner can be used to find exact walking/ public transport routes from the hotels … Continue reading

Register now!

Now that the conference programme is online, do register for the exciting range of events in Cambridge: Postgraduate Workshop on Publishing and Web Visibility, Keynote Lecture on Women and WW1, our first ever Postgraduate Essay Prize Giving Ceremony – and a plethora of wonderful papers. Go for it!

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

WiGS Committee Meeting in Cambridge

Very productive committee meeting in Cambridge to prepare the next conference which will take place 7/8 November in Selwyn College. Watch this space for the full programme, the PG workshop on publishing, an exciting key note lecture and, last but not least, our first PG Essay Prize Award Ceremony.

‘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’)

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…

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

Novel gives female marginal figures a voice

Angelika Overath who came as ‘Writer in Residence’ to the Dublin conference in 2012 has published first extracts from her new novel ‘Roman in Rückenfiguren’ in which she gives women a voice who are only marginally visible. The first ‘Rückenfigur’ to speak up is from the ‘Vision after the sermon’ by Paul Gauguin in the … Continue reading