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.

Institute Fellow Part of Team awarded AHRC Research Grant for Cosmopolitanism and Transcultural Memories Project

Wednesday 15 August 2012
Dr Colette Wilson, Visiting Fellow at the IGRS, Dr Jay Prosser at the University of Leeds, Leslie Hakim-Dowek at the University of Portsmouth, and Dr Gabriel Koureas at Birkbeck College, University of London, have been awarded  £36k by the Arts and Humanities Research Council in support of  a research project entitled Ottoman Pasts, Present Cities: Cosmopolitanism and Transcultural Memories . The project grew out of the series of Photography Research Seminars organised by Dr Wilson at the Institute. 

‘Stefan Zweig and Britain’ Conference inspires 'Sunday Times' Article

Wednesday 27 June 2012
The three-day conference jointly organised by the Ingeborg Bachmann Centre for Austrian Literature at the IGRS, the Austrian Cultural Forum, the Austrian Embassy in London, the Centre for Anglo-German Cultural Relations at Queen Mary, University of London, the Leo Baeck Institute London, and the Stefan Zweig Centre, Salzburg, in partnership with the British Library, inspired an article by Clive Davis in the Sunday Times on 10 June 2012. The first major conference on the author since 1981, the event aimed to generate a renaissance in public interest and academic research.

Jewish Italian Authors of the 20th Century - Alain Elkann

Tuesday 26 June 2012
Alain Elkann, born in New York in 1950, is a distinguished Italian novelist, intellectual, and journalist, who has written extensively about the Jews in Italy, their centrality to Italian history, and the relation between the Jewish faith and other religions. He writes regularly for "La Stampa", "Lo Specchio", "Nuovi Argomenti", "Capital", "Amica", "Panta" and other newspapers and magazines.

Project Archivist sought for Martin Miller and Hannah Norbert-Miller Archive

Tuesday 26 June 2012
Applications are now invited for an archivist to catalogue the Martin Miller and Hannah Norbert-Miller Papers and make the Archive accessible in response to academic demand. The project involves sorting, accessioning, cataloguing, listing and indexing the material and manuscripts comprising the Miller Archive to archival standards. The post, funded by the Martin Miller and Hannah Norbert-Miller Trust Fund, is available on a 9-month fixed-term contract, with a possible 3-month extension.

Dr Anne Simon appointed to Fixed-Term Lectureship in German at the Institute

Tuesday 26 June 2012
The Institute is delighted to announce that Dr Anne Simon, formerly of Bristol University, has been appointed to the fixed-term Lectureship in German, replacing Dr Godela Weiss-Sussex who will be on research leave in 2012-2013. Dr Simon will take up her post on 10 September 2012.

Institute awarded AHRC Skills Development Grant

Thursday 8 March 2012
The Institute of Germanic & Romance Studies has been successful in obtaining a £38k award from the Arts and Humanities Research Council, in the framework of their Skills Development Call. The IGRS will be working closely with colleagues at King’s College and the University of London Institute in Paris on offering a programme on Modern Languages and Film, targeting postgraduate research students working on Film Studies in Schools of Modern Languages in the UK.

Cultural Memory

Thursday 8 March 2012
at the Institute of Germanic & Romance Studies (IGRS). Interdisciplinary and cross-cultural in nature the Centre provides a forum for literary scholars, historians, cultural critics, sociologists, practising artists and others with an interest in the research and study of memory.