The Dynamics of Forced Female Migration from Czechoslovakia to Britain, 1938-1950

Tuesday 3 September 2019
The study of Czechoslovak women refugees in Britain is noticeably missing from current research and Anglo-Czechoslovak historiography. This book by Jana Barbora Buresova explores the diverse experiences, dilemmas and contributions to Britain of these women within a socio-political context, commencing with the 1938 Munich Agreement that precipitated exile.

'Urban Microcosms 1789-1940' Now Available

Friday 23 August 2019
Urban microcosms are small-scale communal spaces that are integral to, or integrated into, city life. Some, such as railway stations or department stores, are typically located in city centres. Others, such as parks, are less quintessentially metropolitan, whilst harbours or beaches are often located on the peripheries of cities or outside them altogether. All are part of a network of nodes establishing connections in and beyond the city. Together, they shape and inflect the infrastructure of modern life.

Victoria & Albert 200 Competition Winners

Monday 1 July 2019
The winners of the 6th DAAD-IMLR German writing competition were celebrated at an event on 28 June held at the German Embassy. Marking the 200th birthdays of both Queen Victoria and her husband, Prince Albert, competitors had been asked to put themselves in the shoes of Victoria or Albert (or both) and create a letter or exchange of letters between the couple, whose love affair became legendary. Competitors were free to choose their own medium: a poem, letter, rap song, play or whatever else came to mind.

German Author Fontane’s 200th Birthday Celebrated

Wednesday 26 June 2019
Today sees the publication of Wandern und Plaudern mit Fontane. Literarische Begegnungen mit der Mark-Brandenburg heute [Walking and Conversing with Fontane. Literary Encounters with the Brandenburg Region Today], a volume of specially commissioned texts by contemporary authors creatively engaging with Fontane’s Wanderungen durch die Mark Brandenburg (1862).

Memory and Postcolonial Studies Now Available

Thursday 30 May 2019
In the postcolonial reassessment of history, the themes of colonialism, decolonisation and individual and collective memory have always been intertwined, but only recently has the transcultural turn in memory studies enabled proper dialogue between memory studies and postcolonial studies.

2019 Robson-Scott Travelling Scholarship Winner

Friday 17 May 2019
This year’s winner of the Institute’s William Robson-Scott Travelling Scholarship is Mario Maritans. A doctoral student at University College London, Mario holds a BA in Anthropology and Sociology and an MA in Classics from Durham University, as well as an MPhil in Medieval History from Cambridge. Mario’s doctoral project is on supranationalism and regionalism in Habsburg Trieste and Fiume/Rijeka from 1848 to 1867. This award will support his journey to Trieste where he will pursue his research in the public archives and at the Biblioteca Civica Attilio Hortis.

Literature under Constraint Publication

Thursday 16 May 2019
The current issue of the journal French Cultural Studies is a special issue entitled Mediating Literature , guest edited by Dominic Glynn and Sébastien Lemerle. The special issue is a publication output of the AHRC research network 'Literature under Constraint', which was led from the IMLR between 2017 and 2019. The special issue features contributions from specialists in French studies from Gisèle Sapiro (EHESS), Erika Fülöp (Lancaster), Claire Ducournau (Montpellier), Subha Xavier (Emory) and Alain Farah (McGill).