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James Hodkinson wins substantial grant for his impact work on Islam in Germany and the UK.

James Hodkinson has won a further £38 K towards his collaborative arts project, which connects his research into Islam in Germany with the lives and experiences of local Muslim communities in the Midlands.



Double PhD viva success!

Congratulations to Holly Langstaff (French Studies) and Frank Sterkenburgh (German Studies) on success in their PhD vivas!




Andrea Klaus awarded a Teaching Excellence Certificate for 2016 – 17!

Andrea Klaus (German Studies) was awarded a Teaching Excellence Certificate for the academic year 2016 – 17 from Warwick Business School for outstanding contribution to the undergraduate programmes. The award was given in recognition of excellent teaching on a co-taught module in German and WBS

Fri 24 Nov 2017, 09:50 | Tags: German - News Modern Languages - News SMLC News


SMLC invites applications for PhD funding (Oct 2018 entry)

The School of Modern Languages and Cultures at the University of Warwick invites applications to the university’s annual funding competition for doctoral students, for entry in October 2018. We are also pleased to announce that, in addition to these university-funded awards, we shall make up to 4 further awards of Doctoral Fellowships to outstanding home/EU applicants: up to 2 for commencement of study on 1 July 2018 and up to 2 for entry in October 2018.


PhD funding opportunities in German Studies (internal deadline 7 November 2017)

German Studies at the University of Warwick, School of Modern Languages and Cultures, invites applications to the University’s annual funding competition for doctoral students, for entry in autumn 2018. We will happily consider applications from well-qualified native speakers of German with strong English skills whose projects have a strong literary or cultural focus. The deadline for expressions of interest to the department is Tuesday 7 November 2017.



Warwick hosts UK's national conference for German Studies

The Department of German Studies and the School of Modern Languages and Cultures played host to British and Irish-based Germanists of all backgrounds last week, from 5-7 September. A brief preview follows.


Warwick German Studies alumna Emily Wagstaffe receives German Embassy German Teacher Award. Herzlichen Glückwunsch!

Many congratulations to our former student Emily Wagstaffe, now Head of German at Oundle School, who has been awarded a very prestigious German Teacher Award by the German Embassy. The ceremony was on 12 June, and Emily received her prize from the Ambassador Peter Ammon and John le Carré. Click here to read the Embassy's report.



Touring exhibition opens: 'Following Islam through German History, 1770-1918.'

Dr James Hodkinson's touring exhibtion has now opened in schools in Surrey. It will be touring educational institutions in the UK over the next 12-18 months.

The exhibition takes visitors on a journey through representations of Islam in German-speaking culture from the late Enlightenment to the Great War of 1914-1918. Looking at texts and images, it tracks the shifting values and functions attributed to Islam in German and Austrian society, culture, thought and politics, highlighting both the Islamophobia and Islamophilia of the age and asking visitors to reflect on how these patterns are still with us today.


Trailer released for Dr James Hodkinson's Film

Together with Dr Ian Roberts, Dr James Hodkinson is making a series of films charting his impact project on Islam in Germany. Watch the trailer here.


Andrea Klaus (German Studies) will give a paper on "The Year Abroad, Erasmus+ and Brexit" at the UCML Plenary on 6th January 2017

Andrea Klaus (German Studies) will give a paper on "The Year Abroad, Erasmus+ and Brexit" at the UCML Plenary on 6th January 2017 at Europe House, London.


Andrea Klaus(German Studies) has published a study on the Year Abroad/Erasmus+ and Brexit together with Silke Mentchen, University of Cambridge


New TRC Opening times

The TRC Resources Room H0.81 is now open from 8.00am until 11.00pm Monday to Friday to all students registered to a module in the SMLC


SMLC Start of term for Intermediate and Final Years

Important start of year information for returning students


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