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Welcome to the Centre for Anglo-German Cultural Relations

Patron: Alfred Brendel, since 2011
Professorial Research Fellow (em.): Irène Heidelberger-Leonard

Interested in our MA in Anglo-German Cultural Relations? Apply now.


MA in Anglo-German Cultural Relations

The Department of German at Queen Mary University of London is pleased to announce the availability of two remaining bursaries for its Masters programme Anglo-German Cultural Relations 2017/18 entry. The bursaries, provided by BASF (Ludwigshafen/GERMANY) will cover full-time fees for home (UK) and EU students.

This unique, specialist course has been designed to provide expert knowledge in a thriving interdisciplinary research environment that facilitates original, thought-provoking research in an expanding field. It seeks to bring together artists, curators, designers, researchers and practitioners who want to pursue an international career in the arts and/or research.

To apply for this bursary, applicants are invited to submit a short dissertation research proposal (no more than 300 words in English or German) and a letter of motivation together with their application. We recommend that applicants submit their application for the MA in Anglo-German Cultural Relations by the 19th June 2017. For informal enquiries please contact Professor Rüdiger Görner:

Further information about the bursary:
Students applying for a bursary will need to meet the following criteria:
• Hold an upper second or first class BA degree
• Be UK or EU applicants (international students are not eligible for this scheme)
• Applying for full-time September 2017 entry

The application process is as follows:
• Apply online:
Apply HERE
• Complete admission application form
• Provide copies of all your Higher Education Certificates
• Provide an academic reference

Decisions will be determined by a suitable panel.
Deadline for bursary applications: 12pm on 19th June 2017

Forthcoming Event

International Conference on
Biography in Britain and Germany
Comparing Theories and Practices


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14-16 June 2017

Venue: London Notre Dame – The London Global Gateway
University of Notre Dame, 1-4 Suffolk Street, London SW1Y 4HG

and the Goethe Institut, London
50 Princes Gate Exhibition Road, London SW7 2PH

In collaboration with
QMUL, Centre of Anglo-German Cultural Relations
Internationales Kolleg Morphomata, University of Cologne
Ludwig Boltzmann Institut für Geschichte und Theorie der Biographie, Wien
Goethe Institut, London
(host institution) University of Notre Dame – The London Global Gateway

This conference, the first in a series organized by The Centre for Anglo-German Cultural relations at Queen Mary University of London, The Morphomata Institute for Advanced Study in the University of Cologne and the Ludwig Boltzmann Centre for Biographical research in Vienna, will focus predominantly on 19th and 20th century examples of biographical writing with reflections on practices in, and resonances of, this genre. Some of the questions that will need to be addressed on a comparative basis refer to the cult of biography, the pitfalls of “hero and hero-worship” (Carlyle) and its ambiguous impact on the culture of biography, individualism and biography, practices of writing biographies in Britain and Germany and their cultural status.

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Dr Kaltërina Latifi

The Centre's Visiting Research Fellow is Dr Kaltërina Latifi with the following two research projects:

• “Shakspeare’s Hamlet”, critical edition of A. W. Schlegel’s Hamlet translation, including a diplomatic transcription of Schlegel’s draft manuscript (Dresden)
This project is supported by the Suhrkamp Foundation, Berlin.

• Hans Max von Aufseß, War Diaries, Channel Islands 1943– 1945, critical edition (assistant: Moritz Ruppe)
This project is externally funded by an anonymous benefactor.

Biographical note:
Kaltërina Latifi (born 1984) studied Germanistik and philosophy at the University of Lausanne (BA), editorial philology and textual criticism at the University of Heidelberg (MA), in 2015 she obtained her PhD in German philology at the University of Heidelberg with a thesis on E.T.A. Hoffmann’s poetics. Elected President of the E.T.A. Hoffmann Society for a three-year period 2017-19; as from 2017 co-editor of the E.T.A. Hoffmann yearbook.

Call for Leverhulme Trust Early Career Fellowship scheme 2017

The School of Languages, Linguistics and Film at Queen Mary University of London encourages outstanding postdoctoral scholars to apply to the 2017 round of the Leverhulme Trust Early Career Fellowship scheme.
For more information and how to apply please download the
Call Document.

The Centre of Anglo-German Cultural Relations congratulates its Patron, Alfred Brendel KBE, on his ECHO-Klassik 2016 award for his life-time achievement as pianist and writer.

Research Colloquia 2016/17
In 2016/17 the Director’s Friday Research Seminar on AGCR will focus on The Psychology of Anglo-German Wagnerianism.
Time & Venue: 4-6 pm at Lockkeeper’s Cottage, QMUL/Mile End Campus (please note that some dates have a different venue - for full details please check the programme)

Dates: 7th October 2016; 28th October 2016; 9th December 2016; 27th January 2017; 17th February 2017; 24th March 2017; 19th May 2017.

Please download the full programme here.

Writers in Residence 2016/17
The Centre welcomes Ulf Stolterfoht who will be Writer in Residence from 26.09. to 04.12.2016 Profile
Barbara Honigmann will be our Writer in Residence from 16.01. to 26.03.2017. Profile

Visit our writers in residence page for more details.

BASF MA Bursary
The BASF (Ludwigshafen/Germany) bursary for the MA in Anglo German Cultural Relations for 2016/17 was awarded to Ms Richelle Whitehead, BA.

Bursary from the Anglo-German Club in Hamburg
- for MA students in Anglo-German Cultural Relations -
Two travel bursaries were donated by the Anglo-German Club in Hamburg for research to be conducted in Germany on Anglo-German Cultural Transfers in 2016.

Postgraduate Journal e-transfers
Click here for more information.

The Centre for Anglo-German Cultural Relations (CAGCR) was inaugurated on 1 December 2005 by the German Ambassador, Thomas Matussek. The guest of honour for this occasion was Dr Paul Oestreicher, the Dean of Coventry Cathedral and initiator of the Dresden Trust. The CAGCR was established in order to promote the study of cultural transfers and interrelations between Britain and the German speaking world (including Austria and the German speaking parts of Switzerland).

Housed in the Department of German within the School of Languages, Linguistics and Film as a Research Centre of the faculty for the Humanities and Social Sciences, the Centre has three main goals:

  • The facilitation of innovative research on Anglo-German cultural relations with special reference to the fields of literature, language, intellectual history and comparative cultural practice, to be published in the Centre's refereed Yearbook, ANGERMION.
  • The provision of high quality postgraduate teaching on Anglo-German cultural relations through an MA programme and through PhD supervision.
  • Outreach to the academic and general public through public lectures, colloquia and conferences on important Anglo-German themes and questions with a significant Anglo-German dimension.