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Call for Submissions (closing date: 9 February 2024)
 
The Sylvia Naish Lectures were launched in memory of Sylvia Naish, an accomplished linguist, translator, Friend of Germanic Studies and benefactor of the former Institute of Germanic Studies. Each year, research students registered for higher degrees in the field of Germanic Studies at Universities in the United Kingdom are invited to submit proposals for the next lecture. The event forms part of the Institute's programme of activities, which are open to the public.
 
The theme of the lecture should be related to the student's topic of research; the lecture itself should appeal to an audience of non-specialists and aim to convey both the excitement and the importance of the research topic. The winning entry carries a prize of £400, which is covered by the Sylvia Naish Bequest. Modest travel expenses and/or accommodation in London can be reimbursed. The lecture is recorded and made available as a podcast via the Institute’s YouTube channel and website, and an abridged version published in the next issue of the Newsletter, the annual magazine of the Friends of Germanic Studies.
 
The 2024 Sylvia Naish Lecture will be held on Thursday, 2 May 2024 as part of the 74th National Postgraduate Colloquium in German Studies, which will be held in person at the University of London Senate House, London WC1.
 
Submissions are now invited for the 2024 Sylvia Naish Lecture. An abstract and a short curriculum vitae (one page each) should be sent to reach Professor Godela Weiss-Sussex by close of business on Friday, 9 February 2024.