Thursday 23 June 2022

Leather-bound copy of the Bible c. 1800 (Photo: John P. Salvatore; CC-BY-SA 4.0/Wikimedia Commons)

The Institute is delighted to announce that the 2022 William Robson-Scott Travelling Scholarship has been awarded to Sarah Fengler to support research in the Kongelige Bibliotek, Copenhagen, in connection with her dissertation on European Old Testament Tragedies in the Age of Enlightenment.

Sarah Fengler graduated from the Goethe University, Frankfurt, with a BA in Political Science and Scandinavian Studies and an MA in Comparative Literature. She has also spent a semester at the University of Bergen, and held a Visiting Fulbright Studentship at Cornell University. She is currently registered for a DPhil in Modern Languages at the University of Oxford.

Established in memory of Professor W.D. Robson-Scott, Honorary Director of the former Institute of Germanic Studies from 1968 to 1973, the scholarship is awarded by the Institute in the spring of each year. The award is designed to assist research students registered for an MPhil/PhD or equivalent degree at a University in the United Kingdom to travel abroad to carry out research bearing on the languages and literatures of the German-speaking countries, of the Netherlands, or of Scandinavia.