Professor Charmian Brinson
Professor Charmian Brinson is Honorary Secretary of the Centre and Emeritus Professor of German at Imperial College London. Her main areas of interest are political exile and women in exile. Publications include The Strange Case of Dora Fabian and Mathilde Wurm: A Study of German Political Exiles in London during the 1930s (Berne/London, 1997); 'A Woman's Place? German-speaking Women in Exile in Britain, 1933-1945' (German Life and Letters, 1998); ‘“In the exile of internment” or “Von Versuchen aus einer Not eine Tugend zu machen”: German-speaking Women Interned by the British during the Second World War’ in Politics and Culture in Twentieth Century Germany, ed. by W. Niven and J. Jordan (Rochester, NY, 2003); [ed. with R. Dove] Stimme der Wahrheit: German-language Broadcasting by the BBC (Yearbook of the Research Centre for German and Austrian Exile Studies, 2003); [with M. Bearman et al.] Wien-London, Hin und Retour: Das Austrian Centre in London, 1939 bis 1947 (Vienna, 2004); [with A. Müller-Härlin and J. Winckler] ‘His Majesty’s Loyal Internee’: Fred Uhlman in Captivity (London, 2010); [ed. with M. Malet] Exile in and from Czechoslovakia during the 1930s and 1940s (Yearbook of the Research Centre for German and Austrian Exile Studies, 2009); [with R. Dove] Politics By Other Means: The Free German League of Culture in London 1939-1946 (London, 2010); [with R. Dove] A Matter of Intelligence. MI5 and the Surveillance of Anti-Nazi Refugees (Manchester, 2014); [ed. with M. Malet] 'Warum schweigt die Welt?' Die Entführung von Berthold Jacob. Eine Dokumentation (Berne, 2014); '"Very much a Family Affair": The Kuczynski Family and British Intelligence' in Voices from Exile. Essays in Memory of Hamish Ritchie ed. by I. Wallace (Leiden, 2015), 'Frau in Arbeit: A Newspaper by Women for Women in British Exile' in Exile and Gender I: Literature and the Press ed. by C. Brinson and A. Hammel (Yearbook of the Research Centre for German and Austrian Exile Studies, 2016); '"Nothing Short of a Scandal?" Harry Peter Smolka and the British Ministry of Information' (Journal for Intelligence, Propaganda and Security Studies, 2016); [ed. with J. Buresova and A. Hammel] Exile and Gender II: Politics, Education and the Arts (Yearbook of the Research Centre for German and Austrian Exile Studies, 2017); 'The Contribution of German-speaking Refugee Artists to British Wartime Propaganda' in Insiders/Outsiders: Refugees from Nazi Europe and their Contribution to British Visual Culture ed. by M. Bohm-Duchen (London, 2019); 'German-speaking Women and their Organisations in Wartime Britain' in Doing Gender ed. I. Messinger and K. Prager (Münster, 2019); [with R. Dove] Working for the War Effort: German-speaking Refugees in British Propaganda during the Second World War (London, 2021).