German lecturer secures publication subsidy for first book
12 January 2016
German lecturer, Dr Hilary Potter has recently been awarded a publication subsidy by the Association for German Studies Great Britain and Ireland (AGS) towards her book, The Dynamics of German Remembering: The Rosenstrasse Protest in Historical Debate and Cultural Memory.
Dr Potter’s book explores the Rosenstrasse Protest that took place in Berlin in 1943. The book will look at how the protest has been remembered in Germany and the way in which memories of it intersect with, and contribute to, understanding of the past and notions of German national identity today.
The book will also be used for the basis of the second year course module, National Socialism in History and Memory, which Dr Potter devised utilising her research.
Dr Potter originally wrote her book as part of her PhD thesis but was keen to adapt it to appeal to undergraduate and postgraduate students. As part of the module she plans to give students previews of chapters from the book to ensure that it appeals to them and to also provide them with an insight into the work that academics carry out as researchers.
Of her publication subsidy Dr Potter said, “I am thrilled to have been awarded the AGS publication subsidy. On a practical level it provides a massive help with the costs associated with publishing your first book and on a personal level it feels like an endorsement of my work which is really encouraging.”
Congratulations Dr Potter from everyone at the School of Modern Languages!