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We are pleased to announce this month’s publication of Ann Marie Rasmussen’s book Medieval Badges: Their Wearers and Their Worlds (Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2021). Interdisciplinary in approach, and illustrated with more than 115 color and black-and-white images, Medieval Badges: Their Wearers and Their Worlds introduces badges in all their variety and uses.

DAAD - German Academic Exchange Service will present a series of webinars on their student funding programs for study, research and internship opportunities in Germany at noon EST daily from October 4 - 6, 2021.

DAAD has programs for students in all fields of study and at all stages, from Bachelor to PhD, even for recent postdocs.

The GSS department is currently having a visitor from Mannheim: Alexandra Gubina, Ph.D. student from the University of Mannheim, who also works at the Pragmatics department at the Leibniz-Institute for the German Language (IDS). Alex is staying with the GSS department until the mid of April to work on her dissertation with one of her supervisors, Prof.

Professor Alice Kuzniar received a SSHRC Insight Grant for her research about the influence of the writings and practice of the renowned homeopath Clemens von Bönninghausen on the poetry of Germany's foremost female writer, Annette von Droste-Hülshoff. For this, she asks the question: How can one meaningfully bring together the very different fields of medicine and literature? Professor Kuzniar says that this grant allows her to pursue this line of research and form a team of medical historians and literary scholars.

Read the summary of her proposal below: