Department of Politics, Languages & International Studies

Research student chosen to give global connectedness lecture in London

Thu Feb 18 09:32:00 GMT 2016

Simone Schroder has been chosen as the winner of this year’s competition to give the Sylvia Naish Lecture, organised by the Institute of Modern Languages Research at the University of London School of Advanced Study.

Simone will deliver her lecture entitled ‘ Imagining Global Connectedness in Alexander von Humboldt’s Ansichten der Natur’ on Thursday 7 April 2016 in London. All are welcome to attend.

The adjudicating panel commented that this year's decision was one of the hardest they had taken in years, as the quality of the proposals sent in was exceptionally impressive. Entries reflected the health, the increasing breadth of German studies and the interconnectedness of the subject with other, neighbouring areas of study.

Simone is currently a research student at the Department of Politics, Languages & International Studies.

Speaking about this opportunity, her supervisor Professor Axel Goodbody commented: “Simone is an exceptionally clear and systematic thinker, and a perceptive interpreter of literary texts. She is also an engaging speaker. I am delighted she has been given this opportunity to make her important work known to a wider audience.”