2015 Prizes for Students from the Department of German & Dutch
The Kurt Hahn Prize for a distinguished performance was won by Emily C. Watton (Trinity Hall) in Tripos Part IA(B), by Jessica Ginn (Girton College) in Tripos Part IB and by Gregory Hinks (Trinity Hall) in Tripos Part II.
The Tiarks ab initio Prize was won by Cat R. Watts (Selwyn College).
The James Marsh Prize for the best final year dissertation was won by Mila Hadzhiracheva and Patti Perez-Durias (Murray Edwards College).
The D.H. Green Prize for an outstanding year abroad project or dissertation on a subject in medieval German language or literature was won by Rebecca Lockhart (Queens' College).
The Department would like to congratulate all winners on their success.
The Department congratulates its final-year candidates on their outstanding successes in 2015, particularly the three students of German who were awarded a Distinction in Part II of the MML Tripos: Gregory Hinks (Trinity Hall), Kevin Chew (Gonville and Caius College) and Thomas Rothwell (Jesus College).
Poetry Writing Prize
First year student Sam Groom has won the 3rd prize in the Undergraduates / German Category for the poem he submitted and has been invited to the awards ceremony at the British Museum on 12 December 2014.
WIGS PG Essay Prize
PhD student Ina Linge won the Women in German Studies prize 2014 for the best postgraduate essay, for her piece entitled 'Gender and agency between 'Sexualwissenschaft' and autobiography: The case of N.O. Body's Aus eines Mannes Mädchenjahren (1907)'. Full details are available here.
Ab Initio Success
The Department would like to congratulate two of its students who had both started German "ab initio" on their outstanding 2014 exam results:
Final Year Student Myrto Aspioti has achieved a class I with distinction in German. Myrto started to learn German as an ab initio student in October 2010. She opted for German as her main language for the Part II examinations and her commitment and hard work earned her a distinction in her BA just four years later. Myrto will be starting an MPhil in Modern Languages at Oxford this October. Congratulations.
Year 2 student Michael Grace, who started German as an ab initio student in Cambridge, achieved an outstanding result in his end-of-year exams. Michael started to learn German less than two years ago, in October 2012, and was awarded an outstandingly good mark on the Use of German paper this summer which was taken both by former ab initio students and by those who had taken A-level German at school. He will continue German in Part II of the Tripos and will spend his Year Abroad at Humboldt Universität, Berlin. Congratulations.
The Harvill Secker Young Translators' Prize has been awarded to Ellie Collins, fourth year student from Cambridge for her translation of a Julia Franck story. Congratulations.
PhD Students Awarded Sylvia Naish Fellowships
Two of the Department's PhD students have succeeded in obtaining a Sylvia Naish Fellowship to work at the Institute of Modern Languages Research in London
The Department would like to congratulate Marie Kolkenbrock, who was approved for the PhD this month, on her achievement - which she managed to secure at the same time as completing her PhD. Marie is "excited about the opportunity to conduct research at the IMLR. The Institute will provide excellent conditions for the beginning of my post-doctoral project and I very much look forward to meeting other researchers and experts in my field." Congratulations.
A further reason to celebrate is 3rd Year PhD Student Erica Wickerson's achievement. She has also managed to secure a Sylvia Naish Fellowship, despite a very busy 3rd year which saw her taking responsibility for the 2013-14 German Graduate Research Seminar series, running an event to support the World Wildlife Fund, supervising and invigilating and at the same time pursuing her PhD research. Erica is "really looking forward to being part of the IMLR and ... very grateful for the opportunity." She will be "using the fellowship to explore the Exile Archive at the IMLR as part of a wider postdoctoral project on narrative space in the works of Franz Kafka and other writers." Congratulations.