Call for Student Translators 2019

The White Rose Project – Call for Translators 2019 In 1943 five students and a professor at the Ludwig Maximilian University in Munich were arrested, interrogated, tried, and executed. They were members of The White Rose (‘Die Weiße Rose’), a clandestine group who wrote and distributed pamphlets calling on Germans to resist Hitler. The White…

‘Defying Hitler’ – Weston Library Lecture now available online

In June 2019, Dr Alex Lloyd gave a lecture in the Weston Library on the White Rose, focusing in particular on the leaflets and examining how the group used the written word to inspire resistance. The lecture is now available online in the Bodleian Libraries podcast series (BODcasts). You can view the lecture here.

White Rose Project receives funding for 2019-2020

Exciting news! The White Rose Project is able to continue next academic year thanks to generous funding from The Oxford Research Centre in the Humanities. As a Knowledge Exchange Fellow, Dr Alex Lloyd will work with the Weiße Rose Stiftung (White Rose Foundation) in Munich. Its Chairperson, Dr Hildegard Kronawitter, provided the foreword for our…

New Book now available!

On Friday 14 June 2019, over fifty people gathered at St Edmund Hall to celebrate the launch of The White Rose: Reading, Writing, Resistance (Oxford: Taylor Institution Library, 2019). This volume includes facsimiles of the original White Rose pamphlets, transcriptions of the German texts, and new English translations by undergraduate students at the University of…

Lunchtime Lecture at the Weston Library

On Wednesday 26 June at 1pm Dr Alex Lloyd will give a lunchtime talk on the White Rose in the Weston Library Lecture Theatre: Defying Hitler: The White Rose Resistance Group In 1943 five students and a professor at the University of Munich were arrested, tried, and executed. They were members of The White Rose…

New Book Announcement

The White Rose: Reading, Writing, Resistance (Oxford: Taylor Institution Library, 2019) will be published next month. This edited volume includes facsimiles of the White Rose pamphlets and transcriptions of the German alongside a new English translation. While there are many versions of the pamphlets in English, the translations included here are the result of a…

Alex Lloyd to receive Teaching Excellence Award

Dr Alex Lloyd, who leads the White Rose Project, is to receive a Teaching Excellence Award from Oxford University’s Humanities Division. The award is made ‘in recognition of the high quality of her teaching’ and ‘the important contribution she makes to the teaching of German’. It is the direct result of her work on the White…

White Rose: Writing and Resistance

From 18 May to 7 July 2019, the exhibition ‘White Rose: Writing and Resistance’ will run in the Proscholium at the Bodleian Library. It has been co-curated by Dr Alex Lloyd and the student translators. Admission is free.

Public Talk – Access Hall Areas

On Saturday 4 May (2.30-3.15pm) Dr Alex Lloyd will give a short talk – a ‘Teddy Talk’ – on the White Rose pamphlets at St Edmund Hall’s ‘Access Hall Areas’ event. The college will be opening its doors to the wider Oxford community, showcasing the College’s ‘Hall spirit’ and the diverse day-to-day life of the members…

Printing Slogans at the Bodleian’s Press

On Thursday 7 March, Dr Alex Lloyd and some of the student translators joined Dr Alexandra Franklin at the Bodleian Library’s Bibliographical Press. The students selected phrases from the White Rose leaflets – in German and in their new English translation – and experimented with printing them using some of the historical hand-presses. Slogans included:…