Dr Alex Lloyd, Director
Alex is a Fellow by Special Election in German Studies at St Edmund Hall, and Lecturer in German at Magdalen College and Trinity College, University of Oxford. She teaches German language and literature from the mid-eighteenth to the twenty-first century, translation between German and English, and film studies. Her main research interests lie in twentieth-century literature and visual culture, and her book Childhood, Memory, and the Nation: Young Lives under Nazism in Contemporary German Culture, will be published in Legenda’s Germanic Literatures series in 2020. In 2019 Alex was awarded a Knowledge Exchange Fellowship at The Oxford Research Centre in the Humanities (TORCH) to support a collaboration with the Munich-based Weiße Rose Stiftung (White Rose Foundation). She also received a Teaching Excellence Award from the university’s Humanities Division for her work with students on the White Rose Translation Project.
Die Weiße Rose Stiftung e.V. | The White Rose Foundation (Munich)
The objective of the White Rose Foundation membership association is to uphold the memory and legacy of the resistance group The White Rose against National Socialism. The foundation hosts a permanent exhibition in the DenkStätte Weiße Rose in Munich as well as travelling exhibitions, events and educational historical projects about the White Rose and their resistance against the national socialist dictatorship. It is a special concern of the Foundation to make the White Rose’s legacy meaningful in our day and time.
SANSARASANSARA is an award-winning vocal ensemble focused on the performance of a cappella choral music. You can listen to examples of their work here. The White Rose Project was delighted to partner with SANSARA to devise and perform a concert of music and readings on 22 February 2020, the 77th anniversary of the first White Rose trials and executions. The programme included renaissance and contemporary choral works and excerpts from the letters and diaries of the White Rose in a new English translation by student members of the White Rose Project. The performance was part of the Humanities Cultural Programme.
Student Translators, 2019-2020
This year’s student translators worked on a selection of excerpts from the letters and diaries of the White Rose members. Many of these texts have never appeared in English before. They speak movingly of courage, conscience, and life under dictatorship.
Student Translators, 2018-2019
While there are many versions of the pamphlets in English, the White Rose Translation Project set out to produce a new translation with two aims: first, that it should be collaborative and second, that it should be undertaken by university students. Fifteen students from ten colleges took part in the 2018-2019 White Rose Translation Project, which resulted in a new publication: The White Rose: Reading, Writing, Resistance (Oxford: Taylor Institution Library, 2019).
The White Rose Project is generously supported by The Oxford Research Centre in the Humanities (TORCH) at the University of Oxford.