New Science Award for Romanticism Research
Goethe University honours patron, romantic arts lover and doctor Klaus Heyne
FRANKFURT. For the first time in 2021, innovative contributions to the study of Romanticism can be awarded the Goethe University’s Klaus Heyne-Award. The new award, endowed with 15,000 euros, is aimed at early-career scholars from Germany and abroad who are in a phase of academic qualification and have made an outstanding contribution to Romanticism research.
The new award has been made possible by a generous bequest from the paediatrician Professor Klaus Heyne (1937-2017), whose had a particular passion for the arts and literature of German Romanticism. Frankfurt literary scholar Professor Frederike Middelhoff says: „We are very grateful that we can support young scholars with this award which is also significantly benefits Romanticism research at Goethe University.“
The Klaus Heyne-Award, which is meant to be conferred every two years, consists of two components: 5,000 euros will be awarded on a non-earmarked basis; 10,000 euros will be made available for the organisation of a conference on Romantic Studies to be hosted at Goethe University in 2022 and supported by the Frankfurt Chair of Modern German Literature with a Focus on Romantic Studies.
The award winner is to be honoured at a ceremony in October 2021 (currently planned as an in-person event but will be organised online if necessary).
Prof. Dr. Frederike Middelhoff
Chair of Modern German Literature with a focus on Romantic Studies