Katherine Rochester, M.A. ’12, Awarded Research Fellowship to Berlin

Posted September 25th, 2014 at 11:58 am.

Katherine Rochester, M.A. ’12, was named a research fellow by the Berlin Program for Advanced German and European Studies. Katherine was awarded the fellowship in order to conduct archival and collections-based research in Germany to support her dissertation, “Animating Ornament: From Lotte Reiniger’s Silhouette Films towards a Theory of the Decorative in Animation.”

Her research focuses on early, experimental animation in 1920s Berlin, in particularly highlighting the work of pioneering animation artist and film director Lotte Reiniger.

Along with this fellowship, Katherine was awarded a research grant by the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) for the same research, which she declined.

The Berlin Program for Advanced German and European Studies promotes a new generation of young North American scholars with specialized knowledge of modern and contemporary Germany and Europe. The program supports scholars in all social science and humanities disciplines, including historians working on the period since the mid-18th century. Fellowships are awarded for doctoral dissertation research as well as postdoctoral research which leads to completion of a monograph.

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