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Personal

Conference organisation

  • 2013 Conference "Disziplin/Discipline" Kartause Ittingen, 26-28 August, Organizer Publikation

  • 2011 Conference "Nous et les autres--Wir und die Anderen/Stéréotypes en Suisse--Stereotypen in der Schweiz" Giessbach, 29-31 August, Organizer. Publikation

  • 2009 Conference "Erzählen in den Wissenschaften" ("Narrative in Science and Scholarship"), Einsiedeln, 31 August-2 September, Organizer. Publikation

  • 2007-2014 Research colloquia of the Swiss Academy of Humanities and Social Sciences (SAGW). Organizer.

  • 2005 Conference "Die Universität der Zukunft" (The University of the Future), Basel University, 20-21 October, Co-organizer. Publikation

  • 2005 Conference "Cultures in Contact", Basel University, 10-11 June, Co-organizer. Publication

  • 2001 Conference "Shakespeare in European Culture", Basel, November. Co-organiser. Documentation. Publication

  • 1998-2008 International Shakespeare Conference, Stratford-upon-Avon, Advisory Board.

  • 1997 ESSE/4 Conference, Debrecen, Hungary, September. Chair Academic Programme Committee.

  • 1996 The Solothurn Symposium, sponsored by the British Council and the University of Basel, September. Organizer (with Terence Hawkes).

  • 1996 Seminar "The Uses of Shakespeare" at the World Shakespeare Congress, Los Angeles. Convener (with John Drakakis).

  • 1987 Konferenz über "Das Festspiel in der Schweiz", Bern, Herbst 1987. Organisator zusammen mit Georg Kreis. Publikation


Funded projects

The databank of the Swiss National Science Foundation lists involvement in 15 projects, among them:
  • 2007-2010 "Passages we Live By" ("Hyperhamlet"). Chair. Funded by the Swiss National Science Foundation. Website

  • 1984-1987 "Forms of Communication in English Poetry". Chair. Funded by the Swiss National Science Foundation.

  • 1995-2008 Eight projects in the framework of the "Englisch-deutsche Studienausgabe der Dramen Shakespeares". Funded by the Swiss National Science Foundation and the Cooper Fund.


Editorial work

  • 2008-2014 Kolloquien der Schweizerischen Akademie der Geistes- und Sozialwissenschaften (Tagungsbände)

  • 1991-2007 ICSELL (International Cooper Series in English Language and Literature), Co-editor (with D.J. Allerton, W. Elmer, and H. Isernhagen).

  • 1990-2012 Englisch-deutsche Studienausgabe der Dramen Shakespeares, Advisory Board. Publications

  • 1986-1990 English Studies (Amsterdam) Associate Editor.

  • 1985-1988 Corresponding Secretary for Switzerland of the International Federation for Theatre Research (FIRT/IFTR).

  • 1978-79 Redaktor UNI NOVA Mitteilungsblatt der Universität Basel.

  • 1977-1980 Swiss correspondent of Shakespeare Quarterly.

  • 1972-2012 Reader of manuscripts for the German-Swiss-Austrian project "Englisch-deutsche Studienausgabe der Dramen Shakespeares".

  • 1962-1963 Co-founder and editor of Bagatelle, a literary magazine.


Boards of professional associations

  • 2011-2020 Shakespeare-Stiftung (Weimar), Stiftungsrat Website

  • 2007-2009 European Shakespeare Research Association (ESRA), vice-president. Website

  • 1998-2007 "Shakespeare in European Culture" network, Steering committee.

  • 1993-2011 Deutsche Shakespeare-Gesellschaft, Board member. Website

  • 1991-2003 European Society for the Study of English (ESSE), Board member. Website

  • 1989-2000 Swiss Association of University Teachers of English (SAUTE), Board member; President 1996-2000. Website

  • 1986-1993 Deutsche Shakespeare-Gesellschaft West, Board member.

  • 1985-2000 Swiss Association for Theatre Studies, Board member; President 1986-90. Website

  • 1981-1989 Swiss Association for North-American Studies (SANAS), Board member; President, 1981-86. Website


Boards of public institutions

  • 2008-2010 Kuratorium des Neuen Baseldeutsch Wörterbuchs

  • 1998-2007 Swiss Academy of Humanities and Social Sciences, Board member; vice-president 2004-2007.  Website

  • 1992-2003 Regionalrat DRS member (Swiss Radio/Television DRS).

  • 1989-1994 Foundation "Swiss Theatre Collection", Board member. Website

  • 1989-2002 Radio- und Fernsehgenossenschaft Basel (RFB) Board member; president 1992-1997.

  • 1988-1992 Centre Suisse of the International Theatre Institute (ITI), Board member.

  • 1966-1967 Mitglied des Kirchenvorstands St. Theodor, Basel


Prize committees

  • 2000-2008 "Die Goldene Brille", Media prize of the Swiss Academy of Humanities and Social Sciences, Prize committee.

  • 1998-2005 "Lehnert-Preis" of the Deutsche Shakespeare-Gesellschaft, Prize committee.

  • 1986-1990 Prize committee Hans Reinhart-Ring (Swiss national theatre prize), President.


University administration

  • 1981-2007 Innumerable faculty committees, Faculty of Philosophy, Basel University

  • 1997-1999 University Planning Committee, Basel University

  • 1991-1992 Dean, Faculty of Philosophy, Basel University


Other
  • 2010-2018 Working group "Kultur der Geisteswissenschaften" Swiss Academy of Humanities and Social Sciences
  • 2016 Advisor "Looking for Shakespeare" cartoons, ARTE TV-channel/internet


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