German Romanists Association

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The German Romance Studies Association (DRV) is the professional association for teaching and research in German-language Romance studies . It was founded in 1953 and today has around 1000 members, mainly professors , private lecturers , doctoral students and young researchers in Romance studies in German-speaking countries.

The task of the association is to promote Romance teaching and research at German-speaking universities and colleges as well as to represent the interests of the public, scientific organizations and politics. Every two years the German Romance Association holds a specialist congress , the German Romance Day, in which more than 500 linguists, literary scholars and cultural scholars as well as specialist didactics participate in around 30 sections with scientific lectures.

Since 1999, on the occasion of the German Romance Association, the German Romance Association has been awarding a sponsorship award worth 1,500 euros for outstanding Romance habilitation and dissertation , the Elise Richter Prize .

Angela Schrott, Professor of Romance Linguistics at the University of Kassel, has been the first chairwoman of the German Romanists Association since October 2017.

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  1. ^ Jutta Weiser: New board of directors of the German Romanists Association (DRV)., accessed on October 20, 2017 .