Dr Hilary Potter

Dr Hilary Potter

Teaching Fellow in German to English TranslationRecruitment & Admissions Tutor

Summary: Translation; Rosenstraße protest; cultural memory and national identity; German-Jewish past; impact.

Location: Michael Sadler Building 2.22

Teaching Commitments: Teaching 2016-17:GERM1110 Skills in German TranslationGERM2040/1/2 Applied German Language GERM3090/1/2 Advanced Translation German-English MODL5114M Specialised Translation A MODL5124 Specialised Translation BOffice hour: Thursdays 14:00-15

Twitter: @hjpotterphd


Hilary Potter was educated at the University of Bath (CELTA, BA Hons, PhD). She joins the Leeds team from Cardiff University where she taught German-English translation, German language post-A’ Level and ab initio alongside content modules including her own on National Socialism in History and Memory and team-taught modules on May 1968. She also supervised a number of research projects on German history, literature, in European Studies and in the field of translation.

Current Projects
She is currently completing her first monograph, based on her research, under the title Remembering Rosenstraße: History, Memory and Identity in Contemporary Germany.
She also joins the team at the University of Leeds working on the Skipton WW1 POW Diary Project: https://arts.leeds.ac.uk/kriegsgefangen/


In 2017-18 teaching on Approaching German Culture, Shock of the New, Applied German Language, MA Specialised Translation and supervising Final Year Projects.


Hilary is the Year/Term Abroad Co-ordinator for German


In preparation for Peter Lang: Remembering Rosenstraße. History, Memory, Identity in Contemporary Germany (monograph)


Chapters in edited volumes
Potter, H.J., ‘Rosenstraße: A Complex Site of German-Jewish Memory’ Bill Niven and Chloe Paver, eds., Memorialisation in Germany Since 1945. (Basingstoke and New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2010) pp.214-223.  



Impact, community and teaching enhancement activities

October 2017: Languages Live Show, London

March 2017: Be Curious, University of Leeds


February 2016: Good Bye Lenin Workshop, German A’ Level Masterclass, Cardiff University in association with Routes into Languages Wales/ Cymru


July 2016: German Schools Conference, Cardiff University, in association with Think German Wales Network, Goethe Institut, London, the DAAD (German Academic Exchange Service), ‘Commemorating WW1: Conflict & Creativity’ Network at Cardiff University and the National Museum of Wales, Cardiff.


Dr Potter has an interest in outreach and impact work promoting language, culture and history.