DACH gives an insight into the German Collection at the British Library, its curators’ work, and anything else relating to German culture, politics and literature. They will also present their personal perspective of issues pertaining to German culture in Britain and issues they come across in their daily work and life.
The British Library’s German Section: Susan Reed is Head of the German Section and with main responsibilities of buying material published in Germany, with a specialism in early printed materials and research interests including the 1848 revolution. Dorothea Miehe curates and selects new materials from the publishing output of Germany and Austria, with particular responsibility for the Austrian collections; her specialist interests include German and Austrian exile literature, 1933-1945, and Germans and German churches in London during the 18th and 19th centuries. Clemens Gresser selects books from German-Swiss publishers, and is interested in architecture, art and history of the late 19th and 20th century in Germany, including the GDR.