Prof. Dr. Annette Kern-Stähler

Ordentliche Professorin
Medieval English Studies

Phone
+41 31 684 82 47
E-Mail
annette.kern-staehler@unibe.ch
Office
B 269
Postal Address
English Department
Länggassstrasse 49
CH-3012 Bern
Consultation Hour
By arrangement

Annette Kern-Stähler joined the department as Full Professor and Chair of Medieval English Studies in 2010. She teaches in the departmental BA and MA programmes and in the interdisciplinary MA programme Editorial Studies and supervises PhD and post-doc projects in the field of medieval literature and culture. From 2017 to 2021, she was co-president of the Berner Mittelalterzentrum (BMZ). 

Annette Kern-Stähler studied at the universities of York, Bonn, Oxford, and Münster. A graduate from the Centre for Medieval Studies at York (MA in Medieval Studies, 1996), the University of Bonn (English, biology, art history, 1997), and the German Research Foundation doctoral training programme “Interdisziplinäre Mediävistik” at Münster (PhD, 2000), she takes an interdisciplinary approach to the study of the Middle Ages. She was assistant professor at the University of Münster, where she completed her habilitation in 2007, and held her first full professorship and Chair at the University of Duisburg-Essen 2008-2010. She is honorary professor at the University of Kent at Canterbury and has received a number of international fellowships, among them a Christopher Isherwood fellowship at the Huntington Library San Marino and an Andrew Mellon Fellowship at the Harry Ransom Center, University of Texas at Austin. She was professeur invitée at the École Normale Supérieure (ENS) de Lyon in 2010 and academic visitor at Somerville College Oxford 2019/20.  

Annette Kern-Stähler has a particular interest in the senses in the Middle Ages. She has been co-principal investigator of several international research projects on the senses, with funding received from the Swiss National Science Foundation and the Royal Society of Edinburgh, and is co-editor of Literature and the Senses (Oxford: Oxford University Press, forthcoming) (with Elizabeth Robertson) and of The Five Senses in Medieval and Early Modern England (Leiden: Brill, 2016) (with Beatrix Busse and Wietse de Boer). She has organized a number of international conferences and workshops on the senses and is listed in the Sensory Studies Research Directory.

Annette Kern-Stähler has also published on gender and space in medieval England, which was the focus of her first book (A Room of One’s Own, 2000), on British-German inter-and post-war relations (A Missionary Zeal, 2009) and on interrelations between literature and science/medicine. Together with Professor Schöne-Seifert (Ethics in Medicine, University of Münster) and Dr. Anna Thiemann (American Studies, University of Münster), she received funding from the Andrea-von-Braun Foundation to develop a literary textbook for medical students: Ethik in der Medizin. Literarische Texte für den neuen Querschnittsbereich (Mentis, 2013).

Professor Kern-Stähler has been engaged in programmes that promote young researchers and equal opportunities. She served as co-president of the faculty committee for equal opportunities and is a mentor for the Schweizerische Studienstiftung (Swiss Study Foundation) and the Vetsuisse mentoring programme VetMENT.

Supervisions

PhD and postdoc (habilitation)

William Brockbank: Sensing Creation: Perception and the Book of Nature in Anglo-Saxon England (SNF postdoctoral project, ongoing)

Dr. Hannah Piercy: Embodying Meaning: Body Parts in Middle English Romance (Postdoctoral project,ongoing)

Dr. Kathrin Scheuchzer: 'Blessed are the Meek': Women and Children in John Foxe's Actes and Monuments (PhD, completed 2015)

Dr. Matthias Berger: United under the Banner of Medievalism? Medievalism and the Construction of Swiss and British National Identities (PhD, completed 2020)

Dr. Claudia Perner, University of Duisburg-Essen: US-American Inoutside Perspectives in Globalized Anglophone Literatures (PhD, completed 2011)

Daniela Keller: Literary Depictions of Germany in Contemporary British Fiction (University of Basel, second supervisor, completed)

Prof. Dr Mary Flannery, "Practicing Shame: Female Honour in Later Medieval England" (Habilitation, completed)

 

SNF projects

SNF Project Dr. Matthias Berger: United under the Banner of Medievalism? Medievalism and the Construction of Swiss and British National Identities, completed

SNF Project William Brockbank: Sensing Creation: Perception and the Book of Nature in Anglo-Saxon England, ongoing

Study Trips

May 2019: England (2019 England Excursion (PDF, 17.7 MB))

March 2018: Sutton Hoo and West Stow (Sutton Hoo.pdf (PDF, 3.9 MB))

May 2017: Lincoln, York, Yorkshire (Lincoln&Yorkshire.pdf (852KB))

May 2016: London 

May 2015: Norwich (Norwich.pdf (PDF, 1.4 MB))

November 2014: St. Gallen

May 2014: Paris Study Trip to St. Denis

May 2013: Canterbury (Canterbury.jpg (JPG, 270KB))

May 2011: York, England (York.pdf (PDF, 623KB))

May 2010: Canterbury (Canterbury.pdf (PDF, 1.0 MB))

 

Recent Courses Taught at the University of Bern (Selection)

Race, Racism, and the Middle Ages

Critical Race Theory and Medieval Studies

Sensing the Middle Ages

Miracles, Mystics and Monasteries: Religion and Literature in Medieval England

Theory and the Medieval Text

Antiquity in the Anglophone Imagination: Heroic Women in Classical and Medieval Literature

Literary Encounters with Nuremberg 

In the footsteps of Julian of Norwich and Margery Kempe: Medieval Norwich (with Study Trip)

Sensing the Middle Ages: The Senses and Sense Perception in Old and Middle English Literature

From Skin to Book: Medieval Manuscripts (with Study Trip to Stiftsbibliothek St. Gallen)

An Introduction to Medieval English Literature and Culture

Medieval Literature in Paris

Chaucer’s Women

Language, Literature and Space

Introducing Medieval English Studies – Key Concepts, Topics, Challenges

Exploring Medieval Artefacts (with Study Trip to Canterbury)

Public and Private Spaces in Medieval England

“What is an Author?” Medieval Notions of Authorship

 

I frequently engage in collaborative teaching, such as

Unlearning Racism: Literary and Linguistic Perspectives (with David Britain, Thomas Claviez, Virginia Richter, Gabi Rippl, Crispin Thurlow)

The Waterfront: Literary and Linguistic Perspectives (with David Britain, Thomas Claviez, Ursula Kluwick, Virginia Richter, Gabi RIppl, Crispin Thurlow)

Space, Literature and Language (with David Britain)

Saints and Sinners: Writing about women in classical antiquity and the English Middle Ages (with Gerlinde Huber-Rebenich)

Critical Race Theory and the Middle Ages (with Michael Stolz)

Berner Mittelalterzentrum seminars (with Michael Stolz)

 

Books

Annette Kern-Stähler and Elizabeth Robertson, eds., Literature and the Senses, Oxford Twenty-First Century Approaches to Literature. Oxford: Oxford University Press, in press.

Annette Kern-Stähler and Nicole Nyffenegger, eds., Secrecy and Surveillance in Medieval and Early Modern England. Tübingen: Narr, 2020.

Annette Kern-Stähler, Beatrix Busse, and Wietse de Boer, eds., The Five Senses in Medieval and Early Modern England. Leiden: Brill, 2016.

Annette Kern-Stähler, Bettina Schöne-Seifert, and Anna Thiemann, eds., Ethik in der Medizin: Literarische Texte für den neuen Querschnittsbereich GTE. Münster: mentis, 2013.

English on the Move: Mobilities in English Language and Literature. Ed. David Britain and Annette Kern-Stähler. Swiss Papers in English Language and Literature (SPELL), 28. Tübingen: Gunter Narr, 2012.

Annette Kern-Stähler, “A Missionary Zeal”: Besatzung, Entnazifizierung und Umerziehung als Aktionsfeld und im Geschichtsbewusstsein britischer Literaten. Heidelberg: Universitätsverlag Winter, 2009. Monograph.

Literary Encounters of Fundamentalism: A Casebook. Ed. Annette Kern-Stähler and Klaus Stierstorfer. Heidelberg: Universitätsverlag Winter, 2008.

Refractions of Canada in European Literature and Culture. Ed. Heinz Antor, Gordon Bölling, Annette Kern-Stähler, and Klaus Stierstorfer. Berlin and New York: de Gruyter, 2005.

“A Room of One’s Own”: Reale und mentale Innenräume weiblicher Selbstbestimmung im spätmittelalterlichen England. Tradition – Reform – Innovation. Studien zur Modernität des Mittelalters, 3. Frankfurt/M. et al: Peter Lang, 2002. Monograph.

Journal Articles and Book Chapters

Annette Kern-Stähler and Elizabeth Robertson, “Literature and the Senses: An Introduction”. Literature and the Senses. Ed. Annette Kern-Stähler and Elizabeth Robertson. Oxford Twenty-First Century Approaches to Literature. Oxford: Oxford University Press, in press.

Annette Kern-Stähler, “Public and Private.” Chaucer Encyclopedia, ed. Richard G. Newhauser. Hoboken, NJ: Wiley-Blackwell, in press.

Annette Kern-Stähler, “Disability Studies.” Chaucer Encyclopedia, ed. Richard G. Newhauser. Hoboken, NJ: Wiley-Blackwell, in press.

Annette Kern-Stähler and Nicole Nyffenegger, “Introduction: Secrecy and Surveillance in Medieval and Early Modern England.” Secrecy and Surveillance in Medieval and Early Modern England. Ed. Annette Kern-Stähler and Nicole Nyffenegger. Tübingen: Narr, 2020, 11-21.

Annette Kern-Stähler, Bettina Schöne-Seifert, and Anna Thiemann. "Literarische Texte für die Medizinethik." Briefe zur Interdisziplinarität 20 (2017): 7-13.

Annette Kern-Stähler, Eva von Contzen, and Nicole Nyffenegger, "Engaging with the Past: Reinventing the Middle Ages." Anglistentag 2016 Hamburg. Proceedings. Ed. Ute Berns and Jolene Mathieson. Trier: Wissenschaftlicher Verlag Trier, 2017, 87-91.

Annette Kern-Stähler and Kathrin Scheuchzer, “Introduction: The Five Senses in Medieval and Early Modern Cultures”. The Five Senses in Medieval and Early Modern England. Ed. Annette Kern-Stähler, Beatrix Busse, and Wietse de Boer. Leiden: Brill, 2016, 1-17.

Annette Kern-Stähler and Beatrix Busse, “Bleary Eyes: Middle English Constructions of Visual Disabilities”. The Five Senses in Medieval and Early Modern England. Ed. Annette Kern-Stähler, Beatrix Busse, and Wietse de Boer. Leiden: Brill, 2016, 69-95.

Annette Kern-Stähler and Rory Critten, “Smell in the York Corpus Christi Plays”. The Five Senses in Medieval and Early Modern England. Ed. Annette Kern-Stähler, Beatrix Busse, and Wietse de Boer. Leiden: Brill, 2016, 239-268.

Annette Kern-Stähler "The Sanctification of Home in Late Medieval England". Diasporic Constructions of Home and Belonging. Ed. Florian Kläger and Klaus Stierstorfer. Berlin and Boston: de Gruyter, 2016, 249-264.

Annette Kern-Stähler and Anna Thiemann, “Autism and the American Dream: Progress and Recovery in the American Autie-Biography”. Narrative Matters in Medical Contexts across Disciplines. Studies in Narrative, 20. Ed. Franziska Gygax and Miriam A. Locher. Amsterdam and Philadelphia: John Benjamins, 2015, 17-31.

Annette Kern-Stähler, “Middle English Narrative Poetry: Geoffrey Chaucer”. A History of British Poetry: Genres, Developments, Interpretations. Ed. Sybille Baumbach, Birgit Neumann and Ansgar Nünning. Trier: wvt, 2015, 29-40.

Annette Kern-Stähler and Stephan Kohl, “Medieval Literature”. English and American Studies: Theory and Practice. Ed. Martin Middeke et al. Stuttgart: Metzler, 2012, 7-17.

Annette Kern-Stähler, “‘The Lord Assembled a Dedicated Staff’: The Comic Crusade”. Burning Books: Negotiations between Fundamentalism and Literature. Ed. Catherine Pesso-Miquel and Klaus Stierstorfer. New York: AMS Press, 2012, 51-63.

Annette Kern-Stähler, “Gender, Creation and Authorship in the Late Middle Ages”. Gender and Creation: Surveying Gendered Myths of Creativity, Authority, and Authorship. Ed. Anne-Julia Zwierlein. Heidelberg: Universitätsverlag Winter, 2010, 25-42.

Annette Kern-Stähler, “Sweet Poison and Its Antidote: Troilus and Criseyde and the Disce Mori”. Anglistik 21.2 (2010): 171-80.

Annette Kern-Stähler, “Religion in Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales”. General Themes in Literature. Ed. Jennifer McClinton-Temple. New York, Oxford: Facts on File, 2010.

Annette Kern-Stähler, “Grief in Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales”. General Themes in Literature. Ed. Jennifer McClinton-Temple. New York, Oxford: Facts on File, 2010.

Annette Kern-Stähler, “Gender in Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales”. General Themes in Literature. Ed. Jennifer McClinton-Temple. New York, Oxford: Facts on File, 2010.

Annette Kern-Stähler and Ina Habermann, “Introduction: Literature and Silence.” Anglistentag 2009 Klagenfurt. Proceedings. Ed. Jörg Helbig. Trier: wvt, 2010, 375-81.

Annette Kern-Stähler and Axel Stähler, “The Translation of Testimony and the Transmission of Trauma: Jonathan Safran Foer’s Everything is Illuminated and Liev Schreiber’s Film Adaptation”. Voices and Silence in the Contemporary Novel in English. Ed. Vanessa Guignery. Newcastle upon Tyne: Cambridge Scholars Press, 2009, 160-184.

Annette Kern-Stähler and Anna Thiemann, “Metaphor and (Dis)Embodiment: Inside the Autistic Mind”. The Literary Mind. Yearbook of Research in English and American Literature 23 (2008), 67-80.

Annette Kern-Stähler, “Intercultural Encounters: Rudy Wiebe, A Discovery of Strangers”. Teaching the Contemporary Novel. Ed. Susanne Peters, Klaus Stierstorfer and Laurenz Volkmann. Trier: wvt, 2008, 509-526.

Annette Kern-Stähler, “Role Models of Intimacy in Late Medieval England”. Interfaces 27 (2007-08): 67-80.

Annette Kern-Stähler, “Translating the Unspeakable: Interpreters at War Crime Trials in Contemporary British Drama”. Cultural Translation/Translation of Cultures. Ed. Monika Gomille and Klaus Stierstorfer. Newcastle upon Tyne: Cambridge Scholars Press, 2008, 101-120.

Annette Kern-Stähler, “Vita mixta oder Doppelleben? – Chancen zur Erweiterung weiblicher Existenz im England des späten Mittelalters”. Außen und Innen: Räume und ihre Symbolik im Mittelalter. Ed. Nikolaus Staubach and Vera Johanterwage. Frankfurt et al: Peter Lang, 2007, 333-351.

Annette Kern-Stähler, “Romeo and Juliet”. Shakespeare Didaktisch II: Ausgewählte Dramen und Sonette für den Unterricht. Ed. Roland Petersohn and Laurenz Volkmann. Stauffenburg Handbücher, 9. Tübingen: Stauffenburg, 2006, 59-76.

Annette Kern-Stähler, “Taktiken des Raumwechsels: Giddens’ Structuration Theory und Andachtsräume von Frauen im spätmittelalterlichen England”. Grenz-Gänge: Studien zu Gender und Raum. Ed. Herwig Friedl and Nicole Schröder. Tübingen and Basel: Francke, 2006, 29-43.

Annette Kern-Stähler, “Homer on the Evolutionary Scale: Interrelations between Biology and Literature in the Writings of William Gladstone and Grant Allen”. Unmapped Countries: Biological Visions in Nineteenth-Century Literature and Culture. Ed. Anne-Julia Zwierlein. London: Anthem Press, 2005, 107-115.

Annette Kern-Stähler, “The Presentness of the Past: The Prosecution and Staging of Displaced War Criminals in Britain”. Staging Displacement, Exile and Diaspora: Papers Given on the Occasion of the Thirteenth Annual Conference of the German Society for Contemporary Theatre and Drama in English . Ed. Christoph Houswitschka und Anja Müller. Contemporary Drama in English, 12. Trier: wvt, 2005, 211-226.

Annette Kern-Stähler, “Re-Enacting the Arctic Voyage: The Northwest Passage in British Literature”. Refractions of Canada in European Literature and Culture. Ed. Heinz Antor, Gordon Bölling, Annette Kern-Stähler, Klaus Stierstorfer. Berlin: de Gruyter, 2005, 173-193.

Annette Kern-Stähler and Stephan Kohl, “University Control Officers, British Writers and an Enemy People: Education Policy in the British Zone”. Anglistik: Research Paradigms and Institutional Policies 1930-2000. Ed. Stephan Kohl. Trier: wvt, 2005, 171-205.
First published in: Anglistentag 2002 Bayreuth. Ed. Ewald Mengel, Hans-Jörg Schmid, Michael Steppat. Proceedings of the Conference of the German Association of University Teachers of English, 24. Trier: wvt, 2002, 109-130.

Annette Kern-Stähler, “Die Suche nach dem privaten Raum im englischen Spätmittelalter: Literatur und Lebenswirklichkeit”. Virtuelle Räume: Raumwahrnehmung und Raumvorstellung im Mittelalter. Akten des 10. Symposiums des Mediävistenverbandes, Krems 24.-26. März 2003. Ed. Elisabeth Vavra. Berlin: Akademie Verlag, 2005, 87-107.

Annette Kern-Stähler, “Zur Klausur von Nonnen in englischen Frauenklöstern des späten Mittelalters: Die Lincolner Visitation Returns 1429-1449”. Studien und Texte zur literarischen und materiellen Kultur der Frauenklöster im späten Mittelalter. Ed. Falk Eisermann, Eva Schlotheuber and Volker Honemann. Leiden and Boston: Brill, 2004, 103-118.

Annette Kern-Stähler, “‘The true and secret part of the history is left to me’: Colonial Oppression and Selective Historiography in Peter Carey’s True History of the Kelly Gang”. Xenophobic Memories: Otherness in Postcolonial Constructions of the Past. Ed. Monika Gomille and Klaus Stierstorfer. Heidelberg: Universitätsverlag Winter, 2003, 243-255.

Annette Kern-Stähler, “‘The inability to mourn’: The Post-war German Psyche in Mavis Gallant’s Fiction”. Refractions of Canada in European Literature and Culture. Ed. Heinz Antor, Sylvia Brown, John Considine, Klaus Stierstorfer. Berlin: de Gruyter, 2003, 259-270.

Reviews and Interviews

Annette Kern-Stähler, "Robert Muchembled, Smells: A Cultural History of Odours in Early Modern Times. Trans. Susan Pickford. Cambridge: Polity, 2020.” Social History of Medicine 34.3 (2021), 1030-1031. https://doi.org/10.1093/shm/hkaa073.

Annette Kern-Stähler, "Fourteenth Century England, 10, ed. by Gwilym Dodd, Woodbridge 2018, The Boydell Press, XI u. 201 S." Deutsches Archiv für Erforschung des Mittelalters 75.2 (2019), 852-854.

Annette Kern-Stähler, “Nicholas Perkins (ed.). Medieval Romance and Material Culture. Cambridge: Brewer, 2015”. Anglia 135 (2017), 204-208. 

Annette Kern-Stähler, “The Oxford Handbook of Medieval Literature in English. Ed. Elaine Treharne and Greg Walker (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2010)”. Historische Zeitschrift 295 (2012): 479-480.

Annette Kern-Stähler, “Women and Reading in Late Medieval England: Critical Considerations”. Anglistentag 2004 Aachen. Proceedings. Ed. Lilo Moessner and Christa M. Schmidt. Trier: wvt, 2005, 89-90.

Annette Kern-Stähler, “Julia Pascal, London, in Interview with Annette Kern-Stähler, Düsseldorf”. Anglistik 16 (2005): 131-137.

Annette Kern-Stähler, “Women, Reading, and Piety in Late Medieval England. Ed. Mary C. Erler. (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2002)”. Anglia 123.4 (2005): 718-20.

Annette Kern-Stähler, “Naked Before God: Uncovering the Body in Anglo-Saxon England. Ed. Benjamin Withers and Jonathan Wilcox. (Morgantown: West Virginia University Press, 2003)”. Anglia 123.1 (2005): 136-139.

Annette Kern-Stähler, “Writing Gender and Genre in Medieval Literature. Approaches to Old and Middle English Texts. Ed. Elaine Treharne for the English Association. Essays and Studies 55. (Cambridge: D. S. Brewer, 2002)”. Anglia 123 (2005): 140-143.

Annette Kern-Stähler, “Caroline M. Barron. London in the Later Middle Ages: Government and People 1200-1500. (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2004)”. Archiv für das Studium der neueren Sprachen und Literaturen 242 (2005): 436-438.

Annette Kern-Stähler, “The Craft of Fiction. Margaret Atwood’s Textual Assassinations: Recent Poetry and Fiction. Ed. Sharon Rose Wilson. (Ohio State University Press); Varieties of Exile: New Essays on Mavis Gallant. Ed. Nicole Côté and Peter Sabor.” Canadian Literature 186 (2005): 190-192.

Annette Kern-Stähler, “Home and Away: Diane C. Archibald. Domesticity, Imperialism, and Emigration in the Victorian Novel. (University of Missouri Press); Peter S. Li,.Destination Canada: Immigration Debates and Issues. (Oxford University Press); Westwood Creative Artists; Passages: Welcome Home to Canada. (Doubleday Canada).” Canadian Literature 182 (2004), 90-92.

Annette Kern-Stähler, “Refractions of Germany in Canadian Literature and Culture – An International Conference. The Banff Centre, Alberta, Canada, 26th-29th September 2002”. Anglistik 14 (2003), 220-222.

Research interests

Medieval English literature and culture, more specifically the senses in the Middle Ages, sensory literary studies, gender and space, text and image, medieval disabilities. I have also published on interrelations between science/medicine and literature and on British-German inter-war and post-war relations and on interrelations between science/medicine and literature.  

Conferences (selection)

  • Secrecy and Surveillance in Medieval and Early Modern England. Sixth biannual conference of the Swiss Association for Medieval and Early Modern English Studies (with Nicole Nyffenegger). With funding received from the Swiss National Science Foundation and the Burgergemeinde Bern. Bern, 2018.
  • The Senses: Past and Present. International workshop. With funding received from the Swiss National Science Foundation and the Burgergemeinde Bern. Bern, 2017.
  • Section “Engaging with the Past: Reinventing the Middle Ages.” Anglistentag 2016 (with Eva von Contzen and Nicole Nyffenegger). Hamburg, 2016.
  • The Senses in Medieval and Early Modern England (with Beatrix Busse). With funding received from the Swiss National Science Foundation, the University of Heidelberg, and the Burgergemeinde Bern. Bern, 2013.
  • Studientag des Englischen Mittelalters. With funding received from the Burgergemeinde Bern and the MVUB. Bern, 2013.
  • Section Literature and Silence. Anglistentag 2009 (with Ina Habermann). Klagenfurt, 2009.
  • Constructions of Home (with Klaus Stierstorfer). Münster, 2008.
  • Refractions of Canada in European Literature and Culture (with Klaus Stierstorfer). Düsseldorf, 2003.
  • Gesellschaftliche, psychologische und religiöse Aspekte von Interiorität in Lebenswelt und Literatur des Mittelalters. Funded by the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (with Anne Bollmann). Münster, 1998.

Current research and funding

  • Sensing Nature: funded by the Swiss National Science Foundation. Postdoctoral project Sensing Creation: Perception and the Book of Nature in Anglo-Saxon England 
  • Literature and the Senses (with Professor Elizabeth Robertson, University of Glasgow)
  • The Senses: Past and Present (co-principal investigator with Professor Elizabeth Robertson and Professor Fiona Macpherson, University of Glasgow): an ongoing international research project that has received funding from the Swiss National Science Foundation and the Royal Society of Edinburgh. 
  • Recently completed: Unique Continuities: The Nation and the Middle Ages inTwenty-First-Century Switzerland and Britain (PhD thesis, Matthias Berger, with funding received from the Swiss National Science Foundation: three-year PhD project, completed 2020)

Professional memberships

I am a member of the board of SAMEMES and a member of the following professional organizations:

Editorial Responsibilities

I am on the editorial board of the Routledge journal Shakespeare and of Anglistik: International Journal of English Studies as well as Swiss Papers in English Language and Literature.

Extra-departmental mentoring

I am Betreuungsdozentin (mentor) for the Schweizerische Studienstiftung (Swiss Study Foundation) and for the VetSuisse Mentoring Programme.