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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- 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. 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

  • 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

  • 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.

  • 1985-88 Corresponding Secretary for Switzerland of the International Federation for Theatre Research (FIRT/IFTR).

  • 1977-1980 Swiss correspondent of Shakespeare Quarterly.

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

Boards of professional associations

  • 2011- Shakespeare-Stiftung, 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; 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

  • 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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