Luise Morawetz


Luise Morawetz is a third-year DPhil student at the Faculty of Medieval and Modern Languages, Oxford, funded by a Clarendon Scholarship at Hertford College. Her research explores the correlation of function and linguistic traits of Old High German, with focus on the pragmatic context and the visual characteristics of Old High German glosses.



  • DPhil student at the Faculty of Medieval and Modern Languages, Oxford (2020-present)

  • Bachelor and Master of Arts: German Language and Literature, University of Leipzig (2012-2018)

  • Bachelor of Science: Biology, University of Heidelberg and University of Leipzig (2009-2013)


Teaching and Work Experience:

  • Collaboration with the ARCHiOx Project (Bodleian Libraries, Oxford University, headed by John Barrett)

  • Co-Convenor of the ‘Comparative Philology Graduate Seminar’ at Oxford University, Faculty of Linguistics, Philology and Phonetics, in collaboration with Prof. Dr Howard Jones and Will Thurlwell

  • Freelancer for the Duden Verlag, since September 2022

  • Co-lecturer of the lecture series ‘Topics in Historical Linguistics’ HT 2021 at Oxford University, Faculty of Medieval and Modern Languages, organised by Prof. Dr Henrike Lähnemann

  • Tutor for Paper IV (Linguistic Studies I) at Oxford University, Faculty of Medieval and Modern Languages, since MT 2020 to present

  • Lecture ‘Introduction to Middle High German’ at Oxford University, Faculty of Medieval and Modern Languages, MT 2020

  • Research assistant (2016-2018) and research associate (2019-2020) at Althochdeutsches Wörterbuch (Dictionary of Old High German, Saxon Academy of Sciences and Humanities)



  • Forthcoming: Howard Jones, Luise Morawetz & Will Thurlwell: ‘Old High German and Old Saxon Grammar and Reader’, Oxford University Press.

  • Continuous online edition of Old High German glosses in MS. Canon. Pat. Lat. 57

  • Dictionary articles in: Althochdeutsches Wörterbuch. Band VIII,1: S – Sn-, vierte bis neunte Lieferung. Berlin/Boston: Walter de Gruyter, 2020

  • Frank Heidermanns & Luise Morawetz: Zum grammatischen Ertrag der neueren althochdeutschen Glossenforschung, in: Glossenstudien. Ergebnisse der neuen Forschung, ed. by Rolf Bergmann and Stefanie Stricker, Heidelberg: Winter, 2020, pp. 155-178


Organised Conferences:


Conference Papers:

  • Gregory the Great in Old High German. The Newly Discovered Glosses of MS. Canon. Pat. Lat. 57’, Memorial Symposium for Nigel F. Palmer, 19-20 May 2023

  • lubisteckal and gâhheila. The Names of Medicinal Plants in Old High German’, 57th International Congress on Medieval Studies, in collaboration with Dr Almut Mikeleitis-Winter, 9-14 May 2022

  • ‘Die Glossen der Murbacher Hymnen’, Forschungskolloquium Akademienvorhaben, Bayerische Akademie der Wissenschaften, 5 April 2022

  • ‘Funktion und Gebrauch von Glossen in den Murbacher Hymnen’, OFFG: Achtzehntes Graduiertentreffen Germanistische Mediävistik, Oxford – Freiburg i. Br. – Freiburg/Fribourg – Genève – Lausanne – Bern, 28-29 April 2022

  • ‘Blast from the Past and Back to the Future: Manuscripts and Digitisation’, Dark Archives, in collaboration with Dr Natascha Domeisen, Carolin Gluchowski and Dr Lena Vosding, 8-10 September 2020




Awards and Funding:

  • TORCH Critical-Thinking Communities Fund, funding of the Comics and/as Resistance Conference (22–23 June 2023), in collaboration with Laura Bergin, Cailee Davis and Carolin Gluchowski

  • UCML small grant and OMS small grant, funding of the workshop ‘The Murbach Hymns (MS. Junius 25) – Vernacular Glossing in the Early Middle Ages’ (02/2022)

  • Clarendon Fund scholarship, full funding of the DPhil in Medieval and Modern Languages by the Clarendon Fund in partnership with Hertford College (University of Oxford)

  • Winner of the Blogging with Manuscripts Competition by The Polonsky Foundation (Dark Archives 2020, Medium Ævum Conference) with the blog post ‘What’s for dinner: giraffe or lynx?’

  • RISE scholarship (DAAD), full funding of an internship at the Montreal Neurological Institute (McGill University, Montreal)


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