Welcome to the WCGS
The Waterloo Centre for German Studies is a research institute at the University of Waterloo. Funded by private donations, the WCGS supports research into all aspects of the German-speaking world, and is committed to publicly-oriented scholarship. We facilitate the communication of German studies research, distribute awards to students wishing to study in Germany, and organize cultural programming for the university and wider communities.
WCGS Book Prize
WCGS Travel Awards
The Waterloo Centre for German Studies annual travel award applications are open, including the Stork Awards in German Studies, Marga I. Weigel Study Abroad Award and the Cecilia and the Late George Piller Award!
Book Prize 2022: Call for Nominations
To recognize outstanding research by emerging scholars, the Waterloo Centre for German Studies has instituted an annual book prize. Any scholarly monograph by a first-time author that contributes to our understanding of any aspect of the German-speaking world and was published in English anywhere (or in French by a Canadian-based publisher) in 2022 is eligible.
Nomination Deadline: March 31
Call for Proposals: Undergraduate Research Conference in German Studies
Co-organized by Lafayette College and Moravian University, the 12th interdisciplinary Undergraduate Research Conference in German Studies will take place virtually via Zoom on April 1st, 2023.
The DEADLINE for the proposal is JANUARY 31, 2023. It should sent as email attachments to Margarete Lamb-Faffelberger at email@example.com with a copy to Axel Hildebrandt firstname.lastname@example.org.
Einstein's Brain - A new novel by Franzobel
Franzobel will give a reading from his book Einsteins Hirn, as part of his North American tour on Friday, March 31, 2023.
Summer Course in German Language and Culture in Austria
The Summer Course in German Language and Culture in Austria takes place from August 7th to 25th, 2023 at the Vienna School of International Studies.
DEADLINE FOR COURSE REGISTRATION: April 30th, 2023
Writing Illness Workshop
Writing Illness: Women’s Experiences in the 19th-Century Sickroom