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
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.
A fictional account of one year in the life of Empress Elisabeth of Austria. On Christmas Eve 1877, Elisabeth, once idolized for her beauty, turns 40 and is officially deemed an old woman; she starts trying to maintain her public image.
The Ambivalence of Gay Liberation: Male Homosexual Politics in 1970s West Germany (Oxford University Press) by Craig Griffiths has been awarded the Waterloo Centre for German Studies Book Prize for first books published in 2021.
You are invited to the Black German Heritage & Research Association's Annual Conference taking place online from February 23-25. The theme this year is Art as Resistance: Transcultural Expressions. The Conference is fully virtual and free; it is open to everyone---scholars, artists, activists, community members, students, etc.!