Welcome to the WCGS

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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.

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WCGS Book Prize for 2021


Monday, January 9, 2023

"Corsage" at Princess Cinemas

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.

Thursday, December 15, 2022

WCGS Book Prize Winner for 2021

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. 


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