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Welcome to the Waterloo Centre for German Studies

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.


  1. July 18, 2018CFP for The 50th NeMLA Anniversary Convention March 21-24 2019

    German Stuide Panel Title: Culture, Cultivation, Inculcation: The Subjects and Its Environments in 18th Century German Literature and Aesthetics.

    Submissions due 30 Sept 2018

  2. July 10, 2018Cabaret @ Toronto Outdoor Picture Show

    When: Thu, 07/19/2018 @7:00 PM
    Where: Corktown Common Park 155 Bayview Ave, Toronto

    Presented by TOPS with the Goethe-Institut

    What: CABARET (USA 1972, 124 min) musical drama directed by Bob Fosse, with Liza Minelli, Michael York, Helmut Griem, Joel Grey, and others.

  3. July 5, 2018German Movies at Princess Cinemas this July

    "Bye Bye Germany" starts Friday 6 July and "The Accountant of Auschwitz" starts Friday 13 July.

    Synopis: " 'Bye Bye Germany' is a deeply felt, often wry look at a group of Jewish friends — all Nazi-era survivors — who, in 1946 Frankfurt, unite to sell high-end linens to raise the funds to emigrate to America.

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  1. Aug. 9, 2018WCGS Reading Group Summer 2018

    The winner of this semester’s WCGS Reading Group choice is...

  2. Sep. 20, 2018Grimm Lecture 2018

    Thursday 20 September 2018 7pm - Gareth Stedman Jones - When would Capitalism end? 

    In honour of Karl Marx's 200th birthday, WCGS is honoured to welcome distinguished Professor Gareth Stedman Jones for the Grimm Lecture 2018.

  3. Oct. 24, 2018Documentary Screening: Searching for Winnetou

    Wednesday 24 October 2018 7pm

    Waterloo Centre for German Studies invites you to a screening of "Searching for Winnetou" and discussion with

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