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Welcome to the Waterloo Centre for German Studies

The members of the Waterloo Centre for German Studies (WCGS) conduct research on the language, culture, and society of German-speaking peoples, from both historical and contemporary perspectives. The Centre offers a wide range of educational and cultural activities for the academy and the broader community. This website provides some information about the WCGS in general, about upcoming events, and about ongoing research projects. We also keep a current list of the newest book publications by our members.

  1. July 13, 2017New Director for WCGS

    As of July 1, James Skidmore has taken over the reins of the Waterloo Centre for German Studies. You can read all about it at the UW Bulletin.

  2. June 5, 2017Formulierungen/Formulations Workshop at Institut Deutsche Sprache

    by Sam Schirm

  3. May 5, 2017Today's Lecture on Data-Driven Language Learning Cancelled: Construction at Pearson

    Due to construction at Pearson Airport, our speaker just found out yesterday that her flight to Toronto has been cancelled and there were no alternatives. So we unfortunately have to cancel this afternoon's talk on data-driven language learning.

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  1. Sep. 29, 2017Anna Magdalena Kokits - Coast to Coast TourPhoto of Austrian pianist Ann Magdalena Kokits in a black dress, sitting on the floor.

    Anna Magdalena Kokits - Coast to Coast Tour

    Anna Magdalena Kokits - Coast to Coast Tour

  2. Sep. 29 to Oct. 12, 2017CALLIOPE Austria

    Women have far too often been forgotten, overlooked, and marginalised in Austria’s official historiography—a fact that lends all the more importance to this exhibition’s attempt to survey the past 200 years in light of the biographies of important Austrian women. Austrian women whose talents, willpower, and determined courage have helped shape and enrich their country.

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