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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. 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.

  2. Apr. 28, 2017German Cinema Film Festival This Month!German Language Film Festival; flags of Switzerland, Germany, Austria

    The Embassies of Switzerland, the Federal Republic of Germany, and Austria, in partnership with the Waterloo Centre for German Studies and Princess Cinemas, are hosting the German La

  3. Apr. 13, 2017WCGS Member Publishes Book on the History of HomeopathyCover art for Alice Kuzniar's

    Alice Kuzniar's new book, The Birth of Homeopathy out of the Spirit of Romanticism, has just been published by the University of Toronto Press.

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  1. May 31, 2017German Language Film Festival Kitchener-WaterlooGerman Language Film Festival; flags from Switzerland, Germany, and Austria

    The German Language Film Festival takes place in May and is a collection of three movies, one each from Austria, Switzerland, and Germany.


    May 17 - Austria: “Stefan Zweig - A Farewell to Europe” (Vor der Morgenröte)

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