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. Sep. 19, 2019Laurier Alumni and LALL Present - Oktoberfest: The History of Germany's Most Famous Festival

    Oktoberfest: The History of Germany's Most Famous Festival (Friday, October 4, 2019)

    Enjoy Oktoberfest-inspired appetizers and a drink from the keg before attending Professor James Skidmore's lecture on the history of Germany's most famous festival. The event concludes with an Oktoberfest dinner with all the fixings – including schnitzel, potato salad and apple strudel.

  2. Sep. 16, 2019WCGS Fall 2019 Lectures
  3. Sep. 10, 2019CfP: The Drama of Obedience, 1700-1900

    CfP: The Drama of Obedience, 1700-1900 (University of Calgary, April 3-4, 2020)

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  1. Oct. 8, 2019Corpora of spoken German: ‘Hidden treasures’ and their potential uses
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    WCGS welcomes Dr. Silke Reineke of the Leibniz Institute for the German Language (IDS) on Tuesday, October 8th, 2019.

  2. Nov. 5, 2019The Buried Raging Sermons of the Warsaw Ghetto Rabbi

    Jews in the Warsaw Ghetto are led to a deportation point sometime between April 19 and May 16, 1943 (Wikimedia Commons)

    Join WCGS as professor James Diamond, Chair of Jewish Studies at the University of Waterloo, gives his talk The Buried Raging Sermons of the Warsaw Ghetto Rabbi.

  3. Nov. 20, 2019In the Children's Best Interests: Unaccompanied Refugee Children in Germany, 1945-1952
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    WCGS invites one and all to a talk by Lynne Taylor, University of Waterloo professor of History. Dr. Taylor will discuss her latest book, In the Children's Best Interests: Unaccompanied Refugee Children in Germany, 1945-1952.

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