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 19, 2019CfP: The Pasts and Futures of Queer German Studies
    CfP The Pasts and Futures of Queer German Studies

    University of British Columbia, Vancouver
    Organizers: Dr. Kyle Frackman and Dr. Ervin Malakaj
    Dates: April 24–26, 2020

    This symposium seeks to build on this exciting and extensive archive of scholarship on queer German studies by bringing together researchers at different stages of their academic careers and from different institutions to share their current research. While dedicated to contemporary approaches to queer German studies, the symposium additionally aims to facilitate discussion about the disciplinary history of queer German studies. Which developments shaped contemporary queer German studies and what futures lie ahead of it? 

  2. June 26, 2019 CFP Edited Volume: Transverse Disciplines

    Transverse Disciplines: 

    Working across and beyond Academic Communities

    Edited by: Simone Pfleger (University of Alberta) and Carrie Smith (University of Alberta)

  3. June 25, 2019Annual Report, 2018-2019
    Essen Subway

    WCGS has published its annual year in review, check it out here.

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