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. 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)

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

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

  3. June 24, 2019CFP: German Graduate Conference “Deviance – Am Rande seiner selbst”

    Annual Graduate Conference
    Department of Germanic Languages & Literatures

    September 28-29, 2019, University of Toronto

    “Das Gedicht heute behauptet sich am Rande seiner selbst; es ruft und holt sich, um bestehen zu können, unausgesetzt aus seinem Schon-nicht-mehr in sein Immer-noch zurück. Das Gedicht ist einsam. Es ist einsam und unterwegs. Das Gedicht will zu einem Andern, es braucht dieses Andere, es braucht ein Gegenüber. Es sucht es auf, es spricht sich ihm zu.”
    Paul Celan

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