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. Oct. 22, 2019Alice Kuzniar receives SSHRC Insight Grant

    Professor Alice Kuzniar received a SSHRC Insight Grant for her research about the influence of the writings and practice of the renowned homeopath Clemens von Bönninghausen on the poetry of Germany's foremost female writer, Annette von Droste-Hülshoff.

    For this, she asks the question: How can one meaningfully bring together the very different fields of medicine and literature? Professor Kuzniar says that this grant allows her to pursue this line of research and form a team of medical historians and literary scholars.

  2. Oct. 7, 2019CSSG is now accepting applications
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    Spend May and June 2020 in Germany!

    Applications for the Canadian Summer School in Germany (CSSG) are now being accepted!

    CSSG offers Intermediate and Advanced German Language & Culture CoursesGerman Immersion Community Service Learning Courses

    Dates: May 3 – June 20, 2020
    Cost: $1,726 tuition & approx. $2850 - 2950 program fee (plus airfare)

  3. Oct. 3, 2019CfP: Undergraduate European Studies Conference

    Undergraduate European Studies Conference, University of Guelph (Ontario)

    November 23, 2019

    This one-day conference will give students an opportunity to present their research, with faculty members and graduate students serving as moderators.

    Students will also have the possibility of working with graduate student mentors while preparing their papers. They will have 15 minutes to present their work and a short discussion period will follow.

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  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. Nov. 21, 2019Fall 2019 Reading Group

    This fall, we’ll be reading

    Benedict Wells: Vom Ende der Einsamkeit / The End of Loneliness, trans. Charlotte Collins

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