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. 14, 2021Book Release: Wem kein Boden gesetzt. Gedichte
  2. Sep. 13, 2021Apocalypse and Salvation: Faith in Catholic Miracles during Twentieth-Century Germany
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    From World War I until the late 1950s, Catholics in Germany reported more instances of stigmata and visions of the Virgin Mary than at any time in modern history. This lecture emphasizes the stigmata of the charismatic Therese Neumann of Bavaria and the Cold War apparitions of the Virgin Mary in the small town of Heroldsbach. Neumann’s story in particular reveals much about the fall of German democracy in the 1920s and the relation of Catholics to the Third Reich.

  3. May 14, 2021First Recipients of WCGS Diversity & Inclusion Grants
    George Floyd mural in Berlin

    The Waterloo Centre for German Studies is pleased to announce the recipients of its first-ever Diversity and Inclusion Grants. These grants have been created to support scholars and programs in their efforts to diversify German studies in Canada.

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