Alice Kuzniar, University Research Chair and Professor of German and English, will be awarded the Hans-Walz Research Prize at a champagne reception on 1 December at the Robert Bosch Haus in Stuttgart for her work on the history of homeopathy.  

Monday, February 6, 2017 7:00 pm - 7:00 pm EST (GMT -05:00)

Grimm Lecture 2017 - Timothy Snyder : The Holocaust as History and Warning

Timothy Snyder, author of the widely successful book Black Earth, believes we have misunderstood the Holocaust and the essential lessons it should have taught us. If the Holocaust was indeed, as Snyder’s carefully constructed argument will demonstrate, a result of ecological panic and state destruction, then our misunderstanding of it has endangered our own future. The world of the early twenty-first century resembles the world of the early twentieth more than we realize—and some of our own sensibilities are closer to those of Europeans of the 1930s than we might like to think.

Election battles were fought ferociously in pre-World War One Germany, when most middle-class Germans still opposed formal democracy. Anti-democrats deployed many exclusionary strategies that flew in the face of electoral fairness.

Wednesday, February 11, 2015 7:30 pm - 7:30 pm EST (GMT -05:00)

Führerbunker: An Experimental Chamber Opera by Andrew Ager

Canadian composer Andrew Ager’s new chamber opera “Führerbunker” is receiving its premiere at the Registry Theatre in Kitchener.

Monday, September 22, 2014 8:00 am - Friday, September 26, 2014 9:00 pm EDT (GMT -04:00)

Dictatorship and Democracy in the Age of Extremes: Spotlights on the History of Europe in the Twentieth Century

Poster for photo exhibition, Dictatorship and Democracy

Revealing a total of 190 rare photographs, newspaper clippings and political cartoons from different European archives, the exhibition "Dictatorship and Democracy in the Age of Extremes" tells Europe's dramatic story of the 20th century – a past between freedom and tyranny, democracy and dictatorship.

Whether they arrived in the 1950s on a ship or a few years ago on a passenger plane, German immigrants to Waterloo Region still hold many untold stories in their families that risk being lost if they are not recorded. The Waterloo Centre for German Studies is looking for people of German descent—or their children—who would like to talk about their years in German-speaking Europe, their arrival in Canada during the 1950s, 1960s or later, and their lives in Waterloo Region.

Saturday, November 10, 2012 2:00 pm - 2:00 pm EST (GMT -05:00)

Voltaire & Frederick: A Life in Letters

Poster: Voltaire & Frederick: A Life in Letters Poster (PDF)

On November 10th, the German Stage visited the University of Waterloo staging their play Voltaire & Frederick: A Life in Letters.