Canada is the guest of honour at the 2021 Frankfurt Book Fair. In that spirit, the Waterloo Centre for German Studies has chosen a Canadian author in German translation and is offering this meeting on a Sunday to make it more convenient for fellow readers from Germany to join us. We'll be reading A Complicated Kindness/Ein komplizierter Akt der Liebe, by Miriam Toews, translation by Christiane Buchner.

Friday, March 13, 2020

Grimm Lecture cancelled

In response to concerns about the coronavirus, the University of Waterloo is cancelling all non-essential events, and the Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI) is cancelling all bookings of its facilities. The Grimm Lecture was scheduled to be held in the CIGI Auditorium on Thursday, 19 March 2020, and must now be cancelled.

Gareth Stedman Jones, FBA - When would Capitalism end? 

In recognition of Karl Marx's 200th birthday, WCGS is honoured to welcome distinguished Professor Gareth Stedman Jones for the Grimm Lecture 2018.

On Tuesday, November 28th, WCGS Director James Skidmore gave a talk on the history of Christmas traditions in German-speaking Europe. The event was connected with Kitchener's Christkindl Market, which opens next week, on Thursday, December 7th.

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.