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.

The Waterloo Centre for German Studies (WCGS) is pleased to announce the eight finalists for the WCGS Book Prize. The prize, valued at CAD $2000, is for books in any area of German studies published by first-time authors in 2018.

The shortlist demonstrates the rich and diverse nature of German studies scholarship today. The Waterloo Centre for German Studies congratulates the authors on their fine achievement. Check out the finalists here.

Legends and Dreams: Reinhard Kleist’s Graphic Narrative - Poster Exhibition

WCGS and GSS invite one and all to browse the halls of the Modern Languages building for an exclusive look at a poster exhibition of Reinhard Kleist's graphic novel Berliner Mythen.

Celebrate International Education Week - Alexandre Trudeau

November 18-22 is International Education Week at the University of Waterloo, the high point of which will be a visit to campus by renowned filmmaker and storyteller Alexandre Trudeau. The Waterloo Centre for German Studies is happy to be a leading sponsor of this event. Mr. Trudeau will be giving a keynote address to high school and university students (as well as anyone else who wishes to attend) about how his ability to speak multiple languages has enriched his life, both personally and professionally, and why he believes all students should have diverse opportunities for language learning and study abroad. The keynote will be followed by a panel discussion featuring industry professionals, alumni and more, all part of the Goethe-Institut’s Career Booster – Global Experience Day.

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, Joseph and Wolf Lebovic Chair of Jewish Studies at the University of Waterloo, gives his talk The Buried Raging Sermons of the Warsaw Ghetto Rabbi.

Modern Hungers: Food and German Identity from the Third Reich to the Berlin Wall and Beyond

Hear Loyola University professor Alice Weinreb explain how food and hunger are used as instruments of power.