Thursday, November 21, 2019 — 7:00 PM EST

This fall, we’ll be reading


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

Thursday, November 21, 2019 — 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM EST
Alexandre Trudeau

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.

Wednesday, November 20, 2019 — 7:00 PM EST
Book Cover

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.

Thursday, November 7, 2019 — 9:00 AM EST
Legends and Dreams

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.

Tuesday, November 5, 2019 — 7:00 PM EST

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.

Tuesday, October 8, 2019 — 4:00 PM EDT
Books on on shelves

WCGS welcomes Dr. Silke Reineke of the Leibniz Institute for the German Language (IDS) on Tuesday, October 8th, 2019.

Tuesday, September 17, 2019 — 3:00 PM EDT
Birgit Schreyer Duarte
Monday, July 15, 2019 — 7:00 PM EDT
Saisonarbeit

Friday, July 12, 2019 — 5:00 PM EDT
Nathan the Wise

Thursday, May 23, 2019 — 7:00 PM EDT
Benedict Wells.
Thursday, April 11, 2019 — 7:00 PM EDT
Altes Land Doerte Hansen

It was a close call, with most titles tied except for one. So our reading selection for the spring meeting will be...

Dörte Hansen: Altes Land / This House is Mine, trans. Anne Stokes

Monday, April 8, 2019 (all day)
Beakers with plants

THE NATURE OF EXPERIMENT: INTELLIGENCE, LIFE, AND THE HUMAN

Mary Shelley’s famous invocation of human experimentation gone wrong is 200 years old, but remains as vibrant an analysis of the human implication of scientific insight as it did when it was first published; perhaps more so in an age on the verge of breakthroughs in both AI and bioengineering.  This conference will approach the intersections of intelligence, life, and the human from a unique perspective, through the concept and practice of the “experiment,” both today and in the past.

Thursday, March 28, 2019 — 7:00 PM EDT
Modern Hungers
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.

Wednesday, March 6, 2019 — 7:00 PM EST
Cover of through the lion gate

WCGS welcomes one and all to a talk by UW History professor Dr. Gary Bruce about his new book Through the Lion Gate: A History of the Berlin Zoo.

Tuesday, February 5, 2019 — 7:11 PM EST
escape Line Cover

The first UW History Department's Speaker Series event of 2019 is here! Come hear Dr. Megan Koreman discuss her book "The Escape Line: how the Ordinary Heroes of Dutch-Paris Resisted the Nazi occupation of Western Europe"

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