This fall, we’ll be reading
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.
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.
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.
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.
WCGS welcomes Dr. Silke Reineke of the Leibniz Institute for the German Language (IDS) on Tuesday, October 8th, 2019.
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
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.
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.
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.
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"