Thursday, July 13, 2017

New Director for WCGS

As of July 1, James Skidmore has taken over the reins of the Waterloo Centre for German Studies. You can read all about it at the UW Bulletin.

Friday, May 5, 2017

Today's Lecture on Data-Driven Language Learning Cancelled: Construction at Pearson

Due to construction at Pearson Airport, our speaker just found out yesterday that her flight to Toronto has been cancelled and there were no alternatives. So we unfortunately have to cancel this afternoon's talk on data-driven language learning.

Friday, April 28, 2017

German Cinema Film Festival This Month!

German Language Film Festival; flags of Switzerland, Germany, Austria

The Embassies of Switzerland, the Federal Republic of Germany, and Austria, in partnership with the Waterloo Centre for German Studies and Princess Cinemas, are hosting the German Language Film F

Thursday, April 13, 2017

WCGS Member Publishes Book on the History of Homeopathy

Cover art for Alice Kuzniar's "The Birth of Homeopathy out of the Spirit of Romanticism"

Alice Kuzniar's new book, The Birth of Homeopathy out of the Spirit of Romanticism, has just been published by the University of Toronto Press.

Friday, March 10, 2017

Monday's Lecture on Henry VIII and Martin Luther Cancelled

Unfortunately, we've had to cancel Monday afternoon's lecture on the debate between Henry VIII and Martin Luther: Our speaker has fallen ill and is unable to travel.

Monday, February 27, 2017

Online! Our 2017 Grimm Lecture, "The Holocaust as History and Warning"

The video recording of our 2017 Jacob & Wilhelm Grimm Lecture, "The Holocaust as History and Warning," is now online. Catch it on the event page.

You can also order Timothy Snyder's book, Black Earth: The Holocaust as History and Warning, from your local or online bookstore.

Monday, December 19, 2016

WCGS Christmas and Winter Hours

The Waterloo Centre for German Studies will be closed from December 23, 2016 - January 3, 2017. We'll be back here on January 4 at 8:30 a.m.

Our hours will also change in January:

Mondays - 8:30-11:30, 12:00-1:45

Tuesdays - 8:30-11:30, 12:00-1:45

Wednesdays - closed

Thursdays - 8:30-11:30, 12:00-1:45

Fridays - 8:30-11:45

Monday, October 31, 2016

Award-Winning Author Christopher Kloeble on CWKR Today @ 4:20

German author Christopher Kloeble will be on CKWR 98.5 FM this afternoon at 4:20 p.m. Audiences outside of the listening area or out of reach of a radio can listen live online from the station's website.

Christopher will be reading from his book, Almost Everything Very Fast, tomorrow at the Kitchener Public Library. Visit our event page for full details.

Friday, October 28, 2016

2016 Grimm Lecture "Democracy in Disappearing Ink" Now Online

On October 25, we held our 7th annual Jacob-&-Wilhelm-Grimm Lecture. Our speaker was James Retallack, University of Toronto professor of History. His research interests (1830-1918) include German regional history, nationalism, anti-semitism, electoral politics, and historiography. He has edited or authored 14 books, and his 15th is currently in the works. In November 2011 Retallack was inducted as a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada.

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