Tuesday, November 24, 2015

First Drafts for Book Germans of Waterloo Region are In

Since the summer of 2015, members of the Waterloo Centre for German Studies have been working on a book tentatively titled The Germans of Waterloo Region. The first round of editing is almost complete, and the second drafts are starting to come in.

The book is based on interviews conducted between August 2013 and March 2015 with immigrants from German-speaking Europe and/or their children. Participants ranged in age from 28 to 94.

Monday, November 23, 2015

New Project to Mark the 100th Anniversary of Kitchener’s Naming

As 2015 comes to a close, 2016 opens up a special anniversary for the City of Kitchener. One hundred years ago, residents of the City of Berlin adopted the name of a British lord and Secretary of State for War during World War I. The name change was wrought with conflict brought on by the social and political environment of World War I.

Monday, November 2, 2015

Video Online: 2015 Grimm Lecture on the Origins of Homeopathy

This year's Jakob-&-Wilhelm Grimm Lecture, The Birth of Homeopathy out of the Spirit of 1800: Medicine as Cultural History, was a huge success, with standing room only by the time the lecture began.

If you weren't able to make this year's lecture, catch it online. Enjoy!

Thursday, July 9, 2015

Work on the Book, Germans of Waterloo Region, Has Begun

After 18 months of talking with 126 German immigrants and/or their children here in Waterloo Region, work has now begun on a book for the community, tentatively entitled Germans of Waterloo Region.

Monday, June 22, 2015

Wayne Wettlaufer Passes Away

Local politician Wayne Wettlaufer has died at the age of 71.
 
A former president of the German Canadian Congress, Mr. Wettlaufer was a long-time champion of events and initiatives that supported German heritage and culture in Ontario.  As MPP his efforts were instrumental in passing legislation proclaiming the Tuesday after Thanksgiving German Pioneers Day.  
 
To read more about Mr.
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