During these strange and trying times of social isolation, the Waterloo Centre for German Studies will continue to support research into all aspects of the German-speaking world. Further, we remain committed to supporting German-related cultural programming for the university and our wider communities. To this end, we have gathered a listing of different online activities, events, and courses that may be of interest to those curious about German culture and language. Check out our list here.
The WCGS Grimm Lecture 2020 “Thinking Itself Is Dangerous: Reading Hannah Arendt Now” by Professor Samantha Rose Hill was scheduled to be held on 19 March 2020. Due to a state of emergency in Ontario to deal with the COVID-19 pandemic, the public lecture had to be cancelled in order to protect the health of the community.
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.