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Welcome to German.

The German section is a leading institution in the field of German studies and has always achieved excellent results in successive national research assessment exercises, as well as sharing in the outstanding rating awarded to the Faculty of Modern and Medieval Languages and Linguistics in the last Teaching Quality Assessment.

The German section is happy to answer any questions that current or prospective students may have. Please contact us via e-mail with any questions.

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Watch the inspiring keynote from our annual Undergraduate Conference by filmmaker Sheri Hagen, entitled ‘Die selbstverständliche Unterbrechung'.

Watch our annual Schröder event, a conversation with leading German theatre director, Thomas Ostermeier.

 

Listen to current student experiences with our new series of Podcasts. Students talk about the Cambridge interview, Year Abroad, learning a language from scratch, a 'typical day in Cambridge' and much more!

Take a look at this short video produced by some of our current students of German.

On our special events and news page you will find details of current and forthcoming items of interest, with links to our research events and any special seminars or lectures

 

Listen to this sample German lecture by Dr Charlotte Woodford

 

 

Listen to this talk on translation by Silke Mentchen 

 

Latest News

Congratulations to Prof. Christopher Young

2 June 2021

Congratulations to Prof. Christopher Young who has won the North American Society of Sports History Anthologies Award for 2021 for his co-edited book 'The Whole World was Watching: Sport in the Cold War' (Stanford 2020) .

The Section announces the appointment of Dr Tara Talwar Windsor

11 May 2021

The Section is delighted to announce the appointment of Dr Tara Talwar Windsor, currently at Birmingham, to a Schröder Research Associate position in Equality and Diversity in German Studies. Tara, who joins us on 1 September, will be working on ‘Creative Writers, Postmigrant Politics and the German Public Sphere’ in...

Melina Mandelbaum publishes article with OUP

30 April 2021

The Section warmly congratulates PhD student Melina Mandelbaum for her publication of an article with the Forum for Modern Language Studies , winner of the Forum prize, which has been published by OUP. The article can be found here , and the abstract has been pasted below. Abstract : Once an international best-seller but...

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