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Read more at: WIGS PG Essay Prize for Ina Linge

WIGS PG Essay Prize for Ina Linge

PhD student Ina Linge won the Women in German Studies prize 2014 for the best postgraduate essay.


Read more at: Reading by Thomas Meinecke

Reading by Thomas Meinecke

German writer, DJ and founder of legendary pop band FSK, THOMAS MEINECKE visited the Department on 13th of November. He gave one of the Sozialgeschichte Lectures and read from his book 'Lookalikes'.


Read more at: Inaugural Schröder Lecture: 'Inaudible Stories. German Prisoner Narratives after 1945'

Inaugural Schröder Lecture: 'Inaudible Stories. German Prisoner Narratives after 1945'

The inaugural lecture of Schröder Professor Sarah Colvin was held on 24 October 2014.


Read more at: Grant from the Danish Council for "Uncertain Archives"

Grant from the Danish Council for "Uncertain Archives"

Dr Annie Ring and two colleagues at the University of Copenhagen were awarded a grant for their project.


Read more at: Translation Success for Cambridge Final Year Germanist

Translation Success for Cambridge Final Year Germanist

The Harvill Secker Young Translators' Prize has been awarded to Ellie Collins , fourth year student from Cambridge for her translation of a Julia Franck story. Congratulations.


Read more at: Cambridge German Network - COGS

Cambridge German Network - COGS

The Cambridge Department of German and Dutch has launched a major new facility to support the teaching and learning of German in UK schools: Cambridge Online German for Schools


Read more at: Publication in German of History of the Holy Roman Empire

Publication in German of History of the Holy Roman Empire

September saw the publication in German of Joachim Whaley's acclaimed two-volume history of the Holy Roman Empire 1493-1806.


Read more at: Sport and the Cold War

Sport and the Cold War

Professor Christopher Young and his colleague from the University of California, San Diego, Professor Robert Edelman, finalised the overall funding package for their Cold War and Sports project in September with the award of $64K from the US National Endowment of the Humanities.


Read more at: Austrian Cinema Conference

Austrian Cinema Conference

Picturing Austrian Cinema, a research symposium was held at St John's College, Cambridge, and the Cambridge Arts Picturehouse between 21 and 23 September, 2014.


Read more at: Ab Initio Success

Ab Initio Success

The Department would like to congratulate two of its students who had both started German "ab initio" on their outstanding 2014 exam results.


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Former student wins top prize from English Goethe Society

2 November 2022

We are delighted to announce that Helena de Guise, one of last year’s Part II students, has won the Thomas Mann Prize of the English Goethe Society for her essay 'Ein ‘Platz an der Sonne’ ohne Sonnenbrand: Understanding Irony in Thomas Mann’s Der Tod in Venedig (1912), Unordnung und frühes Leid (1925), and Mario und der...

Radio: Dr Sharma on multilingualism and migration in Germany

29 September 2022

We are delighted to announce that our Teaching Associate in German Linguistics, Abhimanyu Sharma was recently interviewed by the Bayerischer Rundfunk. You can listen to the report on multilingualism and migration in Germany here . Dr Sharma is interviewed at around 00:21:00.

'Shadowland: The Story of Germany Told by Its Prisoners' by Prof. Sarah Colvin

13 September 2022

Congratulations to Schröder Professor Sarah Colvin on the publication of her new book, Shadowland: The Story of Germany Told by Its Prisoners . A nation, in the words of Nelson Mandela, ‘should not be judged by how it treats its highest citizens, but its lowest ones’. Shadowland tells the sometimes inspiring, often painful...

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