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German and Dutch

 

Research

German at Cambridge promotes international excellence in research over the widest range of language, literature, thought, history and culture from the Middle Ages to the present day. Committed to individual and collaborative endeavour, its emphasis is on innovation within the discipline's traditional sub-fields and on the exploration of new domains as the subject changes nationally and internationally. The section has continued to embrace new initiatives, approaches and methodologies. Its world-class research environment is evident in the quality and achievements of its staff and research students, the breadth and interdisciplinary character of the research community, the range and diversity of library and research resources, and the national and international networks in which its researchers are engaged.

The section has well-established links with the Schlegel School at the Freie Universität Berlin and the Dept. of Germanic Studies at the University of Chicago. The three institutions take it in turn to host a joint biennial colloquium for doctoral students. 

Overview of research areas of German Staff

Current research students

German & Dutch Research Colloquium 

The German Graduate Research Seminar

The Kaiserchronik Project

The Schnitzler Edition Project

The Corpus of Historical Low German Project

Latest News

New student podcasts released

15 September 2020

An excellent series of podcasts has just been released, featuring students from the German section. Learn about student experience on a range of subjects from current MMLL undergraduates.

Applying to Cambridge

Information for prospective applicants thinking of studying German at Cambridge.

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Cambridge Online German for Schools

Cambridge Online German for Schools (COGS) is a core element of the Cambridge German Network

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