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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 Research Colloquium

The German Graduate Research Seminar

The Kaiserchronik Project

The Schnitzler Edition Project

The Corpus of Historical Low German Project

Latest News

Congratulations to Charlotte Lee

29 April 2022

The MMLL German Section would like to congratulate Dr Charlotte Lee, who has been awarded a British Academy Mid-Career Fellowship for the academic year 2022-23.

New Part II papers in German to launch in Michaelmas 2022

19 April 2022

Part II papers in German will be revised and refreshed from Michaelmas 2022. You can read short outlines of the new papers and further details will be circulated to returning Part II students to inform their choices.

Cambridge Undergraduate Conference in German Studies

11 February 2022

'Optimism in the German-speaking world' 18th & 19th February 2022 With a keynote from Kübra Gümüşay Panel discussions: 'Building optimistic societies' 'Optimism in entertainment' 'Sensitive optimism: memorial work' 'Optimism in thought and literature' Careers panel with German studies graduates All German studies...

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Information for prospective applicants thinking of studying German at Cambridge.

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