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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

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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