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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

Event: ‘Deutschland 83’ - Comparing British and German TV awards

24 November 2021

DAAD Cambridge and the Grimme Institut invite you to attend an online debate (3 Dec) featuring the team behind 'Deutschland 83' on the similarities and differences between British and German TV and its awards.

German Academics on The CLC News Podcast: The German Election

26 October 2021

Two affiliated lecturers at the Section of German, Dr Darren O’Byrne and Dr Tara Talwar Windsor, talk about the September election on the Cambridge Collective Language podcast. 'In this episode, the results of this election and the prospects for Germany’s future are analysed in depth along with an exploration of the...

German Academic on CRASSH Podcast

25 October 2021

Thoughtlines podcast episode 10: Charlotte Lee – We are what we read 'From the Ancient Greeks to nursery rhymes to hip hop, literature is always moving to the beat. But we’re only just discovering where it could take us.' https://www.crassh.cam.ac.uk/gallery/audio/thoughtlines-podcast-episode-10-charlotte-lee-we-are-what-...

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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