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Department of German and Dutch

Welcome to the Department of German and Dutch.


The 2015-16 Lecture List can be seen as a pdf document here and is available online here

Special Announcements

2nd Cambridge Undergraduate Conference in German Studies - Registration now OPEN. 
Following the huge success fo the 2015 First Cambridge Undergraduate Conference in German Studies, the 2nd conference has been scheduled for 30 January, 2016. For full details, please see the Conference website. 


The Department congratulates its final-year candidates on their outstanding successes in 2015, particularly the three students of German who were awarded a Distinction in Part II of the MML Tripos. 



This Department is a leading institution in the field of German studies and has always achieved excellent results in successive national research assessment exercises, as well as sharing in the outstanding rating awarded to the Faculty of Modern and Medieval Languages in the last Teaching Quality Assessment.

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On our special events and news page you will find details of current and forthcoming items of interest, with links to our research events and any special seminars or lectures.

The Department of German and Dutch is happy to answer any questions that current or prospective students may have. Please contact us via e-mail, telephone or letter, or drop in to see us at the Sidgwick Site.



Our Star Students

Read about some of our students’ success stories, including those who read German ‘Ab Initio’ (from scratch).

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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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Latest News

Poetic Battlefields - The First World War in Poetry

4 November 2015

The two-part performance Poetic Battlefields on 4 November 2015 brought together historical and contemporary perspectives on the poetry of the First World War.

Schnitzler Edition Project ran transcription ‘sprint

21 October 2015

Arthur Schnitzler’s literary archive went online! Anybody who is interested in deciphering difficult handwriting of Schnitzler’s literary texts could join the conversation. The transcription initiative ran from 19th October-16th November 2015.

Killing Hitler - German Resistance Before and After the July Plot

21 October 2015

The 2015 Schröder Lecture was held by Professor Randall Hansen from Toronto on 21 October and attracted a huge audience.

Schnitzler Edition Project - Crowdsourcing Project launched

15 October 2015

Completed. The Transcribing Schnitzler ‘sprint' aimed to 'source' a public crowd, across different generations, which could transcribe a set of Arthur Schnitzler’s papers in four weeks. Details of the results will soon be published here.