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Department of German and Dutch

Welcome to the Department of German and Dutch.


Special Announcements:

The UK team of the Schnitzler Digital Edition Project discovered unknown drafts of Traumnovelle, as reported in the Guardian


A special conference Embodied Cognition will take place on 14 & 15 September at Murray Edwards College. Further details can be found on the events page



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.


The 2014-15 Lecture List can be viewed online here or as a pdf document here.

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

Embodied Cognition Conference

14 September 2015

A two-day international conference on intellectual activity in the German-speaking world between 1750 and 1830 and the findings of modern cognitive science will take place at Murray Edwards College on 14 & 15 September, 2015.

Prof Jo Whaley has been elected Fellow of the British Academy

17 July 2015

Professor Jo Whaley from the Department of German & Dutch has been elected to the fellowship of the British Academy.

Schnitzler Project - Archival Discovery

10 July 2015

Schnitzler Project in the Guardian

Cambridge Translation Event for Schools

13 June 2015

A day dedicated to the teaching and learning of translation took place on 13 June.