Department of German and Dutch

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Department of German and Dutch

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Department of German - Research colloquia

Research Colloquia, Special Lectures, Readings


The research colloquia are seminars for staff and graduate students at which papers are given by members of staff and speakers from outside Cambridge. ALL GRADUATE STUDENTS IN GERMAN ARE EXPECTED TO ATTEND THESE AND OTHER RESEARCH EVENTS.

Special lectures and readings are open to all interested members of the University and, when advertised as such, to the general public.



Lent Term 2014


Friday 24 January, 4.30pm  

Graduate Centre (room 336) RFB

Research Colloquium

Prof. Horst Simon (FU Berlin) (further details tba)


Friday 7 February, 4.30pm           

Research Colloquium

Castlereagh Room, St John's College

Prof. Michael Stolz (Bern) (further details tba)


Friday 14 February, 4.30pm           

Visiting Lecturer

Room LB2, Little Lecture Hall

Mr Patrick Bahners from Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung (further details tba)


Friday 28 February, 4.30pm           

2nd Annual Ludwig Boltzmann Lecture

St John's College, room tba

Deborah Holmes: War and Words. Krausian 'Biographik' in The Last Days of Mankind


Easter Term 2014


Tuesday 20 May, 5 pm          

3rd Annual D. H. Green Lecture

Winstanley Lecture Theatre, Trinity College, Cambridge

Prof. Peter Strohschneider (DFG): The Humanities and Society


Thursday 22 May, 5 pm          

Special Lecture

Upper Hall, Jesus College, Cambridge

Prof. Sander L Gillman (Distinguished Professor of the Liberal Arts and Sciences, and Professor of Psychiatry, Emory University): How did Racism and Anti-Semitism become Mental Illnesses? — From Freud’s Vienna to Brown vs. the Board of Education of Topeka, Kansas


Friday 23 May, 4.30 pm

Research Colloquium

Peter Burgard (Harvard): Gryphius's "Leo Armenius" in the context of baroque aesthetics

Boys Smith Room, Fisher Building, St John's College, Cambridge

Tuesday 27 May, 5 pm

Special Lecture

Gerhard Polt, the Bavarian film actor, writer and comedian will be presenting his latest film, Und Äktschn!, an antidote to Hitler films, which was the subject of a recent interview in Der Spiegel. For further details, please see click on News and Events.

Main Lecture Theatre, Divinity School, St John's College, Cambridge

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Details of previous colloquia:

2012/13, 2011/12, 2010/11, 2008/09, 2007/08, 2006/07, 2005/06, 2004/05, 2003/04, 2002/03, 2001/02, 2000/01