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Department of German and Dutch


Research Colloquia, Special Lectures and 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.




Michaelmas Term 2016

Thursday 20 October, 4.30pm  

Annual Schröder Lecture

Cripps Court Auditorium, Magdalene College

Professor Simanowski (Hong Kong): Faust on Facebook or how we lose track of everything by recording it all


Friday 28 October, 4.30pm  

Research Colloquium

Coleridge Room, Jesus College

Professor Peter Morgan (Sydney): Germanistik, German Studies and the New World Literature


Lent Term 2016

Friday 27 January, 4.30pm

Research Colloquium

Coleridge Room, Jesus College

Professor Anne Fuchs (Warwick): Modernist Perambulations: From Enlightened Walking to Crawling, Stalking, Modelling and Street-Walking


Friday 26 February, 4.30pm          

Annual Boltzmann Lecture

Bateman Auditorium, Gonville & Caius College

Dr Edward Saunders (Vienna) and Matthias Weßel (Kassel): Arthur Koestler’s Adaptation of Autobiographical Narratives in “Darkness at Noon” / The Rediscovery of the German Original of Koestler’s “Sonnenfinsternis”/”Darkness at Noon”


Monday 13 March, 5pm

6th Annual D. H. Green Lecture

Runcie Room, Divinity Faculty, Sidgwick Site

Dr Jonathan Lyon, University of Chicago: topic tbc


Easter Term 2015

Friday 28 April, 4.30pm           

Research Colloquium

Coleridge Room, Jesus College

Dr Norbert Wolf: Topic tbc.



Details of previous colloquia:

2015-162014-152013-14, 2012-13


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Latest News

The Poetics of Personhood - Conference on 22 September

22 September 2017

Dr Michael Minden & Dr Annja Neumann from the Department of German & Dutch, together with Prof Leonard Olschner from QMUL are organising a one-day conference at Magdalene College.

Alfred Döblin Conference in Cambridge 18-20 September 2017

18 September 2017

Prof David Midgley, Dr Martin Ruehl from the Department of German and Dutch and Dr Steffan Davies from the University of Bristol are organising the 21. Alfred Döblin-Kolloquium here in Cambridge, at St John's college.

Election views from inside Germany

14 April 2017

An article written by Michelle Martin, a former MML student

German as a Foreign Language Conference

3 April 2017

A conference on teaching German as a Foreign Language with several workshops will be held on Saturday 22 April.