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German & Dutch

Department of German and Dutch

 

Research

The Department of German and Dutch 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 Department 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 Department has well-established links with Freie Universität Berlin, the University of Chicago and Berkeley University. The four universities take it in turn to host a joint bi-annual workshop. 

Overview of research areas of German Staff

Current research students

Departmental Research Colloquium

The German Graduate Research Seminar

International cross-disciplinary network: "The impact of Idealism: the legacy of post-Kantian German thought"

The Kaiserchronik Project

The Schnitzler Edition Project

The Corpus of Historical Low German Project

Other research events and projects

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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