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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

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

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.

German ab initio students on study trip to Wust in Saxony-Anhalt

27 March 2017

Five ab initio students from the German Department spent a week with German host families.

Dutch section secures a grant for Du5.

15 March 2017

A grant of 1500 Euros from 'De Nederlandse Taalunie' has been secured to spend on Du5.