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German and Dutch


Welcome to German and Dutch.

The 2018-19 Lecture List is available as a pdf document here and the online timetable can be viewed here


Special Announcements

Dr Erica Wickerson's book, The Architecture of Narrative Time: Thomas Mann and the Problems of Modern Narrative, has been shortlisted for the Waterloo Centre for German Studies Book Prize for books published in 2017. Congratulations!

Farewell to Ulrike – and wishing her happy years in Berlin!

Online booking is now open for our fifth Undergraduate Conference in German Studies on 9 February 2019 with a truly inspiring topic Grenzenlose Möglichkeiten and a remarkable keynote speaker. 

The British Council is celebrating UK / German friendship this year.   Cambridge PhD student Maria Khan was made UK / Germany 2018 affiliate by the British Council. They have now published the video she produced in Germany. Congratulations to Maria on her success.     

Congratulations to PhD student Judith Lebiez who has been awarded the 2018 Women in German Studies Postgraduate Essay Prize for her essay entitled ‘Thinking the Death Drive Beyond Death in Der fliegende Holländer’. For details of the WIGS Prize competition please click here

Austrian Cinema essay prize won by MML Graduate Student Rafael Dernbach. Please see here for more information.

Cambridge German is top of the league according to the Independent University Guide - for the third year running!

Why Brexit makes learning German more important than ever



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The German & Dutch section 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 German and Dutch section 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.



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