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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!

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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Latest News

Simon Pickl wins Hugo-Moser Preis of the IDS

11 March 2019

Congratulations to Simon Pickl, who will be awarded this year's Hugo-Moser prize by the Institut für Deutsche Sprache.

"You say you want a revolution?" - The Schröder and DAAD Hub Lecture

11 March 2019

Tickets are now available for the Schröder and DAAD Hub Lecture, to be held on Friday 3 May 2019 at Frankopan Hall, Jesus College West Court

German Film Event - Friday 10 May, 4.30pm, Winstanley Lecture Hall, Trinity College

22 February 2019

'Media Archaeology, Found Footage, and Family Memory: "The Sun Island"' (lecture, screening, and Q&A) - Professor Thomas Elsaesser (University of Amsterdam/Columbia University)

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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