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German & Dutch

German and Dutch

 

Research

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 endeavor, 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 section 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 German & Dutch section 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

German & Dutch 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

Latest News

Prof. Andrew Webber elected as Fellow of the British Academy

19 July 2019

Congratulations to Prof. Andrew Webber, German and Dutch Section, who has today been made a Fellow of the British Academy.

Nick Courtman referenced in national media for political work

16 July 2019

Nick Courtman has been involved in some political work, relating to the German citizenship rights of descendants of Jewish refugees who escaped the Nazi regime, that has attracted some attention in the national media.

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

10 May 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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