CfP: Interdisciplinary Graduate Conference on Memory, Identity and Nation

We invite proposals for papers to be given at the Interdisciplinary Graduate Conference on Memory, Identity and Nation, organized by the graduate students in the programs of Germanic, Slavic and Holocaust Studies at the University of Victoria. The conference will take place on March 8, 2019, at the University of Victoria, Victoria, Canada. We welcome papers presenting original unpublished research from the disciplines of memory studies, narrative studies, history, literary studies, political theory, film studies and other related fields.

Deadline for Proposals: February 8, 2019

Proposals and enquiries should be sent to Emma Murray ecmurray@uvic.ca in Word or .pdf format. They should include a title, abstract of 400 words, and contact information (name, university affiliation, email address). Final conference papers should be 20 minutes long. Acceptance information will be sent out by February 15.

We look forward to welcoming you at the University of Victoria, a highly-ranked research university that offers the only graduate program in Holocaust Studies in Canada. The graduate programs in Germanic, Slavic and Holocaust Studies offer a dynamic, diverse and friendly student cohort. This conference will provide an opportunity to share research and network with a wide range of up-and-coming scholars. For more information about us, please see: https://www.uvic.ca/humanities/germanicslavic/graduate/home/ourstudents/index.php

CfA: German Studies Travel Grants for Students

The Waterloo Centre for German Studies offers travel grants (usually ranging between $500 and $750) to full-time graduate and undergraduate students who will be participating in a recognized institutional, Canadian-organized German language or cultural studies program abroad. (The program can be in Austria, Germany, or German-speaking Switzerland.) The travel grants are available to students in all disciplines. Deadline for applications is March 1. Requirements: The study abroad program must occur between May 1, 2019 and April 30, 2020.

To apply, students must submit a one-page letter of intent and, where possible, confirmation of their participation in the study abroad program. (The confirmation can be submitted later if the student hasn’t received it by the application deadline.)

Full details on the travel grants and application procedure can be found on our website.

Did you know that WCGS gave out over 20 travel grants in 2018? The awards ranged in value from $500 – $750.


 Quotes from 2018 recipients:
“I left Berlin with a more open mind and a great eagerness to go back to Germany and discover the other wonderful parts of this beautiful and fascinating country.” Pierre-Olivier Major-Chayer – participated in the Berlin Summer School 2018, a joint program from UQUAM and UQTR, and is a Communication and Public Relations student at UQUAM

The CSSG program allowed me to learn more about both the German and Canadian cultures. I mention Canadian as well because I am an international student from the Kingdom of Bahrain with very few Canadian friends. Now, thanks to the CSSG program I have two very lovely Canadian friends.”Amir Taheri – participated in the CSSG program and is a Psychology student at the University of British Columbia. 

“As a result of this experience, I’ve felt my German has greatly improved and I found a new love for Germany as a country. … As a computer science student, this really opened up my eyes to career possibilities or grad studies in Germany. It also helped me understand some of the importance in studying the humanities.” Stephanie Ginovker – participated in the Waterloo Summer Language School in Bamberg and is a Computer Science student at the University of Waterloo.

Read more of past award recipients’ experiences here. For more information, contact Misty Matthews-Roper, the administrative assistant for the Waterloo Centre for German Studies.

CfN: CAUTG Prize for the Best PhD Dissertation in German Studies (for the period 2016 to 2018)

The CAUTG PhD Dissertation Prize is normally awarded every other year, with two awards being a possibility in the event that submissions are found to include two outstanding dissertations from fields considered too different to allow fair comparison. The next prize is to be awarded at the Annual Meeting of the Association in May/June 2019 in Vancouver, for dissertations defended between 16 October 2016 and 15 October 2018. Continue reading CfN: CAUTG Prize for the Best PhD Dissertation in German Studies (for the period 2016 to 2018)

Summer Seminar: Warfare – Migration – Witch-hunt: Queer Life Writings in/of Early Modern Europe

This one-week summer seminar is dedicated to queer life in early modern Europe focusing on the Thirty-Years-War and its aftermath, both in 17thcentury and in 21st century German narrative prose. From the Baroque period Continue reading Summer Seminar: Warfare – Migration – Witch-hunt: Queer Life Writings in/of Early Modern Europe

CfA: Fellowships for Graduate Study in Germanic Literature, Culture, and Theory at the University of Toronto (31 Jan 2019)

The Department of Germanic Languages & Literatures at the University of Toronto is currently soliciting applications to our Graduate Program in Germanic Literature, Culture, and Theory. Research areas pursued by our faculty span the medieval era to the 21st-century, with several professors cross-appointed to such units as the Cinema Studies Institute, the Centre for Comparative Literature, the Centre for Diaspora and Transnational Studies, the Centre for Medieval Studies, and the Philosophy Department. It is also possible Continue reading CfA: Fellowships for Graduate Study in Germanic Literature, Culture, and Theory at the University of Toronto (31 Jan 2019)

Holocaust Studies MA Stream at UVic

We are pleased to announce that the Department of Germanic and Slavic Studies at the University of Victoria is now accepting applications to our interdisciplinary MA stream in Holocaust Studies.

Interlinking scholarship with community-based field research—in effect drawing on the strengths of both academic research and experiential learning—our graduate stream provides individual learners with key competencies designed to prepare them for a career in education, public history, museum and/or archival work, human rights education, journalism, public advocacy, and law. Our program also provides students with a solid interdisciplinary foundation for further PhD studies in Holocaust Studies, Genocide Studies, or Human Rights and Equity Studies. Continue reading Holocaust Studies MA Stream at UVic

Two Universities, One Degree, Multiple Opportunities: MA in Intercultural German Studies @ Waterloo

The Department of Germanic and Slavic Studies seeks excellent students to join the unique Joint MA program in Intercultural German Studies. The program is fully funded and includes one year of study at the University of Waterloo, Ontario, Canada, and one year at the University of Mannheim, Germany. Students obtain a combined joint degree from the two universities. Continue reading Two Universities, One Degree, Multiple Opportunities: MA in Intercultural German Studies @ Waterloo

German Online Sprachkurs (A2/B1), Winter 2019, University of Guelph

Would you like to take German online?

This online course at the University of Guelph develops German language skills and cultural awareness. Discussions include such topics as Heimat, nation, migration, and study abroad. Students will engage with and reflect on different social and cultural perspectives through interviews, videos, and texts. Online interactions, including with people in and from Germany, form an integral part of the course.

Please find further information here: https://courses.opened.uoguelph.ca/search/publicCourseSearchDetails.do?method=load&courseId=9925137

Or contact Ruediger Mueller mueller@uoguelph.ca

Call for Nominations-CAUTG Prize for the Best PhD Dissertation in German Studies (17 Feb 2019)

This is the Call for Nominations for the CAUTG Prize for the Best PhD Dissertation in German Studies (for the period 2016 to 2018). Note the deadline: 17 February 2019. The CAUTG PhD Dissertation Prize is normally awarded every other year, with two awards being a possibility in the event that submissions are found to include two outstanding dissertations from fields considered too different to allow fair comparison. Continue reading Call for Nominations-CAUTG Prize for the Best PhD Dissertation in German Studies (17 Feb 2019)