News & Events

  • The German Club hosted a bake sale in Novack Cafe on Sunday to raise donations for the Upper Valley Haven, an organisation providing temporary shelter and educational programming for homeless families and adults as well as food to anyone in need. With an initial investment of $ 20 in baking supplies, the club raised approx. $ 250. German Club President Ilona Kiss was very pleased with student involvement and revenue turnout, called it "a huge return."

  • Criticially acclaimed German film director and author Doris Dörrie is coming to Dartmouth! 

    Doris Dörrie is a well-known German movie maker who has been working in the film industry for more than 30 years. She received numerous accolades including the German Film Award, Bambi Award, and the Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany. 

    On Sunday, February 25, 5-7 pm, the Max Kade German Center LLC and the Japanese Language Programm LLC will have a movie and pizza night in...

  • Nick Ostrau from the German Studies Department is bringing back A Grimm Night: Dramatic Readings of Folktales in Spring Term. The event complements the new German 14 course: The Brothers Grimm and the European Folktale Tradition offered at 2. Students who wish to participate in Grimm Night should contact [email protected] for an interest session in the first week of spring term....

  • The interdisciplinary workshop, co-organized by Assistant Professor of German Studies Petra McGillen, will bring seventeen US-based scholars to Dartmouth whose research revolves around nineteenth-century media and practices of collecting. Participants from the fields of German Studies, English Studies, History, and Media Studies will present work in progress in 10-minute "pitches" and a lively roundtable format.

    The workshop will take place on March 9 and 10 at the Leslie Center for...

  • "When Dennis Wegner, advisor for the Max Kade Living Learning Community, located in the Max Kade German Center, heard that “Human Flow” was coming to the Hop, he knew that residents would be interested in the film because the migrant issue is such a hot topic in Germany. Indeed, Germany is one of the countries highlighted in Weiwei’s film; Weiwei captures crowds of migrants attempting to cross into Hungary to reach Germany.

    Wegner said that he invited the other Living Learning...

  • Two German Studies Events took place this week: On Wednesday students from the German Club/ Max Kade Housing LLC met over lunch to plan the winter term and to elect new German Club Officers.

    The new German Club President is German Major Ilona Kiss ('18), the Vice President is German Minor Paul Harary ('21) and the Treasurer is friend of German Hyo Lim Jeong ('18).

    On Thursday night, faculty, staff and friends of German gathered in Bartlett 201 for a German Studies reception...

  • Professor Petra McGillen was recently interviewed by the British podcast Langtech.  The interview revolved around the challenges and joys of raising bilingual children and, more generally, of speaking foreign languages.  She also connected some of these topics to her research on media history and the material history of creativity in the nineteenth century.  In the episode, she made an existentialist argument for the study of foreign languages. The host asked what she could tell people to...

  • Nick Ostrau presented German Chatterbox 1.0  to  highschool and college educators at the ACTFL 2017 Convention & World Languages Expo in Nashville, TN.

    German Chatterbox 1.0 ( is an interactive chatbot-based language learning application currently under development by the German Language Program director at Dartmouth. The online application allows first-year learners of German as a second language...

  • What happens when an expert on the Weimar Republic—Germany’s brief experiment with democracy between two world wars—meets the cast of Cabaret?

    That’s what Associate Professor of German Studies Veronika Fuechtner wanted to know when she learned that the theater department was staging the musical, set in early 1930s Berlin, this term.

    Fuechtner is the author of Berlin Psychoanalytic:...

  • German Studies is calling on all students to help us design a logo for our
    T-shirts, posters and other advertisement.

    What makes studying German at
    Dartmouth special?

    Please submit your design (jpg or png) to our Fulbright TA
    Mr. [email protected] by Tuesday, November 14. The winning design
    will be awarded $ 100, and the first and second runner-ups will receive $ 25

    Contest Rules:...