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  • Winter 2021 Course Offerings

    Our Winter 2021 Course Offerings are now online. Study German language, culture, literature, film and more this winter.

  • German/Engineering FSP

    Green City is a joint foreign study program between the Department of German Studies and the Thayer School of Engineering that will be piloted in the spring 2022 (pending final approval). This program invites students to combine engineering coursework that focuses on "green" and sustainable engineering with a fast-track German course (GERM 2–3) that satisfies Dartmouth's foreign language requirement.

    View from Berlin's Siegessäule
  • Petra McGillen to receive research award

    Petra McGillen has been promoted to Associate Professor with tenure. She additionally received the Karen E. Wetterhahn Memorial Award for Distinguished Creative or Scholarly Achievement, as well as the David Bloom and Leslie Chao Fellowship.

    Petra McGillen Portrait
  • Fulbrights 2020

    Since 1970, well over a hundred Dartmouth graduates have been awarded Fulbright scholarships or the German equivalent, DAAD fellowships, to spend a year either teaching or pursuing research in the German-speaking countries. In 2020, they are joined by three more Fulbright awardees: Chase Yakaboski, Thayer '23; Mary Tobin '20; and Claire Votava '18.

    3 Fulbright recipients in 2020
  • German Alumni Receive Book Awards

    Two alumni, Claire Scott '11 and Alexander Lambrow '10 won the 2020 Peter Lang Young Scholars Competition for German Studies in America.

    Book awards

Recent Publications

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  • The Fontane Workshop: Manufacturing Realism in the Industrial Age of Print.

    Petra S. McGillen

    New Directions in German Studies; 26. New York; London: Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

  • Sovereignty in Ruins: A Politics of Crisis

    Klaus Mladek, George Edmondson (eds.)

    Duke University Press, 2017.

  • A Global History of Sexual Science 1880-1960

    Veronika Fuechtner, Douglas Haynes, Ryan Jones (eds.)

    University of California Press, 2017