News & Events

  • When Paul Came Over The Sea, Film Screening and Discussion with Director Jakob Preuss

    Thursday, April 12, 2018  |  Loew Auditorium, Black Family Visual Arts Center @ 7 pm - Free and open to all. 

    SYNOPSIS: Paul is a migrant from Cameroon. He has made his way across the Sahara to the Moroccan coast where he now lives in a forest waiting for the right moment to cross the Mediterranean Sea. This is where he meets Jakob, a filmmaker from Berlin, who is researching...

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  • Elections of German Club Officers for Spring of 2018 are held on Tuesday, April 10 at 11:30 am in 53 Commons, Upper Level. Cast your ballot for the German club president, Vice President, and Treasurer.

  • 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...

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  • 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....

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  • 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...

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  • "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...

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  • 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...

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  • 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...

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