News & Events

  • German Studies is now officially on Facebook ( and just a few clicks away!

    You can find our newly launched page by logging into your Facebook account and typing "Dartmouth College German Studies" in the search field.

    Follow us, like us, and submit your own posts to the site. 

    We look forward to hearing from you wherever you are in the world. 


  • To kick off spring term this year, the German Club held its elections around a seasonal theme: eggs.

    Two hours were spent on decorating eggs with paints, enjoying chocolates and other sweet treats, and swearing in new club officers.

    A note to any supporters of the egg heads pictured on the lawn: Their bid for an office with the club was unsuccessful this year.

    They may run again in spring of 2017.


  • Narrated audio books are becoming an increasingly popular medium in Germany and in the U.S.

    Students enrolled in our German Studies program tried their hand at the medium when they wrote, recorded and edited their own audio tracks as their class final projects.

    Each audio chapter from So klingt Deutschland: Der Einzelne und die Gemeinschaft (Ein Buch zum Hören) narrates one aspect of Germany's...

  • On Monday, students and faculty listened as Jürgen Ewert, a Vermont native and former resident of the German Democratic Republic (1949-1990), gave a German Club sponsored presentation on what life was like behind the Iron Curtain in divided Germany.

    Mr. Ewert's presentation, which was entitled Walled in: Life Behind the Berlin Wall, included a close-up view of the German-German border which prevented 17 million East Germans from leaving the socialist regime for the West and...

  • On February 10, Dr. Ralf Horlemann, the German Consul General for New England visited Dartmouth. He toured the campus, met with German Studies students and faculty, and delivered a lecture entitled "The Challenge of European Immigration: Germany's Role."

  • On Wednesday, German Club members gathered at the Max Kade center to celebrate Karneval, Germany's "fifth season." Our Fulbright student Selina Foltinek served home made Kaiserschmarn, a shredded pancake treat with apple sauce and powdered sugar. Music and information on Germany's carnival tradition rounded out a night of good Old World fun.

  • German author and last year's Max Kade Distinguished Visiting Professor Christopher Kloeble visited the German Program on Tuesday afternoon to read excerpts from the English translation of his new novel Almost Everything Very Fast (Greywolf Press, 2016) in Sanborn's Wren room.

    Kloeble, who is currently on a U.S. book reading tour, took the opportunity to talk to students and faculty about the writing craft, international audiences, and the translation process of his latest...

  • Duncan, the Dartmouth Professor of German Language Emeritus, retired in 2015 after 46 years at the College—a career that included a stint as Associate Dean for the Humanities and a two-year tenure as Interim Director of the Hopkins Center for the Arts, as well as service as chair of the Department of German Studies.

    Why study German language and literature? “I have always been attracted to the life of the mind, and German culture is a rich source for that. At the same time, a culture...

  • Thinking about foreign study in Berlin, Germany? The time to apply for our LSA and FSP programs is now!

    The deadlines are: January 7 for the summer of 2016; February 1 for the fall of 2016 and the spring of 2017. File your application through the...