News & Events

  • On Tuesday, faculty and students gathered for the end of the year party. Students were awarded  prizes for extraordinary achievements in the study of German language and culture at Dartmouth, including awards for  best student essay. The German Club screened their short film "Sprachgrenzen" and Professor Miller's German 3 class presented their interpretation of Brecht's drama "Der Jasager/ Der Neinsager."

  • The German Club Table served 200+ Bratwurst at RIVERFEST: ROCK THE RIVER, the annual celebration of the River cluster's housing and academic communities in front of Max Kade Center. Students and staff also enjoyed gummy bears and games of skill at Dartstein Castle Toss and the Duck Pond Shoot. We would like to thank Community Director Echelle Avelar and all River residents, staff, and friends for another great year for the German Housing Community from the Max Kade German...

  • Vincent L Mack  (Program Officer for Co-Curricular Programs at the Nelson A. Rockefeller Center for Public Policy and the Social Sciences) gave an inspiring talk on a beautiful Wednesday afternoon on the transformative power of living and working abroad in Germany. Entitled "From Georgia, to Germany, to Dartmouth" Vincent's  personal narrative combined the joy of language learning with intercultural discovery, the politics of leadership and career trajectories.

    The leitmotif of the...

  • 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."