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German Club
September 27, 2022
Are you a German student, speaker, or just someone with an interest in the culture and language? Check out The German Club at The University of Washington! We invite you to participate in our community - come socialize, practice your German with activities & games, and check out our special events!               Dates & Times for Autumn 2022: German Club will be held in Denny 359, every Thursday at 5:00 PM Thursday, 10/6 @ 5:00 PM - First club... Read more
aaron Carpenter
June 2, 2022
This year, I had the pleasure of being a Robert & Pamela Center Fellow with the Stroum Center for Jewish Studies here at the University of Washington. Going in, I was not sure what to expect. I knew that I would be meeting and speaking with other graduate students who were working in and around Jewish studies and with faculty from Jewish Studies, including our own Prof. Richard Block and Prof. Annegret Oehme. As part of the Fellowship I had the opportunity to write an article about my... Read more
matthew childs
May 9, 2022
It was a warm September day in 2016 when I was walking with a group of international students along cobblestoned streets discussing the trials and tribulations of finding the best coffee place in town when we turned a corner and came upon a sizeable group of people gathered around an (in my mind) absurdly long table. Before I was able to inquire as to the nature of the gathering, a remarkable sound grew steadily in volume and intensity, drawing the eyes of all observers to a balcony set into... Read more
class of 2021-2022
May 9, 2022
The department congratulates all students of the graduating class of 2021-2022! Bachelor of Arts -... Read more
Richard Sperber
May 9, 2022
Greetings from Carthage College in Kenosha, Wisconsin where I have been teaching all levels of German and Spanish not long after graduating from the Department of Comparative Literature. In the Modern Languages Department, we do not primarily teach literary history or literary scholarship but combine textual comprehension with cultural competency and language proficiency. Skills development culminates in skills integration in our capstone course, an independent research project. Feedback and... Read more
Call for Submissions
May 5, 2022
On April 2-3, 2022, the inaugural German Studies Undergraduate Research Showcase (#GSURS2022), took place. The event, which was first proposed by Dr. Ervin Malakaj of the University of British Columbia, was co-hosted by the German programs of the University of British Columbia, the University of Victoria, and the University of Washington Seattle. 21 stellar presentations and 3 plenary sessions (including a keynote by our own Dr. Kye Terrasi) celebrated the exciting undergraduate work in German... Read more
Fantastic Fungi
May 4, 2022
This year-long seminar was structured around the idea that the concept of the Anthropocene challenges us to rethink our basic humanistic values: the centrality of speech for human expression, rational thought, the ability to reason and communicate, the demand for freedom, democracy, justice and human rights, and the creation of cultural expressions based on enlightenment values. In close consultation with the seminar participants, we examined issues such as global migration, climate change,... Read more
german club
April 25, 2022
The University of Washington’s German Club is organizing weekly meetups for students to hang out, practice their language skills, watch German films together and play some German board games. Recently, they facilitated a ‘Study Slam’ to help prepare 100 and 200 level language students for their final exams. Kaffeestunde This weekly social event provides students from all levels of German with the opportunity to practice and use their language skills in a relaxed and semi-... Read more