International Scholarship for GERM 411 student

Congratulations to Olena Arbetova, who took  GERM 411, a course on German-speaking Literary Representations of the Nazi Holocaust in Literature and Film (Term 2, Winter 2016/2017). Olena has won a scholarship to attend an international seminar for Undergrad students entitled “A Research Introduction to Jewish Life and the Holocaust in the Soviet Union” from Jan […]

Publication by Katherine Bowers- Information and Empire Mechanisms of Communication in Russia, 1600-1850

Publication by Katherine Bowers- Information and Empire Mechanisms of Communication in Russia, 1600-1850

Cambridge Publisher Releases New Collection: Information and Empire How did systems of information shape Russia’s transformation into the largest empire on earth? Free to read, this new title casts a fresh look at Russia’s communication networks in the early modern period. On the anniversary of the Russian Revolution, when the country’s history and communication practices […]

UBC Global Seminar GERM 515: Klassik-Kolleg in Weimar, Germany, June 2018

UBC Global Seminar GERM 515: Klassik-Kolleg in Weimar, Germany, June 2018

“Wie froh bin ich, daß ich weg bin …” / “So glad to be away …” (Goethe’s Young Werther) The Queen’s Two Bodies: a UBC Global Seminar in Weimar, Germany – Summer 2018 Application deadline: December 14, 2017 UBC’s Dr. Gaby Pailer, along with colleagues from the Università degli Studi di Bergamo and the Freie […]

Queering German Studies – Lecture Series

Queering German Studies – Lecture Series

On November 7th,  Dr. Kyle Frackman presented a lecture on “Persistent and Deceptive Ambivalence: Queer East German Studies” at Stanford University. The German Democratic Republic (GDR) had an ambivalent relationship with homosexuality. Under the principles of socialism, everyone was welcome to contribute to the greater good. The situation for lesbians and gay men was different: one […]

Undergraduate Scholarship for Exchange Studies: Sweden

UNDERGRADUATE SCHOLARSHIP FOR EXCHANGE STUDIES IN SWEDEN  SWEA-UBC Scholarship  We are now accepting applications for 2018. Deadline April 30th 2018.Value: $3,000. Persons eligible: Canadian citizens or landed immigrants enrolled in an undergraduate Swedish language course at the Department of Central, Eastern and Northern European Studies (CENES) of the University of British Columbia. Where tenable: At any […]

Assistant Professor – Germanic Studies / German Literature and Culture

Assistant Professor, Germanic Studies / German Literature and Culture The Department of Central, Eastern and Northern European Studies at the University of British Columbia Vancouver campus invites applications for a tenure-track appointment in Germanic Studies, effective July 1, 2018, at the rank of Assistant Professor. Adding to departmental strengths, the successful candidate will have demonstrated […]

Broadcast featuring Dr. Florian Gassner

German public radio broadcast an hour-long special on the Austro-Hungarian poet Nikolaus Lenau. Throughout the broadcast,  Dr. Florian Gassner will feature as an academic specialist on the show. The announcement (and podcast) can be found here: http://www1.wdr.de/radio/wdr5/sendungen/zeitzeichen/nikolaus-lenau-100.html.

The Parthenon of Books Project

CENES instructor, Dr. Florian Gassner currently holds a Visiting Professor position at the University of Kassel, Germany. Together with his colleague Prof. Nikola Roßbach and just under 20 students, the research team produced a list of banned books which date as far back as 1575 and contains just over 72,000 titles. This year, Argentine artist […]

BRITISH COLUMBIA THROUGH ARRIVING EYES

The “British Columbia and Canada through Arriving Eyes” project run by Dr. Kyle Frackman, former-UBC masters student (and current University of Calgary librarian) Marc Stoeckle and UBC reference librarian Keith Bunnell, identifies key materials describing German speaking immigrants’ experiences of British Columbia and Western Canada. It includes German and English material relating to immigrants with […]

Series 2016-2017

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