News & Announcements Archive

October 4, 2017

Professor Sara Castro-Klarén Receives Order of the Sun Distinction from Peruvian Government

On September 15, 2017, at the residence of the Peruvian Ambassador to the United States, Dr. Sara Castro-Klarén was awarded Peru’s highest distinction, the Order of the Sun [La Orden del Sol del Perú] in the rank of Commander, on behalf of the President of Peru for her outstanding scholarly contributions to the study of […]


September 30, 2017

Upcoming Lecture, The AmazonFACE Experiment

AmazonFACE event flier

On Monday, Oct. 16, from 10:30 a.m.-3 p.m., the Portuguese Program presents, “The AmazonFACE Experiment: A Window to the Future of the Amazon Rain Forest,” with Dr. Richard J. Norby, Oak Ridge National Laboratory.


September 25, 2017

Intersession in Brazil: Deadline is Oct. 1

Summer 2015 Rio study abroad group

Make this winter in Baltimore your summer in Brazil! Study Afro-Brazilian culture and history while having a Portuguese language immersion in Rio de Janeiro and Salvador, Bahia. Open to all majors.


September 25, 2017

Deadline for Russell-Wood Award Application Approaching

Russell-Wood Flier

Portuguese Language Program students interested in a travel allowance of $2,000 and a certificate should apply for the Anthony J. R. Russell-Wood Undergraduate Award. Applications are due September 29.


September 11, 2017

Lecture: “Mario Vargas Llosa and Gabriel García Márquez in Dialogue”

On Wednesday, Sept. 13, Christian Fernandez will deliver the lecture, “Mario Vargas Llosa and Gabriel García Márquez in Dialogue.” Fernandez is an associate professor in the Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures at Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge. His scholarship focuses on Latin American colonial and postcolonial studies.


September 11, 2017

Naples and the Camorra in the National Cinematic Gaze. A lecture by Ruth Glynn, Nov. 1, 2017, Gilman 479, 6:00 pm.

The third installment of our events series is a lecture by Professor Ruth Glynn (University of Bristol) entitled: Naples and the Camorra in the National Cinematic Gaze. Since the effective dissolution of the New Neapolitan Cinema in the early 2000s, the conventions of the national film industry have come to dominate the cinematic construction of […]


September 8, 2017

German PhD Student Christiane Ketteler Completes Notable Projects

Christiane Ketteler has recently finished three projects and publications relating to her study as German Program PhD student. The projects include an internet platform against anti-Semitism, a translation, and a theatrical comment.


September 8, 2017

Congratulations Bryan Klausmeyer (German PhD, ’17)

Dr. Bryan Klausmeyer, who recently earned his PhD from the German Program, is beginning his second year as the Andrew W. Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow in German Studies at Occidental College.


September 8, 2017

What Have German Program Undergrads Been Up To?

Good luck to Hannah Froehle (’13), who is beginning a Master’s in Economics and Management Sciences at the Humboldt University in Berlin. She graduated Hopkins with honors in German, for the thesis “Digging Beneath the Rubble: Ernst Jünger’s Kriegsmythos.” Chaconne Martin-Berkowicz (’17) spent a month in Berlin this past summer sponsored by a Max Kade […]


September 8, 2017

Congratulations to Deborah McGee Mifflin

Deborah McGee Mifflin, German Language Program Director, was chosen to represent the American Association of Teachers of German (AATG) as one of twenty leading teachers and professors of German from around the world to participate in a three-week seminar organized by the Internationaler Deutschlehrerverband (IDV) on the topic of teaching the language and culture of the […]