German News & Announcements Archive


Welcome to Samuel Spinner

The German Program is pleased to welcome Dr. Samuel Spinner as an Assistant Professor and the Tandetnik Chair in Yiddish Literature, Language, and Culture. Dr. Spinner is an expert on the history of ethnography and its implications for Jewish self-understanding in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. His interpretations of Yiddish and German literature draw on […]


Max Kade Center International Conference, March 30 to April 1

The Max Kade Center for Modern German Thought will hold an international conference, harmonisch entgegengesetzt: Hölderlin’s Philosophy of Nature, from March 30 to April 1 on the relation between Hölderlin’s poetic theory and his concept of nature as developed in his poetry, prose, and dramatic works. Location: Barber Conference Room; Charles Commons- 10 East 33rd Street The conference is […]


Apply Now for the 2017 Max Kade Summer Travel Grant

The German Program, with the support of the Max Kade Center for Modern German Thought, is pleased to announce travel grants to support summer study abroad in Germany. Click to learn more.


Realism Bites: German Graduate Conference

Join the German graduate students on November 6-7 for the eighth bi-annual conference, titled Realism Bites: Disruptive Realisms in Modernity.


Deadline Extended: German Graduate Student Conference Call for Papers

The German Graduate Student Conference will take place November 6-7, 2015: “Realism Bites: Disruptive Realisms in Modernity.” This call for paper invites submissions from a wide variety of disciplines that discuss competing aesthetic strategies. Please submit abstracts by August 28.


Hopkins Fall of the Wall Campus Weeks 2014

Join us Wednesday, Nov. 5, and Thursday, Nov. 6, at 5 p.m. for film screenings and discussion with German documentary filmmaker Andreas Voigt. View the flier here.


Max Kade Keynote Lecture & Inauguration of New Focus Track

Join us Thursday, April 17, at 5:15 p.m. in Gilman 138D for the inauguration of the new international studies focus track Germany in a Globalized World. The Max Kade Keynote Lecture will be given by Karlfried Bergner, minister of culture and communications, Germany Embassy, DC: “German Foreign Policy in the 21st Century.” Download the flier.


Elisabeth Strowick Awarded Fellowship

Elisabeth Strowick, department chair and professor of German, was awarded a fellowship from the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation to pursue research on “Atmospheric Poetics: Goethe – Stifter – Fontane” at the Friedrich Schlegel Graduate School of Literary Studies, Free University Berlin, in summer 2014.


Apply Now for the 2014 Max Kade Center Summer Travel Grant

The German Program, with the support of the Max Kade Center for Modern German Thought, is pleased to announce 10 travel grants in the amount of $1,200 to support summer study abroad in Germany.