Joscha Jelitzki (PhD candidate) receives LCL Graduate Research Award

Joscha Jelitzki received this year’s Graduate Research Award from the Department of Literatures Cultures and Languages for his excellent work bridging German Studies and Hebrew and Judaic Studies: “I’m humbled to receive this year’s Excellence in Research Award by the LCL German Section. It signifies how much the section and the department value and support […]

Experiential Global Learning celebrates Friendship and Collaboration between Connecticut and Baden-Württemberg with Video

During a recent visit of the Baden-Württemberg delegation on the occasion of celebrating 30 years of bridge-building in education and research, videographers captured some of the pivotal moments and testimony towards the enduring success of this partnership. With the Human Rights Research Consortium and continuing efforts to strengthen collaborative research and teaching with student and […]

Human Rights Research Consortium solidifies 30-year Partnership between Connecticut and Baden-Württemberg

On the occasion of celebrating 30 years of bringing students and faculty together, the Baden-Württemberg/Connecticut partnership highlights the recent establishment of the hugely successful Human Rights Research Consortium, co-founded by German Studies professors Katharina von Hammerstein and Sebastian Wogenstein. “For both of us, the Human Rights Institute has been an intellectual home at UConn – […]

Guerlina Philogene (EUROBIZ) awarded prestigious Gilman Scholarship

The Gilman Scholarship is a prestigious award for students going abroad, and Guerlina Philogene (’24) is among 17 of UConn’s students earning this important recognition. She is a dual degree student enrolled in German Studies and Management Information Systems, and she will be spending the upcoming year in Tübingen. The Gilman project she will pursue […]

Manuela Wagner co-edits book on Intercultural Learning in Language Education

Prof. Manuela Wagner’s new book is out: Intercultural Learning in Language Education and Beyond has been published by Multilingual Matters and addresses a number of issues for the 21st-century classroom: This book provides a contemporary and critical examination of the theoretical and pedagogical impact of Michael Byram’s pioneering work on intercultural communicative competence and intercultural citizenship within the […]

Human Rights and Global Challenges HRRC Conference May 2022

Prof. Katharina von Hammerstein (Emerita) and Prof. Sebastian Wogenstein organized a 2-day Human Rights conference concurrent with a delegation visit from Baden-Württemberg in May 2022. The conference showcases new research on geopolitics, environment and migration, and brings together scholars from a variety of countries and institutions. For a detailed schedule, please check the website for […]

Undergraduate Awards in German Studies 2022

April and May is award season, and we are thrilled to celebrate our German Studies students with the following awards issued by the Department of Literatures, Cultures, and Languages and by the Baden-Württemberg Exchange Program: The Joseph A. Palermo Award for Outstanding Senior Scholars: Zoe Blevins The Dorothy Maguire Scholarship in Modern and Classical Languages: […]

ECE German Instructor Christine Higgins (Wilton High School) receives Instructor Award for Excellence in Course Instruction for 2021-2022 

The German Section is very proud to announce Christine Higgins from Wilton High School as a recipient of the ECE Instructor Award for Excellence in Course Instruction for the 2021-2022! Ms. Higgins who joined the UConn Early College Experience program several years ago has celebrated numerous successes as a German teacher and maintains both a […]

Prof. Sigrid Köhler from the University of Tübingen presents two talks on Human Rights

Organized by the Connecticut/Baden-Württemberg Human Rights Consortium (HRRC) and co-sponsored by the Human Rights Institute, the University of Connecticut Humanities Institute, University of Connecticut Global Affairs, and the Baden-Württemberg Ministry of Science, Research and Art, and the German Studies Colloquium, Prof. Köhler, Chair of German Literature at the University of Tübingen in Gremany will present […]

New Translation of Vilém Flusser book by Anke Finger and Kenneth Kronenberg

Angenommen, published in 1989 in German and this April available in English for the first time, proposes twenty-two scenarios that invite readers to create accompanying images or clips, as author Vilém Flusser advocates. Flusser (1920-1991) was a Czech-Brazilian media philosopher who wrote widely across many different topics and in four different languages. Anke Finger, a […]

Isabell Sluka (PhD Candidate) wins prestigious Greenhouse Studios Graduate Assistantship

The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, in collaboration with Greenhouse Studios | Scholarly Communications Design at UConn (greenhousestudios.uconn.edu), has awarded Isabell Sluka the 2022-24 Graduate Student Assistantship in Digital Humanities.  This assistantship program is intended for individuals committed to the development of the field and to supporting the inclusion of minoritized populations, including people of color, Indigenous peoples, […]

Isabell Sluka (PhD candidate) publishes article in special issue on “Rethinking Postcolonial Europe”

Just out now: “From Nation States to Communities of Interest: Solidarity and Human Rights Declarations in Wolfgang Fischer`s Styx,” written by Isabell Sluka (PhD candidate in German Studies). The article is published in a special issue of Postcolonial Interventions: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Postcolonial Studies, Vol. VII, Issue 1 (January 2022). According to the author, the […]