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 […]

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, […]

German Studies is awarded CLAS Grant for “Decolonizing Area Studies: Towards Intercultural Citizenship and Social Justice”

The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences issued a call for proposals in the summer for a “NEW CLAS GRANTS INITIATIVE: Anti-Racist Scholarship, Pedagogy, and Workplace Climate.” The College awarded four grants to interdisciplinary projects across CLAS. One of the grants was awarded to three members of the German Studies Section, Anke Finger, Isabell Sluka and Manuela Wagner, […]

Do passion and emotion have a place in academia?

In June 2019, Prof. Stefan Bronner co-organized a conference to discuss the need for more passionate engagement in the humanities. Numerous speakers addressed the need for more personal involvement, sharing, addressing the rule of ‘ratio’ and more. For more information and to watch some of the video captures, visit the site and contribute to the […]

“Narratives from Rented Rooms” – Bettina Matthias on Hotel Studies in German Literature

  Bettina Matthias, Professor of German at Middlebury College and Director of the well-known Middlebury summer school, presented her research on hotel studies on February 6th, highlighting an under-analyzed section in travel literatures with a talk entitled “Narratives from Rented Rooms: The Literary Fascination with Hotels and Their Dwellers in Early 20th Century Germany and Austria.” […]

The Conviction Workshop

From a research perspective, personal conviction, as a moral, cultural, and emotional concept, has largely escaped scrutiny, with few studies investigating what is defined as “an unshakeable belief in something, without seeking evidence”; or, as the Oxford English Dictionary has it, “a firm and settled persuasion.” Beliefs are based on certain sets of values, but […]

Julie Shoults (Ph.D. 2015) elected to MLA Executive Council

Julie Shoults (Ph.D. 2015) was just elected to the Executive Council of the Modern Language Association. Dr. Shoults teaches at Muhlenburg College and has continued to work with UConn German Studies faculty, in addition to becoming very active in the profession beyond teaching and research. Her latest book publication is Women Writing War (2018), and […]

The Role of Interdisciplinary Collaboration in Developing Intercultural Citizenship in Education – and vice versa

A fun filled evening of discussion, insights, critical perspectives, and generative dialogue on interdisciplinary work for developing intercultural citizenship at different educational levels.  Professor Manuela Wagner, German Section of the Department of Literatures, Cultures, and Languages (UConn), Professor Fabiana Cardetti of the Mathematics Department (UConn) and Professor Emeritus Michael Byram (Durham University) presented the theoretical […]