German Department

German Department Looks Ahead to ‘Continued Excellence’ in 2018

After being honored as a national “center of excellence,” Bowdoin’s German department is looking forward to an exciting year of teaching, research and special events.

German Department to be Honored as ‘Center of Excellence’

Bowdoin’s German program has been designated a “German Center of Excellence” by the American Association of Teachers of German.

‘Learn the Right Vocab.’ Year-Long Seminar Examines Second Language Acquisition

Lecturer Jamie Rankin of Princeton kicked off the series of events with a lecture underlining how there’s no substitute for knowledge of vocabulary when it comes to learning and teaching a foreign language.

Six Professors Appointed to Named Chairs

Six members of the Bowdoin faculty have been appointed to named chairs at the College. The appointees come from a variety of academic fields, including visual arts, Asian studies, religion and modern languages.

A Year of Travel: Many Bowdoin Students Offered Fulbright Grants

A notable trend in this group of Fulbright recipients, and in years past, is the high number planning to teach or pursue research in either Germany or Austria. This year there are seven traveling to Germany.

Network@1800: A Digital Humanities Perspective on European Cultural History

The sympomsium Network@1800: New Directions in German and European Cultural Studies brings together twenty-two scholars from across the US, Canada, and Germany to discuss new ways of looking at European cultural history in the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries. It’s being held April 6-8, 2017, with an opening lecture April 5. With funding from Bowdoin, the Federal Republic of Germany through the German […]

Singing Karaoke, in Different Languages

Several teaching fellows at Bowdoin recently threw a karaoke party on campus to encourage students to practice their language skills while having a good time.

Refugees, Xenophobia, and Modern Germany Are Focus of Bowdoin Embassy Grant

The nationally competitive grant funds a number of events examining xenophobia and the refugee crisis in modern day German-speaking countries.