Join the German Department for an end-of-year celebration with German songs, poems, skits, Schuhplattler dances, and more!
Ely Room, Wyndham
German Department Summer 2018 News
- Anna Kyle has received both a DAAD scholarship and the Thomas Raeburn White Scholarship to take a summer course on German film history at Humboldt University in Berlin.
- Patty Sanchez Montejo received the Thomas Raeburn White Scholarship to take a summer German language course at the Münchner Internationale Sommeruniversität 2018 hosted by LMU.
- Kayla Carnation received the DAAD International Scholarship for Study Abroad in Germany. She will be spending 8 weeks in the summer at the Sprachenatelier German Language School in Berlin.
- Evie Grupp is going to the “Roots of Psychology” program in Vienna from May 25 to July 6 with IES (https://www.iesabroad.org/programs/vienna-summer-psychology)
- Anna Kyle and Lily Jewell will work as German Summer Camp Counselors at Concordia Language Villages.
- Prof. Azade Seyhan has received the prestigious National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) grant for her book project on “The Exodus of German Culture to Turkey, 1933–1945.”
Broadcasting Dissidence from East Berlin
Emily Sanford Professor of Comparative Literature and English, Yale University
This talk reads key East Berlin dissident poems and songs in relation to the media landscape of Cold War Germany.
Thursday, April 5, 2018
College Hall 224
German Department Spring 2018 Film Screenings
February 21, 2018
College Hall 224
Victoria (2015; directed by Sebastian Schipper)
A film shot in one single take, tells the story of a young Spanish woman venturing in the midnight scene of cosmopolitan Berlin.
March 21, 2018
College Hall 224
A Coffee in Berlin (2015; directed by Jan-Ole Gerster) i
A black-and-white tragicomedy that walks us through a fateful day as college-dropout Niko attempts to find meaning in life.
Both films received the German Film Award (Lola) in six categories, including Best Feature Film
Student Field Trip to Philadelphia December 2017
The German Department at Bryn Mawr College took 25 students on a field trip to Brauhaus Schmitz and the Christmas market on Saturday, Dec. 2. For lunch, we had Schnitzel, Wurst, Käsespätzle, German potato salad, red cabbage and Apfelschorle. It was a great cultural and social gathering. In fact, we had so much fun that we want to do it again next year!
Early Dutch Book Illustrations of East Asia"
Daniel L. Purdy
Penn State University
Professor Purdy will discuss the visual strategies of the first European books depicting the travels of Europeans in China and Asia published in Amsterdam in the mid-17th century.
Thursday, September 28, 2017
College Hall 224
German Department Major Representatives
For more information about the Internationale Sommerkurse 2017 des Sprachenzentrums der Freien Universität Berlin, visit:
For more information about the Thomas Raeburn White scholarship, visit:
Congratulations to Isabell Gerbig (‘19) for receiving the Hanna Holborn Gray Undergraduate Research Fellowship. With this fellowship, she will be conducting a summer research project in Germany and Taiwan, comparing exile literature authored by émigré writers from German-speaking鄉 [xiāng]), the émigrés’ conflicted identity and relationship to their new Heimat. The research aims to reveal similarities and differences in historical contingencies, human experiences, and cultural productions in the West and the East.
Bi-Co Chamber Singers Tour Germany
Our very own German faculty member, Qinna Shen, has helped plan the Bi-Co Chamber Singers' concert tour in Berlin and Potsdam that took place from January 6 to 15, 2017. Under the direction of Thomas Lloyd, Professor of Music at Haverford College, Chamber Singers collaborated with three German choirs: Chor International in Potsdam, Kammerchor Collegium Musicum Berlin, and the Begegnungschor. The Begegnungschor consists of Germans and refugees primarily from Syria, Eritrea, and Afghanistan. The concert with the Begegnungschor took place at an emergency housing for refugees (Notunterkunft ehemaliges Rathaus Wilmersdorf) and the repertoire included German, English and Arabic folk songs, received enthusiastically by refugees and local audience members. Besides rehearsals and concerts, students also visited a number of cultural highlights in Berlin and Potsdam: the Brandenburg Gate, the Reichstag, the Jewish Museum, DDR Museum, Wall Museum, the Berlin Wall Memorial at Bernauer Straße, Museum Island, Sanssouci, Glienicke Bridge, etc. For the majority of the students, it was their first trip to Berlin and it has been an eye-opening and very educational week. In turn, Chamber Singers have made a lasting positive impression on the Germans and refugees whom they interacted with. One can find more information about the trip at Professor Lloyd's website:
Student Field Trip to Philadelphia
The German Department organized an excursion to the German restaurant Brauhaus Schmitz and the Christmas Village in downtown Philadelphia on December 3, 2016. Students tasted authentic German/European dishes such as Döner Kebab, Spätzle, Wienerschnitzel, Wurst Platte and Strudel and had a great fun time together!