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Information regarding future TestDAF dates will be posted as information becomes available.
note: the Department does not administer Test AS or any other tests. Only the TestDAF is administered once per year.

Upcoming Events

December 8, 2022
Hagerty Hall, Crane Café - Fireside Chat Area
January 25, 2023
Mendenhall Lab 185, main campus
February 24, 2023 - February 25, 2023
The Graduate Hotel / Short North Arts District, Columbus, Ohio

Recent News

November 23, 2022

Alexander Kling is a postdoctoral research fellow for Modern German Literature at the University of Bonn. He is currently working on a book with the title Aus-dem-Rahmen-fallen. Eine…

November 18, 2022

The newest volume in the Anna Seghers Werkausgabe series has been published. We congratulate Professor Emerita Helen Fehervary on this latest release.  

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November 2, 2022

 Dr. Matt Johnson, Director of Yiddish and Ashkenazic Studies at Ohio State, is excited about the upcoming production of Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Paula Vogel's Indecent, "a spirited and…

October 24, 2022

  Some classes are so large that you can do the stadium wave, but there are social annotation strategies that can make teaching to a “crowd” more manageable and help you reach and inspire all…

People Directory

Merrill Kaplan
Associate Professor, Director of Scandinavian Studies
Robert C. Holub
Ohio Eminent Scholar, Professor, and Chair
May Mergenthaler
Associate Professor, Director of Graduate Studies
Carmen Taleghani-Nikazm
Professor, Director of Undergraduate German Language Instruction