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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

February 12, 2022
via ZOOM - invitation forthcoming
February 25, 2022
via ZOOM - invitation forthcoming

Recent News

December 9, 2021

Andy Spencer has published the essay "First World War Commemoration: Einstürzende Neubauten ‘Do It A Dada’” in the volume German Pop Music in Literary and Transmedial Perspectives, edited by noted…

November 17, 2021

The newest volume in the Anna Seghers Werkausgabe series has been published by Aufbau Verlag in Berlin. We congratulate Professor Emerita Helen Fehervary, the General Editor, on this latest…

October 21, 2021

Come visit the Hagerty Global Gallery on the first floor for The Grimms' Fairy Tales and their Afterlives with 36 panels on tales and topics drawn from the German 2254 course of the same name!…

October 5, 2021

It is early autumn. Time to wear Tracht in certain German-speaking regions and in spots right here in Ohio that were settled by German-speaking immigrants in the 19th and 20th centuries (Columbus…

People Directory

Paul Reitter
Professor, Director of Graduate Studies
Merrill Kaplan
Associate Professor and Director of Scandinavian Studies
Robert C. Holub
Ohio Eminent Scholar, Professor, and Chair
Andy Spencer
Undergraduate Advising Coordinator