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April 14, 2017

Scholars of German from across the Midwest gathered to present and discuss their latest research as well as to renew old connections and past associations on April 7th and 8th. The diverse and…

April 6, 2017

The Department is grateful to learn of the Robert F. Gagel/Margo Cox Endowment Fund, established in November 2016 with gifts from Robert F. Gagel, MD (BA/MD 1971). The fund will provide a…

March 31, 2017

The Felice M. Grad Endowed Scholarship Fund was established in April 2016 by the Board of Trustees of The Ohio State University with a gift from the estate of Ms. Felice Marcus Grad.

March 29, 2017
The Germanic Graduate Student Association has hosted its ninth annual graduate student conference here at The Ohio State University. This year’s theme was “At the Fringes of Humanity: The Cyborg and…
March 23, 2017

Heimtraut F. Taylor
(1939-2017)

We mourn the passing of Heimy Taylor, who died at her home surrounded by family on March 21, 2017. We remember her modesty, dedicated and committed…

March 2, 2017

John (Jay) Gaines, alumnus of the 2016 Dresden Summer Language Program, is currently an intern in the Public Affairs Section at the U.S. Embassy in Berlin!  

He reports that work has…

February 22, 2017


Matthew H. Birkhold has been selected by the Universität Luzern as the 2017 visiting researcher at the Institute lucernaiuris. The Institute is an international hub for the interdisciplinary…

February 3, 2017

Over the course of the Spring 2017 semester, Graduate Teaching Associate Carolin Müller is undertaking an exciting new teaching project that engages issues of migration in German language…

January 25, 2017

Bernd Fischer, professor, Germanic Languages and Literatures, has edited a special issue of Humanities 2016, 5(4), 86: "Transcultural Literary Studies: Politics, Theory, and Literary Analysis."…