Research Seminars

Forthcoming Series (2019-20 onwards)

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Past Series 


Forgotten History: Germany's Refugee Crisis after WWII


Friday 19th May 19:00 - 20:30 at Waterstones London - Piccadilly

Join novelist Meike Ziervogel in conversation with broadcaster Rosie Goldsmith and Professor of German Studies at UCL Stefanie Bird

Inspired by the author's family history, The Photographer celebrates how humanity can thrive against all the odds. Set at the end of the Second World War, when 11 million Germans fled from east to west, the novel explores love and survival in a time of mass migration.

A full event description is available on the Waterstones' events page

This event is free but please RSVP by email events.piccadilly@waterstones.com, by telephone 020 7851 2400 or in store.



24 March - 16 June 2014

Film Series: Portraying Perpetrators

A total of four films were shown as part of the 'Portraying Perpetrators' Film Series...>>


20 & 21 March


Tropfen auf Heisse Steine - Play

This year's German play was "Tropfen auf heiße Steine" by Rainer Werner Fassbinder, directed by Christian Bitschnau...>>


14 February


Timothy McFarland Memorial Lecture

The German department would like to invite you to "Wagner andParzival: two lectures in memory of Timothy McFarland"...>>


11 &

12 March 2013

German Play 2013

The UCLU German Society is proud to present Friedrich Dürrenmatt's beloved tragicomedy "Der Besuch der alten Dame"...>>


6 March 2013

“Europe, endless”

Award-winning authors Daniela Dröscher and Andreas Martin Widmann in dialogue...>>


26 June 2012

Ab initio German

From the academic year 2013-14, UCL German Department will be offering German from beginners to post-A Level or equivalent...>>


20 April 2012

DAAD Hochschulsommerkurs scholarships

There were four successful applications for the DAAD 2012 summer school scholarships...>>


7 March 2012

Generation X Reflects: British – German Encounters

The German department, the DAAD and UCL’s European Institute co-hosted a literary panel discussion with Jan Brandt and Joe Dunthorne...>>


10 February 2012

Bright Club

The German Department's very own Dr Geraldine Horan performed a stand-up routine as part of the UCL Bright Club...>>


2 & 3 February 2012

German Play

The UCLU German Society presented a production of the classic play "Biedermann und die Brandstifter"...>>


9 November 2011

Professor Susanne Kord wins 2011 Forum Prize

Professor Susanne Kord has been awarded the prestigious Best-Article prize of the Forum for Modern Language Studies...>>