German at Leeds outreach work in South Africa

Over the last four years, German at Leeds colleagues have been traveling to South Africa to share their understanding of Germany's experience of confronting a traumatic past and questions of guilt and responsibility (the Holocaust...).

This work has resulted in a series of collaborations with museums, NGOs and charities in Cape Town and Johannesburg.

We've also been able to offer opportunities for our undergraduate and postgraduate students to get work experience and international experience.

German at Leeds: Draft programme for our postgraduate conference 'German Futures-German Pasts'!

Get a sneak preview of the programme for our postgraduate conference 'German Futures-German Pasts'!

Online at: https://www.dropbox.com/s/5…/DAAD%20programme%202016%20.pdf

DAAD-sponsored Postgraduate Conference, 4-7 May, 2016

'German Pasts - German Futures’

Practice is well under way! German at Leeds collaboration with RJC Dance

Practice is well under way!

Translation collaboration with Opera North!

Our German at Leeds specialist in translation studies Dr Caroline Summers has organised a fantastic opportunity for students across the Faculty of Arts to work with Opera North!

Students are invited to a workshop on ‘Translation and the Language of Opera’ with Opera North’s Martin Pickard, on Wednesday 16th March, 2-3.30pm in the School of Music LT4.

The workshop will explore what it means to ‘sing translation’, looking at the role of surtitles in operatic performances and the art of the lyric writer.

German at Leeds 'German Pasts - German Futures' postgraduate conference.

German at Leeds 'German Pasts - German Futures' postgraduate conference.

We're delighted to be welcoming @hanskundnani from The German Marshall Fund of the United States as our plenary speaker.

Twitter:
@LeedsGermanConf

Website:
https://germanpastsgermanfutures.wordpress.com

'German Pasts - German Futures'. Postgraduate Conference and Public Engagement at Leeds

Our DAAD-sponsored postgraduate conference 'German Pasts, German Futures' is taking shape!

Follow us on Twitter and on our conference website, with regular updates on speakers, papers, and an extensive programme of public engagement and literary readings!

@LeedsGermanConf
germanpastsgermanfutures.wordpress.com

Post-GCSE and Beginners’ German: 'Tonnes of improvement'

In September 2014 the University of Sheffield's Department of Germanic Studies welcomed the first post-GCSE and Beginners’ German students. Eighteen months later Oliver Pilcher and Jennifer Frost reflect on their progress.

Oliver Pilcher:

Read the latest blog by German at Leeds student Katie Reeve, on our collaboration with the young performers of RJC Dance!

Read the latest blog by German at Leeds student Katie Reeve, on our collaboration with the young performers of RJC Dance!

We are working with RJC Dance to write and stage a dance performance encapsulating the young performers' understanding of the relevance of the Holocaust for their lives in the present day.The dance will be performed at RJC Dance in North Leeds, the University of Leeds and the UK National Holocaust Centre in May.

A visit from a Holocaust survivor: Iby’s story

'Erfinderland Deutschland' exhibition

German at Leeds undergraduate George Baines reports back on the field trip to the 'Erfinderland Deutschland' exhibition in Liverpool last week.

German at Leeds Sophie Spokes presented at the Cambridge Undergraduate Conference in German Studies last week.

German at Leeds Sophie Spokes presented at the Cambridge Undergraduate Conference in German Studies last week.

This is what she had to say about the experience.

'The weekend in Cambridge was an amazing experience. After arriving on the Friday evening we attended a formal hall, where before we ate a lovely meal, they banged a gong and did grace in Latin, which was a bit of a culture shock! We then enjoyed our dinner and got to know people from Cambridge and other universities who were taking part'.

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