The Fall of the Berlin Wall, 1989

Meet the Majors & Kaffeestunde

Thursday, March 23
2-3 p.m.
Shiffman 121

Join us for a special joint Meet the Majors/Kaffeestunde, hosted by Manas Maniar, UDR for German Studies! Learn more about majoring/minoring in German Studies and hear about the Fall 2017 class offerings. Speak to the UDRs, other German Studies students, and faculty, and of course enjoy some tasty German dessert!

For a complete list of the spring semester's Kaffeestunde dates, please see our Upcoming Events page.

Max Kade Travel Grants

In cooperation with the Max Kade Foundation of New York, the Center for German and European Studies at Brandeis University is pleased to announce the 2017 Max Kade Travel Grants for research and study in Germany. Recipients will be awarded a stipend of up to $1,200 to cover travel expenses (cost for transportation: airfare, local transportation, train, bus, etc., but no hotel expenses) to Germany, or German-speaking countries of Europe, for a German-related research project like a dissertation, study-related internship, a senior thesis, or study abroad. All currently-enrolled Brandeis students, undergraduate and graduate, are eligible to apply.

To apply, please visit the CGES website.


What was Dada? Why is Goethe's "Faust" so important? What was the relationship between "Bauhaus" and the Nazi regime? What is the "New German cinema?" Who were the German Expressionists? Was Kafka Czech or German? These and many more questions are addressed in courses in German language and literature at Brandeis.

We offer students the unique opportunity to study the German language in its cultural context, with strong emphasis on literature, film, and cultural history. Students are encouraged to study abroad and participate in the many cocurricular offerings by the Center for German and European Studies.