Vance Byrd, Assistant Professor of German teaches one of his classes in one of the small classrooms in ARH.

German Studies

German is more than a language — the curriculum studies German culture, history, philosophy, literature, arts, and film; German House and a weekly German Table allow you to live the language with fellow students, native speakers, and visiting guests. You can cap off your experience with study abroad, a senior seminar, or an independent research project. Majors go on to graduate study and careers in education, interpretation, media, law, economic development, government, tourism, finance, and more.

Department News

Vance Bryd in class

Vance Byrd receives New Directions Fellowship from The Mellon Foundation

Vance Byrd, associate professor and chair of German studies, will further his education and launch a new research project as a New Directions Fellowship recipient.
Aerial view of a village on the Danube in Austria

Reckoning with the Holocaust

Nicholas Haeg ’20 was part of a group of faculty and student researchers from Grinnell College and Yale University that dispersed over the European continent during summer 2018 to document country-by-country both the remembrance and the revisionism that surround the Holocaust.
Dan Reynolds and the cover of Postcards from Auschwitz

Dark Tourism? Travel to Sites of Holocaust Remembrance, Wed., March 13, 2019, at 4:15 pm, Burling Lounge

Dan Reynolds, Seth Richards Professor in Modern Languages, will present his reflections on visits to Holocaust memorials and museums, the topic of his recent book Postcards from Auschwitz: Holocaust Tourism and the Meaning of Remembrance.

Department Information

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