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  • GNS+ Statement Regarding the War in Ukraine

    We are teachers of Russian language and culture as well as other languages and cultures of Europe. Vladimir Putin’s launching of war on Ukraine, which has been condemned by the United Nations as a flagrant violation of the UN …

  • Principled Empathy: Perspectives of an Afghanistan Veteran

    Former GNS+ German program graduate student Mark Kloiber recently had an excellent article published in the Army University Press titled  “Principled Empathy: Perspectives of an Afghanistan Veteran”. You can read the full article on: Army …

  • Defining the Discipline – Vilas Research Professor of German Dead at 91

    On Saturday, October 9, 2021, Vilas Research Professor of German emeritus Jost Hermand died unexpectedly. Hermand joined the then Department of German (now in the Department of German, Nordic, and Slavic+) in 1958 and helped put the Department – and the UW-Madison – on the map nationally and internationally.

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  • Principled Empathy: Perspectives of an Afghanistan Veteran

    Former GNS+ German program graduate student Mark Kloiber recently had an excellent article published in the Army University Press titled  “Principled Empathy: Perspectives of an Afghanistan Veteran”. You can read the full article on: Army …

  • Defining the Discipline – Vilas Research Professor of German Dead at 91

    On Saturday, October 9, 2021, Vilas Research Professor of German emeritus Jost Hermand died unexpectedly. Hermand joined the then Department of German (now in the Department of German, Nordic, and Slavic+) in 1958 and helped put the Department – and the UW-Madison – on the map nationally and internationally.

  • Q&A With New GNS+ Lecturer Melissa Sheedy

    GNS+ welcomes one of our newest lecturers Melissa Sheedy. Melissa received her Ph.D. from the University of Wisconsin–Madison. In and outside of the classroom, she is always ready to talk about Romanticism, fairytales, GDR and …

  • Alumni Stories: Barbara Jedele

    When did you graduate and with what degrees? I graduated in 2012 with a Bachelor’s Degree in German, French and International Studies and a Certificate in European Studies and in 2015 with a Masters in French …

  • Emily Janicik Receives Research Fellowship and Grant

    Emily Janicik is a rising senior majoring in Economics and German with Honors in the Liberal Arts. She is writing her senior thesis in collaboration with Professor B. Venkat Mani titled "Xenophobic Policies in the Name of Gratitude: Refugee Experiences with the German and Austrian Governments".

  • Remembering Klaus L. Berghahn

    Klaus L. Berghahn August 5, 1937 – November 1, 2019 Klaus Berghahn was born in Düsseldorf, Germany, the youngest of five children of Wilhelm and Anna Berghahn. Klaus came of age in the aftermath of …

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