9 April 2013
Professor Peter Trudgill recently gave a lecture on the importance, if any, of teaching grammar vs. teaching about grammar in schools. This lecture formed part of the collaborative project on 'Bristol - Language, Identity and Region in Past and Present'
15 March 2013
Robert Vilain awarded the English Goethe Society’s 2013 PEGS Prize for an outstanding article published in the journal last year
25 January 2013
As part of an EU-funded research project hosted by the German Department at the University of Bristol, we invite translations of extracts from some of Ernst Jünger’s travel writings. Attractive prizes will be awarded to FOUR winning entries, with one category limited to entries from current undergraduate students. The aim is to promote the study of Ernst Jünger’s works in English. The deadline for submission of entries is 1 July 2013.
21 January 2013
The German Department is holding a poetry competition and invites all budding poets and songwriters of the University of Bristol to participate.
19 December 2012
Promising Glühwein and Lebkuchen to follow, the German Department’s Christmas lecture worked its now well-established annual magic in attracting a remarkably eager end-of-term audience from across the University. However with BBC foreign correspondent and Bristol graduate Katya Adler as its speaker this is easily explained
13 December 2012
Thanks to the generosity of a recent graduate in German from the University of Bristol, the School of Modern Languages wishes to advertise nationally two MPhil studentships (full remission of fees).
30 August 2012
Latest news from the East meets West project which is investigating how people with first-hand experiences of state socialism remember their past and how it influences their experiences of living in the UK.
2 May 2012
The experiences of a German prince who visited Bristol in the early 1800s are featured in the book 'The Fortune Hunter – A German Prince in Regency England' written by Peter James Bowman who is a former student of Professor Robert Vilain.
8 March 2012
Researchers at the University of Bristol are looking for people originally from Eastern European countries who currently live in and around Bristol to participate in a research project in which they will be asked to share their memories of living under socialism.