Research Facilities

GraduateIdeally situated in a rural setting near the coast of New England within two hours of New York and Boston, the German Studies Graduate Program draws on several centers of culture and learning for a variety of projects. Students have ready access to a number of libraries and film archives beyond those of the University of Connecticut, including those of Harvard, Yale, the “Five Colleges” in the Amherst-Northampton area, and the New York Public Library, among others.

The German Section also hosts or co-organizes a number of talks, presentations, and readings during the academic year. Past visitors and presenters include Esther Dischereit, Rainer Guldin (Università della Svizzera Italiana, Lugano), Lora Wildenthal (Rice University), Louis Menand (Harvard University), Stephen Dowden (Brandeis University), Janet Bauer (Trinity College), Richard Golsan (Texas A&M University), Seyla Benhabib (Yale University), and Ralf B. Korte (Berlin).

Each semester, the section also provides a platform for graduate students and professors to exchange ideas and information on research, conferences, and publications. The schedule of talks on work in progress becomes available in September and January.

The section will organize visits to nearby conferences and graduate conferences, depending on graduate students’ interests. It encourages active participation for advanced graduate students at national conferences. For further information contact Prof. Anke Finger at