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GSLL to welcome Polish lecturer in fall, 2021

April 9, 2021

In fall 2021, the Department will welcome a new Polish lecturer. This is possible thanks to the joint support of the Polish National Agency of Academic Exchange (NAWA) and the Kosciuszko Foundation. Our expanded faculty will allow us to grow … Read more

Congratulations to Professor Ruth von Bernuth

April 9, 2021

Congratulations to Professor Ruth von Bernuth. Prof. Ruth von Bernuth was awarded a Senior Fellowship at the Maimonides Centre for Advanced Studies, Universität Hamburg, from April to September 2022.

Congratulations to Lea Greenberg

April 9, 2021

Congratulations to Lea Greenberg. Lea Greenberg, doctoral candidate in the Carolina-Duke Program in German Studies, has accepted a visiting faculty appointment in German Jewish studies at Knox College, in Galesburg, Illinois.

The language studies program that united Carolina and Duke

February 24, 2021

Despite the evident rivalry between UNC and Duke, the Carolina-Duke Graduate Program in German Studies utilizes the strengths of the two universities — one public and one private — to offer graduate students at both institutions an unparalleled experience. The … Read more


February 10, 2021

As an academic institution rooted in the study of transatlantic society, the UNC-CH Center for European Studies recognizes and celebrates the racial and ethnic heterogeneity that is — and has been — the reality of European and American ways of … Read more


January 22, 2021

Associate Professor Emerita Helga Bister-Broosen passed away on February 10, 2018 in Brugge, Belgium, following a long illness. She is survived by her husband Professor Emeritus Roland Willemyns (University of Brussels), who taught at UNC-Chapel Hill as a visiting professor … Read more

Dutch at UNC-CH

January 22, 2021

Professor Dan Thornton, GSLL’s Dutch specialist since 2001, taught DTCH 402 and an advanced independent study in the fall 2020 term. The department has received grants from the prestigious Queen Wilhelmina Fund and the Nederlandse Taalunie (the Dutch Language Union) … Read more