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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 … Continued


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 … Continued


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 … Continued

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) … Continued

GSLL Undergraduate Research Roundtable

January 22, 2021

On October 19, 2020, during University Research Week, there was a roundtable featuring students writing Honors theses supervised by GSLL faculty. Students discussed their experiences performing academic research for their undergraduate Honors theses: their topic, their investments, the process, what … Continued

Zoom Research Discussion with Dr. Adi Nester

January 22, 2021

In the fall 2020 the Department welcomed Dr. Adi Nester to its faculty, as teaching assistant professor of German and Jewish Studies Education. As opportunities for casual and academic interaction have been dramatically reduced during the coronavirus pandemic, Professor Gabriel … Continued