Guest Speakers

With the generous support of various programs and in collaboration with other departments, the German department invites every semester guest speakers (scholars and artists) to expose the Williams community to the German-speaking world as well as the field of German Studies

Fall 2023

Fall 2022

  • Dr. Katrin Bahr, Assistant Professor in German Studies, Centre College
  • Katharina Warda, Sociologist and Literary Scholar, Germany

Spring 2019

  • Dr. Farid Hafez, Class of 1955 Visiting Professor of International Studies, Williams College

Spring 2018

  • Dr. Thomas Kühne, Strassler Professor of Holocaust History, Clark University
  • Dr. Stefan Boernchen, Research Scientist, Université du Luxembourg
  • Dr. Robert Tobin, The Henry J. Leir Chair in Language, Literature and Culture, Clark University

Fall 2018

  • Dr. Raffael Scheck, Katz Distinguished Teaching Professor of modern European history, Colby College

Fall 2017

  • Dr. Ralf Horlemann, Consul General of Germany to New England, Boston
  • Kathrin Resetarits, Actress, Director, Screenplay writer, Austria
  • Dr Daniel Magilow, Professor of German in the Department of Modern Foreign Languages and Literatures at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville,

Spring 2017

  • Flix, Comic Author, Germany

Fall 2016

  • Ed Moschitz, Journalist and Documentary Film Maker, Austria
  • Dr. Catriona MacLeod, Frank Curtis Springer and Gertrude Melcher Springer Professor in the College and the Department of Germanic Studies, University of Chicago

Spring 2015

  • Dr. Martha Helfer, Professor of German, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey
  • Dr. Rolf Schütte, Consul General of Germany to New England, Boston

Spring 2013