The Rutgers German Department is excited to introduce a lecture series devoted to young scholars of German!
Generously funded by Dr. Charlotte M. Craig and her husband, Bob Craig, the Craig Young Scholar Series aims to provide advanced graduate students, lecturers, and junior professors of German with the opportunity and venue to present their research to the public. Each semester, the German Department will invite young scholars of German from around the country to present a public lecture at the university.
Charlotte M. Craig Distinguished Visiting Professorship
Each spring semester Rutgers German hosts a renowned professor of German Studies, who teaches an undergraduate and a graduate course and presents the prestigious Craig Lecture. The professorship has been funded since 1998 by a generous annual gift from Dr. Charlotte M. Craig. For more information and a list of recent Craig Professors, click here!
Max Kade Writer/Scholar in Residence, Charlotte M. Craig Distinguished Writer/Scholar in Residence
Each fall semester the department welcomes a writer, scholar, journalist, filmmaker, or translator to campus. The grant, funded by the Max Kade Foundation and enhanced by Dr. Charlotte M. Craig, allows the visitor time to work on a creative project, and to participate actively in department life. For more information and a list of recent Craig-Kade Writers/Scholars in Residence, click here!
The Rodig Lecture and Seminar brings an eminent scholar to Rutgers each semester for a public lecture and seminar, and informal interactions with students and friends of the department. The Rodig Lecture and Seminar is generously funded by an annual gift from Mrs. Lillian Rodig Maxwell. For more information and a list of recent Rodig lecturers, Dr. Alexander E. Pichugin!
The Botstiber Lectures, sponsored by the Botstiber Institute for Austrian-American Studies, is an ongoing series that brings scholars to Rutgers to speak on a variety of topics related to Austrian-American Studies. For more information and a list of recent Botstiber lectures, click here!
Dr. Peter J. Schroeck Lecturer in German
The Dr. Peter J. Schroeck Lecturer in German seeks to promote the growth of a vibrant undergraduate program in German at Rutgers. The position is currently held by Dr. Alexander E. Pichugin, Director of German Language and Cultural Studies. The Lectureship is generously funded by Dr. Peter J. Schroeck, Ph.D., Rutgers German 1987.
In 2004, the German Department launched the highly successful German Forum talk series (formerly known as the Brown Bag lectures). The series, organized by Professor Martha Helfer, provides an informal forum for faculty and students to present work in progress. Attendance at these events is high throughout the year, as the German Studies community at Rutgers enjoyed "food for the mind and food for the body."