German & French Open House!

Want to know what courses you can take next semester? Interested in studying abroad in a French or German-speaking country? Or simply want to chat with the professors and fellow students while also sampling some German and French treats? Come and join @agnesscott ‘s French & German Department for an open house in Buttrick Hall 221 on Thursday, October 25, 1pm! Bring your questions, and your friends!

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“Je suis Annemarie Schwarzenbach!” — Film Screening & Discussion

Join us for a screening of Veronique Aubouy’s fascinating documentary, “Je suis Annemarie Schwarzenbach!”, on Thursday, October 25, at 7pm in Agnes Scott College’s film room in Buttrick Hall G-4. Open to the public, light refreshments served.

Please see the map below for directions. Agnes Scott College’s main address is 141 East College Avenue, Decatur, GA 30030. Parking is available for free in Agnes Scott’s parking deck on 137 South McDonough Street, Decatur 30030 (Point A on the map):

Born into a wealthy Swiss family in 1908, Schwarzenbach became a writer, journalist, and photographer who joined the modernist art circles in Zurich, Paris, and Berlin in the 1920s and 1930s. She repeatedly defied society’s restraints on women’s lives, breaching normative boundaries not only through her work but also by traveling. In the late 1930s, her travels took her to the US, where she spent significant time in Georgia. The photographic record of this journey is currently on exhibit at the Goethe Zentrum Atlanta.

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Willkommen/Welcome Class of 2022!

The start of the semester is still a few weeks out, but we are excited about a wonderful group of new students–the largest class ever!!–to join us. Many of you have indicated some interest in German Studies and we hope to see you at the academic fair and, maybe, in one of our courses. Below you will find more information about this fall’s course offerings, about the German Studies major/minor, and about interdisciplinary courses that will connect with many areas of interest and the colleges’ Summit specializations on global learning and leadership. Your contact person in the German Studies program is Dr. Barbara Drescher, feel free to reach out to her with any German-related questions via e-mail: bdrescher[at]

[For a pdf version of the brochure click here.]

Impressions from Global Study Tour

As we go through the summer, here a first batch of impressions from a fabulous Global Study tour with an amazing group of Scotties!

“The Invention of Nature”: Alexander von Humboldt’s New World (Author Visit)

Join us for a lecture and reading from the acclaimed bestseller, The Invention of Nature: Alexander von Humboldt’s New World, by author Andrea Wulf.

When: Tuesday, March 27, 7pm
Where: Agnes Scott College, Campbell Hall 128
Free and open to the public.

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Get Your “Bratwurst” Fix

International Education Week also happens in Evans Dining Hall. ASC’s adventurous dining hall crew went into overdrive to create a weeklong menu featuring dishes from many different regions and cultures. Today they will feature Germany, and, to everyone’s surprise, it will be “Bratwurst.” (Bavaria and Austria are celebrating. Berliners: We’ll try to get Currywurst and Döner Kebap next year!). Come and join our German lunch table and don’t forget to stop by the German Club’s table to learn about study abroad, German courses, fellowships, and much more from our amazing German club team and the untiring Fulbright Teaching Assistant, Julia Peyreder! They even created a video for the occasion, capturing some student voices about their experience with German at ASC:

Night of Global Poetry

“Die Grenzen meiner Sprache bedeuten die Grenzen meiner Welt [The limitations of my language form the limitations of my world(view)” — Austrian philosopher Ludwig Wittgenstein‘s sentence illustrates to what extent language shapes our thinking and creativity. Participants and attendees at Monday evening’s first “Global Night of Poetry and Music” at Agnes Scott College experienced the extent to which a multilingual experience can broaden our intellectual and creative horizons. Guided by “emcee” Ishara Agostini, the event featured students performing poems in spoken and sung form from antiquity to the twenty first century and exposed the audience to the rhythms, sounds, and expressive linguistic elements of Latin, Greek, Urdu, German, and Catalan, among others.