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CULP: Academic German for Archive Work Workshops

General description

The Academic German for Archive Work workshops are offered during the academic year, based on demand. Each workshop lasts three hours and enrols up to 15 participants. The sessions are currently held online, via Zoom. 

The workshops are free of charge to postgraduate students in the Schools of Arts & Humanities and Humanities & Social Sciences, funded via the University's Researcher Development Fund. For eligibility to enrol please check here.

General goals/objectives

The workshops are designed for participants to obtain a general overview of the History of Archives in German speaking countries, as well as to explore their hierarchies, their discrete functions and the idiosyncratic distribution of materials within them. 

The workshop further aims to help participants with the vocabulary specific to information gathering in German archives and in the process hopes to enhance students’ language competence and ability to carry out research in the archives of the German-speaking world. 

A particular focus will be placed on the difficulties that may be encountered when examining a variety of German scripts from the Middle Ages to the first half of the 20th century.


Ideally students should be attending a German for Academic Purposes (LAP) course or a CULP Languages for All Course at basic or intermediate level.

And/or already have:

An Elementary level comparable to level A2 of the CEFR (Common European Framework for Languages): 
'Can understand sentences and frequently used expressions related to areas of most immediate relevance. Can communicate in simple and routine tasks requiring a simple and direct exchange of information on familiar and routine matters. Can describe in simple terms aspects of his/her background, immediate environment and matters in areas of immediate need.'

Or an Intermediate 1 level comparable to level B1 of the CEFR :
'Can understand the main points of clear standard input on familiar matters regularly encountered in work, school, leisure, etc. Can deal with most situations likely to arise while travelling in an area where the language is spoken. Can produce simple connected text on topics that are familiar or of personal interest. Can describe experiences and events, dreams, hopes and ambitions and briefly give reasons and explanations for opinions and plans.'

Academic German for Archive Work Workshop: timetable

  Friday 17 June 2022

14:00 - 17:00

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