News and events

Find out what's on in German Studies and read about the experiences of our students, staff and alumni.

News and features

My summer school experience: Katie Cameron

We hear from a Year 3 French and German student about attending an online summer school on the European Union.

Read our interview with Katie

Year Abroad stories: Rosie Shackleton

German & History graduate, Rosie Shackleton, tells us how her time in Dortmund blossomed into a European project on literature, art and thoughts - Wanderbücher for the post-Brexit era.

Read our interview with Rosie

Conversation to career starter - the German interview

Graduates Sarah and Rosie talk about a German classroom interview project that led to voluntary roles at the National Museum of Scotland.

Read our interview with Sarah and Rosie

Karneval! German students share carnival culture with local primary school

Students Annabel, Jasmine and Lia tell us about their virtual Karneval workshop with Craigentinny Primary School.

Read our interview with Annabel, Jasmine and Lia


In memoriam: Sheila Wagg, née Millar

Book cover of German at the University of Edinburgh

Sheila Millar (b.1933) studied languages at the University of Edinburgh.

At age 22, she took up post as secretary to the Departments of German and Hispanic Studies (now Spanish, Portuguese and Latin American Studies) and remained with German Studies throughout her career. Colleagues remember her as being pivotal to the success of the department.

She is the author of German at the University of Edinburgh 1894-1994 and the prize for best modern language student of the year is given in her name.

Sheila died in September 2022, six months after her husband, Derek, formerly of Hispanic Studies, whom she married in 1971.

Read former student Susan Harrison's tribute to Sheila and Derek