Wolf received Fulbright to attend two-week seminar at Universität Leipzig

Oct 21, 2014

Gregory H. Wolf, North Central College Dennis and Jean Bauman Professor in the Humanities and professor of German, received a highly competitive Fulbright fellowship to participate in the Sommerakademie für amerikanische Germanistikprofessoren, an intensive two-week seminar at the Universität Leipzig in Germany in June 2014.

The seminar focused on teaching a contemporary image of Germany in an interdisciplinary context. Wolf participated in a wide range of discussions, from language pedagogy and methodology to media, linguistics and history. The “Sommerakademie” organized a robust cultural program for the 15 U.S. professors in Leipzig, renowned as the city of Sebastian Bach and the epicenter of the Peaceful Revolution of 1989 where the East German protest movement against an oppressive regime began. The program included tours in the Zeitgeschichtliches Forum (a museum focusing on the history of former East Germany), concerts at the Neues Gewandhaus musical hall and St. Thomas Church where Bach was music director in the 17th century, as well as excursions to Berlin and Wörlitz.

In order to foster a closer connection to Leipzig, all participants lived with host families in the city. The Fulbright fellowship covered airfare, accommodations, all aspects of the program and provided a daily stipend.

Wolf has been a member of North Central’s faculty since 2005. He earned his B.A. from The University of the South and his M.A. and Ph.D. from The Ohio State University.