- German Text Crimes’. The 2009-10 seminar series will result in a special issue of German Monitor, edited by Tom Cheesman.
- ‘The Economic Turn: Politics and the Contemporary Novel in Britain and Germany’ (in conjunction with the Department of English, Swansea University). The 2010-11 seminar series formed part of a wider project examining the Blair and Schröder years as reflected in contemporary fiction.
- The Centre has joined forces with the University of Leeds to form the Leeds-Swansea Series of Colloquia in Contemporary German Literature. This succeeds the well-known Bradford Series which ran from 1988 to 2002. In July 2008 the first colloquium in the new Series was held at Swansea, on the theme of ‘Religion and Culture in Contemporary Germany’, supported by the Modern Humanities Research Association. The resulting volume, edited by Julian Preece, Frank Finlay and Sinead Crowe, was published in 2010 under the title Religion and Identity in Germany: Doubters, Believers, Seekers in Literature and Film.
- 'Detecting the Past: Transnational Representations of National Socialism and its Legacy in Crime Fiction, Television and Film': a series of articles, a monograph and a digital database (Katharina Hall).
- ‘Living in the Detail: The World of Herta Müller’: an edited volume and a monograph on the work of the Nobel Prize-winning Romanian-German author, Herta Müller (Brigid Haines)