Newsletter of the Center for European Studies at UNC-Chapel Hill 
 
March 8, 2006
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This week we have:
1. CES News
2. Calls for Papers
3. Seminars and Workshops
4. Grants and Fellowships
5. Position vacancies
6. EUSA Corner

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CES News

LAC Mini-Workshop

Thursday, March 23, 2006 | 2:00 - 4:00pm 
103 Coates Building (223 E. Franklin Street)

The Center for European Studies, the University Center for International Studies, and the Institute of Latin American Studies invite graduate students and faculty in languages/literatures, social sciences, and humanities departments to attend a Languages Across the Curriculum (LAC) Mini-Workshop

This accelerated workshop provides a brief introduction to UNC-CH's LAC Program, which integrates the use of foreign languages into interdisciplinary courses within the College of Arts and Sciences. Workshop sessions will cover The Theory and Practice of LAC and Tips and Techniques for LAC.

Participation in this workshop is strongly recommended for graduate students who wish to apply for upcoming LAC TA positions. Registration is required to attend; more information here. Attendance is free, and light refreshments will be served.

LAC TA Position Announcement
UNC's Languages Across the Curriculum Program seeks experienced bilingual TAs 
to lead LAC discussion sections for the following Fall 2006 courses: 
  • French 398 [old# 96]: LAC discussion section in French 
  • International Studies 210 [77]: LAC discussion section in French
  • International Studies 210 [77]: LAC discussion section in German 
  • International Studies 210 [77]: LAC discussion section in Spanish 
  • Political Science 238 [56]: LAC discussion section in Spanish
See an outline of the responsibilities of these TA positions 

Eligible applicants must possess native or near-native fluency in the target language. 
Advanced graduate students with interdisciplinary interests are especially encouraged to apply. Preference will be given to TAs who have attended a LAC pedagogy workshop

For full application details, click here

Application Deadline: Friday, March 31

Europe as Identity: Histories, Spaces, Relations | A New Video Series Course

The fifth course in the EU Studies video conference series of courses run between UNC-Chapel Hill, NCSU, and UNC-Charlotte will be taught Fall 2006 by Peter Wagner of North Carolina State University. The course will be picked up live via video connection at the Chapel Hill and Charlotte campuses 3-3:50 PM MWF. 

The course is designed to show what is at stake in the present attempts to answer the question of a European identity. In the first place, the course will provide a thorough discussion of the Leitmotifs and ways by which “Europe” has been created, and describe how the question of a European identity has been answered in the past. The focus of the course is therefore on the relationships between “identity” and “space”: the borders/ties that have come to bind and the borders/ties that have come to divide what is known as Europe today. The final aim of this course is for students to gain a deeper understanding of the varieties of “Europe” that have existed throughout history, to appreciate the contemporary vision of a united Europe, including its problems and perspectives, and in general to learn about the dynamic relationship between histories, norms, and visions that define a “self” and its “other.” Given this task, the course is multi-disciplinary and inter-disciplinary, drawing on history, the social sciences and humanities, and a wide variety of theories and approaches.  Read a full description of the course here.
 
 

Calls for Papers

Gender, Experience, and Memory in the 18th and 19th Centuries - A Transatlantic (post)Graduate Workshop

May 16, 2007 | UNC Chapel Hill, Johnston Center
The conveners of the UNC workshop series, "Gender, Politics, and Culture in Europe and Beyond," welcome paper proposals from area graduate students and recent postdoctoral students for our spring 2007 workshop entitled, "Gender, Experience, and Memory in the 18th and 19th Centuries". During this one-day workshop, area participants will join doctoral students from Britain and Germany in a discussion of the themes of memory and experience in their recent research. All presented papers should include gender as one important category of analysis. Senior scholars from both sides of the Atlantic will provide commentary and lead a closing roundtable discussion of the broader themes. A lunch buffet and coffee, tea, beverages and cookies for the coffee breaks will be provided.

We would be delighted to consider submissions by (post)graduate students at any level and in any field treating East or West European, North American, Latin American, or Caribbean history in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. We are open to papers from a wide range of fields, including but not limited to history, art history, or literature. Proposals should not be longer than 350 words and should include a brief biographical sketch.

For more information on the workshop, please view the workshop prospectus. Please email proposals or questions to J. Laurence Hare, Jr.

New deadline for proposal submission: March 24, 2006
 
 

Seminars and Workshops

National Scholarship and Transnational Experience: Politics, Identity, and Objectivity in the Humanities & Social Sciences

April 6-8, 2006 | University Room of the Institute for Arts & Humanities, UNC Chapel Hill
This interdisciplinary colloquium will bring together scholars and graduate students from both sides of the Atlantic to discuss the relationship between nationalism and transnationalism in the development of the humanities and social sciences in Europe. The presenters will place new transnational approaches in historical perspective and will consider how transnational experiences, ideas, and contacts have influenced the production of “national” knowledge. The participants will cover a wide range of fields, including: anthropology, archaeology, ethnology, folklore, history, literature, philology, and philosophy.

THE PUBLIC IS WARMLY INVITED TO ATTEND AND JOIN THE DISCUSSION.
For more information, visit the colloquium website, and open the workshop flyer
Contact: J. Laurence Hare, Jr.

Sponsored by the Alexander von-Humboldt Foundation, the UNC Center for European Studies, and the UNC Department of History, Kenan Fund.
 
 

Grants and Fellowships

Language Fellowships for Graduate Students in European Union Policy Studies

The Indiana University European Union Center of Excellence announces €2000 fellowship opportunities for summer study of the following EU and EU-accession languages at the Indiana University Summer Workshop in Slavic and East European Languages (SWSEEL): Croatian, Czech, Estonian, Hungarian, Latvian, Lithuanian, Polish, Romanian, and Slovene.

Graduate students with an interest in issues of applied EU and transatlantic public policy and those desiring language training before embarking on field research or a professional internship in the EU are eligible to apply. 

For full fellowship information, visit this page. An online application is available here. For more information, contact the SWSEEL office at (812) 855-2608 or via email.

Deadline: March 24, 2006 

New Global Health Faculty Research Partnership Grants

The UNC Partnership in Global Health, a program of the Office of Global Health in the UNC School of Public Health, is pleased to announce the new Global Health Faculty Research Partnership Grants (GHP) program. Designed to foster the development of multidisciplinary research projects and partnerships in global health, grants will be made to UNC-Chapel Hill faculty for international travel to establish or maintain research relationships with colleagues in other countries. Approximately 10-15 grants will be made each year in amounts up to $5,000. 

For more information about the application process and review criteria, please visit the grant site. If you have questions, please email ogh@unc.edu.

Deadline: April 1, 2006
 
 

Position Vacancies

Atlantic Council Internship Program

Positions Open: The John A. Baker Internship Program of the Atlantic Council of the United States offers ten to fifteen volunteer (unpaid) positions during the fall, spring, and summer academic terms. These positions require a strong interest in international affairs, business, and/or education. Applicants should possess some administrative or office experience, as well as work in scholarly research. Course credit may be arranged through the student's academic institution. 

Areas of Interest: The Atlantic Council's current projects address: new relationships within Europe and between Europe and North America; the transformation of the newly independent Slavic and Eurasian states; new relationships among the Asian and Pacific nations, as well as their ties to North America and Europe; new opportunities for enhancing global and regional security; global interdependence in the arenas of energy, the environment, trade, economic growth and development; international education; government and corporate relations; and marketing. For more information on specific Council programs, please see our website.

For application details, see the Atlantic Council Internship Program website. Inquiries may be directed to the Internship Coordinator at 202-778-4954 or via email.

Deadline for the summer term: March 30, 2006
 

EUSA Corner
Following are meetings and announcements from the European Union Studies Association, of which the UNC-CH Center for European Studies is a sustaining member.

6th Annual European Summer School in Global and European Governance

August 7 - 18, 2006 | University of Trento, Italy
The aim of this summer school is to examine ways of understanding the relationship between regional integration, with an emphasis on European integration, and the broader questions of creating order in global governance. It will seek to provide advanced doctoral students with the conceptual tools and research skills necessary to carry out research on questions of regional integration, especially in a comparative context, and explore how regional governance may help us understand the ways in which order is created in the global context. The aim is to have participants write a 30-40 page paper which presents the conceptual basis of their research.

For full information, open the summer school description.
 
 

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