Newsletter of the Center for European Studies at UNC-Chapel Hill 
November 29, 2006

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This week we have:
1. CES News
2. Grants and Fellowships
3. Call for Proposals
4. Seminars and Workshops
5. EUSA Corner
6. Other International Studies news

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CES News

CES Award Competition Reminder

The Center for European Studies and the European Union Center of Excellence are pleased to announce several competitions for funding for UNC-Chapel Hill faculty and graduate students. For details, visit CES Funding Opportunities.

Deadline for all proposals: January 31, 2007

CES Fall Speakers Series

Martine AntleFriday, December 1, 2006
12:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Coates Building, 223 East Franklin Street: Seminar Room
Martine Antle
(UNC-CH, Romance Languages) will discuss The New Faces of Immigration: Slavery in France Today.

Two Events with Gianni Vattimo

Gianni VattimoGianni Vattimo is Professor of Philosophy at the Dipartimento di Filosofia, Università degli Studi di Torino (Italy). He is an internationally recognized public intellectual and politician, and a world leading scholar in the following areas: ethics, aesthetics, politics, religion, post-colonial epistemology, postmodernism, technology, literature, art, European studies, and cultural theory.

Roundtable Discussion: The Post-Enlightenment University

Wednesday, November 30, 2006
5:00 pm to 7:00 pm
University Room, Hyde Hall, UNC-CH

Participating along with Vattimo in Wednesday evening's roundtable discussion will be:  Lawrence Grossberg (moderator, UNC-CH), Ann Burlein (UNC Charlotte), Arturo Escobar (UNC-CH), Federico Luisetti (UNC-CH), Walter Mignolo (Duke), Randall Styers (UNC-CH), and Kenneth Surin (Duke).  Please view the publicity flyer.

The End of Philosophy at the Age of Democracy: A Conversation with Gianni Vattimo

Thursday, November 30, 2006
5:30 pm to 8:30 pm
Room 240, The John Hope Franklin Center, Duke University

Professor Vattimo 's presentation will be followed with commentaries by: Roman Coles (Political Sciences, Duke), William Hart (Religion, UNC Greensboro), and Whaneema Lubiano (AAAS and Literature, Duke). The conversation will be moderated by Walter Mignolo (Center for Global Studies and the Humanities). Please view the publicity flyer.

Music from the Axis of Evil:
Exploring Iraq and Iran

Thursday, November 30, 2006 | 5-6pm | WXYC 89.3 FM 
WXYC's Brannon Ingram will welcome Carl Ernst, professor of Religious Studies and director of the Center for the Study of the Middle East and Muslim Civilizations for the next Global Music show. They will discuss Music from the Axis of Evil: Exploring Iraq and Iran. View the publicity flyer here.

European Film Screenings

The Girl in the CafeIn collaboration with Prof. Martine Antle's course on Identities in Contemporary European Cinema and the Languages Across the Curriculum program, CES is sponsoring a series of film screenings on Tuesday evenings during the fall semester. The series is free and open to the campus community, and a short discussion of the films will follow the screenings. All films will be shown in their original language with English subtitles; the LAC discussions will be in French. Individuals wishing to attend only the film screenings are free to leave before the discussion. A full listing of the films is available here

Tuesday, December 5, 2006
5:00 pm
Undergraduate Library, room 205
The Girl in the Cafe (United Kingdom)

Grants and Fellowships

Berlin Program Fellowship: Request for Research Proposals

Berlin Program for Advanced German and European StudiesThe Berlin Program for Advanced German and European Studies is pleased to solicit applications for its next fellowship competition. The program offers fellowships to scholars in all social science and humanities disciplines, including historians working on the period since the mid-19th century for a research period in Berlin between 10-12 months. The Berlin Program Fellowships are awarded for doctoral dissertation field research as well as postdoctoral research. Fellowship stipends are EUR 1100 per month for fellows working on a dissertation project and EUR 1400 per month for recent Ph.D.'s. The program accepts applications from U.S. and Canadian nationals or permanent residents. Applicants for a dissertation fellowship must be full-time graduate students who have completed all coursework required for the Ph.D. and must have achieved ABD (all but dissertation) status by the time the proposed research stay in Berlin begins. Also eligible are U.S. and Canadian Ph.D.s who have received their doctorates within the past two calendar years. For details, please open the flyer (PDF format) or download an application form at

Deadline: December 1, 2006

Call for Proposals

Graduate Conference on Rebels and Critics: Assessing 50 Years of European Integration

Georgetown UniversityFebruary 2-3, 2007 | Georgetown School of Foreign Service
Georgetown University's BMW Center for German and European Studies is seeking submissions for its 11th Annual Graduate Student Conference on Rebels and Critics: Assessing Fifty Years of European Integration.

Organized and hosted by graduate students, this conference offers students around the world the unique opportunity to present their work to a distinguished panel of experts and to a sophisticated Washington, D.C., audience. Contributions from graduate students examining European issues from American institutions will be essential in the discourse at our conference. The conference is open to graduate students currently enrolled in degree-granting programs. Accommodation will be provided by the conference. A limited number of travel grants are also available to participants to offset the costs of traveling to Washington.
Please view the call for papers for this year's conference. For further information or questions, please contact the conference committee.

Deadline: December 1, 2006

Seminars and Workshops

Educator Study Program to Denmark

Danish FlagJune 2007 | Copenhagen & Odense, Denmark
Participate in a week-long professional development program to Denmark, followed by an optional 2-day seminar on the European Union in Brussels, Belgium. Educators will learn about Danish society by focusing on the Danish welfare state and how it plays out in peoples' lives, Denmark's approach to renewable energy through briefings and field trips, and a one-night home stay. Participants will spend one day in independent field research.

North Carolina K-12 teachers of all subjects are encouraged to apply. Documentation for those seeking CEUs will be provided. The cost for the program in Denmark is approximately $2675. Cost for the extension to Belgium will be announced later.

For more information, view the program website, and contact Angie Bolin, Danish School Programs Coordinator, Center for International Understanding, at 919-733-0224, or 1-877-623-1503, or by email at

Deadline: December 7, 2006

Studienforum Berlin Faculty Seminar: Sources of and Limits to German Power in a Wider Europe

Studienforum BerlinJune 29 - July 10, 2007 | Berlin, Germany and Riga, Latvia
In 2007, Germany will set the agenda for European and for global affairs: It will simultaneously assume the presidency of the European Union for the first half of the year and also will preside over the G8 group for the entire year. This rare coincidence prompted us to set up a seminar on "Sources of and Limits to German Power in a Wider Europe" to provide authentic, up-to-date, and in-depth information on political, economic, social and cultural issues.

The seminar participants will spend three days in Riga, Latvia, to investigate views from a small new EU member country, that has long been under German influence and suffered from German occupation in WWII, to observe closely the political and economic rebirth of a former Soviet
republic within the European Union, and to explore threat perceptions regarding Germany and Russia. Our cooperation partner is the Centre for European and Transition Studies at the University of Latvia.

In addition to lectures there will be opportunities to meet with representatives of political parties, business associations and trade unions both in Germany's and in Latvia's capitals. The program includes a trip to Potsdam as well as guided tours through Berlin and Riga.

The seminar is intended for college and university faculty in the social sciences, European studies, German studies and related areas. It will be conducted in English by German and Latvian academics and representatives from the various institutions.

For full details, please visit the Studienforum Berlin website.

Deadline: December 31, 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.

Visiting Fellows Program: National Europe Centre of Australian National University

Australian National UniversityThe Visiting Fellows Program at the National Europe Centre supports local and international scholars wishing to undertake research, at the ANU, as part of its mission to promote understanding of Europe in Australia. The National Europe Centre seeks to advance scholarly research on issues of European and Australian significance. The program aims to have three Visiting Fellows in residence each year (Visiting Fellows must be in residence at The Australian National University for the duration of their appointment). Other opportunities also exist for scholars to participate in the Centre's programs through part- or non-funded fellowships.

For more information please go to

Deadline: December 1, 2006

Jean Monnet Research Fellowship

University of MichiganThe University of Michigan Law School is pleased to announce the 2007-2008 Jean Monnet Research Fellowship competition. This Fellowship provides up to $20,000 for a six-month stay at the University of Michigan Law School to complete a publishable work on European integration. It is intended primarily for law professors researching European integration, but is open to academics from other disciplines as well.

For more information, please visit the University of Michigan Law School website.

Deadline: December 1, 2006

Position Openings: University of Bristol, UK - Department of Politics

University of BristolChair in Comparative European Politics
The University wishes to appoint a leading scholar to develop the work of the European Governance Research Group. We welcome applications from candidates with an international research profile in the field of Comparative European Politics. The successful candidate will be expected to take up the post on or before 1 September 2007.

Chair and Director of the Governance Research Centre
The University wishes to appoint a leading research entrepreneur to drive forward the research activities of the Department of Politics. We welcome applications from candidates with a proven track record in research leadership and success in obtaining funding for research projects from a wide variety of scholarly and/or practitioner communities. The successful candidate will be expected to take up the post as soon as possible.

For further particulars see and
For informal enquiries contact Professor Squires on, tel: +44(0)117 928 8239

Deadline: December 15, 2006

Position Openings: Assistant Professors of European Law and European Economic Governance

University of TwenteUniversity of Twente, Netherlands
The capacity group LEGS (Legal and Economic Governance Studies) at the University of Twente is seeking to fill two Assistant Professor positions. One is an Assistant Professor of European Law, and the second is an Assistant Professor of European Economic Governance. For full details, please see the the call for applications.

Graduate School of Social Sciences, University of Bremen

University of BremenThe Graduate School of Social Sciences (GSSS) at the University of Bremen invites applications to its 3-year Ph.D. program from October 1, 2007 to September 30, 2010. The GSSS is part of an international network of graduate education and is funded by the Volkswagen Foundation.

The GSSS offers 9 stipends for Ph.D. fellows of 1000 Euro/month for 36 months, contingent on successful completion of each year. Funding is also available for empirical research and travel.

We invite applications within the three thematic fields of the GSSS:

  • Transnational Relations and Political Theory
  • Welfare State Transformation
  • Social Change and the Life Course

See for application details.

Deadline: March 1, 2007

Other International Studies news

Commemoration of the 1956 Hungarian Revolution

Csaba BekesThursday, November 30, 2006
7:00 pm
Toy Lounge, Dey Hall

As we commemorate the 50th anniversary of the 1956 Hungarian Revolution, the Center for Slavic, Eurasian, and East European Studies (CSEEES) will host a special lecture by Dr. Csaba Bekes, Founding Director of the Cold War Research Centre, Budapest, and Senior Research Fellow at the 1956 Institute in Budapest.

Dr. Bekes will present a lecture, The 1956 Hungarian Revolution and World Politics, at 7:00 p.m. this Thursday, November 30, 2006, at Toy Lounge on the 4th floor of Dey Hall. A reception will follow. For more details, please see the link at the CSEEES home page,

French Cinema Classics: 2006 Fall Film Series

North Carolina Museum of ArtFridays throughout the fall, 8pm | North Carolina Museum of Art
French cinema was never dominated by an American style studio system, and has a tradition of great directors as great individualists. Many New Wave directors like Francois Truffaut, Louis Malle and Eric Rohmer began as movie-obsessed film critics, who looked back to towering figures like Jean Renoir and Jean Vigo with admiration and respect. Individualists like Jacques Tati and Robert Bresson, and younger masters like Jean-Pierre Jeunet don't fit any mold, their films unmistakably their own. Vincente Minelli adored Paris (he'd been an artist there) and created a fantasy world of his own in An American in Paris.

December 1: Pickpocket (1963)
December 8: Mon Uncle (1958)
December 15: American in Paris (1951)

All films will be shown in 35mm prints. Introductions are by Film Curator Laura Boyes. Tickets: $5/$3.50 NCMA members. For a full listing of the films, visit the film series website. For more information about the North Carolina Museum of Art, visit the NCMA website.


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