of the Center for European Studies at UNC-Chapel Hill
October 24, 2007
This week we have:
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Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) Grant Competition
We are pleased to announce the annual call for applications for Foreign Language and Area Studies awards. FLAS grants are academic year and summer awards designed to assist graduate and professional students to study a West European language to proficiency. The awards include tuition and fees plus a stipend. More information on the FLAS competition and application forms can be found in the FLAS section of the UNC Area Studies Centers website and on the Center for European Studies site.
Prospective applicants are strongly encouraged to attend a FLAS informational open meeting, where representatives of all the Area Studies Centers with FLAS funding will be present. The meetings will take place in the FedEx Global Education Center during International Education Week (November 12-16); details forthcoming.
Deadline: January 31, 2008
CES Award Competition
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.
CES Fall Speakers Series
Friday, October 26, 2007
Speakers Stephen Hanson (University of Washington), Hilary Appel (Claremont-McKenna College) and Graeme Robertson (UNC Chapel Hill) with moderator Milada Anna Vachudova (UNC-Chapel Hill) will participate in a roundtable about Russia and the Future of Democratization in Eurasia.
Friday, November 2, 2007
Speaker Sahar Amer (UNC Department of Asian Studies) will discuss Immigrant Communities in Europe. Part of the CES Friday Speaker Series, open to the public.
Friday, November 9, 2007
Speaker John Stephens, Director of the Center for European Studies will present a lecture entitled From the Single European Act to the Single Europe. Part of the CES Friday Speaker Series, open to the public.
Women and Gender in Eastern European History
Tuesday, November 6 | FedEx Global Education Center, Room 4003
Seminar | 5:00 - 6:30 pm | How to Tell the Story of Your Grandparents? Ethical Dilemmas of Post-Memory
Public Lecture | 7:00 - 8:30 pm | Gendering Dissent: Of Bodies and Minds, Survival and Opposition Under Communism
Join a LAC Course Next Semester!
We're excited to offer a number of LAC options for the upcoming semester in Arabic, French, German, and Spanish. For a full list of Spring 2008 LAC options, as well as detailed instructions on how to enroll, see our webpage at www.unc.edu/lac. View the publicity flyer (PDF).
Call for LAC Teaching Assistants
UNC's Languages Across the Curriculum program is currently seeking experienced bilingual TAs to lead discussion sections in Spring 2008.
For detailed information, please visit the LAC website.
Application Deadline: October 31, 2007
A View From the Forest
Wednesday, October 31, 2007 | 7:30 - 9pm | Richard White Auditorium, Duke East Campus
Perhaps even more extraordinary is Faye's photographic ability. In every town the partisans raided, Faye stole film, developer and paper. As a result, 4,000 of her photos form the core of the museum on World War II in Minsk. Faye will be discussing the reasons she became a resistor and her memories of the Holocaust.
Free and open to the public. More details here.
October 31, 2007 | 5pm | Dey 113 | La battaglia di Algeri - Gillo Pontecorvo
November 7, 2007 | 5pm | Dey 113 | Signore e signori - Pietro Germi
Individual Advanced Research Opportunities Fellowships
The International Research & Exchanges Board (IREX) is pleased to announce the 2008-2009 competition of the Individual Advanced Research Opportunities (IARO) Program. The IARO Program provides fellowships to US scholars and professionals for overseas research on contemporary political, economic, historical, or cultural developments relevant to US foreign policy. Limited funding is also available for non-policy-relevant topics.
IARO applications and supporting materials are available on the IREX website.
Deadline: November 15, 2007
Modernization as a Global Project: American, Soviet, and European Approaches
March 28-29, 2008 | German Historical Institute, Washington, D.C.
For full details and the call for proposals, please visit the GHI website.
Deadline (extended): October 31, 2007
Germany's 1968: A Cultural Revolution?
The North Carolina German Studies Seminar and Workshop Series invites graduate students in the triangle area to submit proposals for individual papers for an interdisciplinary workshop on 1968 in the two Germanys.
For details, please open the call for proposals (DOC).
Deadline: November 1, 2007
Europe on the World Stage
February 8-9, 2008 | Georgetown University, Washington, DC
In order to reflect the numerous facets of Europe's changing role within the international community, this conference is multidisciplinary in nature. Paper topics are open to all relevant disciplines and approaches. Abstracts might consider, but are not limited to, historical, political, legal, economic, cultural, and social perspectives.
Deadline: November 1, 2007
European Education Policy Network Conference: Advancing the European Education Agenda
November 30 - December 1, 2007 | Brussels and Leuven, Belgium
This event will take place over two days in Brussels and Leuven, bringing together senior policymakers and leading policy researchers from across Europe. Registration for the conference is now open, and further details are available online at www.educationpolicy.eu.
The European Union Center of Excellence at UNC-Chapel Hill is excited to offer North Carolina 9th and 10th grade classes a new opportunity to participate in a national competition with amazing prizes! The Euro Challenge (www.euro-challenge.org) is an opportunity for student teams to learn about the new European currency, the euro, by examining one country of the euro area and making a presentation on the impact the euro has had there. The competition is sponsored by the Delegation of the European Commission to the United States in Washington and the Moody's Foundation. More information on Euro Challenge and complete rules for the competition may be found at the website listed above. The first round of competitions will be held in Chapel Hill at the European Union Center of Excellence on April 5, 2008. The winning team from that competition will be given an expenses paid trip to compete in the national competition in New York City in late April-early May 2008.
If you are interested in participating after you have reviewed the website details, please email Gali Beeri at the EU Center in Chapel Hill for the registration forms. The deadline for North Carolina schools registering is November 30th, 2007.
Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange Program
The Department of State's Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs has announced an open competition for the Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange Program (CBYX). Eligible organizations may submit proposals to facilitate educational exchanges between American and German high school students and young professionals.
Application deadline: December 16, 2007
DAAD Émigré Memorial German Internship Program
EMGIP (Émigré Memorial German Internship Program) offers internship opportunities for US and Canadian students in the German parliament, the Bundestag. The internships are two months long in positions matching the student's interest and experience. Interns will be placed with their preferred Fraktion, Ausschuss, with individual members of the Bundestag and their offices. In addition to contributing to the respective offices, interns have the opportunity to study legislative and administrative procedures in the German parliament.
For more information please visit the DAAD website.
Deadline: November 17, 2007
Atlantic Council: John A. Baker Internship Program
The John A. Baker Internship Program offers 10 to 15 volunteer positions during the fall, spring, and summer terms. Interns assist with Council projects, attend briefings and seminars, and complete an independent research project. These positions require a strong interest in international affairs, Europe, security, event management, journalism and education. Applicants should possess some administrative or office experience and be able to work at least 3 full days per week. Course credit may be arranged through the student's academic institution.
For full information, please visit the ACUS website.
Deadline: November 26, 2007
García Pelayo Postdoctoral Fellowships in Public Law and Political Science
The Centro de Estudios Políticos y Constitucionales (CEPC) announces 6 fellowships (3 years) open to candidates holding a postgraduate doctoral degree. Total stipend is 52.000,00 euros per year gross (plus benefits).
For details, please visit the CEPC website.
Deadline: November 15, 2007
Beyond the Sunbelt: Southern Economic Development in Global Context
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is pleased to announce its annual interdisciplinary conference on the globalization of the southern United States. The goal is to examine how global forces are shaping regional economic development strategies and to consider the best paths forward. It is a collaboration of the Center for Global Initiatives, the Center for the Study of the American South, and the Office of Economic and Business Development.
For details, please view the call for proposals.
Deadline: November 1, 2007
Ukrainian Dance Ensemble "Lyman"
November 3, 2007 | 7:30pm | N. Raleigh Christian Academy, 7300 Perry Creek Rd.
The concert will also feature the Ukrainian national instrument “bandura”, as well as singing of Ukrainian folk songs. A reception for the dancers will be held after the concert.
Advance ticket sales and more information available here.
For all competitions below please send the required documents from a UNC email account to firstname.lastname@example.org. All CES grantees are asked to submit a brief (one page) report on the funded project at the end of the grant period. Proposals are evaluated by the Steering Committee of the Center in early March and decisions announced by mid-March.
Deadline for all awards listed below: January 31, 2008
Faculty Curriculum Development Awards
Courses developed under this program should be offered during the academic year following the summer of the award. After this first offering, the courses should be regularly scheduled in departmental course offerings. Students who will benefit particularly from the new courses are majors in the Center for European Studies' newly approved major in Contemporary European Studies. We are especially interested to develop European clusters of courses in accordance with the new undergraduate curriculum.
To submit a curriculum development proposal please send:
Faculty Research Travel Awards
We will make approximately six awards for faculty research travel in the US or Europe related to a project on contemporary European or EU Studies. Proposals will be evaluated by a CES committee. Please send a cover letter including a short (one page) summary of the paper/project, an estimated budget including other sources of funding, and a curriculum vita.
Priority will be given to faculty applicants without endowed research accounts
Faculty and Graduate Student Joint Projects
The European Union Center of Excellence will make two awards of $2500 to support faculty/graduate student joint projects. These funds will be for use September 1, 2008 through August 31, 2009. $2000 is designated for graduate student support; $500 for the faculty. Please submit a cover letter consisting of a short summary of the paper/project, a time-line for publication of the project, and curriculum vitae.
Graduate Student Awards
CES has several sources of funding for graduate students in contemporary European Studies:
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