of the Center for European Studies at UNC-Chapel Hill
January 23, 2008
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Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) Grant Competition: Deadline Next Week!
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.
Deadline: January 31, 2008
CES Award Competition: Deadline Next Week!
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.
Graduate Workshop on EU Politics
A 2-day workshop for Ph.D. students on EU politics to be held at the Hanse Wissenschaftskolleg, Germany on May 9-11, 2008.
Sponsored by the EU Center for Excellence of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and the Hanse Wissenschaftskolleg (HWK) in Delmenhorst (near Bremen) in Germany. Doctoral students whose research is related to political parties, public opinion, political economy, or multilevel governance, and whose research has an EU component, are encouraged to apply for up to 15 fellowships to present their dissertation proposal or dissertation research. The fellowships will cover by receipt economy travel expenses (up to €750). Local accommodation and meals in Delmenhorst will be covered.
Organized by: Liesbet Hooghe and Gary Marks, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill & Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam.
For application details, please view the workshop flyer (PDF).
Application Deadline: February 1, 2008
Great Decisions Lecture Series: The EU at 50
Tuesday, January 29 | 7:00 - 8:15 pm | Carroll 111
Cosponsored by the European Union Center of Excellence at UNC-CH.
Joan W. Scott at UNC as Part of the Workshop Series Gender, Politics, and Culture in Europe and Beyond
Joan W. Scott is Harold F. Lindner Professor of Social Science at the Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton. Her work has challenged the foundations of conventional historical practice. Drawing on a range of philosophical thought, as well as on a rethinking of her own training as a labor historian, she has contributed to the formulation of a field of critical history. Written more than twenty years ago, her now classic article, "Gender: A Useful Category of Historical Analysis," continues to inspire innovative research on women and gender. In her latest work she has been concerned with the ways in which difference poses problems for democratic practice. She has taken up this question in her most recent books: Only Paradoxes to Offer: French Feminists and the Rights of Man (1996); Parité: Sexual Equality and the Crisis of French Universalism (2005).
North Carolina German Studies Seminar
Sunday, February 17 | 6-8:30 pm | Hillel Building, UNC Campus
Dr. Helga Braunbeck (North Carolina State University) will present a portion of her book-length manuscript on contemporary German writer and Czech national Libuse Moníková.
Lecture: Windows of Prague
Thursday, January 24 | 5:00 pm | 402 Dey Hall
Polish Poetry Reading
Thursday, January 24 | 7:00 pm | Duke University’s Rare Book Room
Grazyna Drabik is a translator of Polish poetry into English and Portuguese, with translations published in literary journals and anthologies in the U.S. and Brazil. She teaches literature at City College-CUNY.
THIS EVENT IS FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC. The Rare Book Room is located near the main entrance to Perkins Library, on Duke’s West Campus. Parking is available at the Bryan Center on West Campus.
For more information about this event, contact Beth Holmgren.
Short-Term Travel Grants Program for US Scholars and Professionals
The Short-Term Travel Grants (STG) Program of the International Research and Exchanges Board (IREX) seeks to attract, select, and support in-depth field research by US scholars and experts in policy-relevant subject areas related to Southeast Europe and Eurasia, as well as to disseminate knowledge about these regions to a wide network of constituents in the United States and abroad. The STG Program provides fellows with the means to conduct in-country research on contemporary political, economic, historical, and cultural developments relevant to US foreign policy. The STG Program plays a vital role in supporting the emergence of a dedicated and knowledgeable cadre of US scholars and experts who can enrich the US understanding of developments in Southeast Europe and Eurasia.
STG provides fellowships for up to eight weeks to US postdoctoral scholars and holders of other graduate degrees for independent or collaborative research projects in Europe and Eurasia.
Eligible Countries of Research Focus
Albania, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Kosovo, Macedonia, Moldova, Romania, Russia, Serbia and Montenegro, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, and Uzbekistan.
Application materials are available on the STG website at http://www.irex.org/programs/stg/stg_info.asp
Deadline: February 1, 2008
Columbia University Institute for Comparative Literature & Society Fellowships
The Institute for Comparative Literature and Society at Columbia University will appoint a Postdoctoral Fellow for the Spring 2009 semester. The fellow must have received a PhD between January 1, 2002 and July 1, 2008. As one of the Institute's primary goals is to provide institutional support for the best in cross-disciplinary and cross-regional comparative work, we encourage applications from a wide variety of humanities and social science disciplines. Of particular interest to the Institute is the importance of language learning and/or translation to produce an informed global scholarship and practice. The Fellow will be given time and resources to develop his or her scholarship in a broadening and experimental cross-disciplinary and cross-regional context. The Fellow will join an intellectually vibrant community of scholars from the humanities, the social sciences, architecture, and law affiliated with the Institute. Regularly scheduled lectures, workshops and seminars will permit the Fellow to associate with many of Columbia University's leading scholars engaged in the Institute's innovative project.
The stipend for one semester in Spring 2009 will be $25,000. Full fringe benefits will be added, plus $1,000 for travel. An additional $2,000 will be given for innovative course planning.
Application forms may be downloaded from: www.columbia.edu/cu/icls
Deadline: January 31, 2008
EU-Asia Relations: A Critical Review
March 26-28, 2008 | Contemporary Europe Research Centre, University of Melbourne
In aiming to contribute to the relatively new academic engagement with the EU's international presence, "EU-Asia Relations: A Critical Review" will provide a greatly necessary critical assessment of the current state of the EU - Asia-Pacific engagement. To capitalize on the conclusions of the conference, a policy workshop in early July 2008 in Brussels is to follow.
To this end, we invite contributions from a broad range of backgrounds. For full details, please view the call for papers.
Deadline: February 1, 2008
Conference on Data Privacy in Transatlantic Perspective: Conflict or Cooperation?
Monday, 28, 2008 | Duke University School of Law, room 3041
The U.S. and Europe hold differing views on privacy, which makes this conference a rare opportunity to further the international discussion about the future of privacy.
The conference is open to all interested persons and there is no registration fee. However, there is limited seating. Please email Conference Coordinator Sharon Peters at email@example.com at if you plan to attend. For details and logistical information, go to http://www.jhfc.duke.edu/ces.
2009 Joint Sessions: Lisbon, Portugal
April 14-19, 2009 | Lisbon, Portugal
An online application form, together with details on how to submit a proposal to run a workshop can be found on our website at http://www.ecprnet.org. As the Center for European Studies is a member of ECPR, UNC faculty and graduate students receive a discount on registration.
The deadline for proposals is 1 February 2008.
Germany and Poland: A Troubled Partnership in a "Deepening" European Union
June 18 - July 1, 2008 | Berlin, Krakow
EU Studies Summer Program in Brussels for Undergrads
July 14 - August 8, 2008 |
Universite Libre de Bruxelles
| Brussels, Belgium
This is an exciting opportunity for undergraduate students pursuing degrees at US and Canadian universities to study the EU up close with leading experts from both sides of the Atlantic; and to gain an understanding of the "real world" of EU institutions through discussions with officials and site visits in Brussels, the political capital of the European Union. The program includes site visits to EU institutions in Brussels and Luxembourg, along with several special group activities and meals.
Additional information, as well as the application form, scholarship information, procedures and deadlines, can be found on the program's website.
Deadline: February 22, 2008
Global Updates from World View
In our excitement over emerging possibilities for global connections, it's easy to forget the local ties and anchorages that define and sustain us. In Grounded Globalism: How the U.S. South Embraces the World, James Peacock, distinguished professor of anthropology at UNC at Chapel Hill, reminds us of the importance of where we come from, even—or especially—in a global age. Read a review of World View's book of the year in this month's Global Update.
To see previous Global Updates from World View, please visit the archive.
North Carolina In the World News
Learn about North Carolinians participating in an international youth science competition held in China in the latest edition of North Carolina in the World News. To see previous editions of the newsletter, please visit the archive.
Short-Term Visitor in EU Studies and Transatlantic Relations: Carleton University, Ottawa
The Centre for European Studies, an EU Centre of Excellence at Carleton University (Ottawa, Canada) invites applications from European scholars for a short-term research-teaching visit to Carleton University. The visit is expected to be approximately 3 weeks in length, in July 2008; the visitor will assist the Canadian course instructor in teaching a two week intensive graduate module on Canada-EU relations. Applied policy experience will be considered an asset. The visitor is also expected to give a public lecture at Carleton University. The Centre will attempt to assist the visitor in making research contacts in Canada.
An allowance for travel costs, living expenses and a modest stipend will be offered. Applicants should be from an EU member state and should have expertise in European integration and trans-Atlantic relations (preferably EU-Canada).
Applicants should send a curriculum vitae, letters from two scholarly referees (which may be sent by email), and a letter of application outlining your interest in the position. Consideration of applications will commence on March 2, 2008 and will continue until the position is filled. Please send materials to Natasha Joukovskaia, Project Manager, Centre for European Studies, Carleton University, 1125 Colonel By Drive, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada K1S 5B6; fax (613)520-7501, or by e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org. This program is supported by a grant from the European Commission.
Join the ECPR Standing Group on the European Union
The European Consortium for Political Research (ECPR) is an independent,
scholarly association that supports and encourages the training, research
and cross-national co-operation of political scientists throughout Europe
To join the Standing Group and it's mailing list please go to: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/ecpr_sgeu and follow the instructions.
Lecture on Mandelshtam and Bosch
Tuesday, February 5 | 5:00 pm | FedEx Global Education Center, 4th floor atrium
For all competitions below please send the required documents from a UNC email account to email@example.com. 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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