of the Center for European Studies at UNC-Chapel Hill
February 6, 2008
Click the links above to go directly to the section headings. Feel free to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org with any problems.
Languages Across the Curriculum Info Session
Thursday, February 7, 2008 | 2:00 - 3:00 pm | Global Education Center room 3009
***Participation in this workshop is strongly recommended for graduate students who wish to apply for upcoming LAC TA positions.*** Faculty and graduate students from languages/literatures, social sciences, and humanities departments are especially encouraged to attend.
Registration is required; please send an email with the following information to email@example.com: your name, home department, state of graduate/professional career, foreign language(s) in which you are fluent, field(s) of research or professional interest, and email address.
New Funding Proposals for EU Grant
March 4, 2008 | 12:00 - 1:00pm | Global Education Center room 3009
R.S.V.P for lunch (mention if vegetarian option required) to firstname.lastname@example.org by February 25th.
Social Policy Against Poverty and Social Exclusion: Dealing with Informality
March 28-29, 2008 | Workshop at the European Union Center of Excellence, UNC Chapel Hill
The workshop will consist of sessions led by experts on social policy in the various countries. We will discuss the work of these experts as well as other studies suggested by them. We will make all the papers available ahead of time, posted on our website, to facilitate informed comparative discussions.
Organized by Evelyn Huber and John Stephens. For more information, please visit http://www.unc.edu/socialpolicy/
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 and Workshop
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.
April 11-12, 2008 | Institute for the Arts & Humanities, Hyde Hall, UNC Campus
For full details, please visit the workshop website.
Registration deadline: April 1, 2008
Scholarly Culture and Religious Traditions in Ancient Alexandria
February 23-24, 2008 | FedEx Global Education Center room 1005
The principal goal of this conference is to explore various forms of interaction between philosophy, textual exegesis, and religious discourses in late Hellenistic and Roman Alexandria (1st ct. BCE-3rd ct. CE), as they are reflected in the literary work, private records, and public activity of the following Alexandrian 'personae': (i) the Egyptian priest; (ii) the gymnasiarch; (iii) the magician; (iv) the astrologer; (v) the alchemist; (vi) the apocalyptic prophet; (vii) the philologist; (viii) the rhetorician; (ix) the antiquarian; (x) the physician; (xi) the Hermetist; (xii) the 'Gnostic'; (xiii) the Christian teacher; (xiv) the doxographer; (xv) the philosopher.
Conference organizers: Zlatko Plese, UNC-Chapel Hill and Rainer Hirsch-Luipold, University of Göttingen. Cosponsored by the Center for European Studies.
Curriculum Development Awards
The Center for Global Initiatives offers Curriculum Development Awards to support faculty interested in:
Awards range from (estimated) $2,500-$5,000. For more information please see http://gi.unc.edu/funding/curriculum-dev.html
Deadline: February 15, 2008
The Center for Global Initiatives is pleased to offer funding opportunities to graduate students of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in support of internationally focused research, training, and special events.
Pre-Dissertation Travel Awards: These awards are intended to get graduate students into the field to do a preliminary exploration of potential research materials in preparation for writing a dissertation proposal. As such, the ideal time to hold this award is after passing comprehensive exams and before defending the proposal. The Center for Global Initiatives will consider funding students at other stages as well, but it will not fund dissertation field research.
Peacock REACH Fellowship: This two year Fellowship allows a Ph.D. candidate to conduct field research in one year and then teach a course that is directly related to that research in the second year. Only Ph.D. candidates who are ABD may apply. Such candidates should also be ready to defend their dissertation by the end of the two year fellowship.
For more information, visit http://gi.unc.edu/funding/graduate.html
Deadline: February 15, 2008
Call for Section Chairs for 5th ECPR General Conference: Potsdam 2009
Section Chairs may propose a minimum of 3 and a maximum of 8 panels. Each panel will comprise 4-5 papers, plus a chair and a discussant. The Academic Convenors warmly welcome proposals in any areas of political science of interest to ECPR members.
Anyone wishing to organise a section is requested to submit a proposal using the on-line form, which can be found on the ECPR website at: http://www.ecpr.org.uk/conference/potsdam/add_section.asp
Deadline for section proposals: April 15, 2008
Europe as a Global Player
We are inviting people from around the world who are interested in learning about Europe, the European Union and Germany as well. The seminar sponsored by the Ministry reduces the seminar fee to a moderate $1950 USD or $1750 USD if paid before February 29, 2008.
Detailed information can be found at
Reduced rate registration deadline: February 29, 2008
Media and Technology Specialists: A World View K-12 Workshop on Europe and Russia
May 7-8, 2008 | Global Education Center, UNC-Chapel Hill
Cost: $75 per person, includes lunch on May 8. Limited scholarships to help defray travel expenses may be available. Please contact Julie Kinnaird for more information (email@example.com or 919/962-6785).
Cosponsored by the Center for European Studies and the Center for Slavic, Eurasian, and East European Studies. Register online at: http://www.unc.edu/world/regform.shtml
New Edition of ThinkGlobal from World View
Read about World View's spring seminars, World View online courses, and more in the current issue of ThinkGlobal (PDF).
Find out about more of World View's spring programs:
Post-Doctoral Positions in Bremen
The Bremen International Graduate School of Social Sciences (BIGSSS) invites
applications to its Ph.D. and Post-doc program. BIGSSS is part of an international network of strong
graduate programs. It supports its Ph.D. and Post-doc Fellows in achieving
early scientific independence, providing funds for conducting, presenting
and publishing their research. The language of instruction is English.
Deadline: March 1, 2008
Call for Papers: International Affairs Forum
The Center for International Relations (CIR) seeks, editorials, articles and papers related to a specified topic(s) for publication on our on-line journal, the International Affairs Forum (IAF) at www.ia-forum.org. Topics include (but are not limited to) the following:
For submission details, please visit http://www.ia-forum.org/About/Publish.cfm
Competition Studentships: 3 year PhD and 1 year Masters
The ESRC Centre for Competition Policy (CCP), based at the University of East Anglia (UK), invites applications for up to 4 fully funded (3-year) PhD studentships, including one ESRC quota award place, from October 2008. These studentships can be held in any area of competition or regulation policy appropriate for supervision by the Centre's faculty members, who come from the Schools of Economics, Law, Business and Political, Social and International Studies (see http://www.ccp.uea.ac.uk/people.asp?id=Faculty for details regarding the academic staff at the Centre). The CCP (http://www.ccp.uea.ac.uk) is the leading focus for competition policy research in the UK, and welcomes interdisciplinary proposals.
The Centre also invites applications from those intending to pursue an academic career for one year masters studentships for the MSc in Industrial Economics and the LLM International Competition Law and Policy, from September 2008.
Applicants must possess (or be about to complete) a good first degree in one of the related disciplines (Economics, Law, Business or Political Science) and, in addition, for the PhD studentships, applicants must possess (or be about to complete) a Masters degree to a good standard in a related area. They should have a demonstrable interest in an area of competition policy. These studentships are only available to candidates who have been offered a place in a relevant UEA PhD or Masters Degree programme. Applicants should apply both for entry to the appropriate school and to the CCP for the studentship.
To apply for funding, send a copy of your Masters/PhD admissions application and research proposal (for PhD studentships), as well as a completed CCP Studentship Application form (available on the CCP website) to Stu White (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Deadline: March 28, 2008
Chocolatl-Kakaw: The New World Origins of Chocolate
Thursday, February 14 | 7pm | Global Education Center, Nelson Mandela Auditorium & Atrium | Public Lecture followed by Chocolate Reception
Sponsored by the Institute for the Study of the Americas and the Global Cup Café with support from Whole Foods, Trader Joe's, Foster's Market of Chapel Hill, Harris Teeter, A Southern Season, Chocolaterie Stam and Daniel's Catering.
Marketing Muslim Women International Conference
April 10-12, 2008 | Duke University and UNC-Chapel Hill
What does it mean when religion, religious ideology, and religious products are marketed? Conversely, what does it mean when secularism and secular products are marketed? We seek to explore women’s engagement in the culture industry, through their own agency, through consumption of goods and services, and through knowledge production.
For additional information on this year's event please go to our website. Additional information will be posted over the next few weeks. The conference is free, but space is limited and registration is required. Hotel reservations should be made no later than February 25, 2008, to take advantage of the special rates. For additional information or any questions please contact Kelly Jarrett at email@example.com.
This is a moderated listserve of the Center for European Studies at UNC-CH currently numbering 776 subscribers. To have your group's or institution's event and/or news items related to the study of contemporary Western Europe included in the CES newsletter, simply send advanced notice to the Center at the following email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
To receive the newsletter in the html format you may need to set your email preferences to receive html. If you have trouble seeing the newsletter via email, please visit the CES website version at http://www.unc.edu/depts/europe/newsletter/08/newsletter080206.htm Feel free to contact us at email@example.com with any problems.