of the Center for European Studies at UNC-Chapel Hill
September 10, 2008
This week we have:
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CES Fall Speakers Series
Friday, September 19, 2008
David Coates (Wake Forest University) will discuss New Labour's Perfect Storm. Part of the fall 2008 CES Friday Speaker Series, open to the public. Light refreshments provided.
North Carolina German Studies Seminar
Sunday, September 14, 2008 | 6:00 - 8:00 pm | Hillel Center, UNC
The presentation will focus on the perceptions and memories of the Jewish prisoners of and relations with the German factory management and camp commandants, Ukrainian guards, and Polish neighbors. It is composed of two parts: First, it will discuss the methodological issues involved with using survivor testimony as a source for writing Holocaust History in general and the history of the Starachowice factory slave labor camps in particular. Afterwards, it will focus on the questions how the other ethnic groups (Germans, Poles, Ukrainians) are remembered and perceived in survivor testimony. Its main argument is that a micro-historical approach and close reading of the testimonies allow the historian to go beyond broad, negative generalizations to arrive at a more nuanced and differentiated picture of inter-ethnic relations during the Holocaust.
Refreshments and drinks will be served before the seminar. The lecture starts at 6:30 pm. Please register
with Philipp Stelzel (email@example.com) in a timely fashion.
Ukrainian Famine-Genocide: Reflections After 75 Years
Concurrent Exhibits of Related Materials at UNC's FedEx Global Education Center, Duke University, and The Town of Chapel Hill Library. This is a joint UNC-Duke collaborative effort thanks to the efforts of Jehanne Gheith and Ernest Zitser. The conference is also a university-community partnership, as the Ukrainian Association of North Carolina is co-sponsoring the conference.
Three Films by Polish Filmmaker Lech Majewski
TO BE FOLLOWED BY A QUESTION AND ANSWER SESSION WITH LECH MAJEWSKI
For full details, please visit http://fvd.aas.duke.edu/screensociety/schedule.php
Getting to Know Europe: Local and Regional Communities and the European Union
The Delegation of the European Commission in Washington DC is pleased to announce a “Getting to Know Europe: Local and Regional Communities and the European Union” grant competition. This program supports activities that encourage greater understanding of the European Union, and of the many ties between the United States and the European Union, within local and regional communities in the United States.
Activities can include competitions, publications and other information products, training and briefing sessions, study and exchange visits, and town twinning arrangements. All activities should be focused at the local level, engaging students, teachers, local & state government, civil society leaders, and others in promoting greater understanding of the European Union. Such activities will be funded for the period 1 December 2008 to 31 December 2009.
Institutions from the United States and the European Union which may apply include secondary schools, universities, youth groups and associations, local community groups, local associations promoting socio-cultural exchanges across the Atlantic, media and other professional training centers, and other civil society organizations such as chambers of commerce. Proposals involving two or more such institutions are welcome, and national "umbrella" groups with active local chapters may also apply. Universities are included among institutions eligible to apply provided that they are not currently receiving European Commission funding for European Union Centers of Excellence.
Full details of the competition can be viewed at the Delegation's web site, http://www.eurunion.org/infores/GettintoKnowEurope2008-9GrantAnnounceHomepage.htm
Please direct any questions regarding this competition in writing (no telephone enquiries) to the email address below, referencing "Call for Getting to Know Europe 2008-9" in the subject line.
Helen Henderson BEM, Academic Programs Officer, Political & Development Section, Delegation of the European Commission, 2300 M Street NW, Suite 300, Washington DC 20037
Deadline: September 18, 2008
Berlin Program Fellowship Competition
The 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 modern and contemporary German and European history for a research period in Berlin between 10-12 months.
Deadline: December 1, 2008
EUSA Panel and Paper Proposals
The European Union Studies Association invites scholars and practitioners engaged in the study of Europe and the European Union to submit panel and paper proposals for its 2009 Eleventh Biennial International Conference, April 23-25 in Los Angeles, California. This conference also marks the 20th anniversary of EUSA.
The firm deadline for receipt of paper and panel proposals is September 30, 2008. You will be notified of the Program Committee’s decision regarding your proposal by December 15, 2008.
For more information, please view the call for proposals (PDF).
Europe Before the European Community, 1918-1957: Images and Ideas
December 11-12, 2008 | University College London
The purpose of this conference is to shed light on the understanding of Europe and on representations and discourses concerning its identity between 1918 and 1957 by studying the ideas of some of Europe’s most prominent intellectuals, writers and artists. Above all, the conference aims to analyse how their perception of Europe changed between the crisis produced in the aftermath of the Great War and its rebirth with the creation of the EEC.
For more information, please visit www.ucl.ac.uk/ces/events/index.htm
Deadline: October 1, 2008
American Association of University Professors: Globalization, Shared Governance, and Academic Freedom
June 12-13, 2009 | Washington, D.C.
Among the questions the conference intends to explore are:
Conference strands are not limited to the above topics. Presenters are invited to propose a wide range of issues related to academic freedom, governance, faculty work life, rights and responsibilities. The goal of the conference is to provide a faculty perspective on critical issues in higher education presented in a format accessible to the general public.
Deadline for submission of proposals: October 31, 2008
Fulbright-Hays Seminars Abroad Program
The Fulbright-Hays Seminars Abroad Program provides opportunities for overseas experience. The program is open to educators and administrators with responsibilities for curriculum development in fields related to humanities, languages, and area studies. Topics and host countries of the seminars vary from year to year. All seminars are in non-western European countries. Seminars are designed to provide a broad and introductory cultural orientation to a particular country (ies). The program is geared towards those educators with little or no experience in the host country (ies) who demonstrate the need to develop and enhance their curriculum through short-term study and travel abroad.
There are nine seminars being offered for Summer 2009 with 16 positions per seminar, subject to the availability of funds. Seminars take place from late June to mid-August for four to six weeks.
Countries offered in 2009:
THOSE QUALIFIED TO APPLY:
Deadline: September 12, 2008
European Politics Position at the University of Mississippi
The Department of Political Science and the Croft Institute for International Studies (www.croft.olemiss.edu) invite applications for an Assistant Professor of Political Science in European Politics. This is a tenure-track position beginning August 2009. The successful candidate will have his/her research and teaching focus on the European Union and be able to teach some other European studies topic. Teaching and service responsibilities will be divided between the Croft Institute for International Studies and the Department of Political Science. The Croft Institute administers the major in International Studies within the College of Liberal Arts.
Ph.D. or advanced ABD, appropriate foreign language proficiency, strong quantitative methods skills, and demonstrated excellence in teaching are required. Candidates must apply online at https://jobs.olemiss.edu. Please also send a letter of application that outlines current and projected research interests, a vita, three letters of recommendation, teaching evaluations, and a writing sample to: Chair, European Politics Search Committee, Department of Political Science, 130 Deupree Hall, University of Mississippi, University, MS 38677-1848. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Salary is competitive.
Internships with the Delegation of the European Commission
The Delegation of the European Commission offers a variety of internship positions at its office in Washington, DC. The New York Delegation, too, offers internship positions. Please contact that Delegation directly for more information on opportunities there. (For information on EU internships in Europe, click here.)
Internships are intended to provide college and university students and recent graduates with the opportunity to acquire considerable knowledge of the European Union, its institutions, activities, laws, statistics and relations with the US. Internship applicants may be of any nationality.
For details, please visit the Delegation website.
Deadline for the Spring Semester: September 15, 2008
The Université de Montréal-McGill University Institute for European Studies (IES) will award a number of postdoctoral fellowships to recent PhD graduates who wish to conduct research on Europe and the European Union at the Institute during the year 2008-2009. It may also award postdoctoral fellowships to Ph.D. candidates who have submitted their dissertation for defence and will be defending it not later than December 2008. These fellowships aim at assisting young scholars in establishing a research base at an important time in their research careers.
The IES' research program focuses on three broad themes:
For full details, please view the call for applications (PDF).
Job Announcement: Assistant/Associate Professor in Politics/European Studies
The International Affairs programme at Vesalius College (associated with the Vrije Universiteit Brussel) has a full-time vacancy at the assistant or associate professor level for a broadly oriented political scientist able to teach courses on comparative politics, international relations, and international organizations with a European focus. The position is initially for one year, but renewable, with the possibility to become permanent.
Vesalius College offers a 3 year undergraduate education in English to international students. The student body and the Brussels location offer many opportunities to scholars interested in international issues. The position requires a commitment to high quality teaching and research potential. The successful candidate is expected to emphasize and strengthen the European dimension in the International Affairs programme. Research opportunities exist with the Vrije Universiteit Brussel in general and its Institute for European Studies in particular. Candidates should have the Ph.D in hand by the commencement of the position in January 2009.
Applications should include a full CV including information on teaching experience (course preparations), publications, and the names and contact addresses of two referees. More information about the position may be obtained from Professor Bert Mosselmans, Dean of Vesalius College (+32 2 629-2484; email: firstname.lastname@example.org). For more details, please visit www.vesalius.edu/jobs/poleustudies.
Deadline: September 15, 2008
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