of the Center for European Studies at UNC-Chapel Hill
February 11, 2009
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Ruth-Mitchell Pitts: In Memoriam
It is with deep sadness that we share the news that our Executive Director
Dr. Ruth Elizabeth Mitchell-Pitts passed away Sunday morning, 1st February,
after a sixteen-month battle with cancer. She was courageous and uncomplaining
throughout her ordeal. If we did not know already, over these last weeks Ruth
continually reminded us of her exceptional spirit, her generosity and strength
FLAS Award Competition
The Center for European Studies is pleased to announce the Foreign Language and Area Studies competitions for funding for UNC-Chapel Hill graduate students.
FLAS awards are academic
year and summer awards designed to assist graduate and professional students
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.
European Union Center of Excellence Competition for Undergraduate Travel to Brussels
2009 | Brussels, Belgium
To download the application and view the itinerary, please visit www.unc.edu/depts/europe/research_funding/fundingundergrad.htm
Deadline: 5:00pm on March 17, 2009
North Carolina German Studies Seminar
February 22, 2009 | 6:00 - 8:00pm | Hillel Center, UNC
During the 1960s, many if not most West Germans seemed to prefer narrow conceptions of democratic citizenship in which citizens simply chose their leaders or vaguely influenced policy. The “68ers,” though, propounded more participatory conceptions. Student protesters complained that media and politicians simply ignored rational petitions and demonstrations. Hence, only deliberate provocation and Regelverletzungen could gain a hearing for challenges to the existing order. The 68ers argues that discussion alone, rational, emotional, or provocative, was insufficient. Only pressure or force would move government to act. Hughes argues that understanding democratization in the FRG requires understanding both the 68ers’ participatory ideas of democracy and the narrower visions, rooted in more authoritarian traditions but also in fears of the crowd and of fascism’s return, which most West Germans propounded.
Please register with Philipp Stelzel (email@example.com) in a timely fashion. Refreshments will be served at 6pm; the seminar will begin at 6:30pm.
For more information, please visit www.unc.edu/ncgs/seminars.html. Cosponsored by the Center for European Studies.
A Season of Postwar Hungarian Films
Tuesdays at 6:00pm
| Room 402, Dey Hall, UNC
February 17, 2009
| Szegénylegények/The Round-Up (Miklós
February 24, 2009
| Szerelem/Love Károly Makk, 1971)
Class of '38 Summer Abroad Fellowship Program for UNC Sophomores and Juniors
The UNC-Chapel Hill Alumni Class of 1938 annually awards summer study abroad
fellowships to U.S. students interested in pursuing independent career or personal
projects outside the United States. This is a unique scholarship program because
it provides financial assistance to students who could not perform independent
projects abroad without the support of the Class of 1938 funding.
Deadline: February 23, 2009
DAAD/AICGS Research Fellowship Program
June - December 2009 |
American Institute for Contemporary German Studies, Washington, DC
For details, please visit www.aicgs.org/fellows/opps/daad.aspx
Deadline: February 28, 2009
Eurasia: Prospects for Wider Cooperation
July 26-31, 2010
| Int'l Council for Central & East European Studies, Stockholm
The processes of European integration and wider cooperation across Eurasia not only impact upon geographical spaces but also leave their mark upon cultural spaces. These processes make communication between languages, histories, religions, traditions, legacies and memories more complex. Humanities and social science scholars are therefore invited to present the results of new research in the study of developments in the cultural, political, social and economic processes underway in Central and Eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union.
For further information about the general themes of the Congress, visit the Congress webpage at www.iccees2010.se
Deadline: February 28,
European Spring School: Central Europe in the EU
4-11, 2009 | Prague, Czech Republic
Further details available at www.europeum.org/springschool and view the promotion leaflet at www.europeum.org/springschool/doc/spring_school_2009.pdf
Deadline: February 28, 2009
EU Studies Summer Program in Brussels for Undergraduates
July 6 to August 14, 2009 | Brussels, Belgium
The academic program is supplemented by cultural and social events in and around the city, as well as a program excursion to Luxembourg and Strasbourg. An introductory welcome week includes a reception, dinner, and an orientation walking tour. Brussels' central location allows students to easily explore the region's rich history and culture at their own pace on weekends. The tour, excursion travel costs, reception, and two dinners are all included in a program fee that is much lower than most similar European study programs. Discover the new Europe through the EU Studies Program in Brussels!
Grant funding is available on a competitive basis to students on this program. For more information about the program, please visit http://jsis.washington.edu/euc/students/brussels.shtml
Deadline: March 9, 2009
European Union Center of Excellence Competition for K-12 Teacher Travel to Brussels
2009 | Brussels, Belgium
To download the application and view the itinerary, please visit www.unc.edu/depts/europe/research_funding/fundingk12.htm
Deadline: 5:00pm on March 17, 2009
NC Educator Study Program to Denmark
Who: NC educators: teachers of all subjects and levels, principals, administrators
What: Professional Development Study Program to Denmark
When: June 13 – 21, 2009
Where: Denmark – Copenhagen and other sites
Why: to help strengthen teaching about Denmark and the European Union
Cost: $2750 per person, including round trip airfare to Denmark, in-country transportation, double occupancy hotel, orientation, study abroad program in Copenhagen and Odense, and follow-up workshop
Program Highlights: We will explore Denmark's approach to renewable energy; how Denmark's social welfare model plays out in education; its role in and relationship with the European Union; and its history and culture, through lectures, field research, a school visit and home stay.
Contact: Angie Bolin, Denmark Programs Coordinator, (919) 420-1360, ext. 200; 1-888-840-8328; or email firstname.lastname@example.org for information and application.
educator study program is organized of the Center for International
Understanding, a program of the University of North Carolina.
Short-Term Visitor at Carleton University: EU Studies and Transatlantic Relations
2009 | Carleton University, Ottawa, Canada
An allowance for travel costs, living expenses and a stipend will be offered. To be considered for the position the applicant must be from an EU country and be an EU citizen. Applicants should have expertise in European integration and the EU and/or trans-Atlantic relations (EU-Canada).
Applicants should send a curriculum vitae, letters from two scholarly
referees (including e-mail addresses), and a letter of application outlining
your interest in the position. Consideration of applications will commence
on February 23, 2008 and will continue until the position is filled.
Please send materials to Olga Arnaudova, Centre for European Studies,
1311 Dunton Tower, Carleton University, 1125 Colonel By Drive, Ottawa,
Ontario, Canada K1S 5B6; fax (613) 520-7501, or by email to Olga_Arnaoudova@carleton.ca.
Norway Program Director
Higher Education Consortium for Urban Affairs (HECUA) and its
Norwegian affiliate, the International Summer School at the
University of Oslo,
seek a Program Director for their two Norway-based study-abroad programs.
These integrated and interdisciplinary programs are "Scandinavian
Urban Studies Term," offered every fall, and "Divided States
of Europe," offered each spring. The programs are based in Oslo,
Norway and serve American undergraduate students.
Pre-Doctoral Researcher at Institute for Advanced Studies in Vienna
The Department of Political Science at the Institute for Advanced Studies (IHS) in Vienna is now inviting applications for a Pre-doctoral Researcher in Political Science (50 per cent of standard working hours).
The successful candidate is expected to undertake empirical research in the context of a project on the role of domestic party politics in international negotiations and will be encouraged to write a PhD thesis on a topic related to the project.
For more details, please consult the call for applications at www.ihs.ac.at/publications/pol/predoc_researcher_ihs.pdf
Deadline: February 15, 2009
Call for Proposals: Historical Perspectives on the Common Agricultural Policy
2009 | German Historical Institute Paris
We especially welcome papers on the following themes: agricultural interest representation, for example trade unions and producer organisations; Community institutions and member state perspectives on the CAP; economic costs and social effects of the CAP; successive attempts of reforming the CAP: from the Mansholt Plan of 1968 to the MacSharry proposals in 1992.
The working language of the conference will be English. We welcome submissions from PhD students and researchers at any stage of their career. Accommodation and travel expenses will be covered by the organizers. Proposals should include a one-page curriculum vitae and a brief description, in English, of the proposed paper of 500 words maximum. Candidates will be notified by mid-March at the latest. The full papers will be due by 11 May 2009. Submit proposals to Carine Germond (email@example.com) and Katja Seidel (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Deadline for proposals: February 15, 2009.
Trans-Atlantic Post-Doc Workshop
- July 31, 2009 | Wissenschaftskolleg, Berlin, Germany
- July 31, 2009 | National Humanities Center, Research Triangle Park, NC
Both of these workshops are supported by a grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and the Alexander v. Humboldt Foundation, which will cover travel, meals, and lodging for both U.S. and European meetings. Fellows will also be awarded a stipend of $600 for the workshop taking place in the United States and €500 for the workshop in Europe.
Applications are due on February 27, 2009. For more information please visit: http://www.wiko-berlin.de/index.php?id=112&L=0
Position Announcement: Senior Research Fellow in Politics of South-East Europe
Institute, London School of Economics & Political
Deadline: February 28, 2009
PhD Symposium on Contemporary Greece and Cyprus: Call for Papers
2009 | London School of Economics and Political Science
One of its main objectives is to build upon the success of the previous LSE PhD Symposia. Further objectives of the Symposium are to overcome academic isolation, establish new collaborative links between disciplines, test the ground for innovative ideas, and help 'engage' the wider academic community.
We invite submissions for the 4th PhD symposium on Contemporary Greece and Cyprus, welcoming contributions from research students (current and recent) across any field of the Social Sciences and Humanities whose PhD focuses on contemporary Greece and Cyprus.
For more information, please visit the Symposium website.
Deadline: March 1, 2009
Post-Doctoral and Dissertation Fellowships: The Transformative Power of Europe
stipends for completion of dissertation
Deadline for both
fellowships: March 1, 2009
Ottoman Self-Narratives of Conversion in the Age of Confessionalization
Thursday, February 12, 2009 | 4:00 p.m. | Breedlove Room, Perkins Library,
Global Middle East Workshop: Global Economy, Islam, and Capitalism
20-21, 2009 | Friday, 3:00-5:00 p.m., and Saturday, 10:00 a.m.-3:00
p.m. | 3009 FedEx Global Education Center, UNC-CH
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