of the Center for European Studies at UNC-Chapel Hill
March 11, 2009
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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
Call for LAC TAs
UNC's Languages Across the Curriculum (LAC) Program is currently seeking experienced bilingual TAs to lead LAC discussion sections for the following Fall 2009 courses:
Applicants should be native speakers or possess advanced proficiency in the target language, and demonstrate relevant teaching experience at the postsecondary level. Advanced graduate students with interdisciplinary interests are especially encouraged to apply. Preference will given to applicants who have attended a LAC pedagogy workshop and/or intend to pursue the Graduate Certificate in LAC Instruction (visit www.unc.edu/lac for more information).
For information on the responsibilities of LAC TAs, the eligibility requirements, and the application procedure, visit www.unc.edu/lac.
Application Deadline: Friday, March 27, 2009
North Carolina German Studies Seminar
March 22, 2009 | 6:00 - 8:00pm | Hillel Center, UNC
Town museums usually display town history. How does one begin to understand a town that reads its history in the literary creation of an author that we suppose to have lived around 1200 but of whom we have no “real” evidence other than his poetry? Instead of the usual farm implements and period costumes, the Stadtmuseum of Wolframs-Eschenbach showcases the artistic products of the town’s alleged most famous son, the medieval poet Wolfram von Eschenbach. Wolframs-Eschenbach and its museum are thus one of the most unique examples of modern performativity and medieval literature. In the Stadtmuseum, the connections between medieval literature and the town’s history become concrete (become memory) in a very intentional way. In this talk, Sterling-Hellenbrand will explore the genesis and concept of the museum as a work of “modern medievalism” or the “living middle ages.”
Please register with Philipp Stelzel (firstname.lastname@example.org) 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.
Conversations on the Future of the Adversary System
April 8, 2009
| FedEx Global Education Center
Academics, judges, prosecutors and defense attorneys from the region will be invited, and will be offered professional credit. Several events for students will be scheduled in the law school, the day before and the day after the conference. For more information, please visit http://adversarialsystems.org/home
The program is supported by the UNC European Union Center of Excellence and the UNC School of Law. If you have any questions regarding this conference, or would like to attend, please contact Professor Michael L. Corrado at the University of North Carolina, School of Law: 919-962-4121, email@example.com
Maymester: Identities in Contemporary European Cinema
May 12 - 29, 2009 |
9:00am - 12:15pm, MTWRF | FREN 398 | 3 credit hours
Research Triangle Seminar in the History of the Military, War, and Society
Friday, 20 March, 2009 | 4:00 - 6:00 pm | Duke University East Campus, Carr
Building, Room 229, 114 Campus Drive
The seminar starts at 4:15 pm. Refreshments will be served before the seminar. A pre-circulated paper is available a week in advance at firstname.lastname@example.org (Friederike Bruehoefener)
For more information, please visit http://www.unc.edu/mhss/abstracts/Perry.html
Kafka at 125: An International Scholarly Conference
3-4, 2009 | UNC-Chapel Hill and Duke University
Please visit www.kafkaat125.org for details
Funding Opportunities for UNC Students from the Center for Global Initiatives
CV Starr Scholarships |
Deadline: March 20, 2009, 5pm
Internship Award |
Deadline: March 20, 2009, 5pm
Health Fellowship |
Deadline: March 20, 2009, 5pm
International Studies Fellowship |
Deadline: March 30, 2009
For details, please visit http://cgi.unc.edu/funding/index.html
ThinkSwiss Travel Grants
In 2009, ThinkSwiss offers travel grants to U.S. participants of Swiss Summer Schools. Schools with open deadlines include:
The participants will benefit from hands-on research, training and exposure to cutting-edge issues within a professional research community. Awardees of the travel grants will be asked to share their experiences by contributing to the ThinkSwiss Research Blog. The selection of all participants is done by each summer school. Please apply directly to the individual program.
For details, please visit http://www.thinkswiss.org/summer_school_2009.html
Smith Richardson Foundation Predoctoral Fellowships
International Security Studies at Yale (ISS) will award two Smith Richardson Foundation Predoctoral Fellowships in Security Studies beginning in the fall semester of 2009. These fellowships will have a term of one academic year.
These predoctoral fellowships will provide an opportunity for advanced doctoral candidates in the field of security studies (with particular emphasis on international, diplomatic, and military history) at universities other than Yale to benefit from a year of involvement with Yale and the ISS community of scholars. Fellows must be in residence in New Haven, Conn., or its environs during the tenure of their appointment. They must have largely completed archival research for their doctoral dissertations; Fellows will be expected to use this Fellowship to finish writing their dissertations. Applications from non-US citizens are welcome, but successful applicants bear final responsibility for all immigration-related issues.
Fellows will have full access to Yale's libraries and other academic resources but will not be eligible for Yale financial aid or degrees, nor will they be allowed to take or teach classes. The stipend will be $22,000 for the academic year, with an additional $3,000 available to cover research expenses. The Fellowship will provide shared office space at ISS. Fellows will be expected to make all reasonable efforts to utilize existing health coverage while in residence at Yale, or to obtain private health insurance. In the event of need, ISS will supplement the cost of single health coverage for the Fellow to a reasonable amount, but in no event more than $2,000 per year.
Applicants should submit a CV, a research proposal describing how the Fellowship will be used, graduate transcripts from their home university, a short (no more than 50 page) writing sample, and two letters of recommendation (one of which must be from the applicant's dissertation adviser) to: Kathleen Murphy, Senior Administrative Assistant, International Security Studies, Yale University, PO Box 208353, New Haven, CT 06520-8353
The deadline for receipt of all application materials is April 3, 2009.
The External Dimension of EU Immigration and Asylum Policy
April 3-4, 2009
| Brussels, Belgium
The participants are kindly requested to subscribe by using the registration form available on the website of the Network www.ulb.ac.be/assoc/odysseus/inscriptioncong6.html
For further details, please visit www.ulb.ac.be/assoc/odysseus/CONGRESUK6.html
Deadline: March 20, 2009
North Carolina German Studies Workshop: Ways of War: Violence and the Culture of Conflict in Modern Germany
17-18, 2009 | Cone Center, UNC Charlotte
The theme of the 2nd annual NCGS conference, Ways of War: Violence and the Culture of Conflict in Modern Germany examines these ideas in an international and interdisciplinary forum. We invite scholarly presentations which consider the general phenomenon of competition and conflict in Germany—especially its theoretical development, practical exercise, and long-term impact on both Germany and the wider world.
The workshop is open to all students, teachers, scholars as well as anyone in the general public interested in learning more about this controversial subject in German history, however, registration is required. Please visit www.unc.edu/ncgs/workshops.html for details and registration information.
Deadline: April 1, 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
The European Union and the Euro: A K-12 Workshop
May 7-8, 2009 |
FedEx Global Education Center, UNC-Chapel Hill
Registration fee is at the low cost of $50 per person and includes hotel accommodations in Chapel Hill on May 7, travel reimbursement, and lunch on May 8.
World View Spring Seminars
America and North Carolina Seminar
East and the West Seminar
Both seminars are appropriate for all educators: K-12 and community college, ESL and regular classroom instructors, school counselors, and administrators. 1.5 CEUs will be offered for each seminar.
North Carolina In the News
Read about the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences' summer Educators of Excellence institutes in the latest edition of North Carolina in the World News. The Museum's programs this summer include the exploration of wildlife, eco-systems and conservation in Yellowstone National Park; Ecuador, South America; and Belize, Central America. To see previous editions of the newsletter, please visit the archive.
Executive Director of European Studies at UNC-Chapel Hill
The Center for European Studies at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill invites applications for the position of Center Executive Director, employment beginning as soon as possible but no later than June 1, 2009. The Center is composed of a Title VI National Resource Center, a European Union Center for Excellence, and the Trans-Atlantic Masters program. The Executive Director is the chief administrative officer for these programs and is responsible for writing Center grants and administering Center programs. Teaching in the Trans-Atlantic Masters program is an optional duty. The Center for European Studies is one of five Centers in the United States with both Title VI and EUCE grants and thus ranks in the top tier of European Studies programs in the US. Further information about the Center can be obtained at www.unc.edu/depts/europe/ces_home.html. A master's degree, preferably in modern European Studies, is required. PhD or ABD preferred. Salary range: $60,000-$75,000 depending on qualifications.
Candidates should apply at http://hr.unc.edu/jobseekers/search.htm (search in EPA non-faculty positions) and attach a CV and cover letter. The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is an affirmative action / equal opportunity employer and educator. Review of applications will begin immediately. Please submit reference letters to: John D. Stephens, Director, Center for European Studies, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, CB# 3449, Chapel Hill, NC 27599-3449 (email@example.com).
Deadline: March 26, 2009
Position Announcement: University of Hamburg, Research & Teaching Associate
Economics and Social Sciences | Department:
Social Sciences | Institute: Political Science
The tasks of an Assistant Professor include academic services mainly in the areas of research and teaching. The post also provides an opportunity for further academic qualification, especially the completion of a Habilitation or a monograph published with a leading University Press. A third of the agreed weekly working hours may be used for this purpose. The tasks involve collaboration in research activities and teaching in the specified area, and the conduction of seminars in the BA programme. They entail four teaching hours/week as well as collaboration in academic and administrative matters at the Chair in Political Science.
Required Qualifications: PhD in the Social Sciences, ideally in Political Science and experience with applications for research funding
Please send applications with letter of interest, CV, and documentation of academic qualifications to: Prof. Antje Wiener, PhD, Universität Hamburg, Allende Platz 1, 22146 Hamburg
For further information please contact Prof. Antje Wiener, PhD, Tel. 040 42838-2424, e-Mail: firstname.lastname@example.org, or the secretariat: Frau Adolphs, Tel. 040 42838-3551, e-Mail: email@example.com
Deadline: March 15, 2009
Call for Papers: Globalization and Europeanization Conference: The Nature of the Beast
2009 | University of Warwick, Coventry, United Kingdom
The conference aims to stimulate interdisciplinary exchange on the historical materialist frameworks used to investigate the relationship between global governance, regional integration and the national state, with special reference to the European Union. It will also seek to stimulate a constructive engagement, in one of its panels, between historical materialist, constructivist and post-structuralist approaches to European integration.
For details, please visit www2.warwick.ac.uk/fac/soc/pais/ss/beast/
Deadline for submission of abstracts: March 20, 2009
for PhD Students: The Tax State and International Tax Policies
Prospective candidates should have a background in political science, sociology or economics and a research interest in political economy and the European Union. Candidates are expected to write their PhD thesis in these fields. Knowledge of the German language is a welcomed but not necessary condition. The successful candidate will become an associate member of the Bremen International Graduate School of Social Sciences (BIGSSS).
For details, please visit http://www.sfb597.uni-bremen.de/pages/aktStellen.php?SPRACHE=en
Deadline: March 31, 2009
Call for Editors: Journal of Common Market Studies
The University Association for Contemporary European Studies (UACES) is currently inviting applications from those wishing to be considered for the editorship of JCMS: Journal of Common Market Studies.
The Journal is the leading interdisciplinary, international journal for research and scholarship in the field of European integration. It covers the full range of EU activities, as well as theoretical aspects of integration and comparative regionalism. The main disciplinary focus of the Journal is on economics and political science, but with important contributions from a range of other disciplines such as law, social policy, history and international relations.
For details, please visit http://www.uaces.org/publications/jcms/introduction/
Deadline: March 31, 2009
Position Announcement: Aston University
University, Birmingham, UK
For further details, please visit www.aston.ac.uk/staff/hr/recruitment/academicresearch/R090039-advert.jsp
Deadline: April 3, 2009
Viadrina Summer Workshop: Europe as a Normative Power
15 - July 1, 2009 | European University Viadrina | Frankfurt (Oder),
For more detailed information on the Viadrina Summer University, please visit http://www.kuwi.euv-frankfurt-o.de/de/studium/summeruniversity/index.html
Deadline: April 15, 2009
What Makes a Gentleman? Revisiting Gogol's "Diary of a Madman"
2009 | 5:00pm | 402 Dey Hall, UNC-Chapel Hill
The Russian Silver Age and its Legacy
2009 | 12:00pm | Breedlove Room, Perkins Library, Duke University
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