Newsletter of the Center for European Studies at UNC-Chapel Hill 
July 15, 2009

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1. CES News
2. Calls for Proposals
3. K-12 Schools & Community Colleges
4. Position Announcement
5. EUSA Corner

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CES News

New Funding Proposals for Title VI Grant

The Center for European Studies at Chapel Hill will be re-applying for funding as a National Resource Center for 2010-2014. We invite all UNC faculty and graduate students with a primary focus on European studies to submit a proposal for research working groups, research projects, or other research or teaching projects directly related to contemporary Europe, the EU, or transatlantic studies. All proposals must be submitted electronically (preferably from a UNC email account to avoid the spam filter) to . We will hold an informational meeting early in the fall. A CES committee will consider which projects best fit the grant proposal and the appropriate level of funding.

In your funding proposal, please include:

  • Title and explanation of the project
  • Why the project is relevant to contemporary Europe, the EU, or transatlantic studies
  • If your proposal is for an on-going project funded in the current grant, please explain “added value”, i.e. what will be new about the next wave?
  • Names and depts. of faculty involved (key faculty), including European faculty names and institutions if there are any
  • How will the project involve students?
  • A 4 year requested budget broken down by year with detail (e.g. 3 speakers, workshop with 20 participants, research assistant for xx hours per week)

Calls for Proposals

Working Group for Historical Research on the Family of the History of Education

University of HildesheimJanuary 28-30, 2010 | University of Hildesheim, Germany
Family cultures and family traditions are receiving increased attention within and outside of scholarly circles, not least because they are held responsible for children’s and youths’ academic success or failure in international comparisons of academic achievement. In this context family cultures and traditions are viewed in connection with the socio-economic position of the family, with changes in lifestyle, and with the development of societal norms and values more generally. In the field of history, interest in the family initially emerged from theoretical debates about the possibilities and limitations of social- and cultural-historical approaches. This has given rise to increased attention toward the historical actors in micro-historical family biographies; however, historical research explicitly dedicated to family cultures and traditions remains rare.

The conference inquires, microhistorically-speaking, about family traditions and cultures in individual families, in networks of familial relations, and in social groups since the 18th century, both in particular time periods and with a view to long-term continuities and processes of transformation. Macrohistorically-speaking, the conference seeks to expand understandings of the development of, and continuity and change in family cultures and traditions in societies, both in individual epochs and as long-term historical processes. Transnational and internationally comparative studies are welcomed, as are individual case studies. In addition, presenters are invited to explore theoretical and methodological points of entry into relevant themes, the basis of historical and/or 21st-century source materials.

Please send proposals and inquiries to Prof. Dr. Carola Groppe at For details, please view the call for proposals:

Deadline: July 31, 2009

Cultures & Languages Across the Curriculum

CLAC Consortium: Cultures & Languages Across the CurriculumOctober 15-16, 2009 | Baldwin-Wallace College | Berea, Ohio
The 2009 CLAC Conference is entitled "Intercultural Competency Across the Curriculum: Infusing Culture and Language Campus Wide". The conference is designed for students, faculty, international education professionals, and campus administrators interested in exploring the use of languages and cultures as a tool for internationalizing the curriculum across all disciplines. Teachers from elementary and secondary schools will also find useful information that can be adapted to their instructional circumstances.

A specific focus of the 4th annual conference on Cultures and Languages Across the Curriculum will be on global or intercultural competency across the curriculum. While existing LAC programs at institutions across the country are remarkably diverse in their shape and structure, as a general rule they tend to focus on language use and on the development of content-specific language skills. The "C" in CLAC represents a new focus on integrating cross-cultural perspectives into Languages Across the Curriculum programs and into courses in all disciplinary areas.

Please visit for details.

In collaboration with Binghamton University, University of Iowa, Portland State University, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Drake University, University of Richmond, Skidmore College and ACE’s Internationalization Collaborative.

Deadline: August 15, 2009

International Conference on Migration, Citizenship, and Intercultural Relations

Deakin UniversityNovember 19-20, 2009 | Deakin University, Melbourne, Australia
The recent transnational turn in the study of migration has signified a shift in conceptual thinking and methodological approaches to researching migration and post-migration communities. While previous research has focused on isolated aspects of social networking, cultural adjustment, and economic empowerment, recent studies are beginning to examine the migration settings themselves, where modes of local, national and transnational practices are negotiated in the context of intercultural interactions. This Conference, therefore, proposes to examine outcomes of migration and immigration as essential dimensions for contextualizing discussions about national identity, intercultural relations and citizenship, and the formation and representation of cultural identity.

Suggested topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Multiculturalism, Identity and Citizenship
  • Race, Ethnicity and Intercultural Relations
  • Transnational Work and Temporary Migration
  • Muslim Diaspora in the West
  • Moving Beyond Xenophobia: Race Relations and Social Inclusion
  • Transnationalism and Global Ethics

For details, please visit

Deadline: August 15, 2009

Transformative Power of Europe

KFG: The Transformative Power of EuropeDecember 10-11, 2009 | Berlin, Germany
In December 2009, the Kolleg-Forschergruppe organizes an international conference on “The Transformative Power of Europe: The European Union and the Diffusion of Ideas.” The conference will have four major themes around which the panels will be organized:

  1. Theorizing Diffusion: Processes and Mechanisms
  2. The Europeanization of Identities and Public Spheres
  3. Compliance, Conditionality, and Beyond
  4. Comparative Regionalism and the EU’s External Relations

For this academic conference, we invite papers from various disciplinary perspectives to each of these themes. Papers should explicitly address diffusion and transfer processes “from the outside in”, that is, the EU and its member states as recipients of policies and ideas, and/or “from the inside out,” that is, the EU and its member states as agents of diffusion. Please find more detailed information on the four major themes related to the KFG research clusters on our website:

Please send your paper proposal with a one-page abstract to Invited paper givers will be notified in early September. The Kolleg-Forschergruppe will take care of their travel costs as well as accommodation in Berlin during the conference.

Deadline: August 30, 2009

Journal of Law and Conflict Resolution

The Journal of Law and Conflict Resolution (JLCR) is a multidisciplinary peer-reviewed journal published monthly by Academic Journals ( JLCR is dedicated to increasing the depth of the subject across disciplines with the ultimate aim of expanding knowledge of the subject.

JLCR will cover all areas of the subject. The journal welcomes the submission of manuscripts that meet the general criteria of significance and scientific excellence, and will publish:

  • Original articles in basic and applied research
  • Case studies
  • Critical reviews, surveys, opinions, commentaries and essays

We invite you to submit your manuscript(s) to or for publication in the monthly issue. Our objective is to inform authors of the decision on their manuscript(s) within four weeks of submission. Following acceptance, a paper will normally be published in the next issue. Instruction for authors and other details are available on our website at

One key request of researchers across the world is unrestricted access to research publications. Open access gives a worldwide audience larger than that of any subscription-based journal and thus increases the visibility and impact of published works. It also enhances indexing, retrieval power and eliminates the need for permissions to reproduce and distribute content. JLCR is fully committed to the Open Access Initiative and will provide free access to all articles as soon as they are published.

K-12 Schools & Community Colleges

Galaxy Theater Tickets

Galaxy CinemaThe Center for European Studies has teamed up with the Galaxy Cinema in Cary, which specializes in independent films, international films, and documentaries. K-12 Educators and Community College faculty interested in expanding their knowledge of Europe through films can request free tickets to Galaxy Cinema films from the Center. Tickets are available only for films related to Europe that are not part of a film festival or event. To request a ticket, please contact the Center for European Studies' Outreach Coordinator with the following information: name, school, school mailing address, title of film, and date you need the ticket.

If you are requesting multiple tickets for a group of teachers at your school, please include in your request the names of all the teachers who will be attending.

For movies and showtimes, please visit the Galaxy Cinema website:

Global Updates from World View

World View This issue of Global Updates includes a spotlight on Heifer International. Heifer International provides a holistic approach to ending world poverty. Providing a source of food rather than short-term relief, Heifer International is one of the leading non-profits for sustainable development. Heifer also produces curriculum guides, organizes international study tours, and operates several hands-on learning programs throughout the U.S., allowing students to “walk in the shoes of another’s reality through poverty, possibility, and hope.”

World View not only values Heifer’s humanitarian efforts around the globe, but also its dedication to educating America’s youth about the world. This issue of Global Updates highlights Heifer’s 65-year legacy, their unique education resources, and their Heifer Study Tours.

To see previous Global Updates from World View, please visit the archive.

Position Announcement

Fulbright-Masaryk University Distinguished Chair in Social Studies

Masaryk University, Czech RepublicMasaryk University | Brno, Czech Republic
The award is open to any specialization in all the fields offered at the Faculty of Social Studies, Masaryk University, including but not limited to sociology, social anthropology, gender studies, political science, security and strategy studies, international relations, European studies, psychology, psychotherapy, social policy and social work, media studies and journalism, environmental studies.

For more information, please visit

Deadline: August 1, 2009

EUSA Corner
Following are meetings and announcements from the European Union Studies Association, of which the UNC-CH Center for European Studies is a sustaining member.

Call for Papers: The EU as a "Global Player" in the Field of Human Rights

University of LincolnNovember 6, 2009 | Lincoln Law School, University of Lincoln |
Lincoln, UK

The conference aims to contribute to the discussion of whether the EU is a significant human rights organisation by taking stock of why practitioners, academics and students in other parts of the world should be aware of the protection of human rights by the EU. This could include issues of institutions, substantive law and case studies, or any other topic related to the theme of the conference, i.e. whether EU human rights law is internationally "relevant".

Proposals are invited from practitioners, academics and doctoral students, and from the perspectives of both law and political science. Papers will be selected on the basis of abstracts of ca. 250 words. The abstracts should include paper title, contributor's name, e-mail address, professional or academic affiliation and a brief CV. Proposals should be submitted by e-mail to Notification on the outcome of submissions will be given by the end of July. A draft version would be expected prior to the conference for internal circulation. Publication of the papers is intended. Registration fees will be waived for those whose papers are selected.

The complete Call for Papers can be found at:

Deadline: July 20, 2009

Fulbright Chair in US-EU Relations

FulbrightDepartment of European Political and Administrative
Studies | College of Europe

The grantee may pursue independent research in the first semester. In the second semester, the grantee will lead a course in the framework of a master's program to a very select group of graduate students from Europe and North America. This course will deal with aspects of transatlantic relations. One seminar during the second term (30 hours, taught in a "block system" with dates individually arranged).

Specialization(s): Within U.S.-EU relations, the following specialties are preferred: political science, economics, administrative studies, public policy.

Language: French is desirable, but not required.

For more information, please see

Deadline: August 1, 2009

Call for Applications: Graduate School in Social, Economic, and Political Sciences

Graduate School in Social, Economic and Political Sciences of the University of MilanUniversity of Milan
The Graduate School in Social, Economic and Political Sciences of the University of Milan informs that it has now opened the Call for Applications for AY 2009/2010, based on qualifications and interviews, for admission to the Graduate School in Social, Economic and Political Sciences to the following Ph.D. Programs:

  • Ph.D. in Business History and Management – 4 students will be admitted to this Ph.D. programme, 2 of these with a scholarship;
  • Ph.D. in Economics – 10 students will be admitted to this Ph.D. programme, 5 of these with a scholarship;
  • Ph.D. in Labour Studies – 6 students will be admitted to this Ph.D. programme, 3 of these with a scholarship;
  • Ph.D. in Political Studies – 6 students will be admitted to this Ph.D. programme, 3 of these with a scholarship;
  • Ph.D. in Sociology – 6 students will be admitted to this Ph.D. programme, 3 of these with a scholarship.

For more information, please visit

Deadline: August 3, 2009

Lady Monica Cockfield Memorial Trust Scholarship: PhD in European Studies

University of SalfordEvery year the University of Salford offers a number of Graduate Teaching Assistantships (GTAs) for suitably qualified candidates wishing to study for a PhD. The European Studies Research Institute is very happy to announce that it is in a position to also advertise for an extra Lady Monica Cockfield Memorial Trust PhD scholarship in European studies (after we appointed our first Cockfield PhD student in April 2009), with the aim of providing a student from a low-income background the chance of studying for a PhD on the European Union.

Applications are now invited for PhD study based in the European Studies Research Institute (ESRI). The PhD scholarship is worth £12,000 per annum over three years and is open to UK/EU students.

Please apply for the Lady Monica Cockfield Memorial Trust PhD scholarship in European studies using the normal application material: Those who are shortlisted for the scholarship will be asked to provide evidence of how they meet the criteria listed above. In addition, please also provide a letter to indicate to what extent your application fulfils the aims of the scholarship listed above.

For details on how to apply for a PhD please visit:

Deadline: August 10, 2009

Call for Papers: Nationalities Papers

Association for the Study of Nationalities (ASN)Nationalities Papers is the leading journal on nationalism, ethnicity, ethnic conflict and national identity in Central Europe, the Balkans, the former Soviet Union, the Caucasus, the Turkic world and Central Eurasia. Furthermore, the journal also publishes contributions on theories of nationalism, comparative studies of nationalism, and trans- and supranational aspects of interethnic relations and national identity. The journal publishes timely, high quality articles from a variety of disciplines, including history, political science, sociology, anthropology, and literature.

In 2009, Nationalities Papers has moved to six issues per year. Under the leadership of a new editorial team, the journal will receive a visual re-design in 2010 and launch a number of exciting new features, such as book symposiums, state of the art articles and debates, and special sections. In this context Nationalities Papers is soliciting submissions from broad disciplinary and regional ranges. As part of these changes, we are looking for innovative contributions in the field, both in terms of new and ground-breaking research and theoretical articles. Being a journal with an international editorial team and a global readership, we are open to contributions from around the world.

Nationalities Papers is the journal of the Association for the Study of Nationalities (ASN), bringing together scholars worldwide working on nationalism and ethnicity, Central and Eastern Europe, the Balkans and Eurasia. For information on ASN and on its Annual World Convention, please go to the ASN convention page at The next ASN Convention will take place on April 15-17, 2010 at Columbia University.

For more information, please visit


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