of the Center for European Studies at UNC-Chapel Hill
August 12, 2009
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The 70th Anniversary of the Outbreak of World War II
12, 2009 | UNC-Chapel Hill
Gerhard L. Weinberg is the author of ten books, including A World at Arms: A Global History of World War II (which received three major awards for scholarship, was a Book of the Month Club Main Selection, and is widely considered to be the best single-volume history of World War Two), Visions of Victory: The Hopes of Eight World War Two Leaders, and Hitler’s Foreign Policy: 1933-1939 The Road to World War II.
Co-sponsored by the Center for European Studies. For more information, please visit http://adventuresinideas.unc.edu/level_3/2009_zFall/1-Outbreak%20of%20WWII.htm
North Carolina German Studies Seminar
September 13, 2009 | 6:00 - 8:00pm | Institute for the Arts & Humanities,
Hyde Hall, UNC-Chapel Hill
Introduction and moderation by Richard Langston (UNC-Chapel Hill, Department of Germanic Languages and Literature).
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.
Marie Curie International Incoming Fellowship into Europe
This program aims to encourage top class researchers from third countries,
and European researchers who have been active in research in a third country
for at least 3 years, to work on research projects in Europe. Eligible to apply
are researchers with at least 4 years full-time postgraduate research experience
or a doctoral degree. Proposals from all areas of scientific and technological
research of interest to the European Community are welcome.
Deadline: August 18, 2009
DAAD/AICGS Research Fellowship Program
AICGS is now accepting applications for the next round of DAAD fellowships for spring 2010 (January 2010 - June 2010). The DAAD/AICGS Research Fellowship Program, funded by a generous grant from the Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst (DAAD), is designed to bring scholars and specialists working on Germany, Europe, and/or transatlantic relations to AICGS for research stays of two months each. Fellowships include a monthly stipend of up to $4,725, depending on the seniority of the applicant, transportation to and from Washington, and office space at the Institute.
Please note that the DAAD/AICGS Research Fellowship supports fellows conducting
research at AICGS in Washington, D.C. We are unable to support research in
For details, please visit http://www.aicgs.org/fellows/opps/daad.aspx
Deadline: August 31, 2009
DAAD Prize for Distinguished Scholarship in German and European Studies: Call for Nominations
Every year, the American Institute for Contemporary German Studies (AICGS) awards the DAAD Prize for Distinguished Scholarship in German and European Studies in recognition of exceptional work in one of the Institute's three major areas of research: Foreign & Domestic Policy Studies; Business & Economics; and Society, Culture, & Politics. The central aim of this prize is to foster a new generation of American scholarship on Germany and encourage innovative contributions to the interdisciplinary scope of German Studies. This year's prize will be awarded in the field of Politics and International Relations.
A jury composed of several of the most highly respected scholars in the field is charged with selecting the winner. This year's prize carries a stipend of $5,000 and will be awarded at the Institute's Global Leadership Award Dinner on November 4, 2009, in New York City.
For details, please visit http://www.aicgs.org/documents/misc/daadprize2009.pdf
Deadline: September 8, 2009
Social Science Research Council's Dissertation Proposal Development Fellowship Program: Faculty Field Competition
The Dissertation Proposal Development Fellowship (DPDF) Program assists graduate students in preparing dissertation and funding proposals for research that will contribute to the development of interdisciplinary fields in the humanities and social sciences. We sponsor training workshops and summer research on fields that are selected through annual competitions. Pairs of senior faculty propose the fields and design the spring and fall training workshops.
Each year, the DPDF’s Faculty Field Selection and Advisory Committee selects five research fields, each proposed by two tenured senior faculty. Selected faculty serve as research directors for their proposed research fields, design the two workshops for their research field, and lead 12 selected fellows in those workshops.
Each research director receives a stipend of $10,000 for preparing and running the workshops that bracket the student summer research fellowships, as well as for sustained mentorship of the graduate student cohort throughout the summer.
For details, please visit http://www.ssrc.org/programs/dpdf/
Deadline: October 2, 2009
Athens Institute for Education and Research: 3rd International City Break Conference
2009 | Athens, Greece
For more information, please visit www.atiner.gr/cbc.htm
Deadline to submit abstracts: August 31, 2009
Contemporary Issues Journal
Political Science Research Centre (PSRC), Croatia, launched an online Journal for Social Sciences & Humanities. The Journal Contemporary Issues http://www.contemporary-issues.cpi.hr/ is a peer reviewed international online open-access journal for social sciences & humanities in which contemporary social topics and issues are multidisciplinarily and interdisciplinarily analyzed and discussed.
The Journal will be published online once a year. It will publish papers from different scientific fields: political science, sociology, contemporary history, philosophy, law, economics and other related disciplines. Contemporary Issues supports open-access, therefore all papers will be accessible free of charge.
Editorial Board will accept only original papers in Croatian and English that have not been previously published. All papers will be peer reviewed by independent reviewers. Editorial Board will also accept reviews of new and significant books, as well as of current ongoing research in social sciences and humanities. The journal is keen to encourage submissions from both established and young scholars.
Contemporary Issues is now seeking articles for the next issue Vol. II, No. 2 (2009)! Along with usual topics this issue will also include the special topic "European Union and Western Balkans". Therefore we are especially inviting authors who have a particular scientific and research interest in this subject.
Papers should be submitted directly at the Journal web site http://www.contemporary-issues.cpi.hr/ after creating an account. For details please see Instructions for Authors at the web site.
Deadline: September 1, 2009
Call for Panel Proposals: Is There a European Model of Governance? A Comparative Perspective
March 18-20, 2010 | University of Luxembourg
A total of twelve panels will be organized in English and French around the general theme of the conference. This Call for Panel Proposals regards the selection of the other six panels to be organized for the March 2010 International Conference. Panel proposals (in English or French) should include the panel theme, as well as the names of the two co-Chairs (from different universities or institutions) and optionally suggest names of panelists.
For more information, please visit http://www.luxembourg2010.org/panels
Deadline: September 15, 2009
Council for European Studies 17th International Conference
April 15-17, 2010
| Montreal, Canada
For the 2010 conference, the Council welcomes proposals for panels, roundtables, book discussions, multi-panel workshops, and individual papers on the study of Europe broadly defined. We encourage proposals in the widest range of disciplines and in particular interdisciplinary panels.
The Committee will accept only 2 submissions per person. Members may also participate in a maximum of two sessions. The submission tool is accessible by logging on to www.ces.columbia.edu. Participants will be notified of the Committee's decisions by December 1, 2009.
Proposal submission deadline: October 15, 2009
International Conference: Europe in Today's World Crises
2009 | Babes-Bolyai University | Cluj-Napoca, Romania
Today’s world goes through multiple crises, including the latest financial crisis representing the cord for other critical points. An ecological crisis has been signaled for many years.
In the 20th century, Europe was the place of traumatic changes that led to the Second World War. That Europe was replaced in time by a more united society organised around freedom and human values, which keep playing a crucial role in the orientation and evolution of today’s world. The world is continuously changing due to new technologies, the new emergent superpowers, the economic power and globalization. Establishing Europe’s role in the present and future, studying the existing crises and searching for solutions are on today’s agenda.
The international conference: Europe in today’s world crises, organised by the Faculty of European Studies of Babes-Bolyai University, has the goal of finding answers to current questions and issues like:
This announcement also represents a second call for papers that we invite you to submit [title and 50-80 words abstract] to the following addresses: Dr. Monica Merutiu, firstname.lastname@example.org and Diana Rete, email@example.com
Conference on The External Relations of the European Union: Historical and Contemporary Perspectives
September 24-25, 2009 | Monash University | Melbourne, Australia
For more information, please visit the conference website.
Early registration deadline: August 24, 2009
Galaxy Theater Tickets
The 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: http://www.mygalaxycinema.com/NowPlaying_old.asp
Global Updates from World View
year the staff at World View reflect back on the international books
that they have read and each chooses one or two to recommend as good
choices for summer reading. This
issue of Global Updates includes the recommendations for Summer
Research Coordinator: Regulation and Governance
The Hertie School of Governance is the Professional School for Public Policy in Berlin: www.hertie-school.org. It is a project of the Hertie Foundation. We are looking for a Research Coordinator for the new research group on "Regulation and Governance" beginning January, 1st, 2010.
The research coordinator is expected to
duration of the contract is two years. After this period, the research
coordinator should have his/her own research project. The
group members (Profs. Graser, Hallerberg, Jachtenfuchs, Krisch, and
Wegrich) will actively support the research coordinator in funding
Please send your applications via email to Andrea Derichs (firstname.lastname@example.org). Questions concerning the profile of the post can be addressed to Prof. Markus Jachtenfuchs (email@example.com).
Deadline: August 21, 2009
Postdoc Position at the Swiss Forum for Migration and Population Studies
The Swiss Forum for Migration and Population Studies intends to appoint one postdoc researcher. Potential candidates must hold a PhD degree in Political Science or Sociology, and excel in both research and teaching.
The research component of this postdoc is a project called SOM, which is funded by the European Commission as part of their Seventh Framework Program. The project wants to explain why the issue of immigration has become strongly politicized in some countries and not in others. This will be measured on the basis of claims, and counter-claims made by different political actors in Switzerland. The teaching components involve lectures at Master level.
For details, please view www2.unine.ch/webdav/site/sfm/shared/documents/news/SOM_PostdocPosition.pdf
Deadline: August 21, 2009
Internship at Analytica
Analytica is a non-profit independent institution dedicated to helping individuals and institutions with the aim to foster lasting improvement in the democracy and governance in Macedonia and elsewhere in the region of South Eastern Europe.
Internship applicants are expected to be university students, undergraduates or graduates preferably interested in EU studies. They should also have interest in policy research and at least basic research skills. An interest in one or more of Analytica's programs of research would be an advantage. Proficiency in English is essential. There are no citizenship requirements.
The autumn cycle
of the internship runs from October 5 - December 25. Interested applicants
should send their CVs (resumes) along with an
the reasons behind their application to: firstname.lastname@example.org,
within the specified deadline. Same application procedure applies both
for residential and non-residential internship.
Deadline: September 1, 2009
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
Call for Papers: Central and Eastern Europe and the European Union Court System
14, 2009 | Loughborough University, United Kingdom
which focus on either aspect of the relationship between the EU court
system and CEE member states, whether considering
the CEE as a bloc or using one CEE country as a case study, are invited. To
submit a proposal please visit either the CSIG website
Deadline: August 23, 2009
APSA Short Course - New Opportunities, New Challenges: The CSES and EES Data Sets
2, 2009 | Toronto Convention Centre | Toronto, Canada
The short course is ideally suited for both graduate students and faculty members who are working in these areas and who would like to know more about the current state of cross-national electoral research. You may find more information about CSES at http://www.umich.edu/~cses/ and PIREDEU at http://www.piredeu.eu.
For more information, please visit http://www.umich.edu/~cses/announce/newsltr/20090804.htm
Certificate and Master in EU Studies Online
With the European Online Academy (EOA), the Centre international de formation européenne in cooperation with the Jean Monnet Chair of the University of Cologne offers an ideal training for young professionals, postgraduates and junior officials interested in or already working in the field of the European Union. The EOA has developed two postgraduate programmes: Certificate in EU Studies Online (one year) and the Master in EU Studies Online (two years).
Through a combination of e-learning and concentrated face-to-face-learning phases (at weekends mainly in Berlin, Rome, Brussels, Istanbul and Budapest) the European Online Academy allows the participants to deepen and to supplement their knowledge of the EU integration process. The programmes are an outstanding opportunity for young professionals to continue their studies while pursuing their career at the same time. The diversity of profiles and national origins of our participants (max. 35) is the making of each year's intake.
Both programmes offer an accurate blend of theoretical and practical knowledge. In the first year participants gain an enhanced knowledge of recent developments in the European integration process. After having successfully completed the first year, the participants obtain the Certificate in EU Studies Online (30 ECTS). In order to specialise in one of the core subjects (Political Science, Economics and EU Law), the participants may join the second year of the Master programme – whereby the general approach to the issues and tasks is an interdisciplinary one. After having submitted and defended a Master thesis they are awarded the Master in EU Studies Online (60 ECTS).
Deadline: September 5, 2009
Call for Papers: Sport&EU Review
Sport&EU Review invites submissions for forum contributions as well as peer-reviewed articles and proposals for themed special issues for publication. Contributions should reflect the general interests of the Association for the Study of Sport and the European Union.
Forum contributions are between 500 and 600 words including any references. They are not peer-reviewed, but are intended as short items of general interest to the readership of Sport&EU Review. These include but are not limited to conference reports, calls for papers, brief updates on key developments in the field, and reviews of publications.
Papers intended for peer-review should be between 3000 and 6000 words in length. They may represent research in progress, discussion of research methodologies, or other scholarly work that is of interest to the readership. Contributions from postgraduate research students are particularly welcome.
invited to consult the submission guidelines at http://www.sportandeu.com/review/index.html.
New Course at Duke University: Post Communist Visual Culture
2:50-5:20pm | East Duke Building | Visual
Studies 260S/Russian Studies 299S
Themes include: how visual culture expresses and informs national identities in multi-ethnic states; how post-Socialist gender roles are codified through visual culture; and how collective and individual memory is mediated through visual culture.
Readings drawn from political science, cultural studies, sociology and art history. Taught by Pamela J Kachurin (email@example.com).
Center for Global Initiatives Photography Competition
The Center for Global Initiatives is pleased to announce our call for entries to the 10th Annual International Photography Competition. This is an amateur photography competition that is open to all students, faculty, alumni and staff of UNC-Chapel Hill. Entries will be judged on ability to represent a cross-cultural/international experience and on artistic merit. Winning entries will be featured in an exhibition this November and may be included in the 2010 Center for Global Initiatives Calendar!
For details, please visit http://cgi.unc.edu/programs/photo-contest/photo-contest.html
Deadline: September 18, 2009
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