of the Center for European Studies at UNC-Chapel Hill
December 2, 2009
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CES Award Competition
The Center for European
Studies and the European Union Center of Excellence are pleased to announce
several competitions for funding for UNC-Chapel Hill faculty, graduate, and
CES Fall Speakers Series
Lectures by Ambassador Meyer
Wednesday, December 2
| 4:00pm | University Room, Hyde Hall, UNC
The lecture will cover current diplomatic issues, including Afghanistan and Iraq, the relationship between force and diplomacy, the limits of multilateral diplomacy and of direct contact, and the role of humiliation in foreign policy. Following the lecture, Ambassador Meyer will be signing copies of his book.
Thursday, December 3 |
4:30pm | Johnston Center Lounge, Johnston Center for Undergraduate Excellence,
218 E. Franklin St., UNC
Sir Christopher Meyer,
Honorary Fellow of Peterhouse, Cambridge,
was educated at Lancing College, the Lycee Henri IV, Paris, and
Peterhouse, Cambridge, where he read History. After Cambridge, he spent
a year at the Paul Nitze School of Advanced International Studies in
In 1988-89 he spent a sabbatical year as a Visiting Fellow at Harvard University’s Centre for International Affairs. He served for two years Government Spokesman and Press Secretary to the Prime Minister. After serving as British Ambassador to the Federal Republic of Germany from March 1997 to October 1997, Sir Christopher was appointed Ambassador to the United States from October 1997 to February 2003, the longest period since the Second World War.
UNC Course: Kids, Communists and Capitalists: Twentieth-Century Childhood in Comparative Perspective
RUES 699 | Spring 2010
| TR 1:00 - 2:15 | 3033 GEC
Combining a thematic and chronological approach, RUES 699 will utilize the latest scholarship on childhood. This unique comparative and interdisciplinary study of Soviet and American childhood and children's culture over the "long twentieth century" will examine how adults sought to control children's lives as well as how children experienced historic and quotidian moments.
Topics will include: Coming of Age During the Cold War; Children's Leisure; "Everything for the Children" or the Growth of Material Culture; Waifs, Strays, and Orphans; Childhood in the Context of Civil War, Depression, Camps, and War; School Days; Urbanization, Migration, and Family Change; Inequality and the Diversity of Minority Experiences; and Children's Health and Disease.
For more information please contact Dr. Jacqueline Olich at email@example.com
Sakip Sabanci International Research Award: Multiculturalism in the Governance of the European Union and Turkish Accession
The 2010 “Sakip Sabanci International Research Award” has been endowed in perpetuity by the late Sakip Sabanci, Honorary Chairman of Sabanci University’s Board of Trustees, and covers fields such as Turkish and Islamic Art and the History, Economy and Sociology of Turkey.
This year's competition called for works in the field of "Multiculturalism in the Governance of the European Union and Turkish Accession". The competition is open to all scholars in the social sciences and humanities working on contemporary Turkey. The selection committee will give priority to those submissions which have the potential for publication in a leading scholarly journal.
The Sakip Sabanci International Research Award entails a first prize of $20,000, a second prize of $10,000, and a third prize of $5,000. Essays that are submitted for Sakip Sabanci International Research Award are reviewed each year by a different independent and international jury. For detailed information, visit our website: http://www.sabanciuniv.edu
Caucasian Review of International Affairs
The Caucasian Review of International Affairs (CRIA) is pleased to invite submissions for its Winter 2010 issue (Vol. 4, No. 1) and Spring 2010 issue (Vol. 4, No. 2) to be published respectively in the beginning of February 2010 and May 2010.
Deadlines for submissions
are December 15, 2009 for the Winter 2010 issue, and March 15, 2010 for
the Spring 2010 issue. Submission guidelines can be viewed at
Some of the topics CRIA is particularly interested in include:
For more information, including additional topics of interest, please visit http://cria-online.org/Call_for_Papers.html.
Deadlines: December 15, 2009 and March 15, 2010
Eleventh Annual Czech Studies Workshop
9-10, 2010 | UNC-Chapel Hill
Applications should include: Name, Full address, Institutional affiliation, Daytime telephone, Email address, Paper title, Paper abstract of approximately 250 words, Curriculum vitae. Please email these application materials to CzechStudies2010@gmail.com or mail your applications to: Chad Bryant, Department of History, CB #3195, Hamilton Hall, UNC-CH, Chapel Hill, NC 27599-3195.
For more information, contact Chad Bryant at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The 2010 Czech Studies Workshop is supported by funding from the Center for Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies; the Center for European Studies; the Office of International Affairs; the Department of History; the Carolina Center for Jewish Studies; the Music Department; and the Department of Slavic Languages and Literature as well as the Department of History at North Carolina State University and the Czechoslovak Studies Association.
Deadline: January 8, 2010
Polish Studies in the 21st Century
2010 | University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
The field of Polish studies in North America has been utterly transformed over the past decade. There are now more people than ever studying Polish language, literature, culture, history, society, and politics, and the overwhelming majority of them entered the profession after the fall of communism. With this new generation of scholars have come new forms of scholarship. The broad cluster of methodological and theoretical innovations have been collected under the rubric of "cultural studies". Cultural Studies has brought to light a range of previously unexplored topics and introduced to our work a heightened degree of self-reflexivity. Work on gender and sexuality, for example, has not merely introduced new analytical categories and new themes, but shifted the way we understand the broad narratives of Polish history, culture, and society. Although Polonists have a long history of working across disciplinary boundaries, the vectors of interdisciplinarity have been shifting in recent years to bring together perspectives that were not always in dialogue. The moves towards comparative work and a new focus on transnational processes have not so much eclipsed Polish studies as forced us to critically examine the concept of the “Polish Nation” and to re-conceptualize it in more productive ways.
The Steering Committee is particularly interested in receiving proposals that cut across disciplinary boundaries. Novel approaches to Polish Studies, in both theory and practice, will be favored over papers that merely attempt to fill “gaps” in available scholarship. Advanced graduate students and junior scholars are especially encouraged to submit proposals.
For details, please visit www.ii.umich.edu/crees/events/polishconf.
Deadline: January 15, 2010
Southern Conference on Slavic Studies
March 25-27, 2010
| Gainesville, FL
Papers from all humanities and social science disciplines are welcome and encouraged, as is a focus on countries other than Russia/USSR. Whole panel proposals (chair, three papers, discussant) are preferred, but proposals for individual papers are also welcome. Whole panel proposals should include the titles of each individual paper as well as a proposed title for the panel itself and identifying information (including email addresses and institutional affiliations) for all participants. Proposals for individual papers should include email contact, institutional affiliation, and a brief (one paragraph) abstract to guide the program committee in the assembly of panels.
Deadline: January 15, 2010
February 19-20, 2010 | Washington and Jefferson College Campus | Washington, PA
On behalf of Washington and Jefferson College and the European Union Center of Excellence/European Studies Center at the University of Pittsburgh, we would like to invite faculty advisors and undergraduate students to participate in the tenth annual Model European Union.
The Model European
Union is a simulation of a combination of European Council summits. Undergraduate
students play the role of heads of state of the member states and accession
states of the EU to debate and resolve issues facing the EU.
Participants should have some prior knowledge of the European Union acquired through courses, independent research with a professor, or previous Model EU experience. The level of debate at the conference will be determined by the depth of knowledge the students possess on issues concerning the European Union. Thus, it will be beneficial if all participants are on a fairly equal plane regarding the institutions and current debates in the EU.
To register for the conference, please email Sandra Hall at email@example.com. For more information and registration details, please view the invitation for participants (PDF): http://www.unc.edu/depts/europe/newsletter/09/091104model-eu.pdf
Friday, December 11, 2009
Euro Challenge Competition: Orientation Session Next Week!
Welcome to the Euro Challenge 2010 – an exciting educational opportunity for high school students (grades 9 & 10) to learn about the European Union (EU) – the largest trading partner of the US – and its single currency, the euro. The competition is also an excellent opportunity for NC teachers, as teachers enlisting a team in the Euro Challenge are eligible to win a free trip to Brussels next summer. Now in its fifth year, the Euro Challenge is designed to appeal to students with a background in global studies, economics, world history/geography or European studies.
The competition aims to:
Check out www.euro-challenge.org for training videos, research materials, and web resources.
Euro Challenge in North Carolina: Orientation Session and Free Trip to Brussels!
UNC will host an orientation session for teachers from North Carolina schools participating in the Euro Challenge on December 10 at 12:00pm. The orientation session will feature UNC Professor of Economics Stanley Black for an extended discussion and question and answer session over lunch. If you would like to attend, please register by emailing Gali Beeri as soon as possible. Teachers enlisting a team in the Euro Challenge are eligible for one of two spots to travel to Brussels in summer 2010, travel and accommodations paid, on a program organized by the European Commission.
How to Register?
Registration Deadline: December 11, 2009
For details for NC schools, visit www.unc.edu/depts/europe/academicprograms/eurochallenge.html. Open the information sheet and registration form here (DOC).
The Euro Challenge is a program of the Delegation of the European Commission to the U.S.
Associate Professor and Lecturer in Politics: University of Nottingham, School of Politics and International Relations
Applications are invited for positions in the School of Politics and International Relations at the University of Nottingham. We expect to make one appointment at Associate Professor/Reader level, and one appointment at Lecturer level, depending on the qualifications and experience of the candidates. In your application, please specify the level at which you wish to be considered. Please note that for both posts we welcome applications from any part of the discipline, but particular weight will be given to candidates with research strengths in the areas specified.
For one post, the School particularly encourages applications from those with a track record, or demonstrable potential, of research excellence in West European, including British, politics and/or the politics of the EU, as well as demonstrable experience in teaching of and research in research methods, including quantitative methods. Candidates should have completed, or nearly-completed, a PhD.
December 11, 2009
Call for Papers: Conference on the Area of Freedom, Security and Justice
28-29, 2010 | University of Salford, Greater Manchester
We welcome paper proposals on any aspect of the AFSJ engaging with past and future development of the area, in particular
For abstract submission details, please visit http://h-net.msu.edu/cgi-bin/logbrowse.pl?trx=vx&list=H-Human-Rights&month=0911&week=d&msg=fZS%2ByuSbPlS9kn4ZM8siUA. Contact Dr Christian Kaunert (firstname.lastname@example.org) and Dr Sarah Leonard (email@example.com) with any questions.
Deadline: December 18, 2009
European Economic Integration Workshop: Lessons of the Past, and What Does the Future Hold?
17-19, 2010 | Dallas, Texas
The meeting will follow the same format as last year’s workshop which was held in St. Louis, Missouri – approximately a day and a half of papers with discussants – the length of day 2 depending on the number and quality of suitable submissions. There will be a keynote speaker on the evening of the first day (March 17th). The Dallas Fed will provide the facilities and the food, coffee etc. (except for the night of March 18th) and will arrange accommodation at a discounted rate at a local downtown hotel. Travel and accommodation costs will be the responsibility of each participant.
We are looking for papers on any aspect of European economic integration but given the location and the topic of 17th March, papers covering the economic experience of the euro area and the economic outlook for the EU after the present financial crisis, as well as papers that place European integration in the context of the ongoing globalization of trade and capital flows, will be particularly welcome. Following the workshop, we will also seek to publish the best papers as a journal special edition (as we did this year for the 2008 workshop).
Abstracts are to be sent to both Patrick Crowley at firstname.lastname@example.org and David Mayes at email@example.com. Please indicate in your submission whether you would also be willing to serve as a chair and/or discussant.
Abstract Submission Deadline: January 10, 2010
Tenure Track Positions in Politics at Université Catholique de Louvain
Three tenure-track positions in political science are opened at Université catholique de Louvain (Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium) for 2010:
Please visit the above links for detailed information.
Deadline for applications: January 15, 2010
Call for Papers: Pan-European Conference on EU Politics
24-26, 2010 | Porto, Portugal
The program chair will accept proposals for BOTH individual papers and whole panels (including a maximum of four papers).
For more information, and to submit a proposal on-line, visit the conference website: http://www.jhubc.it/ecpr-porto/
Extended Deadline: January 15, 2010
Call for Panels and Papers: Exchanging Ideas on Europe 2010: Europe at a Crossroads
| College of Europe | Bruges, Belgium
For more information, please visit the conference website: www.uaces.org/bruges
Deadline: January 22, 2010
Call for Applications: PhD and Professional Training in the Field of EU External Action
EXACT IS an EU wide Ph.D. and professional training programme on EU External Action for university graduates and researchers in an early stage of their professional and academic careers. EXACT provides the opportunity to realize an individual research project leading to a double PhD issued by two universities.
Starting in October 2010, EXACT provides training for 12 participants for a period of three years including local and network-wide activities provided by the partner institutions of the network.
EXACT OFFERS a unique synergy between:
Additionally, participants will benefit from the design of their own individual research projects, from substantial professional skills training and the broad EXACT network of contacts across academia and the private sector, thus, improving and increasing career prospects in growing and highly competitive European and national job markets.
Detailed information on the application requirements, necessary application forms and further information on the programme can be found on the EXACT webpage: www.exact-training.net.
Deadline: January 31, 2010
Lecture: Russia's Energy Future
December 4, 2009 | 10:30 am | 4003 FedEx Global Education Center
| UNC-CH campus
Sponsored by the
Center for Slavic, Eurasian, and East European Studies and the Institute
for the Environment.
For all competitions below please send the required documents from a UNC email account to firstname.lastname@example.org. All CES grantees are asked to submit a brief (one page) report on the funded project at the end of the grant period. Proposals are evaluated by the Steering Committee of the Center in early March and decisions announced by mid-March.
Deadline for all awards listed below: January 29, 2010
Faculty Funding Opportunities
To submit a curriculum development proposal please send:
Research Travel Awards
***Please note: all transatlantic travel awards are contingent upon the faculty member submitting the necessary information (dates and purpose of travel, flight numbers on American carrier) to CES a minimum of 45 days in advance of travel. CES must in turn file a Travel Approval Request (TARS) with the U.S. Department of Education and approval for use of travel funds must be received at least 30 days prior to departure. All boarding passes and receipts must be submitted at the end of the travel period.
and Graduate Student Joint Projects
Graduate Student Funding Opportunities
CES has several sources of funding for graduate students in contemporary European Studies:
Undergraduate Student Funding Opportunities
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