of the Center for European Studies at UNC-Chapel Hill
January 13, 2010
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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
North Carolina German Studies Seminar: Moral Panic in Postwar Germany
January 29, 2010 | 4:00 - 6:00pm | Duke University, East Campus, Carr Building,
This presentation focuses on widespread concerns in postwar West Germany surrounding the alleged abduction of young Germans into the French Foreign Legion from the late 1940s to the late 1950s. Stories of young Germans who were drafted into Legion against their will became notorious in postwar West Germany. They were published in a scandalized fashion in magazines and newspapers, they captured the attention of policy makers and judicial officials, and they were discussed in parliamentary debates. At the same time, there was virtually no evidence that these stories of forced abduction were accurate. The issue thus assumed the classic characteristics of a "moral panic" with the alleged German/French abductors serving as "folk devils." The paper seeks to place these fantasies of forced abduction and "white slavery" into the broader context of the moral and emotional after-effects of the Second World War, thus exemplifying specific German postwar fears and anxieties.
Introduction and moderation by Karen Hagemann (UNC-Chapel Hill, Department of History). 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 email@example.com.
UN Peacekeeping: Its History and Effectiveness
- 8:30 pm | Thursday, February 11, 2010 | FedEx Global Education
Center | UNC-Chapel Hill
With the end of the Cold War, the strategic context for UN peacekeeping dramatically changed as did the nature of the conflicts, prompting the UN to shift and expand its field operations from "traditional" missions involving strictly military tasks, to complex "multidimensional" enterprises designed to ensure the implementation of comprehensive peace agreements and assist in laying the foundations for sustainable peace. Today's peacekeepers undertake a wide variety of complex tasks, from helping to build sustainable institutions of governance, to human rights monitoring, to security sector reform, to the disarmament, demobilization and reintegration of former combatants.
This workshop explores the past and present of UN peacekeeping and its effectiveness, because UN peacekeeping will continue to evolve and will meet new challenges and political realities.
For details, please view the workshop flyer (PDF): http://history.unc.edu/newsevents/Peacekeeping%20Flyer.pdf
SSRC Dissertation Proposal Development Fellowship: Multiculturalism, Immigration, and Identity in Western Europe and the United States
The Dissertation Proposal Development Fellowship (DPDF) is organized to help early-stage graduate students in the humanities and social sciences formulate effective doctoral dissertation proposals. Each year, the program offers training within different interdisciplinary fields of study under the leadership of pairs of tenured senior faculty. Students may apply for up to $5,000 to cover summer research costs. Working together, research directors and graduate students design research that will help to shape evolving fields in the humanities and social science.
Multiculturalism, Immigration, and Identity in Western Europe and the United States: In both Europe and the United States, contemporary immigration has dramatically affected the social construction of ethnic and racial diversity, reshaping political, public, and academic discourses about diversity, citizenship, and common belonging. This process has given rise to a broad range of policies, social practices, and political mobilizations and added new dynamics to the nature of inter-ethnic relationships. A new politics of immigration and identity has emerged as a strongly politicized issue in Europe and the US, but not in the same ways or with the same outcomes.
Unlike other fields of the DPDF Program, this research field will be organized internationally. Participating student fellows will include six French students (or foreign students enrolled in a French institution) and six American students. For more information about this research field, click here.
For details about the fellowship, and information about other research fields, visit www.ssrc.org/fellowships/dpdf-fellowship/. Other research fields include:
Deadline: 6:00pm, January 29, 2010
3rd ECPR Graduate Conference
- September 1, 2010 | Dublin City University
For more information, please visit www.ecprnet.eu/conferences/graduate_conference/dublin/default.asp. For details about submitting a panel or paper proposal, please view this PDF.
Deadline: February 1, 2010
Peacock REACH Fellowship at UNC
This two year Fellowship allows a UNC Ph.D. candidate to conduct field research in one year and then teach a course that is directly related to that research in the second year. This fellowship is named in honor of UNC anthropology professor James L. Peacock for his distinguished and longstanding commitment to global education.
Only Ph.D. candidates who are ABD may apply. Such candidates should also be ready to defend their dissertation by the end of the two year fellowship. True to its pan-university nature, the Center for Global Initiatives solicits applications from Ph.D. candidates from all disciplines and departments. The first $15,000 installment of a REACH fellowship provides recipients with a one-year award to support internationally-oriented dissertation field research abroad. The second $15,000 installment provides recipients with a one-year salary to teach an undergraduate course at UNC-Chapel Hill that is informed by this research
For details, please visit http://cgi.unc.edu/funding/reach.html.
Deadline: 5pm, February 12, 2010
International Doctoral Program in Social Sciences
The Berlin Graduate School of Social Sciences (BGSS) is calling for applications to its international Doctoral Program starting in the fall of 2010. Outstanding academic records, methodological training, strong theoretical foundations, and a commitment to empirical research are expected. The BGSS promotes doctoral research in the social sciences at the Institute of Social Sciences of Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin.
Research proposals should relate to the comparative analysis of:
Preference is given to proposals linking both research areas. Depending on the applicant’s methodological and theoretical knowledge, a place is offered either in the three year international Doctoral Program or the Introductory Year.
For further information please visit www.bgss.hu-berlin.de.
Deadline: February 15, 2010
CEU Political Science Journal
PhD Symposium: South East European Studies
June 18, 2010 | London
School of Economics and Political Science
We welcome contributions from research students focusing on the countries of the former Yugoslavia, Albania, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Greece, Moldova, Romania and Turkey.
For more information, visit http://www2.lse.ac.uk/europeanInstitute/Research/LSEE/PhDSymposium/Home.aspx
Deadline: February 12, 2010
Claremont-UC Undergraduate Research Conference on the European Union
Having completed individual projects, students from each participating institution and their faculty mentors will gather for an interactive conference focusing on European issues and student research. The theme of the conference for this year is European Union after the Lisbon Treaty. Students may pursue a wide range of topics that reflect their interest, expertise, and past research. Topics may deal with any aspect of European integration or transatlantic relations.
There are no conference fees. The European Union Center of California will cover hotel accommodations for 2 nights and conference meals for accepted participants. Participants from campuses other than UC and Claremont Colleges Members are responsible for travel.
For more information, please visit http://eucenter.scrippscollege.edu/conference.html
Deadline for submitting application with abstract: February 12, 2010
Central European University Summer School
In 2010 the summer school offers 17 high-level, research-oriented, interdisciplinary academic courses as well as workshops on policy issues for professional development, taught by internationally renowned scholars and policy experts (including CEU faculty). Application from all over the world is encouraged. Financial aid is available.
More information about the courses and the application process are available at www.summer.ceu.hu/courses.
Deadline: February 15, 2010
Jewish Studies Summer Program in Berlin
July 9 - August
20, 2010 | Humboldt University | Berlin, Germany
Students are enrolled in a daily three hour morning academic seminar and attend professionally-led excursions, workshops, and lectures in the afternoon which complement the subjects presented in the seminar. The academic seminar is divided into three two-week modules, each taught by different faculty members. Regular assignments are required (readings, writing, short paper or exam) and each student receives a grade at the conclusion of each module. The modules are taught in seminar style and foster discussion and interaction among the students.
Upon successful completion of the program, students are granted 12 ECT credits. Tuition includes housing, excursions, and Berlin city transportation. A limited number of partial and full scholarships covering transportation and tuition are available. Application online at: www.lbsu.de
Deadline: February 15, 2010
Global Updates from World View
The latest issue of Global Updates highlights activities or strategies to start globalizing your afterschool program. Even if you don't teach in an afterschool program, try these activities in your classroom! Ideas for Europe include learning about the European Union and the Euro by playing video games created by the EU: http://europa.eu/europago/welcome.jsp. To see previous Global Updates from World View, please visit the archive.
Call for Applications/Nominations: Luigi Einaudi Chair in European and International Studies
Chairholders and Fellows will be selected from among the broad range of Luigi Einaudi’s intellectual interests and public contributions in economics, political science, modern and contemporary European history, society and European affairs. Chairholders and Fellows may come from academic positions in European universities, from research institutions, public office or public affairs, and from the European Union or other European institutions.
Applicants or nominators should send a complete CV as well as a letter of interest or nomination indicating:
Applications/nominations or questions regarding the application process or the nature of the position should be directed to Holly Case, Chair of the Luigi Einaudi Chair Committee (firstname.lastname@example.org), by no later than February 15, 2010, for consideration for the 2010-2011 academic year.
Deadline: February 15, 2010
World View: Program Associate
UNC's World View is currently hiring for its Program Associate position. The Program Associate provides support to World View's staff and offers general support for World View's annual programs. World View seeks an individual with a background in international studies and travel abroad experience, and prefers someone with experience in education. The individual should be committed to World View’s mission of working with K-12 and community college educators to develop a global perspective.
A complete position description can be found on World View’s website at www.unc.edu/world/staff.shtml. Individuals who are interested can submit an application through UNC's HR website at https://s4.its.unc.edu/RAMS4/details.do?reqId=1001015&type=S
5pm, January 15, 2010
Ackland Art Museum Graduate Internships
The Ackland Art Museum is pleased to offer two paid internships for the academic year 2010-11 for graduate students at UNC-Chapel Hill. The Ackland Internship is open to all graduate students, while the Kress Internship targets students focusing on early modern studies in Europe.
Both internships are for 20 hours per week for the academic year, and both offer a stipend of $14,700. The Ackland will pay for the interns' health insurance through their home departments. In past years, graduate interns at the Ackland have received tuition remission awards through their home departments and we hope, if department budgets permit, that will be possible for the 2010-11 interns.
For more information, please see the following flyers:
Deadline: 5:00pm, February 5, 2010
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 (www.eurunion.org/delegati/newyork.htm) also 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 www.eurunion.org/delegati/ppd/interns.htm.
Deadline for the Summer Session: February 15, 2010
Conference on the Area of Freedom, Security and Justice
28-29, 2010 | University of Salford, Greater Manchester, UK
With the entry into force of the Lisbon Treaty on 1 December 2009
and the adoption of the Stockholm programme expected later in December
2009, it is time to both take stock of the achievements of the Hague Programme
and reflect upon the changes and developments we may expect in the EU internal
security policies in the years to come.
To receive a registration form, please email Dr Sarah Leonard (email@example.com).
Conference registration deadline: January 22, 2010
Position Announcement: Urban Sociology
This position is intended to reinforce comparative and international research conducted as part of Sciences Po's "Cities and Regions" program and to develop and coordinate courses focusing on urban issues, particularly at Master's level. The job profile was defined by Sciences Po's sociology department.
The department is seeking a faculty member with solid experience in research and teaching at the international level (research and teaching experience in several countries/continents). The successful applicant will be a comparative urban sociologist with possibly an interest in migration and social movements and their implications for public policy. Solid experience in coordination of teaching programs and research networks will be appreciated.
View the full announcement (PDF): www.sciences-po.fr/upload/DRH/positions/Fiche_socio_urb_ang.pdf
Deadline: January 27, 2010
Call for Papers: The New Politics of EU Integration
Accession: Central and Eastern Europe in the EU
The Assessing Accession CRN welcomes scholarly, empirically sound contributions but also practitioner accounts on the topics mentioned on the conference website: http://assessingaccession.eu/workshop2010.aspx. Comparative analyses are particularly welcomed. All papers will be made available online as joint Assessing Accession/CRCEES working papers and selected papers will be put forward for publication in an edited volume.
Deadline: January 30, 2010
Jean Monnet Programme
The Jean Monnet Action is designed to increase knowledge and awareness about European integration by promoting teaching, research and debate on European Union matters (including the EU's relations with other regions in the world and the dialogue between peoples and cultures). The Jean Monnet Action is aimed exclusively at higher education institutions (university-level institutions). Such establishments must be formally recognised in their country of origin (have a proper legal status) before they can participate. Universities from all countries in the world are eligible and encouraged to apply for Jean Monnet projects.
Higher education institutions can apply for support for the following sub-actions (Applicants should read the full text of the call for proposals to understand the full set of requirements attached to each of the sub-actions):
For full details, please visit http://eacea.ec.europa.eu/llp/funding/2010/call_jean_monnet_action_ka1_2010_en.php
Deadline: February 12, 2010
EU Studies Fair 2010
12-13, 2010 | Brussels, Belgium
For more information see www.eustudiesfair.com
Visiting Fellowships in Italian Studies: Collegio Carlo Alberto
The Collegio Carlo Alberto in Moncalieri (Italy) is a foundation established in 2004 as a joint initiative of the Compagnia di San Paolo and the University of Torino. Its mission is to foster research and teaching in economics, finance, and political science, and it shares the values and best practices of the international academic community.
Eligible candidates for the Visiting Fellowships in Italian Studies (FIS) are researchers working in American universities and research centers on projects including Italy as a case study, even if framed within a larger comparative study. They are either established scholars who have developed a successful research program after receiving a PhD degree, or PhD students at an advanced stage in their dissertation work. Fellowships are awarded for periods ranging from three to six months.
Further details are available at www.carloalberto.org/italianstudies.html
Deadline: February 15, 2010
Call for Papers: German Studies Association Conference
7-10, 2010 | Oakland, CA
Deadline: February 15, 2010
Visiting Fellows: EU Centre in Singapore
The European Union (EU) Centre in Singapore is a joint partnership of the National University of Singapore (NUS) and the Nanyang Technological University (NTU). The Centre has a Visiting Fellowship Programme aimed at encouraging more research exchange and collaboration between local scholars interested in EU-related research and their counterparts in European institutions or the 26 EU Centres and EU Centres of Excellence. We also hope that through this Programme, experts and scholars from the European Union can contribute to the teaching and research of EU institutions and policies in our two host universities.
The Centre is now inviting applications for this Visiting Fellowships tenable in the period May 2010 – March 2011. Supporting grants of various amounts of up to €6,000 commensurate with expertise, visiting commitments and duration will be provided for the Visiting Fellow to cover travel, accommodation and subsistence allowances.
Successful Visiting Fellows will spend 4-12 weeks at the Centre, developing a research project on their own or in partnership with local researchers, and contributing to the education and outreach activities of the Centre.
For details, please visit www.eucentre.sg/details.php?i=12#122
Deadline: February 28, 2010
Carolina Seminars: Russia and its Empires, East and West
January 13, 2010 | 6:00 - 7:30pm | UNC-CH FedEx Global Education
Center, Room 4003
February 3, 2010 | 6:00 - 7:30pm | UNC-CH FedEx Global Education
Center, Room 4003
Visit www.unc.edu/depts/slavic/events/Carolina_Seminars_Spring2010.html for more information. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org for a copy of each paper. Sponsored by Carolina Seminars, the Center for Slavic, Eurasian, and East European Studies, and the Department of History.
For all competitions below please send the required documents from a UNC email account to email@example.com. 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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