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March 10, 2010
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European Union Center of Excellence Competition for Undergraduate Travel to Brussels
2010 | Brussels, Belgium
To download the application and view last year's itinerary, please visit www.unc.edu/depts/europe/research_funding/fundingundergrad.htm
Deadline: 5:00pm on Monday, March 22, 2010
Digital Humanities Manifesto: Workshop and Public Lecture
Workshop | Wednesday,
March 23, 2010 | 3:00 - 5:00pm | Room 3009 | FedEx Global Education Center
| Wednesday, March 23, 2010 | 5:30 - 7:00pm | Room 4003 | FedEx Global
Jeffrey Schnapp is the Rosina Pierotti chair and professor of French and Italian and comparative literature at Stanford. He is the founder and director of the Stanford Humanities Lab. Though primarily anchored in the field of Italian studies, Prof. Schnapp has played a pioneering role in several areas of transdisciplinary research and led the development of a new wave of digital humanities work. His research interests extend from antiquity to the present, encompassing the material history of literature, the history of 20th century architecture and design, and the cultural history of science and engineering.
More information can be found at www.stanford.edu/~schnapp/.
Carolina Conference on Romance Literatures
March 25-27, 2010
| Toy Lounge, Dey Hall 4th
floor, UNC Chapel Hill
The title of this year's conference is From Border Building to Border Hopping: The Shifting Nature of the Text, with keynote addresses by Réda Bensmaïa (French), Teresa Fiore (Italian), and José Manuel Prieto (Spanish). There will also be an Invited Reading by Manuel Muñoz.
More information is available at http://ccrl.unc.edu/
Public Lecture: German Businesses and Germans Doing Business in a Global Economy
29, 2010 | 5:30 - 6:30pm | Room 4003 | FedEx Global
Mr. Becker is currently the President of the NC Chapter of the German American Chamber of Commerce of the Southern United States. He is also on the Board of the World Affairs Council in Charlotte and previously served as the Vice President of the NC World Trade Organization. Mr. Becker has won numerous awards, among them the North Carolina ‘Entrepreneur of the Year.’
A networking reception will follow the lecture. Hosted by the Department of Germanic Languages and Literatures (Business German), the Center for European Studies, CIBER, and the Business German Class.
Register for a LAC Course Next Semester!
The Languages Across the Curriculum (LAC) program is delighted to offer the following LAC sections during the Fall 2010 semester. These discussion sections give you the opportunity to use your foreign language skills while taking courses within your major.
LAC students are eligible to earn one credit hour for their participation in LAC courses. Generally, LAC discussion sections are taken in lieu of the normal recitation sections in English. In courses where recitations are not required, LAC discussion sections are additional opportunities to discuss course themes in the target language of the section.
For more information about any of these courses or about the LAC program in general, visit www.unc.edu/areastudies/degreeprograms/lac-courses-upcoming.html
North Carolina German Studies Seminar
March 28, 2010 | 6:00 - 8:00pm | Institute for the Arts & Humanities
| Hyde Hall | UNC-Chapel Hill
Beginning in the 1690s, Christian Thomasius, Germany's foremost early Enlightenment jurist and moral philosopher, and his disciples redefined fundamentally the character of church-state relations in the Protestant territories. In doing so, they clashed repeatedly with clerical interests, especially Lutheran Pietism, which became after 1713 the dominant religious force in the Prussian state. Of the many legal and theological debates that ensued, those concerning the practice of confession in the Lutheran church deserve special attention because of their implications for reconceptualizing the pastor's role in disciplining parishioners for all forms of immorality, including illicit sex. The talk traces the unfolding of these debates and argues that they contributed significantly to the process by which Prussia in the late 1730s began to dismantle its system for the regulation of sexual behavior.
Terence McIntosh is Associate Professor in the Department of History at UNC Chapel Hill. His work focuses on early modern Germany, especially its political, economic, and religious history in the 17th and 18th centuries. His publications include: Urban Decline in Early Modern Germany: Schwäbisch Hall and Its Region, 1650-1750 (Chapel Hill, 1997) and several articles and book chapters.
Introduction and moderation by Tom Robisheaux (Duke University, Department of History). The seminar starts at 6:30 pm. Refreshments will be served before the seminar. Please register with Philipp Stelzel (firstname.lastname@example.org) in a timely fashion.
For more information, please visit www.unc.edu/ncgs/seminars.html. Cosponsored by the Center for European Studies.
Workshop Series: Gender, Politics, and Culture in Europe and Beyond
Registration Deadline for both events: March 15, 2010
North Carolina German Studies Workshop: Popular Beliefs, Religious Identities, and Conflict in Germany
April 9-10, 2010
| East Carolina University, Joyner Library, Conference Room 209 | Greenville,
The third in the North Carolina German Studies Workshop Series, the 2010 Workshop
takes stock of this research and seeks to move beyond the state of current
scholarship: What have been the roles of forms of coercion and exclusion in
beliefs? How do we account for religious resurgence and decline in the modern
period? How have different religious populations influenced the belief of other
religious populations? In what ways have religious beliefs been embedded in
social, cultural, and gender mores and relationships? Leading scholars from different disciplines including literature, history,
and religious studies will address these and other issues.
Registration Deadline: April 1, 2010
March 21, 2010 | 12:00 - 5:00pm | Turk Evi (Turkish House), 743 E.
Franklin St, Chapel Hill, NC
For more information about the Turkish House, please visit http://agsfoundation.karolayna.com/index.htm
Linguistic Human Rights in Central Europe
March 23, 2010 | 5:15pm | Room 3009, Global Education Center, UNC-Chapel
Miklós Kontra is Professor and Head of the Department of English Language Teacher Education and Applied Linguistics, University of Szeged, and Head of the Sociolinguistics Research Group in the Linguistics Institute of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Budapest. His primary interests lie in variation in Hungarian; the contact varieties of Hungarian in Slovakia, Ukraine, Rumania, Serbia, Croatia, Slovenia and Austria; Hungarian-American bilingualism; educational linguistics and Linguistic Human Rights.
For more information,
please visit http://www.unc.edu/depts/slavic/events/Kontra.html. Sponsored
by the UNC Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures and by
the UNC Center for Slavic, Eastern European, and Eurasian Studies.
Austrian Marshall Plan Foundation Fellows in Central European Studies
Hopkins University | Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies
| Washington, DC
Each year the Center and the Austrian Marshall Plan Foundation identify several themes of particular interest. For 2010-11, the Center is particularly interested in receiving applications that deal with any of the following:
Applicants for the Austrian Marshall Plan Foundation Fellowship must have a doctorate or be at the post-doctorate level, have demonstrated research capacity, be fluent in English, and be eligible for a J-1 visa. Preference will be given to qualified and competitive candidates from Austria, but the Fellowship is open to candidates of other nationalities as well.
For more information, please view the call for applications (PDF): http://transatlantic.sais-jhu.edu/bin/q/j/AMPF_Fellowships_announcement_2010-2011.pdf
New Deadline: March 30, 2010
ThinkSwiss Research Scholarship
ThinkSwiss offers 15 scholarships for a research stay in Switzerland. It supports highly motivated and qualified U.S. undergraduate and graduate students to do research at a public Swiss university or research institute for 2 to 3 months. The scholarship is open to students of all fields.
The ThinkSwiss Research Scholarship is part of the U.S.-wide ThinkSwiss program on Education, Research and Innovation. Switzerland, a leading country in science, research and technology, is working with its American counterparts to address global challenges. The ThinkSwiss program is under the auspices of the Swiss Confederation.
For more information, please visit www.thinkswiss.org/us-swiss-exchange/research-scholarship
Deadline: March 31, 2010
at the UNC Center for Global Initiatives
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Deadline: 5:00pm on March 19, 2010
Postdoctoral Fellowships: Transformative Power of Europe
The Research College (Kolleg-Forschergruppe) “The Transformative Power of Europe. External and Internal Diffusion of Ideas in the European Union”, directed by Profs. Tanja Börzel and Thomas Risse, advertises up to 6 post-doctoral fellows. We particularly encourage applications on projects located in the field of comparative regionalism
The fellows should have their PhD in hand by the fall of 2010. The duration of the fellowship is 10 months (October 1, 2010 - July 31, 2011) with the possibility to reapply. The stipend amounts to € 30.000 annually (including travelling expenses).
For more information, please visit www.polsoz.fu-berlin.de/en/v/transformeurope/news/freie_stellen/2010_PostDoc_CfA.html.
Deadline: April 1, 2010
Multiculturalism in the Governance of the European Union and Turkish Accession
Sabancý University is pleased to announce the topic for the Sakýp Sabancý International Research Award for the year 2010: "Multiculturalism in the Governance of the European Union and Turkish Accession". The essays submitted to the competition should address the issues and challenges that multiculturalism presents for the governance of the European Union. In particular, the authors should assess the benefits and contributions of Turkey’s accession to the EU’s governance in meeting these challenges.
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 Sakýp Sabancý International Research Award includes $20,000 for the first prize, $10,000 for the second, and $5,000 for the third. An independent, international jury will select the prize winners. For details, please click here.
Deadline: March 19, 2010
Opportunity for Collaborative Transatlantic Research
In the context of the TransCoop Programme, the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation supports transatlantic research cooperation between German, American and/or Canadian scholars in the humanities, social sciences, economics, and law. Joint research initiatives can receive up to 55,000 EUR over a three-year period. Prerequisite is that the American and/or Canadian partners raise matching funds equaling at least the amount granted by TransCoop.
Funds can be used to finance short-term research visits lasting up to three months, to organise conferences and workshops, for material and equipment and printing costs, as well as for a limited amount of research assistance. Up to 15 p.c. of the TransCoop funds granted can be earmarked for the German partner institution and used as an administrative lump-sum.
Applications should be
submitted jointly by at least one German and one U.S. and/or Canadian scholar.
A Ph.D. is required of both applicants. Applications are accepted biannually,
with deadlines of April 30 and October 31.
Deadline: April 30, 2010
Western US Graduate Student Workshop on the EU
2010 | University of Washington | Seattle, Washington
The workshop advances two direct aims: to provide a forum for US-based graduate students at the dissertation level to present their EU-focused research to an audience of knowledgeable, supportive, yet critical faculty and peers; and to provide methodological instruction to students in a way that is relevant to European Union-related work. Instruction will be organized around and informed by the research problems and opportunities presented by the EU and European integration. Professors James Caporaso (University of Washington) and Joseph Jupille (University of Colorado) will be responsible for organizing and conducting the workshops with additional support from Cliff Carrubba (Emory University) and Tanja Börzel (Free University of Berlin). A more general goal is to improve EU research in the United States by building a strong cadre of students with some sense of a shared project and a commitment to carry out sound research with an eye toward completion of the degree and publication of research results.
For more information, please visit http://jsis.washington.edu/euc/students/gradworkshop.shtml
Deadline: April 2, 2010
American Association of Teachers of Slavic and East European Languages: Annual Conference
April 17, 2010 | 10am - 4pm | UNC Chapel Hill
Please be aware that all presenters should be members of AATSEEL -- thus there will be a $5 membership fee to cover lunch for current nonmembers. Current members will be asked to pay $5 renewal fee. All fees go toward covering the cost of the conference. Lunch will be provided.
Please email any questions and/or submissions to Nicholas LeBlanc at firstname.lastname@example.org
Deadline for Abstracts: March 31, 2010
Central and East European Music: Musical Crossroads?
June 26, 2010
| Oxford University
Past conferences have been devoted to the themes of ‘Eastern European Musical Relations’, ‘Music in Russia and Eastern Europe after “The Thaw”’, ‘Russia’s Musical Revolutionaries’, and ‘Musical Nationalism and Modernism in Russia and Eastern Europe’. This year, we would like to bring Central and Eastern European music further into the spotlight. Proposals are especially welcome that deal with the musical relationships between these countries, as well as between them and countries from other regions of Europe: Western and Southern Europe, Scandinavia and the Nordic lands, and Russia. Apart from highlighting inter-European musical dialogues, we hope that the conference will also reflect on how Central and Eastern European music may be defined in a number of ways depending on the context (political, cultural, historical, geographical), as well as analysing music’s particular role in shaping and negotiating various European identities. While REEM’s previous conferences featured papers that primarily employed historical musicological methods, we would welcome papers that draw on ethnomusicological approaches.
Abstracts of no more than 400 words and short biographical notes (of no more than 200 words) should be sent to email@example.com. For more information, please visit www.basees.org.uk/sgreem.shtml.
Deadline: April 10, 2010
Intensive Summer Program - Globalizing Religions: Conflict or Conflict Resolution?
13 - 25, 2010 | Boston University
The program is an intensive two-week seminar on special topics in religion and world affairs. The 2010 program will examine the world's major religious traditions, in each case asking the following questions: How has each tradition globalized? Has it contributed to conflict or conflict resolution? The seminar is designed for professional residents of the United States, with some coming from abroad, who are concerned with the international role of religion in politics, economics and social change. Those particularly encouraged to apply are journalists, policy analysts (in or out of government), and educators.
CURA will provide housing and meals for all participants. Travel fellowships will be available on a competitive basis. For more information, please visit http://www.bu.edu/cura/calendar/summer/
Deadline: March 31, 2010
Summer Program on International Affairs and Multilevel Governance
7 - 25, 2010 | Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies
This programme provides participants with a unique opportunity to learn and think about major current issues in world politics and the resulting challenges for multilateral governance. The programme makes participants experience the world of multilateralism through direct interaction with diplomats, negotiators and activists and through visits to some of the prominent international organizations located in Geneva. It is open to senior undergraduates, students at MA level and young professionals with a strong interest in international affairs.
For more information, please visit http://graduateinstitute.ch/corporate/teaching/programmes/summer/international-affairs_en.html
Deadline: April 1, 2010
International Graduate Summer Program in Conflict Studies
8 - 14, 2010 | Olympia, Greece
The purpose of the seminars is to create a forum for high quality academic work in the unique setting of Olympia, and to provide opportunities for the creation and consolidation of scholarly networks of cooperation. The 2010 program will offer two options:
The application is competitive. Fees cover only part of the total cost of the program since OSS is generously supported by several sponsors. A number of scholarships are offered on the basis of merit and need. Participants have to choose one or the other course. Early applications are strongly encouraged, especially if a request for financial aid is submitted.
For more information, please visit http://afroditi.uom.gr/olympia/.
Application Deadline: April 9, 2010
Galaxy Theater Tickets
The Center for European Studies has teamed up with the Galaxy Cinema in Cary, NC, 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.
Playing now: The White Ribbon (German with English subtitles). Strange events happen in a small village in the north of Germany during the years just before World War I, which seem to be ritual punishment. The abused and suppressed children of the villagers seem to be at the heart of this mystery.
For movies and show times, please visit the Galaxy Cinema website: http://www.mygalaxycinema.com/NowPlaying_old.asp.
Traineeships at the EU Committee of the Regions
Each year, the Committee of the Regions (CoR) provides a limited number
of internships for young citizens, from Europe and elsewhere, offering
them the opportunity to acquire work experience in a European institution.
For details, please click here.
Position Announcements at the University of Geneva
Professor in European Politics
The Faculty of Social Sciences and Economics and the European Institute of the University of Geneva are opening a joint position as full or associate professor with a specialization in European politics. The University of Geneva is looking for a scholar with an international reputation, a distinguished research record, international publications, and excellent teaching record.
Minimum qualifications: Ph.D. in Political Science or International relations, or in a related field. The candidate must demonstrate his/her ability to offer excellence in teaching at both undergraduate and graduate levels and to supervise M.A. and Ph.D. students. If not currently fluent in French, the successful candidate is expected to be able to teach in French within a reasonable timeframe.
Deadline: March 26, 2010
Professor in Political Theory
The Faculty of Economic and Social Sciences of the University of Geneva is opening a joint position as full or associate professor with a specialization in Political theory. The University of Geneva is looking for a scholar with an international reputation, a distinguished research record, international publications, and excellent teaching record.
Qualifications: Ph.D. in Political Science or in a related field. The successful candidate will undertake research, teaching, administrative tasks and other activities supporting the work of the Department of Political Science, as well as developing and enhancing its reputation within and outside of the University.
Deadline: April 2, 2010
For either position, applicants should submit two copies of a letter of application and a C.V. including a publication list as well as a list of at least 3 persons who might write a reference letter to: Secrétariat du décanat de la Faculté des SES, Uni-Mail, Boulevard du Pont-d’Arve 40, CH-1211 Genève 4, Switzerland.
PhD Positions at VU Amsterdam in the Chair for Multilevel Governance
We are seeking three outstanding candidates to pursue a Ph.D. at the Free University of Amsterdam. Students will have the opportunity to spend one or two semesters taking graduate courses at the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill. The Ph.D. students will be part of a collegial research team led by Professors Liesbet Hooghe and Gary Marks.
Two Ph.D. positions in the European Research Council programme The Causes and Consequences of Multilevel Governance. Successful applicants for the Ph.D. positions will pursue a topic in one or more of the following thematic fields:
One Ph.D. position in the NWO-funded programme on The European Commission.
We seek candidates for these three positions with strong academic abilities and a Masters degree (or equivalent) in political science, economics, or other social science. The positions are for four years beginning August 15, 2010. Salary is 31,195 per annum, increasing to 36,300 per annum, plus full health, social and pension benefits contingent on normal progress. The positions come with 2,000 annually in research funds and a startup equipment fund of 3,000.
To apply please send to firstname.lastname@example.org in ONE email with header MLG: Ph.D. applicant [your name]:
Deadline: April 1, 2010
A Forum for Young Leaders: The United States Meets Europe
- 24, 2010 | New York City, NY and Washington, DC
Further information about the seminar, including the online application form, can be found here.
Call for Papers: Diverging Paradigms on EU Trade Policy
16 - 17, 2010 | Leuven, Belgium
The focus on diverging paradigms is rooted in the observation that the EU’s external trade policies have been analyzed from different paradigms but that these do not tend to communicate with each other. As a matter of fact, different paradigms are often dealt with in separate journals or book volumes so that in many cases, authors do not engage in a debate with other approaches or paradigms. The workshop in Leuven aims therefore, at bringing together authors from different traditions. Submitted papers should deal with the EU’s policy-making process on trade, more specifically with policy-making processes that involve negotiations between the EU and third countries. The workshop itself should then, expound a range of contrasts and complementarities between the different approaches. Where is it possible for these approaches to talk with each other, and to engage each other in a debate? To what extent do these different approaches focus on different components or aspects of the EU external trade policy-making process? And to what extent may such complementarities open avenues for a more comprehensive understanding of the EU’s actions in this policy area?
The main approaches that we intend to focus on are:
Deadline: April 16, 2010
Call for Contributors: Asymmetry in the EU
May 10, 2010 | Europe
Institute | University of Auckland, New Zealand
The content of the meeting ‘Asymmetry in the EU’ will be structured round a draft book written by David Mayes and Matti Viren with the same title, to be published later in the year by Palgrave-Macmillan. The asymmetry dealt with refers not to the obvious fact that the European countries differ from each other but to asymmetry over the cycle and the shocks to which they are exposed. The topics covered will include asymmetry in the EU relating to:
but other contributions are welcome. Contributions are sought in two forms: papers on these topics; commentators on the chapters in the book. Limited funds are available primarily to cover costs within New Zealand.
Russian Investigative Journalist Yulia Latynina Discusses Her Work
March 16, 2010 | 6:00 - 7:30pm | Room 4003, Global Education Center,
Carolina Seminar Series: Democratization and War in Georgia
March 17, 2010 | 5:00pm | Room 4003, Global Education Center,
UNC Chapel Hill
Sponsored by Carolina Seminars, the Center for Slavic, Eurasian, and East European Studies, and the Department of History.
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