of the Center for European Studies at UNC-Chapel Hill
March 24, 2010
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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/
The Shadow of Empire: Rewriting British History for the 21st Century
25, 2010 | 7:30 - 9:00pm | Gerrard Hall, 118 East Cameron Ave., UNC-Chapel
History writing is critical
to modern nation-states and to forms of national belonging. National
histories represent the making of the nation as 'the' route to modernity.
us stories that take us from past to present, they tell us who we are
and where we came from, they fashion the cornucopia of the past into arresting
and memorable dramas, key moments in the natural process of nation making.
They highlight particular events and people, erase those which disturb.
They tell ordered tales and offer reliable explanations. This lecture
consider what kinds of history writing are appropriate for contemporary
Britain, with its multicultural population and its past haunted by empire.
It will address the compelling legacy of England's greatest national
historian, Thomas Babington Macaulay, reflecting on his powerful vision of
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.
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Call for LAC TAs
UNC's Languages Across the Curriculum (LAC) Program is currently seeking experienced bilingual TAs to lead LAC discussion sections for the following Fall 2010 courses:
Applicants should be native speakers or possess advanced proficiency in the target language, and demonstrate relevant teaching experience at the postsecondary level. Advanced graduate students with interdisciplinary interests are especially encouraged to apply. Preference will be given to applicants who have attended a LAC pedagogy workshop and/or intend to pursue the Graduate Certificate in LAC Instruction (visit www.unc.edu/lac for more information).
LAC TAs are paid a total of $5,000 for the semester. For information on the responsibilities, the eligibility requirements, and the application procedure, visit www.unc.edu/lac.
Application Deadline: April 6, 2010
Spring 2010 LAC Pedagogy Series
UNC's Languages Across the Curriculum (LAC) Program cordially invites graduate students and faculty from any department to attend three upcoming workshops. To register for any of these workshop, email the following information to firstname.lastname@example.org: Name, Home department, Stage of graduate/professional career, Foreign language(s) in which you are fluent, Field(s) of research or professional interest.
and the Job Market Workshop
Workshop Series: Gender, Politics, and Culture in Europe and Beyond
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 (email@example.com) in a timely fashion.
For more information, please visit www.unc.edu/ncgs/seminars.html. Cosponsored by the Center for European Studies.
Film Screening: My Israel
6, 2010 | 5:30pm | Nelson Mandela Auditorium | FedEx Global
Free parking available in the building's basement parking garage after 5:00PM. For information about the film, please visit http://www.wmm.com/filmCatalog/pages/c752.shtml.
11th Annual Czech Studies Workshop: Public Lecture
9, 2010 | 7:00pm | Room 4003 | FedEx Global
Sponsored by the Center for Slavic, Eurasian, and East European Studies, Center for European Studies, Office of International Affairs, College of Arts and Sciences, Department of History, Carolina Center for Jewish Studies, Music Department, Slavic Languages and Literatures, History Department at NC State, and the Czechoslovak Studies Association.
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
Die Methode (The Procedure): A New German Play
March 28 | 6:00PM | Chapman 201, UNC Campus
Catherine Cheney has written her very own German play for her Senior Honors Thesis. So join Herr Doktor Feinreinstein, his loyal research assistant, the 3 participants and those involved as they endeavor to change the world and go down in the history books with the Herr Doktor's newly developed scientific procedure for the human memory in a environment where everything that can and will go wrong, does.
This performance is in German; however do not let this deter you! Some of the very best and most famous performances in the world are in other languages such as Puccini's "Madame Butterfly" and Mozart's "Don Giovanni" and are still today enjoyed by audiences all across the world of all ages. Should you desire a more in depth synopsis, members of the cast and crew will be delighted to oblige you in answering any of your questions. We hope to see you there! Admission is free.
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
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
Benjamin Franklin Transatlantic Fellows Initiative: Summer Institute for Youth (Ages 16-19)
July 1 - 31, 2010
| Wake Forest University | Winston-Salem, NC
The Department of Communication at Wake Forest University has available 10 Scholarships for American students to attend the 2010 Benjamin Franklin Transatlantic Fellows Institute. These Scholarships include the following:
The application form is available at http://blogs.bftf.org/resources/application-information/us-participants/. For more information, please visit http://blogs.bftf.org/
April 15, 2010
Benjamin Franklin Transatlantic Fellows Initiative: Summer Institute for Youth (Ages 16-19)
July 1 -
31, 2010 | Wake Forest University | Winston-Salem, NC
Please see the full announcement in the above section for details and tell your students about this great opportunity! For more information, please visit http://blogs.bftf.org/
Application Deadline: April 15, 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: A Town Called Panic (French with English subtitles). Animated plastic toys like Cowboy, Indian and Horse have problems, too. Cowboy and Indian's plan to surprise Horse with a homemade birthday gift backfires when they destroy his house instead. Surreal adventures take over as the trio travel to the center of the earth, trek across frozen tundra and discover a parallel underwater universe where pointy-headed (and dishonest!) creatures live. With panic a permanent feature of life in this papier mâché town, will Horse and his girlfriend ever be alone?
For movies and show times, please visit the Galaxy Cinema website: http://www.mygalaxycinema.com/NowPlaying_old.asp.
Global Updates from World View
The latest issue of Global Updates highlights music around the world: www.unc.edu/world/Global_Updates_2010/March_April/March_10.htm. Throughout history, music has been used by civilizations all over the world to express beliefs and strengthen personal and social identities. Some claim it is the single most uniting factor in the world today, transcending gender, race, and creed to unite individuals from every walk of life. In this month’s Global Update, find out how much you know about music around the world, the history behind the masterpieces, and how your students can become more informed about an art form that helps define the cultures of the world and promote positive change.
To see previous Global Updates from World View, please visit the archive at www.unc.edu/world/Global_Updates.shtml.
Immigration and National Identity: A Public Discussion
March 25, 2010 | 6:30pm | Nelson Mandela Auditorium, FedEx Global
Education Center | UNC-Chapel Hill
The resulting dialogue will promote a deeper understanding of the ethical issues surrounding immigration, and encourage rigorous discussion for future personal and public policy decisions.
This event is coordinated in conjunction with Latin American Migration: Transnational Perspectives, Regional Realities, a free public conference to be held on March 26-27, 2010, organized by the UNC Institute for the Study of the Americas. For further information on this event, please visit: http://isa.unc.edu/migration/ConferenceMain.asp.
Sponsored by the Parr Center for Ethics, the Center for Global Initiatives, and the Kenan Institute for Ethics at Duke University.
For more information, please visit http://parrcenter.unc.edu/events/seminars/spring2010/nationalidentity.html
Latin American Migration: Transnational Perspectives, Regional Realities
2010 | FedEx Global Education Center | UNC-Chapel Hill
The conference is made possible by funding from the College of Arts and Sciences, the UNC Provost's Office, the UNC Curriculum in Peace, War and Defense, the School of Law, the Institute for the Study of the Americas, and the Center for Global Initiatives.
Attendance is free and open to the public.
For more information, please visit: http://isa.unc.edu/migration/ConferenceMain.asp.
Global Music Show: Politics of Contemporary Women's Music in Senegal
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