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June 9, 2010
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Fellowships: Eastern Europe in the 20th Century - Historical Experience in European Perspective
Subject to approval, the Friedrich-Schiller-Universität Jena, supported by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research, plans to establish the Imre Kertész Kolleg Jena Eastern Europe in the 20th Century. Historical Experience in European Perspective.
The planned research center shall conduct comparative research and aims to provide a new basis for the scholarly reflection on the historical experience of Eastern Europe during the 20th Century. Detached from the political debates within the region itself, the research group will open up spaces for scholarly projects that promise new insight into central problems of the history of Eastern Europe.
Subject to approval, the planned research center will be able to invite ten research fellows [Reg. Nr. 41/2010] to Jena as from January 1, 2011, for a period of up to one year. The fellowships are designed for outstanding scholars doing research on the modern history of Eastern Europe or related fields. The fellows are expected to conduct a larger scholarly project that corresponds to the profile of the research group. They are expected to take their residence at Jena. Funding will be provided according to the academic position at the home institution. For further information see http://www2.uni-jena.de/philosophie/histinst/osteuropa/
Applications including a curriculum vitae, a list of publications and a draft of the research project (up to 8 pages) should be sent to: Prof. Dr. Joachim v. Puttkamer Historisches Institut der FSU Jena Fürstengraben 13 D-07743 Jena Germany
Application Deadline: June 21, 2010
M.A. Programs at Charles University in Prague
The Institute of International Studies, Faculty of Social Sciences, Charles University in Prague offers two new Master’s Degree Programmes taught in English:
Summer K-12 Teacher Workshop: Europe and the Mediterranean
June 28 - July 2,
2010 | Pyle Center UW-Madison Campus | Madison, Wisconsin
Participants will earn one UW-Madison graduate credit for successful completion of this course. Tuition will be covered by a U.S. Department of Education Grant (pending final approval) and financial aid for accommodation for five nights (at the Lowell Center, UW-Madison) will be available on a limited basis.
Please see the workshop announcement for registration details: http://www.uw-madison-ces.org/?q=node/101. For information about this workshop (and the resources available), or details about future K-12 events please contact Csanád Siklós at firstname.lastname@example.org, (608) 265 4766.
Teaching Resources Highlight: Teaching the European Union
The Teaching the European Union article (www.learnnc.org/lp/pages/6574) on LEARN NC presents the European Union — often seen as an "extra" in instruction — as an integral part of the government, economy, history, and culture of Europe. It offers background on the EU, and ideas for deepening understanding of the EU every time you teach Europe. Written by Regina Higgins, in cooperation with the UNC Center for European Studies.
Articles and posts relating to contemporary Europe and the European Union on LEARN NC:
LEARN NC (www.learnnc.org), a program of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Education, finds the most innovative and successful practices in K-12 education and makes them available to the teachers and students of North Carolina — and the world.
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.
Coming soon (www.mygalaxycinema.com/comingsoon.php):
For movies and show
times, please visit the Galaxy Cinema website: http://www.mygalaxycinema.com/nowplaying.php.
World View K-12 and Community College Symposia: Technology and Innovation in a Global Age
October and November 2010 | UNC Chapel Hill
PhD Studentships at Loughborough University
Loughborough University is offering around 50 studentships for PhD study at Loughborough. The studentships are aimed at UK/EU students and offer tuition fees plus £13,590 per year for three years. Applicants must be eligible to pay tuition fees at UK/EU rates. This is a university wide offer, so it is expected to be highly competitive.
For more information, please visit www.lboro.ac.uk/service/graduateschool/phd-opportunities.html
Deadline: June 14, 2010
THESEUS Seminar for Young Leaders: Freedom, Security and Justice as a Common Challenge - Justice and home affairs in the EU after the Treaty of Lisbon
July 10 -15, 2010 | Brussels, Belgium
Like in last years the seminar will feature speakers and high‐level experts from international organisations, business, politics, NGOs, as well as recognised researchers. Scholarships are available on the basis of excellence and financial status. The seminar addresses primarily PhD students and young professionals working in public administrations, diplomatic services, NGOs, national ministries, interest groups, the media, etc. Excellent undergraduate students can be accepted exceptionally. Teaching language is English.
For more information, please visit http://theseus.uni-koeln.de/index.php?id=171
Extended application deadline: June 14, 2010
Summer University in Istanbul: EU-Turkey Relations
July 18 - August 5, 2010 | Istanbul, Turkey
A limited number of scholarships is available for particularly qualified candidates.
Promotional flyer: http://www.cife.eu/UserFiles/Image/sessions/Affiche_Turquie_2010.jpg
ECPR Summer School: Federalism, Regionalism, and Public Policy
August 20 - 28, 2010 | University of Edinburgh | Edinburgh, Scotland, UK
The Summer School will take place in the beautiful city of Edinburgh during the height of the International Arts Festival (to which there will be several excursions). The University of Edinburgh is hosting the Summer School, which is being sponsored by the ECPR, the Stiftung Westfalen-Initiative für Eigenverantwortung und Gemeinwohl and the Swiss Confederation. The cost is £400 per student (including tuition, accommodation and breakfast and lunch).
Please send your applications and/or queries to Dr Eve Hepburn (email@example.com) and Dr Wilfried Swenden (firstname.lastname@example.org). For more information, please view the program (PDF): www.ecprnet.eu/summerschools/documents/SGFR_SuSch_Programme_2010.pdf
Extended Deadline: June 28, 2010
Fellowship at the Brookings Institution: Center on the US and Europe
The Center on the United States and Europe (CUSE) at the Brookings Institution, in cooperation with the Council for the United States and Italy, is accepting applications for a Visiting Fellow for a period of six months to one year. The Fellow will conduct his or her own research on a range of foreign policy topics affecting U.S.-European relations and contribute to the Italy-related dimensions of the Center's activities. In addition to the research component of the fellowship, tasks will include planning and organizing roundtables, workshops, and press briefings; maintaining relations with Italian and EU officials and other members of the foreign policy community; conducting interviews and meetings with U.S. officials; making media appearances; and serving as an active participant in general Brookings events, particularly those that pertain to the activities and development of CUSE. A stipend, based on previous work experience and salary history, will be provided. The fellowship will begin in late fall 2010.
The Center on the United States and Europe fosters high-level U.S.-European dialogue on the changes in Europe and global challenges that affect transatlantic relations. The Center offers independent research and recommendations for U.S. and European officials and policymakers; and convenes seminars and public forums. The Center's research program focuses on three key areas: the transformation of the European Union; strategies for engaging the countries and regions beyond the frontiers of the EU including the Balkans, Caucasus, Russia, Turkey and Ukraine; and European security issues such as the future of NATO, and forging common strategies on energy security and counter-terrorism. The Center also houses specific projects focused on Turkey, Russia, Italy and France.
For more information, please visit www.brookings.edu/about/employment/fellowships/FP10062.aspx
Deadline: June 30, 2010
Call for Applications: Master in Advanced European and International Studies
Nice – Berlin – Istanbul – Rome
Subject Areas: International Relations, European Integration, Economy and Globalisation, Federalism and Governance.
The Master programme is subdivided into two branches:
Both branches organise a study trip to Geneva, Strasbourg and Brussels with visits to the European and international organisations as well as meetings with high-ranking civil servants, diplomats and other decision-makers of the European political environment.
Deadline for application: June 30, 2010
Call for Papers: Living and Learning in Europe
October 22-23, 2010 | University of Utah | Salt Lake City, UT
Faculty and graduate students are invited to propose papers, panels, forums and workshops in the following areas:
This is a suggested list; sessions dealing with related topics will be considered. Comparative Europe-U.S. perspectives are encouraged and welcomed.
For more information, please visit the conference website: http://www.hum.utah.edu/rmesc/
Abstract Submission Deadline: July 1, 2010
Journal of Contemporary European Research Issue 2010 6(1) Published
The Journal of Contemporary European Research has just published its latest issue at http://www.jcer.net/ojs/index.php/jcer.
The Spring 2010 issue of the JCER (volume 6, issue 1) was published at the start of May. It is a general issue featuring a range of research articles covering topics as diverse as EU foreign policy, British attitudes towards European integration and 'enlargement fatigue' in the EU. To read these articles, please visit the JCER website at www.jcer.net, where full access to past issues of the JCER is also available. Please note that free registration is required to access individual articles, book reviews and commentaries.
The JCER is owned by UACES and is an open-access publication. It is committed to providing a forum for established scholars, practitioners and emerging scholars by allowing them to publish their ideas in a modern online setting. It promotes original research and insightful debate in European Studies by publishing academic articles, research comments, policy analysis and book reviews across a number of disciplines within European Studies, including Public Policy, International Relations, Law, Economics, Sociology and the History of Integration. Contributions from PhD students in the advanced phase of their doctoral research, post-doctoral fellows and academics in the early stages of their career are particularly encouraged.
The JCER publishes both general and special issues. Scholars interested in guest-editing a special issue of the JCER are invited to contact the Editors (email@example.com and firstname.lastname@example.org) to further discuss their ideas.
International Summer School: A Sustainable Energy Policy for Europe
August 15 - 22, 2010 | European Academy Otzenhausen | Nonnweiler, Germany
More detailed information on the application procedure can be found at this website.
Deadline: July 15, 2010
Hannes Androsch Prize 2011: A Global Challenge to our Social Future
The Hannes Androsch Prize is awarded for a scientifically sound contribution to the following issue: A Global Challenge to our Social Future. The Design of a Social Security System which can Cope with the Dual Threat of Demographic Developments and Financial Market Risk.
The award amounts to € 100,000.
Entries should include a thorough analysis of the social welfare system. They should also provide proposals for an alternative design, which would optimise the magnitude and stability of pensions over time, and confront the double challenge of demographic developments and financial market risk.
Additional information on the Hannes Androsch Prize, sponsored by the Hannes Androsch Foundation at the Austrian Academy of Sciences, is available on the website of the Austrian Academy of Sciences www.oeaw.ac.at/hannesandroschprize
Closing date for entries: January 31, 2011
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