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October 6, 2010
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CES Fall Speakers Series
North Carolina German Studies Seminar: Constitutions and the Interpretation of Property in the Kaiserreich
October 14, 2010 | 5:00 - 7:00pm | Room 569, Hamilton Hall, UNC-Chapel Hill
Constitutional history has not been a favorite field of historians in recent years. One of the most interesting ways of renewing the discipline so far has been its reinterpretation as a new history of constitutional or political culture. This presentation will suggest an alternative to this trend by discussing the link between a wider social-political order represented by constitutions, and the economic-legal sphere. This approach, therefore integrates economic and legal phenomena into the socio-political interpretation of late 19th century German history.
MONIKA WIENFORT is a professor of Modern History at the Technical University of Berlin. Her work focuses on the 18th and 19th centuries, constitutional, legal and social history. She is the author of four books: Monarchie in der bürgerlichen Gesellschaft (1993); Patrimonialgerichte in Preußen (2001); Der Adel in der Moderne (2006); and Geschichte Preußens (2008).
Please register with Sarah Summers (firstname.lastname@example.org) in a timely fashion. Refreshments and drinks will be served after the seminar.
For more information, please visit www.unc.edu/ncgs/seminars.html. Cosponsored by the Center for European Studies, Carolina Seminars, UNC-Chapel Hill Institute for the Arts and Humanities, UNC-Chapel Hill Program in the Humanities and Human Values, and the Departments of Germanic Languages and Literatures and History at Duke University and UNC-Chapel Hill.
Request for Foreign Currency
World View (www.unc.edu/world), a public service program at UNC helps provide K-12 educators and students with a global experience and resources for adding a global dimension to the classroom. However, many teachers and students don’t have the opportunity to travel beyond the borders of North Carolina.
Thank you for your help and for bringing a bit of the world to North Carolina’s classrooms.
Turkish Film Night: Wonderful West
Occitan Poetry Readings: Miquèl Decòr, Modern Day Troubadour
In October, the Triangle will be entertained by a true modern-day troubadour. Miquèl Decòr, a prolific and original poet who carries on the ancient literary tradition of writing and performing in the Occitan (Oc) language, will be sharing his works this poetry reading. This is Decòr's first visit to the United States; he is the author of ten books, including poetry, drama, and history.
Eldest of three brothers, Miquèl Decòr was born March 3, 1949, on Water Street in Bize-Minervois, in the Aude department of France. His father was a road worker; his mother stayed home. His childhood was spent roaming mountains and rivers during torrid, dry summers and seasons of green, wild asparagus. There were loving harvests that tasted of sweet wine and of peppery watercress pulled from the tepid waters of the Doutze. He was bathed in the culture of Occitan from his birth under the spell of his godfather, Uncle Jean, an actor. When he left home to study in Béziers, distance and longing caused him to write poetry in Occitan, his mother tongue. Miquèl Decòr lives on Windmill Street in Félines-Minervois, where he feeds his imagination on vineyards and chestnut trees, on rocky plains and pure waters, on fragile beasts and rugged landscapes.
Sponsored by the UNC Center for European Studies and Meredith College.
Holocaust Cinema in Eastern Europe
IAC Spotlight on Turkey: Cultural Dinner
Saturday, October 16, 6 - 8:30 p.m.
The International Affairs Council of NC (IAC) is hosting a cultural dinner at the Turkish House. Our friends at Turk Evi will provide a lovely evening of Turkish food as we hear from two teachers we sent to Turkey this summer. We will enjoy Cerkez Tavugu (chicken with walnuts), Mercimekli Kofte (lentil kofte), Piyaz (bean salad with scallions and lemon olive oil dressing), Ispanakli Borek (spinach filled pastry), Mozaik Pasta (chocolate mozaic slices), Turkish wine and soft drinks. Cost is $25 for IAC members / $30 for non-members. Includes food, wine, and tax. You can now pay securely online! Visit our site at http://www.iacnc.org/events.php
Parking is available on the street or down the road at Morehead Planetarium. RSVP by Wednesday, October 13.
Individual Advanced Research Opportunities Fellowship
IREX is pleased to announce that applications are now being accepted
for the 2011-2012 Individual Advanced Research Opportunities Program.
Countries Eligible for Research:
For details, please visit www.irex.org/application/individual-advanced-research-opportunities-iaro
Deadline: November 17, 2010
Free Switzerland Materials Available
"Switzerland in Sight" is a 95-page text published by Presence Switzerland which features Switzerland in all its diversity, both in its traditions and as a modern state. Abundantly illustrated, it provides a comprehensive overview of Switzerland's geographical and social texture, its political structure, its economic achievements, and its scientific, educational and cultural aspects. It is designed primarily for high school when ordered in English or, if ordered in German, for high school or college. "Switzerland in Sight" can be ordered in classroom sets of 10 plus a teacher manual which provides ideas for use in the classroom.
The Embassy of Switzerland also offers the following free teaching materials to U.S. High School and College Teachers of German:
All materials are in German unless otherwise noted:
Learn how to obtain these free materials at http://aatg.org/teaching-resources/486-switzerland-materials-available.
Free 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.
Global Updates from World View: Foreign Currency Kits
The latest issue of Global Updates highlights a new resource from World View - Foreign Currency Kits: www.unc.edu/world/Global_Updates_2010/Sept_Oct/Sept_10.htm. World View has developed three Foreign Currency Kits for educators to borrow. Each Foreign Currency Kit contains both paper currency and coin. Members of the UNC community have contributed and in each kit there are over 35 countries represented from 5 continents. Some currency is new, while other bills and coins are old and well worn, and some currency is no longer in circulation!
There are many ways to use the currency in the Kit. Incorporate it as part of a more comprehensive lesson on countries of the world or global issues, or use it to add a global dimension to a mathematics, social studies, or even an art lesson, and more. Each Kit also contains four reference books, a world map, and suggested activities. We ask that educators contribute lesson plans and feedback so that World View can continue to improve these Kits and make them more useful to educators.
North Carolina educators may borrow a Kit for up to three (3) weeks. There is no cost, but we ask that you pay for USPS Priority Mail shipping to return the Kit to World View in Chapel Hill. Kits are available on a first come, first served basis, but we will do our best to honor dates of your choosing. For more information on what’s in a Foreign Currency Kit and instructions on how to borrow a kit please visit: www.unc.edu/world/Currency_Kit/currencykit.shtml. If you reside outside of North Carolina and are interested in borrowing a Kit please email Julie at email@example.com with your request.
This issue of Global Updates (www.unc.edu/world/Global_Updates_2010/Sept_Oct/Sept_10.htm) includes suggested educator activities for using foreign currency in your classroom and the Kits contain additional educator activities and lesson plans. Even if you do not have examples of foreign currency, use the Internet to find and print images of coins and bills from many countries. See additional resourceful web sites in this issue.
To see previous Global Updates from World View, please visit the archive at www.unc.edu/world/Global_Updates.shtml.
European Roma Rights Centre
The European Roma Rights Centre (ERRC) offers a limited number of unpaid internship opportunities each year in a dynamic, fast-paced, international human rights environment, based in Budapest, Hungary. Individuals are chosen for this programme through a competitive bi-annual selection process. The ERRC is currently accepting applications from persons wishing to intern at the ERRC for 2-6 months between March and August 2011.
For detailed information, please visit http://www.errc.org/cikk.php?cikk=3684
Deadline: November 26, 2010
Position Announcement: Position in European Politics, University of Twente
The Department of Political Science and Research Methods at the University of Twente is advertising a position in EU Politics (open rank/tenure-track). Applicants from the level of Assistant Professor up to the level of Full Professor are welcome to apply.
The Challenge: You provide an important contribution to the research and teaching activities of the department, specifically in the field of European studies. Your research covers the study of political processes in the European Union in their social context. You will publish articles in prominent national and international scientific journals. You will make a successful contribution in obtaining funds for research. You will contribute to the various study programs of the School of Management and Governance, mainly to the bachelor and master programs of the “European Studies” track. And you will play a leading role in the Centre for European Studies.
Your Profile: You are a creative and productive researcher and an inspiring lecturer, with a strong international orientation. As a researcher, you have a strong theoretical-empirical focus, which is also prominent in your publications. You are well connected to relevant international networks in the area of European Studies. Besides obtaining, maintaining and extending your national and international research networks, you will actively seek cooperation with colleagues in the School of Management and Governance, and in other Schools of the University of Twente.
Deadline: October 10, 2010
Position Announcement: Assistant Professor of European Politics, University of Pittsburgh
The Department of Political Science at the University of Pittsburgh is conducting a search for an Assistant Professor in Comparative Politics with an emphasis on European politics. We are interested in scholars who have a broad range of interests in European politics, which could include regional specializations within Europe and/or the European Union. We are particularly interested in candidates who complement their substantive specialty with strong skills in qualitative research design and execution.
Please send a curriculum vitae, a statement of research and teaching interests, relevant publications or dissertation precis to: Chair, Comparative European Politics Search, Department of Political Science, 4600 Posvar Hall, University of Pittsburgh, 230 S. Bouquet St., Pittsburgh, PA 15260. The University of Pittsburgh is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity Employer. Women and members of minority groups under-represented in academia are especially encouraged to apply.
Deadline: October 22, 2010
Position Announcement: Croft Assistant Professor of Political Science in European Politics, University of Mississippi
The Department of Political Science and the Croft Institute for International Studies (www.croft.olemiss.edu) invite applications for a Croft Assistant Professor of Political Science in European Politics. This is a tenure-track position in Political Science beginning August 2011. The successful candidate will have his/her research and teaching focus on the European Union and be able to teach some other European studies topic. Teaching and service responsibilities will be divided equally between the Croft Institute for International Studies and the Department of Political Science. The Croft Institute administers the major in International Studies within the College of Liberal Arts. Ph.D. or advanced ABD, appropriate foreign language proficiency, strong quantitative methods skills, and demonstrated excellence in teaching are required.
Candidates must apply online at https://jobs.olemiss.edu. Please also send a letter of application that outlines current and projected research interests, a vita, three letters of recommendation, teaching evaluations, and a writing sample to: Chair, European Politics Search Committee, Department of Political Science, 130 Deupree Hall, University of Mississippi, University, MS 38677-1848. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Salary is competitive. Women and minorities are especially encouraged to apply. The University of Mississippi is an AA/ADA/EOE institution.
Postdoctoral Fellowships at the European University Institute: Florence, Italy
Deadline: October 25, 2010
Call for Papers: Charting the Nation between State and Society
April 14-16, 2011 | Columbia University, NY
The Convention also invites proposals devoted to comparative perspectives on nationalism-related issues in other regions of the world, as well as theoretical approaches that need not be grounded in any particular geographic region. Disciplines represented include political science, history, anthropology, sociology, international studies, security studies, area studies, economics, geography and geopolitics, sociolinguistics, literature, psychology, and related fields.
The 2011 Convention invites proposals for individual papers or panels. A panel includes a chair, three or four presentations based on written papers, and a discussant. The 2011 Convention is also welcoming offers to serve as discussant on a panel to be created by the Program Committee from individual paper proposals. The application to be considered as discussant can be self-standing, or accompanied by an individual paper proposal.
For more information, please visit www.nationalities.org/
Deadline: November 3, 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
Carolina Seminars: Russia and Its Empires
Thursday, October 7th, 2010 | 6:30pm | 4003, FedEx Global Education Center, UNC Chapel Hill
Anna Krylova, Duke University, "A Portrait of a Soviet Woman as the Citizen Soldier: Theoretical and Interpretive Challenges"
Anna Krylova's presentation draws on her 2010 book, Soviet Women in Combat: A History of Violence on the Eastern Front. In it, she explores the unprecedented historical phenomenon of Soviet young women's en masse volunteering for combat in 1941. Her presentation's focus is informed by the question of how Stalinist society merged the notions of violence, womanhood, and soldierhood, first, into a conceivable identity and, then, into a realizable agenda for the cohort of young female volunteers. Krylova will conclude her presentation by positing the Soviet woman soldier as a critical subject of further research, intricately connected not only to the peculiarities of Russian history but also to radical trends within Western feminist thought, women's grassroots movements, and military experimentation of the mid-twentieth century.
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