Newsletter of the Center for European Studies at UNC-Chapel Hill 
October 20, 2010


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This week we have:
1. CES News
2. European News, Lectures and Events
3. Grants, Fellowships and Awards
4. Call for Proposals
5. Seminars, Workshops and Programs
6. K-12 Schools & Community Colleges
7. EUSA Corner
8. Other International Studies News

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CES News

CES Fall Speakers Series

Claude Mosséri-Marlio

Friday, October 29, 2010
12:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.
FedEx Global Education Center: 4th Floor Seminar Room

Claude Mosséri-Marlio of the European Court of Justice will discuss Contrasting Competition Concepts. Open to the public, light refreshments provided.

The lecture will focus on why the approach by EU and US courts to similar competition cases often results in contrasting conclusions. Mosséri-Marlio is professor of European law and the European Court of Justice at the American Business School in Paris and visiting lecturer at the Tyumen University in Siberia.

   
David Armitage

Friday, November 12, 2010
12:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.
FedEx Global Education Center: 4th Floor Seminar Room

David Armitage (Chief of the Regional Analysis Unit in the Office of Analysis for Europe at the State Department's Bureau of Intelligence and Research) will discuss Who Moved My Cheese? Central Europe and the EU. Open to the public, light refreshments provided.

For more information, please visit www.unc.edu/depts/europe/calendar/1011.html

European Voices: Journalists on Contemporary Media in Transition, Continuing the Conversation

Murrow Program ParticipantsMonday, November 1, 2010 | 10:30am - 12:45pm | FedEx Global Education Center, Room 4003
Journalists from 11 countries participating in the Edward R. Murrow Program for Journalists discuss the challenges they face in independent media outlets with UNC faculty, students, and staff. Audience members will have an opportunity to engage Murrow Program participants in a moderated forum.

Sponsored by the Center for European Studies and the Center for Slavic, Eurasian, and East European Studies in conjunction with the School of Journalism and Mass Communication and the Edward R. Murrow Program for Journalists.

North Carolina German Studies Workshop: German Reunification, 20 Years Later

Thursday, November 18, 2010 | 4:00 - 7:30pm | Hyde Hall, Institute for the Arts and Humanities, UNC-Chapel Hill

German flag atop the ReichstagAs a product of the peaceful revolution, which overthrew communism in 1989, the accession of the German Democratic Republic to the Federal Republic of Germany in October 1990 restored a German national state within an integrating European Union. Since this surprising development was accompanied with many historical anxieties as well as current concerns about the potential dominance of Germany over Europe, it is important to ask what consequences the reunification of the two German states has had during the last two decades: How has the unification process actually worked out for the participating East Germans and how has the emerging Berlin Republic used its economic, political and military influence? At the same time, the overcoming of German and European division has also rendered the framework of Cold War interpretations obsolete, posing the question of how to narrate the course of German history in the twentieth century from the perspective of this new caesura.

Keynote Speaker: Paul Nolte. Nolte is a professor at the Department of History at the Free University of Berlin and during the academic year 2010-11 Visiting professor at the UNC History Department. He is one of the leading German historians of his generation. He is best known as a public intellectual who has been arguing for a reform of the welfare state and for a new sense of civic responsibility.

Round Table: The Consequences of the Reunification for Germany and Europe. A discussion with Robert M. Jenkins (UNC), Richard Langston (UNC), Christiane Lemke (Leibniz Universität, NYU), Holger Moroff (UNC), and Paul Nolte (Free University, Berlin).

Refreshments and drinks will be served. Please register with Sarah Summers (ses278@email.unc.edu) in a timely fashion. For more information see: http://www.unc.edu/ncgs

In conjunction with the UNC Center for European Studies, and the UNC Center for Slavic, Eurasian, and East European Studies. Sponsored by Carolina Seminars, the UNC-Chapel Hill Institute for the Arts and Humanities, and the Departments of Germanic Languages and Literatures and History at Duke University and UNC-Chapel Hill.

North Carolina German Studies Seminar: Film Screening and Events

Map of Germany in Flag FormWednesday, November 3, 2010 | 6:30 - 10:30pm | Room 116, Murphy Hall, UNC-Chapel Hill

Screening: "THE MARQUISE OF OŠ" (1976), directed by Éric Rohmer

Thursday, November 4, 2010 | 5:00 - 7:00pm | Incubator Room, Hyde Hall, IAH, UNC-Chapel Hill

JAMES PHILLIPS (University of New South Wales)

ÉRIC ROHMER'S "THE MARQUISE OF O...", OR MARRIAGE UNDER AMBIGUOUS CIRCUMSTANCES"

(In conjunction with ScreenArts Film and Media Series)

Kleist's "Die Marquise von OŠ", as the story of a woman who learns to love her rapist, is baldly offensive. This has been insufficiently remarked in the literature, which has led to misappreciations of Rohmer's film. By its omissions, accessions and displacements Rohmer's adaptation opens up the hermeneutic setting in which the pregnant Marquise finds herself. Is it the Count or Leopardo who takes advantage of her once she slips into unconsciousness? The ambiguity wins for the film's central couple a little freedom from tropes of the patriarchal domestication of women and introduces to the narrative the interpretative perplexity characteristic of Kleist's other fictions. Rohmer also shifts the Count's anecdote of the swan to the final scene where in the context of the reconciliation between the Count and the Marquise it - and with it the film as a whole - takes on the function of a parable of forgiveness.

James Phillips is an Australian Research Council fellow in the School of History and Philosophy at the University of New South Wales in Sydney and a visiting fellow at the National Humanities Center in Research Triangle Park.

Please register with Sarah Summers (ses278@email.unc.edu) 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.

Artist Lecture - Aftermath Art Exhibition: Exploring the Aftermath of War

Aftermath: Lebanon, 1983-1984 and 2006, for Rania Masri, by elin o'Hara slavickNovember 3, 2010 | 6:00pm | Room 1005
AFTERMATH is an exhibition by artist and Professor elin o'Hara slavick that explores the aftermath of war.  The display on three floors of the FedEx Global Education Center includes a selection of works from "Hiroshima: After Aftermath" and "Protesting Cartography: Places the U.S. Has Bombed."  Both projects examine aerial bombardment through the use of maps, rubbings, photographs (black and white, color and cyanotypes), drawings and paintings.

Slavick has exhibited her work across the U.S. and Europe and in Cuba, Hong Kong, Scotland, England and Canada. She has been a Professor of studio art, theory and practice at UNC-Chapel Hill since 1994. 

This exhibition is sponsored by the Carolina Asia Center with support from the Center for European Studies, Center for Slavic, Eurasian and Eastern European Studies, Carolina Center for the Study of the Middle East and Muslim Civilizations, Institute for the Study of the Americas, African Studies Center, Center for Global Initiatives and Parr Center for Ethics.

Above: Lebanon, 1983 - 1984 and 2006, For Rania Masri   30"x22"
elin o’Hara slavick, ink, color pencil, gouache and watercolor on Arches paper

Languages Across the Curriculum: Call for TAs

Languages Across the CurriculumUNC's Languages Across the Curriculum Program currently seeks TAs to teach the following Spring 2011 discussion sections:

  • FRENCH LAC section for POLI 239: Introduction to European Government
  • GERMAN LAC section for GERM 257: Society and Culture of Post-War Germany (HIST 257 / POLI 257 / SOCI 257)

Candidates 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.

For details, please visit www.unc.edu/areastudies/degreeprograms/lac-tas-call.html

Deadline: November 5, 2010

Spring 2011 LAC World MapCourses

The Languages Across the Curriculum (LAC) program integrates the study and use of languages into courses outside the departments of languages and literatures. We are delighted to offer the following LAC sections during the Spring 2011 semester.

  • ARABIC combined discussion section open to students taking any of the following courses:
    • ASIA 455: Arabs in America
    • GEOG/INTS 448: Transnational Muslims
    • RELI/ASIA 180: Intro to Islamic Civilizations
    • RELI 490: Islam and Modernity
  • FRENCH discussion section for POLI 239: Introduction to European Government
  • GERMAN discussion section for GERM 257: Society and Culture of Postwar Germany
  • GERMAN discussion section for HIST 259: Women and Gender in Europe Since 1750
  • SPANISH discussion section for BUSI 617: Global Marketing
  • SPANISH discussion section for HIST 143: Latin America Since Independence
  • SPANISH discussion section for IDST 256: Global Cinema
  • SWAHILI combined discussion section open to students taking any of the following courses:
    • AFRI 101: Introduction to African Civilization
    • AFRI 523: Central Africa: The Politics of Development
    • ANTH 319: Global Health
    • HIST 130: 20th Century Africa

For more information, including instructions on how to enroll, visit www.unc.edu/lac or email lac@unc.edu.


European News, Lectures sand Events

Furst Forum Lectures

Richard CanteThe Lilian R. Furst Forum in Comparative Literature is a lecture series organized in 2005 as a graduate student initiative, with financial support from the Department of English & Comparative Literature.

Tuesday, October 26, 2010
Dr. Richard Cante, (Communication Studies)
"Post-Cinematic Theatricality, Post-Theatrical Cinema, and Other Enactments of Circuitry Between Contemporary (Global) Media."

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Dr. Richard Langston, (Germanic Languages and Literatures)
"Mapping and Coring: Orientation as the Filmification of Literary Knowledge."

Thursday, December 2, 2010
Michael Rulon, (English and Comparative Literature)
"Healing the Wounds of War in Women's Writing of the Algerian Revolution."

All Furst Forums will take place at 4:00 pm in Donovan lounge, Greenlaw Hall, UNC-Chapel Hill, and refreshments will be served. For more information please visit the Furst Forum website (http://englishcomplit.unc.edu/complit/furst)

Holocaust Cinema in Eastern Europe

Divided We Fall

The Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures at UNC cordially invites you to a season of outstanding films by Polish, Czech, Slovak and Hungarian directors focusing on the Holocaust. Screened mostly in new prints, all with English subtitles (one is English-speaking). For more info contact Peter Sherwood (421 Dey Hall, or email peter_sherwood@unc.edu).

TUESDAYS | 6:00 PM | 402 DEY HALL | UNC CAMPUS

  • October 26, 2010
    Jan Hřebejk’s Musíme si pomáhat: Divided We Fall (Czech Republic, 2000)
  • November 2, 2010
    Ján Kadár and Elmar Klos’s Obchod na korze: The Shop on Main Street ([Czecho-] Slovakia, 1965)
  • November 9, 2010
    István Szabó’s Apa: Father (Hungary, 1966)

See the full schedule for the semester here (PDF).


Grants, Fellowships and Awards

PhD Scholarships: Monash European and European Union Centre

Monash UniversityThe Monash European and European Union Centre is offering a maximum 3-year full-time PhD stipend to conduct research on Europe and the European Union.

Candidates focusing their research on relations between the European Union and non-EU countries, regions and international organisations, including EU-Australian relations, or other thematic areas of interest to the Monash European and EU Centre, are particularly welcome to apply.

The stipend is non-taxable and will be equivalent to AUD $17,000 per year (indexed annually). International students should note that this is a subsistence allowance, and does not cover tuition fees.

 
The candidate will be required to have an H1 honours degree or equivalent in Politics, International Relations, History, European Studies, Law, Economics, or related fields. Essential skills include an understanding of contemporary Europe and of the role of the European Union in Europe and on the wider international scene.

For more information and to apply, please visit www.mrgs.monash.edu.au/scholarships/apply/

Applicants must also notify the MEEUC, no later than at submission of the online application, of their intention to apply for this stipend.

Deadline: Midnight AEST, October 31, 2010

 

Call for Proposals

Graduate Student Conference - Taking the European Union into the 21st Century: History, Challenges, and Debates

University of Pittsburgh European Union Center of ExcellenceSaturday, April 9, 2011 | University of Pittsburgh | Pittsburgh, PA
The European Union faces challenges that affect its citizens, institutions, and policy-making capabilities. The Organizing Committee of the Sixth Annual Graduate Student Conference on the European Union welcomes papers addressing the theme “Taking the European Union into the 21st Century.” Submissions are welcome from all disciplines on a variety of topics including, but not limited to, EU politics, governance, economics, history, security studies, and institutions, as well as policies covering enlargement, immigration, development, trade, transatlantic relations, and foreign policy.

The University of Pittsburgh’s library system houses one of the largest and most complete archives of primary and secondary documents on the European Union, dating back to the beginnings of the European Coal and Steel Community. Conference presenters are given access to the archive for research while in Pittsburgh.

For more information, please visit http://www.ucis.pitt.edu/euce/events/gradconf/

Deadline for Abstract Submission: December 10, 2010


Seminars, Workshops and Programs

New ECPR Standing Group on Southeast Europe

ECPR: European Consortium for Political ResearchWe are very pleased to announce the creation of the new ECPR Standing Group on Southeast Europe. The group is open to established academics and early career researchers (including PhD students) who share an interest in the study of the region, either in a country-specific or comparative perspective.

We encourage membership from across the broad disciplinary range of social sciences. Membership is free. Please visit our website for more information and complete the relevant membership form.

The Standing Group on SEE relies on your active participation in order to provide a useful resource to its members.

Please visit the Standing Group at www2.lse.ac.uk/europeanInstitute/research/LSEE/ECPR_Standing_Group_on_SEE/Home.aspx


K-12 Schools & Community Colleges

Euro Challenge Competition

Euro Challenge

Welcome to the Euro Challenge 2011 – an exciting educational opportunity for high school students (grades 9 & 10) to learn about the European Union (EU) – the largest trading partner of the US – and its single currency, the euro. The competition is also an excellent opportunity for NC teachers, as teachers enlisting a team in the Euro Challenge are eligible to win a free trip to Brussels next summer. The program introduces students of global studies, world history, European studies and beyond to the field of economics, and offers a unique learning experience that moves them out of the classroom into the real world.

For the competition, students research problems and solutions to Europe's economic challenges. A team of three to five students presents its findings in a competition format. The best teams from each region travel to New York City to compete in the national finals at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York. Conditional on an annual grant, winning teams can win cash prizes and a trip to Washington generously offered by The Moody's Foundation.

The competition requires no previous knowledge of economics or Europe, and students and teachers can access an array of educational resources and training materials on the Euro Challenge website: http://www.euro-challenge.org/.

The North Carolina European Union Center of Excellence is proud to offer an online "textbook" intended as an introduction to economics for teachers and students in high school grades and up. Explore the Euro Economics website here: www.unc.edu/depts/europe/euroeconomics/

Brussels, BelgiumEuro Challenge in North Carolina: Orientation Session and Free Trip to Brussels!

UNC will host an orientation session for teachers from North Carolina schools participating in the Euro Challenge (details forthcoming). Teachers enlisting a team in the Euro Challenge are eligible for one of two spots to travel to Brussels in summer 2011, travel and accommodations paid, on a program organized by the European Commission.

How to Register?

Register for the Euro Challenge competition online at www.euro-challenge.org/registration.html. For more information about the competition in the North Carolina region, contact Gali Beeri at gali@unc.edu or 919.843.9852.

For details for NC schools, visit www.unc.edu/depts/europe/academicprograms/eurochallenge.html.

The Euro Challenge is a program of the Delegation of the European Union to the United States of America.

Teaching Resources Highlight: College Syllabi

EUCE College SyllabiThe Network of European Union Centers of Excellence (EUCE) has compiled syllabi with European Union content from universities across the country within our EUCE network. These syllabi are intended as a guide in organizing course content and/or in assigning topical readings for college-level courses. They have been developed by the professors at the listed universities for actual courses, and may be useful as starting points for fully developing your own curricula.

Please explore the syllabi by visiting http://euce.org/education/syllabi.php#content

Save the Date: World View March Seminars

Girl holding a globeWorld View seminars are focused and substantive with the goal of helping educators learn more about particular regions of the world and, in the case of the Latin America and North Carolina seminar, about immigrant cultures and issues. We ask that, when possible, a team of at least four faculty and administrators from one school, school district, or community college attend a seminar together.

Latin America and North Carolina
March 22-23, 2011 (11/2 days)
co-sponsored by the Consortium in Latin American and Caribbean studies at UNC and Duke

Understanding Russia and Its Neighbors

March 23-24, 2011 (11/2 days)
co-sponsored by the Center for Slavic, Eurasian, and East European Studies

Located at the Friday Center for Continuing Education, UNC at Chapel Hill.
Cost of registration is $175 per person per seminar, or $325 for both seminars. A team of 4 is $600 (save $100 per seminar). A team is comprised of 4 or more individuals from a school, college, or district. Only $150 for each additional team member per seminar.

For more information please visit http://www.unc.edu/world/seminars.shtml. Register online at www.unc.edu/world/regform.shtml

Galaxy Theater Tickets

Galaxy CinemaThe 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):

  • Breathless (French with English subtitles).
  • The Girl Who Kicked the Hornets' Nest (Swedish with English subtitles). Opens Friday, November 5th

For movies and show times, please visit the Galaxy Cinema website: http://www.mygalaxycinema.com/nowplaying.php.

World ViewGlobal Updates from World View

The latest issue of Global Updates encourages a celebration of International Education Week and Geography Awareness Week with activity suggestions and more: www.unc.edu/world/Global_Updates_2010/Sept_Oct/Oct_10.htm. World View believes that every week should be International Education Week. Teachers in North Carolina’s schools and colleges are educating students for a global society every day. This year World View will work with its 16,000th educator and has formal partnerships with over 100 schools, school systems, and community colleges from across the state. These partners have a commitment to global education and to preparing students to study, work, and live in an interconnected world. If you are doing something to celebrate International Education Week let World View and the IEW folks know about it. Submit your event for others to see on the IEW website. Together we can show the world how North Carolina is a leader in international education.

To see previous Global Updates from World View, please visit the archive at www.unc.edu/world/Global_Updates.shtml.


EUSA Corner
Following are meetings and announcements from the European Union Studies Association, of which the UNC-CH Center for European Studies is a sustaining member.

Call for JCER Book Review Editor

Journal of Contemporary European Research The Journal of Contemporary European Research calls for a book review editor to work with the journal editors, Christian Kaunert and Sarah Léonard from 1 January 2011. The role of the book review editor entails: identifying appropriate reviewers, careful consideration of books for potential review, the copy-editing and on-line submission of reviews in accordance with the publication schedule, and providing the editors with regular status updates. In addition, the book review editor will need to liaise with authors over publication deadlines and word-lengths. He (she) will also record the submissions and reviewers details.

The JCER book review editor will be appointed for a term of two years in the first instance. Expressions of interest (of no more than 300 words) accompanied by a CV inclusive of the names of two referees should be sent by email to both Christian Kaunert (c.kaunert@salford.ac.uk) and Sarah Léonard (s.leonard@salford.ac.uk). Visit the JCER website: www.jcer.net/ojs/index.php/jcer/index

Deadline: October 31, 2010

Call for Nominations to the EUSA Executive Committee

EUSA: European Union Studies AssociationNominations for the European Union Studies Association (EUSA) Executive Committee election are now being accepted. Four seats are open for the 2011 election, to be elected to four-year terms. The seven members of the Executive Committee meet once a year, determine Association policies, and oversee activities including the Review, Prizes, EUSA's website and listserve, interest sections, and the Biennial Conference.

Nominations (self-nominations accepted) must include:

  • a letter of interest;
  • current curriculum vita (short version preferred);
  • one brief biographical paragraph not to exceed 100 words (for use with the ballot);

Executive Committee members must be current members of EUSA who have not already served eight years total on the Committee. EUSA welcomes all qualified candidates, including those from outside academia. It is hoped that the final slate will be characterized by a balance among senior and junior level candidates, among minority and women candidates, as well as a cross-representation of academic disciplines, colleges and universities, and geographical locations.

All nomination materials should be sent by email to the Executive Director, Joe Figliulio, at eusa@pitt.edu. A ballot will be emailed to all current EUSA members by November 20, 2010, and ballots will be due by December 20, 2010. Election results will be announced early January 2011. The four new Executive Committee members will take office on March 6, 2011, at the EUSA Conference in Boston.

Deadline for receipt of materials: November 15, 2010


Other International Studies News

Carolina Seminars: Russia and Its Empires

GlobeThursday, October 28, 2010 | 6:30pm | 4003, FedEx Global Education Center, UNC Chapel Hill

Emily Baran, PhD Candidate, UNC-CH History Department, "'Shrewd as Snakes, Innocent as Doves:' Soviet Jehovah's Witnesses in the Post-Stalin Era"

Emily Baran's presentation draws on her broader dissertation project, "Faith on the Margins: Jehovah's Witnesses in the Soviet Union and Post-Soviet Russia, Ukraine, and Moldova, 1945-2010." She examines the shifting boundaries of religious freedom and the nature of religious dissent in the postwar Soviet Union and three of its successor states through a case study of one of the world's most marginal and controversial religious organizations, the Jehovah's Witnesses.

The presentation will chart the post-Stalin Soviet state's approach to stamping out religion, which it saw as a bourgeois holdover and an obstacle to building communism, and the strategies employed by the Witnesses to respond and adapt to changing conditions. In particular, it will focus on the state's coercive tactics and the Witnesses' underground organizational structure and illegal activities.

Sponsored by Carolina Seminars, the Center for Slavic, Eurasian, and East European Studies, and the History Department.

Global Music Show
Global Music Show Wednesday, October 27, 2010 | 9:00 - 10:00pm | Listen online at http://wxyc.org, 89.3FM

Guest Esther Majani (UNC School of Public Health) and WXYC DJ Raj Saha present this month's episode of the Global Music show (www.unc.edu/areastudies/publicprograms/global-music.html), sponsored by the Center for Global Initiatives.

 

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