of the Center for European Studies at UNC-Chapel Hill
November 3, 2010
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CES Fall Speakers Series
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
As 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).
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.
Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) Grants Information Sessions
November 15 | 10:00am
Each year, the US Department of Education awards Foreign Language Area Studies (FLAS) funding to Area Studies Centers at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. FLAS funds are awarded in a competitive process open to graduate and advanced undergraduate students to pursue foreign language and area studies for professional purposes. FLAS funds are intended to support high-level second language acquisition among US professionals. For details, please visit www.unc.edu/areastudies/fundingopp/flas.html.
North Carolina German Studies Seminar: Film Screening and Events
Wednesday, 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 (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.
Artist Lecture - Aftermath Art Exhibition: Exploring the Aftermath of War
November 3, 2010 | 6:00pm | Room 1005
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"
Consistent Incorporation of Professional Terminologies into the World’s Languages: The Linguistic Engine of a Global Culture
We are pleased to announce that our own Sarah Hutchison, Associate Director of the Transatlantic Masters Program (TAM), contributed a chapter to the volume Consistent Incorporation of Professional Terminologies into the World’s Languages: The Linguistic Engine of a Global Culture, edited by Michel Gueldry. The 17 case studies presented in this volume show the increasing need for foreign language programs in a global society. The work advocates for a combination of foreign language studies with career oriented disciplinary studies. The volume explores resources, curricular models and methods, assessment and examples of successfully integrated language and content education. Sarah Hutchison's article is entitled Defining International Education: A Comparative Analysis of US-based Professional Masters Programs.
For more information, please visit http://mellenpress.com/mellenpress.cfm?bookid=8162&pc=9
Public Lecture by Italian Political Philosopher
November 9, 2010 | 5:15pm | Room 1009, FedEx Global Education Center
Co-sponsored by Departments of Anthropology, Communication, Geography, Romance Languages, the Center for European Studies and the ghost of the University Program in Cultural Studies.
Languages Across the Curriculum: Call for TAs
UNC's Languages Across the Curriculum Program currently seeks TAs to teach the following Spring 2011 discussion sections:
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 Courses
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 discussion sections during the Spring 2011 semester.
Furst Forum Lectures
The 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, November 16, 2010
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
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 email@example.com).
TUESDAYS | 6:00 PM | 402 DEY HALL | UNC CAMPUS
See the full schedule for the semester here (PDF).
Cleopatra and the East: Documentation and Fantasy in French Orientalist Art
Through November 7, 2010 | Ackland Art Museum | UNC-Chapel Hill
For details, please view the exhibition description (PDF).
DAAD Summer Course Grants
The DAAD (German Academic Exchange Service) University Summer Course Grant program provides scholarships to attend a broad range of three- to four-week summer courses at German universities which focus mainly on literary, cultural, political and economic aspects of modern and contemporary Germany. Extensive extracurricular programs complement and reinforce the core material.
Scholarships are awarded to students pursuing full-time study at Canadian or US colleges or universities. There are no restrictions as to field of study, but applicants must have attained at least Sophomore standing (second-year standing in Canada) at the time of application.
For more information, please visit http://www.daad.org/?p=47438
Deadline: December 15, 2010
Global Research Institute Fellowships, UNC-Chapel Hill
The Global Research Institute (GRI) is envisioned as a center for world-class applied research on salient international issues. GRI will offer a limited number of one semester fellowships in 2011-12 to non-UNC-Chapel Hill and to UNC-Chapel Hill faculty and staff working on research themes germane to the development of innovative new strategies for rebuilding and renewing the state’s economy. We hope to address North Carolina’s future—and the American South’s more broadly-- and therefore encourage applications from scholars working on issues relating to regional economic development, technological change, migration, education, public health, and human capital.
For more information and to apply, please visit http://uncgri.wordpress.com/to-apply/
Applications Due: January 7, 2011
Graduate Student Conference - Taking the European Union into the 21st Century: History, Challenges, and Debates
Saturday, April 9, 2011 | University of Pittsburgh | Pittsburgh, PA
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
Early Childhood in Developing World Contexts
April 7-8, 2011 | University College Cork, Ireland
For more information, please visit http://www.ucc.ie/en/ecdconf/
Abstract Submission Deadline: December 3, 2010
Undergraduate Model EU
February 18-19, 2011 | University of Pittsburgh
Please see the working agenda (PDF). Small travel/transportation awards may be available. Please confirm your institution's participation in the Undergraduate Model EU and let Timothy Thompson (firstname.lastname@example.org) know of any country preferences as soon as possible.
Deadline for requesting participation: December 3, 2010
Euro Challenge Competition
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 be awarded 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 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/
Euro 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?
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.
Save the Date: World View March Seminars
World 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
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.
Position Opening: Associate Professor in Research Methods, Maastricht University
Maastricht University invites applications for an Associate Professor in Research Methods. The successful hire will contribute to the teaching in the BA and MA European Studies of the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, mainly through courses in the field of research methods. The Maastricht European Studies programmes study Europe and European integration in its broader international, historical, cultural and political context and from an interdisciplinary perspective. The language of instruction is English.
For more information, please see the position announcement.
International Conference: The Diffusion of Regional Integration
December 10-11, 2010 | Berlin, Germany
The conference will bring together around 45 scholars from all over the world. Six Panels and one Roundtable will discuss cooperation and integration in different regions, how and what kind of regional cooperation the EU seeks to promote as well as the receiving end of these efforts.
Please find a detailed program of the conference at: www.transformeurope.eu
For more information please contact transform-europe@fu-berlin. We kindly ask you to use the registration form, which you can download from our website, to register for the conference.
Registration Deadline: November 26, 2010
Call for Papers: Reaching Beyond the Pro/Contra Controversy on Turkey's EU Accession
February 3-5, 2011 in Berlin | June 2-4, 2011 in Istanbul
Aiming for an interdisciplinary engagement, we also seek to shift the current focus on ‘European’ perceptions of Turkey’s candidacy by equally considering scholarly debates from Turkey through a two-tier structure of the workshop, organized in cooperation between Free University (Berlin) and Sabanci University (Istanbul). In doing so the workshops are intended to expand the boundaries of a European public sphere as it is currently conceived and to explore discursive linkages between intellectual debates from within the EU and Turkey.
For more information, please see the call for papers.
Deadline for abstracts: December 1, 2010
Call for Papers: Renewing or Challenging Democracy as We Know It?
May 12-14, 2011 | Aarhus University, Denmark
Papers should be related to one of the following theoretical and practical issues:
The seminar will be structured as a combination of plenary sessions and open workshops. For more information, please visit http://matchpoints.au.dk/
Deadline for proposals: December 1, 2010
NC Latin American Film Festival
November 1-20, 2010
For more information, please visit http://latinfilmfestivalnc.com/. For a list of films and showtimes, please see http://sites.google.com/site/22ndfilmfestivalnc/2010-calendar
"The Yes Men Fix the World": Visualizing Human Rights Movie Night
Friday, November 5, 2010 | 7:00pm - 10:00pm | Nelson Mandela Auditorium, FedEx Global Education Center, UNC Chapel Hill
This movie is the preview event for the third Visual Human Rights Anti-Conference. Discussion to follow led by Mark Gibney, professor of political science at UNC-Asheville, and Safia Swimelar, assistant professor of political science at Elon University. For more information about the conference, please visit http://vhr3.web.unc.edu/
Visualizing Human Rights Anti-Conference
Saturday, November 6, 2010 | 10am - 3pm | FedEx Global Education Center, UNC Chapel Hill
Join the Center for Global Initiatives and Dick Gordon for this Third Annual Anti-conference to reflect, create, celebrate, and think about human rights. The day will include on-demand human rights t-shirt printing, collaborative art making and a free lunch by Vimala’s Curryblossom Café.
For more information and to reserve your free ticket, please visit http://vhr3.web.unc.edu/
International Coffee Hour
Tuesday, November 9, 2010 | 5:00 - 6:00pm | FedEx Global Education Center, 4th floor
This event is sponsored by the Writing Center, the Center for Global Initiatives, the Graduate School, the Office of Postdoctoral Affairs, and the Office of International Student and Scholar Services.
Environmental Rights, Peace, and Grassroots Movements: Africa and Beyond
Tuesday, November 9, 2010 | 5:30 - 7:00pm |
FedEx Global Education Center, Nelson Mandela Auditorium
The panel features Kamoji Wachiira, a leading botanist and former political prisoner, and UNC Professors Bereket Selassie, Arturo Escobar, and Mark Driscoll. Professor Eunice Sahle will moderate the panel discussion. This event is sponsored by the Department of African and Afro-American Studies, African Studies Center, Diversity and Multicultural Affairs, and Center for Global Initiatives and Curriculum in Global Studies.
National Economic Council Director to Speak
Thursday, November 11, 2010 | 6:00pm | FedEx Global Education Center | UNC-Chapel Hill
Free tickets will be available in the center lobby of the Global Education Center starting at 4:30 p.m. Doors to the event will open at 5:30 p.m. Seating will be limited, but live videos of the event will be displayed elsewhere in the center and in the Tate-Turner-Kuralt Building auditorium next door.
For more information, please see the UNC Global website.
Carolina Seminars: Russia and Its Empires, East and West
Thursday, November 11, 2010 | 6:30pm | Hyde Hall Incubator Room, UNC Chapel Hill
Eren Murat Tasar, Davis Center for Russian and Eurasian Studies, Harvard University: "World War II and the Emergence of an Islamically Informed Soviet Identity in Central Asia"
Eren Tasar's paper draws on his dissertation, “Soviet and Muslim: the Institutionalization of Islam in Central Asia, 1943-1991.” In this presentation he examines how the experience of World War II created an opening for Central Asia’s predominantly Muslim population to frame loyalty to Soviet rule in Islamic terms. A uniquely positioned group of Islamic scholars, who collaborated with Soviet bureaucrats, articulated a viable way for Central Asian Muslims to identify themselves as Soviet and Muslim at the same time. While not universally embraced, this accommodation encountered broad approval and even enthusiasm within the Soviet Party-state as well as the Central Asian population more generally.
Sponsored by Carolina Seminars, the Center for Slavic, Eurasian, and East European Studies, the Department of History, the Carolina Center for the Study of the Middle East and Muslim Civilizations, and the Department of Religious Studies.
UNC Passport Drive
Wednesday, November 17 and Thursday, November 18, 2010 | 10am-3pm | FedEx Global
Education Center, 4th floor
You can have passport photos taken at the event for $7 by UNC One Card, or before the event at the UNC One Card Office. You are encouraged to get your photos before the event to avoid waiting.
For more information, please visit http://global.unc.edu/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=698&Itemid=94
Global Music Show
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