of the Center for European Studies at UNC-Chapel Hill
March 31, 2011
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Italian Studies Lectures: How to tell (about) a revolution (from)
April 4, 2011 | 5:00pm | Franklin Humanities Institute Garage, Duke University
Wu Ming will present lectures at Duke University and UNC-Chapel Hill. The Wu Ming Foundation is a pseudonym for a group of Italian authors formed in 2000. They are the authors of Q, 54, and Manituana. The name is a pun, meaning both "anonymous" and "five people" in Chinese. For more information, please visit http://roml.unc.edu/events/wu-ming-how-to-tell-about-a-revolution-from
Sponsored by: Duke Romance Studies; Franklin Humanities Institute; UNC Romance Languages and Literatures; UNC Center for European Studies; Duke Program in Literature; Marxism and Society.
Workshop on Dualization in Europe and Latin America: Labor Markets and Social Policy
Thursday-Friday, April 7-8, 2011 | FedEx Global Education Center | UNC-Chapel Hill
Invited papers deal with case studies, or two-country comparisons in the same geographical area, focusing on social policy responses to increased risks in the fields of measures to combat poverty and income-maintenance measures for the non-retired who are not in employment.
Those interested in attending the workshop are encouraged to download the conference program (PDF). For more information, please visit www.unc.edu/depts/europe/conferences/socialprotection/.
Workshop jointly organized with the Graduate School in Social, Economic and Political Sciences of the University of Milan and the UNC-Chapel Hill Center for European Studies
Global Business Speaker Series: International Innovation
Wednesday, April 13, 2011 | 5:30-7:00pm | FedEx Global Education Center, Room 4003 | UNC-Chapel Hill
North Carolina German Studies Seminar: On the Art of Contemporary Slowness
Thursday, April 14, 2011 | 4:00 - 6:00pm | Toy Lounge | Dey Hall | UNC-Chapel Hill
Refreshments and drinks will be served after the seminar. Please register with Jennifer Lynn in a timely fashion.
In this talk, Koepnick presents a portion from his current book project "On Slowness: Toward an Aesthetic of Radical Contemporaneity", in which he explores slowness as a medium to develop alternate notions of mobility, enrich given modes of perception, and intensify what it might mean to be contemporaneous to one's present. It has become commonplace to say that our age of electronic networks, global transactions, and rapid transportation technologies causes many to suffer from too much speed in their lives. This excerpt from that project focuses on the potential of electronic writing and text messaging to develop a viable poetics of slowness. The talk concludes with some thoughts about the role of scholarly writing in the Humanities today as both a timely and untimely means to probe the different speeds, itineraries, and notions of progress that structure our present.
Lutz Koepnick is Professor of German, Film and Media Studies, and Comparative Literature at Washington University in St. Louis. He has written widely on German film, visual culture, and literature, on media arts and aesthetics, and on critical theory and cultural politics.
For more information,
please visit www.unc.edu/ncgs/seminars.html. Sponsored by the Carolina Seminars, the UNC Chapel Hill Program in the Humanities and Human Values, the UNC Chapel Hill Department of Communications, and the Departments of Germanic Languages and Literatures and History at Duke University and UNC Chapel Hill.
Two New European Art Exhibits at the Ackland Art Museum
De-Natured: German Art from Joseph Beuys to Martin Kippenberger
For contemporary German artists, representation, authenticity, and history are all fractured, problematic, and "de-natured." Seen together, the nearly 40 works in this exhibition present a complex and compelling introduction to the notable efflorescence of art in post-war Germany.
Romantic Dreams | Rude Awakenings: Northern European Prints and Drawings, 1840–1940
For a list of exhibition-related programs at the Ackland Art Museum (www.ackland.org/index.php), please see this announcement (PDF). Programs include a panel discussion on Multiple Identities: New Thinking about Recent German Art (5:30-7:00pm) and a public reception (7:00-9:00pm), both on Thursday, April 7.
Art Now/Cinema Now - In the Shadow of Catastrophe: German Cinema 1977-1992
Varsity Theater, Downtown Chapel Hill
These film screenings are sponsored by the Ackland Art Museum and the Interdisciplinary Program in Cinema, UNC-Chapel Hill.
An Evening of Russian, French, and Italian Opera
Hungarian Film Screenings
Mondays | 6:00 pm | Room 402, Dey Hall, UNC-Chapel Hill
Bremen Research Scholarship
The Bremen Research Scholarship supports students and young academics from abroad to engage in a research visit to the University of Bremen. The scholarship is for carrying out an ambitious and innovative project in one of the research areas of the university. The aim is to develop and maintain international research connections through sharing innovative and excellent scientific expertise.
The call is open to candidates of all disciplines who have completed basic college studies (usually Bachelor level). Female students or researchers are particularly encouraged to apply. Applicants are requested to obtain a letter of endorsement from a scientist of the University of Bremen prior to the application. In this letter, the scientist should state that she or he is willing to host and advise the applicant during her or his research visit to Bremen and comment on the proposed project.
Interested students should contact John Stephens at the UNC Center for European Studies for more information before submitting an application.
For details, please view the call for proposals (PDF).
Deadline: May 15, 2011
EU External Affairs Review
High-quality papers reporting original research and innovative approaches for the European Union External Affairs Review are now invited for submission.
For more information, visit www.amo.cz/research/eu-external-affairs-review.htm?lang=en
Deadline: April 30, 2011. After this deadline,
papers will be accepted on a continuous basis for publication in the future issues.
2011 Western US Graduate Research Workshop on the European Union
May 13-14, 2011 | University of Colorado at Boulder
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. Doctoral students with approved EU-focused dissertation topics in any academic field and enrolled at institutions in the US may apply to attend the workshop.
Graduate students selected to participate in the 2011 workshop will be expected to give a formal presentation of their research proposal and participate in all planned workshop activities. Students will receive up to $300 reimbursement for a round trip economy airfare from their home cities to Boulder, along with two nights’ hotel and most meals. This workshop is made possible by the generous funding of the European Union Delegation to the United States through the EU Centers of Excellence program.
For details, please visit http://www.ceuce.com/calendar/102796/11085/
New Extended Deadline: April 8, 2011
The USA Meets Europe: A Forum for Young Leaders
May 16 - 21, 2011 | Washington, DC
The program is open to applications from young professionals, students and scholars, civil society practitioners, private sector representatives, journalists, and other interested stakeholders from across the world.
For more information, visit www.culturaldiplomacy.org/europeanamericanrelationship/index.php?en_usame_about
Prague Summer Schools 2011
July 2-9, 2011 | Prague, Czech Republic
The Prague Summer Schools are delivered as seven-day academic programs designed to bring together undergraduate and graduate students of various nationalities and academic backgrounds to enjoy their summer holidays in the unique academic and cultural environment.
For more information, please visit www.praguesummerschools.org.
Early Bird Application Deadline: April 29, 2011
Berlin European Studies Program
Freie Universität Berlin invites applications for its undergraduate FU-BEST (Berlin European Studies) program for Fall 2011 and beyond.
Students may apply directly to FU-BEST (after approval at their home institution) or via their home college/university (especially where an institutional partnership exists).
Deadline for Fall 2011 semester: May 1, 2011
UNC EUCE Competition for Teacher Travel to Brussels: Extended Deadline and Priorities
Two awards will be made to K-12 teachers for participation in a summer program organized by the European Commission. Teachers from EU Centers of Excellence across the US will join a four day study tour of EU institutions in Brussels (travel expected June 2011). Each award will include funds for travel, accommodation, and per diems.
Priority will be given to teachers enrolling a team in the 2011 Euro Challenge competition as well as to teachers who have attended UNC EU Center teacher workshops. Interested teachers should visit www.unc.edu/depts/europe/research_funding/fundingk12.htm for more information and application materials.
Extended Deadline: April 8, 2011
Grants Available to NC Community College Faculty
In collaboration with UNC and Duke’s National Resource Centers, World View is facilitating grants to community college educators to create modules to internationalize their courses.
Over 40 grants have been awarded to North Carolina community college instructors to date. Each grantee receives $750 to support module creation and a trip to UNC-Chapel Hill for research. At UNC they work with librarians and faculty arranged by World View.
There will be separate grant competitions for modules covering the following areas:
More information is available at http://www.unc.edu/world/ccgrants.shtml.
Grant Proposal Deadline: April 21, 2011
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.
Postdoc Position: The Causes and Consequences of Multilevel Governance
The Chair in Multilevel Governance at the Faculty of Social Sciences of VU University Amsterdam has a vacancy for a postdoctoral position. The postdoc will work on coding the rules and authority of c.25 regional regimes from their establishment to 2010. These regimes include the European Union, the Andean Community, Mercosur, SADC, etc. The coding scheme engages decision rules of the regional regime in policy making, membership accession, expulsion, budget, dispute settlement. The purpose is to develop a dataset that engages the following questions: To what extent has reform led to increased supranationalism or intergovernmentalism? What are the major variations among regional regimes? How can one explain cross-sectional and temporal variation? Detailed profiles will inform coding decisions.
The postdoc will work with the project leaders (Liesbet Hooghe and Gary Marks) and Ph.D. candidates in the project on collecting quantitative and qualitative data, and co-developing and testing the theoretical framework of the project.
The postdoc will be an integral member of a strong research group on multilevel governance. The postdoc will also participate in the management of the project, including co-organizing workshops, maintaining contacts, and collaborating with project participants.
For details, please see this announcement.
Deadline: April 15, 2011
Call for Papers: Economic Policy Conference
The X Jornadas de Política Económica / Xth Economic Policy Conference will be held in the University of Málaga on 20th and 21st October 2011, under the title Economic Policy Proposals for Facing the Present Challenges. Full information on the Conference will shortly be published on the website www.xjpe.es
Papers should preferably be related to one of the following topic areas:
The abstracts, in Spanish or English, should be between 500-700 words and should describe the contents and methodology of the paper, as well as its relation to Economic Policy. The abstract should include the title of the paper, the topic area considered most appropriate for ascription, the author’s family name(s), and surname(s), the actual position and institution, the email address, JEL codes and keywords.
The abstracts must be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org under the message subject Resumen/Abstract.
Abstract Submission Deadline: April 30, 2011
Position Announcement: Research Fellow on Contemporary Cyprus at the LSE Hellenic Observatory
The post is based at the Hellenic Observatory (HO), which is part of the LSE's European Institute. The HO focuses on the position of both Greece and Cyprus in relation to the European Union and South-East Europe. Its perspective is that of the social sciences - covering political, economic and social developments.
Following the generous support of the Mr Andreas N. Hadjiyiannis this fellowship is to facilitate high quality research and publication(s) relevant to the work of the Hellenic Observatory and will be for a fixed term for one person for 5 years starting September 2011.
The preferred appointment is for a Senior Research Fellow (Band 8), however if no suitable applications are received at this level, the HO will consider applications for a Research Fellow (Band 7). You should have a PhD in a relevant discipline, a strong publication record and knowledge of contemporary Cyprus.
To apply for this post please go to www.lse.ac.uk/JobsatLSE and select "Visit the ONLINE RECRUITMENT SYSTEM web page".
Deadline: May 3, 2011
Workshop: Implementing EU External Policy in Non-Member States
May 6-7, 2011 | University of Bath | United Kingdom
This workshop will also be open to non-paper givers, and limited support for students’ travel and accommodation is available.
For more information, please visit http://www.bath.ac.uk/esml/news/news_0028.html
Soviet Propaganda Art Exhibit
International Coffee Hour
Tuesday, April 12 | 5:00 - 6:00 PM | 4003 FedEx Global Education Center
GO! Global Pre-Departure Orientation on Culture and Ethics
April 16, 2011 | 10:00am - 3:00pm | FedEx Global Education Center | UNC-Chapel Hill
GO! is an interactive workshop for students doing service-learning and research in Africa, Asia, and Latin America. GO! helps students evaluate expectations, anticipate cultural and ethical challenges, prepare for community engagement, and develop intercultural competencies. Students meet others traveling to similar areas, share experiences, and discuss strategies to readjust and to continue to connect with important issues and populations encountered abroad.
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