Newsletter of the Center for European Studies at UNC-Chapel Hill 
April 13, 2011


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

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CES News

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Connect with CES on Facebook

The Center for European Studies now has a Facebook page! Keep track of CES and community-wide European events by liking our page at https://www.facebook.com/pages/UNC-Center-for-European-Studies/140626679313154

Sign up for a Fall Languages Across the Curriculum (LAC) Course!

Languages Across the Curriculum (LAC)UNC's 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 Fall 2011 semester.

  • FRENCH discussion sections for:
    • HIST 159: 20th-Century Europe
    • INTS 210: Global Issues (ANTH/GEOG/HIST/POLI 210)
  • GERMAN discussion section for:
    • HIST 159: 20th-Century Europe
  • SPANISH discussion sections for:
    • BUSI 617: Global Marketing
    • ENST 201: Introduction to Environment and Society
    • HIST 142: Latin America under Colonial Rule (Also open to students in SPAN 373: Survey of Spanish American Literature)
    • INTS 210: Global Issues (ANTH/GEOG/HIST/POLI 210)
    • POLI 238: Contemporary Latin American Politics
  • SWAHILI combined discussion section (courses TBA)

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

Global Music Show: Post-War German and Krautrock Music

Global Music Show Wednesday, April 27, 2011 | 9:00 - 10:00pm | 89.3 FM | Listen online at http://wxyc.org

This month's episode of the Global Music show (www.unc.edu/areastudies/publicprograms/global-music.html) is sponsored by the Center for European Studies:
www.unc.edu/depts/europe/. WXYC DJ Michael Hughes welcomes guest Richard Langston (UNC Department of Germanic Languages and Literatures) to discuss Post-War German and Krautrock Music.

North Carolina German Studies Seminar: On the Art of Contemporary Slowness

Map of Germany in Flag FormThursday, April 14, 2011 | 4:00 - 6:00pm | Toy Lounge | Dey Hall | UNC-Chapel Hill
As part of the North Carolina German Studies Seminar & Workshop Series, Lutz Koepnick (Washington University in St. Louis) will present a seminar entitled On the Art of Contemporary Slowness.

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.


European News, Lectures and Events

Europe Day Events

Figures formed by the flags of the EUSmith Middle School invites you to join in a celebration of Europe Day, hosted at Smith Middle School on Tuesday, May 10, 2011.

  • 4:00-5:30pm: Euro Mania
    Jeopardy 6th-8th grade teams from across the district will compete for prizes and awards in Smith's auditorium. For more information, see the Euro Mania flyer (PDF).
  • 5:00-7:30: European foods and treats will be available for dinner (pizza and crepes included - bring $$)
  • 6:00-6:30: Walk for Unity
    Walk around Smith - bring a banner displaying "United in Diversity" in many languages.
  • 6:30-7:00: Enjoy complimentary EU birthday cake and hear what Smith students have to say about traveling abroad.
  • 7:00-7:45: Chantal Shafroth will share stories of life in Paris as a 14-year old when Paris was liberated in 1944.
  • 7:45-8:30: Videos and student sharing of European travel experience.

For more information, please see the Europe Day flyer (PDF). The European Union has awarded three major grants to Smith Middle School. These EU grants fund international exchange programs for teachers and economically disadvantaged students as well as support teacher education and school international events such as Europe Day and Global Connections.

Art Now/Cinema Now - In the Shadow of Catastrophe: German Cinema 1977-1992

Germany, Pale MotherVarsity Theater, Downtown Chapel Hill
What is the role of art in times of darkness? German artists, confronted with the urgency of this question during the second half of the twentieth century, saw art as a means to reflect upon catastrophic events. This series examines German filmmakers’ responses to the incomprehensibility of violence, terror, and self-destruction that was associated with their national identity.

Free and open to the public.

These film screenings are sponsored by the Ackland Art Museum and the Interdisciplinary Program in Cinema, UNC-Chapel Hill.

Hungarian Film Screenings

Flag of HungaryMondays | 6:00 pm | Room 402, Dey Hall, UNC-Chapel Hill
The Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures at UNC cordially invites you to a season of some of the greatest Hungarian films from the last six decades. The films accompany the course HUNGARIAN 280 Hungarian Cinema since World War II, but the screenings are open to all. Every film subtitled in English. More information at www.unc.edu/depts/slavic/events/Hungarian%20Films-%20Spring%202011.pdf

  • Monday, April 11: HUKKLE (2002)
    György Pálfi’s virtually wordless film abounds in weird and wonderful noises and imagery – both natural and machine-made – and has a gradually unfolding plot that will have you beaming.  A remarkable debut that collected the Fassbinder Prize of the European Film Academy in 2002. 
  • Monday, April 18: KATALIN VARGA/VARGA KATALIN BALLADÁJA (2009)
    Made in Transylvania by an Englishman with a Hungarian leading actress, the electrifying Hilda Péter, this haunting and eerily beautiful film perhaps points to a way ahead for imaginative collaboration in the new Europe.  Peter Strickland’s startlingly original debut centers on a woman who, banished by her husband and her village, sets out through the Carpathian Mountains on a quest for her past.

Language Groups

  • Bosnian/Croatian/Serbian (Speech and Thought BubblesBCS) Language and Culture Group
    • April 15, 2011 | Every other Friday | 3:00 pm | 221 Murphey Hall
    • This group meets to foster an exchange of ideas, readings, films and language practice in Bosnian/Croatian/Serbian. Open to all UNC and Duke students, faculty and staff, at all language levels.
    • Please contact Adi Dzumhur (dzumhur@email.unc.edu) for more information.
  • Polish Conversation Hour
    • April 15, 2011 | Every other Friday | 4:00 pm | 402 Dey Hall
    • This group is open to anyone interested in practicing Polish, from beginners to advanced speakers.
    • Please contact uncpolishclub@gmail.com  for more information.
  • Czech/Slovak Group
    • April 19, 2011 | Every Tuesday | 6:00pm | Carolina Brewery
    • This group is open to anyone interested in practicing Czech or Slovak, from beginners to advanced speakers.
    • Please contact Elizabeth Michalka (michalka82@hotmail.com) for more information.


Grants, Fellowships and Awards

Post-Doctoral Research Fellowship on the “EU as a Global Discursive Actor”

“Global Reordering: Evolution through European Networks” (GR:EEN). We invite applications for a 2-year long Post-Doctoral Research Fellowship on the “EU as a Global Discursive Actor”.

The Institut d’Etudes Européennes de l’Université Libre de Bruxelles (IEE-ULB) is one of the partners in the Integrated Research Project on the “Global Reordering: Evolution through European Networks” (GR:EEN).

GR:EEN is an integrated Social Sciences and Humanities (SSH) research project, funded under the 7th European Research Framework Program (FP7). GR:EEN’s agenda is to assess the single key SSH challenge identified by the European Commission (EC) for 2010:  Europe facing a rising multi-polar world. It runs from March 2011 until March 2015.

In this framework, the IEE-ULB’s  “EU, New Regionalism, and Global Governance” (EUNRAGG) research unit is recruiting a Post Doctoral Research Fellow who will contribute to its research capacities on the specific subject of “The EU as a Global Discursive Actor” for the period running from September 1st 2011 to August 31st 2013.

For more information, please view the call for applications (PDF): www.iee-ulb.eu/pdf/83_2.pdf

Deadline: May 1, 2011

EU-US Atlantis Program

EU and US FlagsIn the context of the European Union - US Framework for Co-operation in Higher Education and Vocational Education and Training (EU-US ATLANTIS Programme) a new call for proposals has been launched  to fund innovative projects which are designed to develop and implement double or joint “transatlantic degrees” for students in the EU and U.S. It may also support projects to promote other forms of EU-U.S. cooperation in higher education and vocational training, including mobility projects and policy-oriented measures.

The EU-US ATLANTIS Program, jointly administered and funded by the U.S. Department of Education and the European Commission's Directorate General for Education and Culture, provides grants for four to five years to add a European Community-United States dimension to international curriculum development and related student exchange.

The program supports projects that develop organizational frameworks for transatlantic student mobility, including work placements and internships that will provide adequate language preparation and full academic credit. Also supported are innovative curricula; teaching materials, methods, and modules; research internships; and teaching assignments.

Each project must have one lead institution in the EU and one lead institution in the US, responsible for submitting the common proposal and for the management of the project. These lead institutions must be higher education or training institutions.

For more information, please visit www2.ed.gov/programs/fipseec/index.html and http://eacea.ec.europa.eu/bilateral_cooperation/eu_us/funding/calls_2011_en.php

Deadline: May 24, 2011


K-12 Schools & Community Colleges

Grants Available to NC Community College Faculty

Euro balloonsIn 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

Teaching Resource Highlight: Europeana - Web Portal on European Cultural Resources

Europeana: Think CultureEuropeana enables people to explore the digital resources of Europe's museums, libraries, archives and audio-visual collections. It promotes discovery and networking opportunities in a multilingual space where users can engage, share in and be inspired by the rich diversity of Europe's cultural and scientific heritage.

Ideas and inspiration can be found within the more than 15 million items on Europeana. These objects include:

  • Images - paintings, drawings, maps, photos and pictures of museum objects
  • Texts - books, newspapers, letters, diaries and archival papers
  • Sounds - music and spoken word from cylinders, tapes, discs and radio broadcasts
  • Videos - films, newsreels and TV broadcasts

Whether you find a celebrated work or a lesser known object, Europeana always connects you to the original source of the material so you can be sure of its authenticity.

Visit Europeana at http://www.europeana.eu/portal

Europe Day Events

Figures formed by the flags of the EUSmith Middle School invites you to join in a celebration of Europe Day, hosted at Smith Middle School on Tuesday, May 10, 2011.

  • 4:00-5:30pm: Euro Mania
    Jeopardy 6th-8th grade teams from across the district will compete for prizes and awards in Smith's auditorium. For more information and to create a Euro Mania team, see the Euro Mania flyer (PDF).
  • 5:00-7:30: European foods and treats will be available for dinner (pizza and crepes included - bring $$)
  • 6:00-6:30: Walk for Unity
    Walk around Smith - bring a banner displaying "United in Diversity" in many languages.
  • 6:30-7:00: Enjoy complimentary EU birthday cake and hear what Smith students have to say about traveling abroad.
  • 7:00-7:45: Chantal Shafroth will share stories of life in Paris as a 14-year old when Paris was liberated in 1944.
  • 7:45-8:30: Videos and student sharing of European travel experience.

For more information, please see the Europe Day flyer (PDF). The European Union has awarded three major grants to Smith Middle School. These EU grants fund international exchange programs for teachers and economically disadvantaged students as well as support teacher education and school international events such as Europe Day and Global Connections.

Why a Second World War? Educational Resources

War GamesThe North Carolina Civic Education Consortium and UNC Program in the Humanities recently hosted a two-day training focusing on the question: “Why a Second World War?”  Below are some interactive and fun lessons that attempt to answer this crucial question.

Egyptian Cultural Dialogue: Interactive Video Presentation and Cultural Dialogue for NC Students and Teachers

Globe with magnifying glass over Northern Africa and the Middle EastThursday, April 21, 2011 | 11:00am - 12:00pm
The Office of International Education and Development at Appalachian State University is offering a great, interactive opportunity for middle school and high school classrooms across North Carolina. Dr. Naglaa Hassan, lecturer of English Literature at Fayoum University in Egypt, will share her perspectives and expertise related to social media and its influences on the Egyptian Revolution. Classrooms can join the discussion online or access a live stream link of the presentation.

Dr. Hassan’s talk will be appropriate for middle and secondary student audiences; university levels are also welcome.

If you would like to join this session as a classroom group, you can register online at www.international.appstate.edu/node/394. You will be sent the access number to call from your location in North Carolina.

A maximum of 48 sites can access the live stream at https://www.mcnc.org/video-streaming/PerspectivesonEgypt.

A flier with more information can be found at www.international.appstate.edu/calendar/events/395. For questions, email bergstedtss@appstate.edu or call 828-262-8046 ext. 111.

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.

Playing now (www.mygalaxycinema.com/nowplaying.php):

  • Made in Dagenham (English)
    Set against the backdrop of the 1960s, Made in Dagenham is based on a true story about a group of spirited women in Dagenham, England, who joined forces, took a stand for what was right, and in doing so, found their own inner strength.

Coming soon (www.mygalaxycinema.com/comingsoon.php):

  • In a Better World (Danish with English subtitles)
    Anton is a doctor who commutes between his home in an idyllic town in Denmark, and his work at an African refugee camp. In these two very different worlds, he and his family are faced with conflicts that lead them to difficult choices between revenge and forgiveness. Opens Friday, May 6th.
  • Winter in Wartime (Dutch and German with English subtitles)
    Nazi-occupied Holland, 1945. In a snow-covered village, thirteen-year-old MICHIEL (Martijn Lakemeier) is drawn into the Resistance when he aids a wounded British paratrooper. Michiel's boyish sense of defiance and adventure soon turns to danger and desperation, as Michiel is forced to act without knowing whom to trust among the adults and townspeople around him. The wartime harsh reality encroaches on childhood innocence as Michiel confronts good and evil, courage and duplicity, and his own burden of responsibility.

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

 

Internships

NATO Internship Programme

North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO)The North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) Headquarters introduced its Internship Programme in 2004. The aim of the programme is to provide a small number of current or recent students with the opportunity to intern with the International Staff at NATO Headquarters in Brussels and in a few other NATO bodies.

The NATO Internship Programme has four main objectives:

  • To provide the Organisation with access to the latest theoretical and technical knowledge that the intern can apply through practical work assignments, as well as with additional staff resources.
  • To provide interns with an opportunity to learn from the NATO community and get a better understanding and a more balanced view of the Organisation.
  • To contribute to creating a more diverse workforce.
  • To expand understanding of NATO in Alliance countries.

For more information, please visit http://www.nato.int/cps/en/natolive/71157.htm

Deadline: May 20, 2011

Internships with the Delegation of the European Commission

Students and the EU FlagThe Delegation of the European Commission offers a variety of internship positions at its office in Washington, DC. The New York Delegation (www.eurunion.org/delegati/newyork.htm) also offers internship positions. Please contact that Delegation directly for more information on opportunities there. (For information on EU internships in Europe, click here.)

Internships are intended to provide college and university students and recent graduates with the opportunity to acquire considerable knowledge of the European Union, its institutions, activities, laws, statistics and relations with the US. Internship applicants may be of any nationality.

For details, please visit www.eurunion.org/delegati/ppd/interns.htm.

Deadline for the Fall Semester: May 15, 2011


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 Papers: European Regulatory Governance

Copenhagen Business SchoolOctober 27-28, 2011 | Copenhagen Business School, Denmark
We invite paper submissions for the international seminar entitled European Regulatory Governance: Developments and Change. This seminar aims at identifying and analysing the challenges and dynamics of European regulatory governance.

The past few years have seen major transformations in the European Union and in European regulatory governance more generally. The recently ratified Treaty of Lisbon provides a new institutional design for common action, the unfolding of which is taking place through concrete initiatives that are shaping the political nature of the Union. The new treaty consolidates a process where regulation and governance have been changing rapidly with agencification, creation and extension of regulatory networks, new types and mixes of policy instruments, new modes of governance, and the increased proceduralization of public action. This is taking place at a time when the economic and financial crisis is hitting particularly hard in Europe, when the Union is extending its external foreign and security capacities, and when the neighbourhood policy meets the challenge of revolutions and repression in the Middle East. Collective and individual responses to the crisis are the outcomes of complex political processes of decision-making, and will have long lasting consequences in the architecture of European politics.

For more information, please visit the Copenhagen Business School website.

Abstract Submission Deadline: May 20, 2011


Other International Studies News

Study Abroad 101 for UNC Students

UNC GlobalTuesday, April 19, 2011 | 2:00-3:00pm | Room 2008-2010 | FedEx Global Education Center | UNC-Chapel Hill
Come and see what Study Abroad opportunities are available to you at UNC! Come hear a short presentation followed by a question and answer session.


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