April 03, 2013

In this newsletter:

Upcoming Events

LAC Courses for Fall 2013
EU Press Release: Studying and Conducting Research in Europe
Conferences and Calls for Papers
Summer Schools
PhD Scholarships
Calls for Applications
Resources and Events for K-12 Educators

Other Events

Join us for these exciting Europe-related events

Duke-UNC "Gender, War and Culture" Series
Music in the U.S. during World War II

Annegret FauserFriday, April 5, 2013 | 4 - 6 pm | UNC Chapel Hill, Institute for the Arts and Humanities, Hyde Hall,  Incubator Room

Traditionally gendered feminine in Western culture, music plays a particularly complex role in times of war, ranging from the practical to the ideological. Not only was music weaponized for use in war theaters and propaganda, but it also served as an agent in the construction of the so-called home-front. Drawing on both popular and classical music, Fauser examines the intertwined destinies of music and gender in the United States during World War II.

Annegret Fauser is Professor of Music and Adjunct Professor of Women's and Gender Studies at UNC-Chapel Hill. Her research engages with music in France and the U.S. in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. She is author of Der Orchestergesang in Frankreich zwischen 1870 und 1920 (1994), Musical Encounters at the 1889 Paris World's Fair (2005), and Sounds of War: Music in the United States during World War II (2013).

For more information see: http://gwc.web.unc.edu/ or contact Karen Hagemann.
Co-conveners: Duke and UNC History Departments, UNC Department of Music ,UNC Department of Women's and Gender Studies, UNC Institute for the Arts and Humanities and Triangle Institute for Security Studies

Public Lecture with Zbigniew Bujak
Reflections on Democratic Revolutions in Eastern Europe and Beyond: The Role of Women, 1980-2012

Zbignew BujakMonday, April 8, 2013 | 5:30 - 7:30 pm | UNC Chapel Hill, FedEx Global Education Center, Nelson Mandela Auditorium

This lecture, with speaker Zbigniew Bujak,  will discuss the role of women in democratic revolutions worldwide and specifically in Eastern Europe. Mr. Bujak will present two distinctive lectures on comparative democratic revolutions. Please join us on April 8, at 5:30, in the Mandela Auditorium of the FedEx Global Education Center for a presentation on "The Role of Women."  A reception will follow in Room 4003 of the FedEx GEC.  Then join us again on April 22, at 5:30, in Room 4003, for "The Task of the Intelligentia."  Both events are free and open to the public.

Zbigniew Bujak was a leader in the formation of Solidarity, the Polish opposition movement to Communism in the 1980s.  He avoided arrest for over four years during martial law and ended up as part of the Solidarity negotiating team at Round Table talks that led to the peaceful end of Communism in 1989.  He was later a political leader and government official during the transition to democracy. Since 2004, he has applied his knowledge and observations to the Orange Revolution in Ukraine and the Arab Spring in Tunisia and Egypt.

The lecture is sponsored by the Center for Slavic, Eurasian and East European Studies. For more information, please contact Robert Jenkins at rjenkins@unc.edu.

"The U.S. in World Affairs: The Cold War & Beyond” Lecture Series
Religion and the Cold War

Tuesday, April 9, 2013 | 4 pm | UNC-Chapel Hill, Hamilton Hall, Rm 569

Prof. Dianne Kirby (University of Ulster, UK) writes on the Church of England and the early Cold War period, the religious dimensions of Anglo-American relations, the role of the Vatican in the Cold War, and religion and US foreign policy.

“The U.S. in World Affairs: The Cold War and Beyond” lecture series is organized by the Department of History, in co-operation with the Center for European Studies and the Center for Slavic, Eurasian & Eastern European Studies at UNC.

Languages Across the Curriculum (LAC) Pedagogy Workshop

Friday, April 12, 2013 | 12 - 2 pm | UNC Chapel Hill, FedEx Global Education Center, Rm 4003

This teaching workshop provides a forum for sharing ideas, practical advice, and instructional resources on LAC. Please contact Tanya Kinsella at kinsella@unc.edu if you would like to contribute a short paper or presentation at this workshop.

Grant Gearhart: "Beyond the Standard Discussion Forum: Using Voicethread to Create Dialogue in the LAC Classroom"

Kate Good: "Creating an Inclusive Classroom: How to Engage and Challenge Students in a Multi-Level Setting"

Peter Gengler: "Walking Through Time: Integrating Google Maps Into the Classroom Experience"

The North Carolina German Studies Seminar Series
German Enemy Aliens in the Land of the Sky: World War I German Internment Camp in Hot Springs, North Carolina

German village built by inmates in WWI German internment camp, Hot Spings, NCGerman village built by prisoners at the WWI Internment Camp, Hot Springs, NC. Source: Adolph Thierbach

Sunday, April 14, 2013 | 4 - 7 pm | UNC Chapel Hill, Institute for the Arts and Humanities, Hyde Hall

Little is known about the existence of the German prisoner-of-war stockade in the mountain community of Hot Springs, North Carolina during World War I. The collective memory has nearly faded from view. This event illuminates the history of Hot Springs as a prisoner-of-war camp, traces the prisoner's year-long ordeal behind the stockades of North Carolina's only World War I enemy-alien prison and reflects its memory.

Terry Roberts4 - 5 pm: Terry Roberts reads from his new novel A Short Time to Stay Here

Terry Roberts was born in Asheville and raised near Weaverville, North Carolina. Terry Roberts' ancestors have lived and farmed in Madison County since the 1700s. The Director of the National Paideia Center, Roberts is a graduate of UNC-Asheville, Duke University, and UNC- Chapel Hill. The author of a number of books on education and literature, this is his first novel.



Kevin Kennedy5:15 - 7:15 pm: Kevin Kennedy shows his documentary "German Enemy Aliens in the Land of the Sky"

Kevin Kennedy is professor of German at Appalachian State University. He has presented and published on a wide variety of topics from Goethe to aspects of German Postcolonialism, and has produced six documentaries on German Diaspora. Currently, he is working on a documentary about the Amish of North Carolina, paying particular attention to the Amish community of Union Grove, established in 1985.

Refreshments will be served during the break after the reading.

For more information see: www.unc.edu/ncgs

Sponsored by Carolina Seminars; the Carolina-Duke Graduate Program in German Studies; the Center for the Study of the American South at UNC-Chapel Hill; the Duke and UNC Centers for European Studies; the UNC Institute for the Arts and Humanities, and the Duke and UNC Departments of Germanic Languages and Literatures and History.

"Conversations on Europe" Speaker Series
Sharing the Wealth: An EU-US Free Trade Agreement

US and EU flags, raised

Thursday, April 18, 2013 | 12 - 1:30 pm | UNC Chapel Hill, Peabody Hall 08F

The "Conversations on Europe" speaker series features some of the country's top experts on the European Union. The series links presenters and participants via videoconferencing across several sites. This month, panelists will discuss the EU-US Free Trade Agreement, which, if signed, would be the biggest free-trade agreement in history and would boost Europe's GDP growth by as much as 1%. Panelists include retired Ambassador J.D. Bindenagel, Professor Martin (University of Pittsburgh), and Professor David Cleeton (Illinois State University). Audience participation is invited.

Ambassadors Forum
Norwegian Ambassador Wegger Strommen to lecture on "Europe and the United States"

Norwegian ambassador Wegger Strommen

Thursday, April 18, 2013 | 5:30 - 7 pm | UNC Chapel Hill, FedEx Global Education Center, Nelson Mandela Auditorium

Wegger Strommen, ambassador of Norway to the U.S., will deliver remarks on Europe and the US. Following his remarks, Ambassador Strommen will participate in a roundtable discussion with UNC faculty members, Klaus Larres, Richard M. Krasno Distinguished Professor of History, and Andrew Reynolds, chair of the Curriculum in Global Studies and associate professor of political science.

Wegger Strommen became ambassador of Norway to the United States in October 2007. Previously, he served as Norway’s ambassador and permanent representative to the United Nations in Geneva since 2005.

Event Contacts:  Klaus Larres, Richard M. Krasno Distinguished Professor, Department of History, larres@email.unc.edu, 919.962.8079. Erica Edwards, executive director, Center for European Studies, eedwards@unc.edu, 919.962.6765. Andrew Reynolds, chair, Curriculum in Global Studies, asreynold@email.unc.edu, 919.962.5442.

Media Contact: Katie Bowler Young, director of global relations, UNC Global, kbowler@unc.edu, 919.962.4504.

Ambassador Strommen’s visit to UNC is in conjunction with the Ambassadors Forum organized by the Richard M. Krasno Distinguished Professorship, the Center for European Studies and the Department of History. This event is also co-sponsored by the Curriculum in Global Studies.

Public Lecture with Sylvain Brouard
The Europeanization of Law-Making in Europe

Sylvain BrouardMonday, April 29, 2013 | 12 - 1:30 pm | UNC-Chapel Hill, FedEx Global Education Center, DeBerry Boardroom 3009

Sylvain Brouard is a professor of political science at the Sciences-Po Bordeaux, where he currently co-directs the French Agendas Project. He also leads the research program "The players of bicameralism in France," funded by the Aquitaine region. His research and teaching focus on comparative politics, political institutions and agenda studies. His publications include The French Fifth Republic at Fifty and Les Français contre l’Europe ? (The French Against Europe?)


Register for the Fall 2013 LAC Courses

The following Languages Across the Curriculum discussion sections will be offered during the Fall 2013 semester:

BUSI 499 sec 014:  Business Topics in Latin America (tentative)
Spanish seminar

ENST 201: Introduction to Environment and Society - MWF 11:00-11:50AM
Spanish recitation - Mo 5:00-5:50PM (time tentative)

GLBL 210: Global Issues (ANTH / GEOG / HIST / POLI 210) - MW 10:00-10:50AM
French recitation -Fr 10:00-10:50AM
Spanish recitation -Fr 10:00-10:50AM

HIST 159: 20th-Century Europe (EURO 159) - MW 2:00-2:50PM
German recitation - Fr 2:00-2:50PM

To enroll, email lac@unc.edu at your assigned registration time.

EU Press Release
Making the EU more attractive for foreign students and researchers

Despite the current economic downturn and the rising unemployment levels, many EU Member States still struggle to fill skilled labour positions. The EU recognizes the importance of attracting foreign students and researchers to help fill this gap. Last month, the European Commission proposed to make it easier for non-EU national students, researchers, and other groups to enter and stay in the EU for over a three-month period. To learn more, please see the following press release. For an in-depth report of the country-by-country immigration policy in the EU, please consult the recently published Study on Immigration of International Students. It provides a sound analytical overview and statistical information on the immigration and mobility policies of Member States and of their national strategies to promote Europe as an attractive destination for international students.

Conferences and Calls for Papers

Conference: The Impact of EU Membership on the UK since 1973

May 13, 2013 | London, UK

Registration is now open for this one-day, policy-orientated conference which involves practitioners who have been actively engaged in the European integration process. It will offer both a retrospective on the UK’s relationship with the EU and a chance to look to the future.This event is part of the Academic Association for Contemporary European Studies (UACES) ‘Evolving Europe’ series, marking 40 years since the UK’s accession to the EU.

 Speakers include: Sir Stephen Wall, David Frost (Director for Europe, Trade & International at the Dept for Business, Innovation & Skills), Charles Grant (Director, Centre for European Reform), Sir Nigel Sheinwald (Visiting Professor, King’s College London), Judith Kirton-Darling (Confederal Secretary, European Trade Union Confederation), Baroness Joyce Quinn, and Lord David Hannay.

To find out more and to register visit www.uaces.org/impact.

2013 Western US Graduate Research Workshop on the European Union

May 24-25, 2013 | University of Washington, Seattle

The European Union Center of Excellence at the University of California, Berkeley; the Colorado European Union Center of Excellence at the University of Colorado Boulder; and the European Union Center of Excellence of Seattle at the University of Washington are pleased to announce and solicit applications for the fifth Western United States Graduate Research Workshop on the European Union.

The workshop advances two direct aims: to provide a forum for US-based graduate students at the dissertation level to present research focused on the EU 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. Professors James Caporaso (University of Washington), Joseph Jupille (University of Colorado) and Cliff Carrubba (Emory University) will be responsible for organizing and conducting the workshop, which will be organized around and informed by the research problems and opportunities presented by the EU and European integration.

Doctoral students with approved dissertation topics focusing on the EU in any academic field and enrolled at institutions in the US may apply to attend the workshop. Applicants should submit a 5-page research proposal and curriculum vitae, to be sent by email to euc@uw.edu. Applicants should note the current stage of their research and the name of their dissertation/thesis adviser. Questions can be emailed directly to the Phil Shekleton at euc@uw.edu.

Graduate students selected to participate in the 2013 workshop will be expected to give a formal presentation of their research proposal and participate in all planned workshop activities. The sponsors will cover the costs of a round trip economy airfare from participants’ home cities to  Seattle, along with two nights’ hotel stay 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.

Please address inquiries to the EU Center of Excellence at the University of Washington, Seattle (euc@uw.edu, tel. 206-616-2415).

Application Deadline: April 12, 2013

Summer Schools

ECPR Standing Group Summer School on Interest Groups
Interest Groups and Agenda Setting in Multilevel Systems of Governance

July 3 - 10 | Barcelona, Spain

The 4th ECPR Summer School on interest group politics offers a mix of courses on interest groups and agenda setting in multilevel governance systems. The goal is to provide graduate students firm knowledge about how interest organizations mobilize to foster policy change in a tremendously complex and multilayered political environment. Students are furthermore trained in methodological approaches necessary for the analysis of framing and mobilization strategies.

Students will be in contact with internationally renowned scholars that will not only offer high-quality lectures, but also provide specific advice about individual PhD projects as students have the opportunity to present a research paper during the summer school. The best paper will receive a special award.

Registration is open from 22nd February until 31st May on a first come first serve basis. Further information can be found here.

ECPR Summer School in Methods and Techniques

City view of Ljubljana, SloveniaPhoto: Bostjan Burger

July 25 - August 10, 2013 | University of Ljubljana, Slovenia

The ECPR School in Methods and Techniques has become a major event for methodological training, catering for the diverse needs of researchers and advanced students in political science and neighbouring disciplines. Besides the intensive courses (5 refresher courses, 7 two-week courses and 24 one-week courses), the ECPR Summer School offers a great social programme in the stunning City of Ljubljana and the opportunity to network with fellow researchers from around the World. Registration for the Summer School in Methods and Techniques is now open. Please click here to log into myECPR and register. Click here to decide your course combinations prior to registration. 

Early Bird Fee: For ECPR Members, a discount of €100 applies to all two-week courses; €50 applies to all one-week courses.  Payment must be received by ECPR by midnight on 19 March 2013. This discount does not apply to the software training courses. Click here for more information on fees. Funding is open from 3 March to 6 June 2013. Further information will be made available on the ECPR's website in due course.

Olympia Summer Academy in Conflict and Peace Studies

July 4 - 15, 2013 | International Olympic Academy, Ancient Olympia, Greece

The 2013 Olympia Summer Academy in Conflict and Peace Studies is a unique educational opportunity for graduate students, researchers, and practitioners. The Summer Academy features five cycles of studies on: A) Conflict & Political Violence, B) Terrorism & Counterterrorism, C) Political Risk Analysis D) Religion & Politics, and E) History & Philosophy of IR. The Summer Academy looks forward to bringing together a highly competitive and talented class of promising scholars from around the world, and fostering a world-class scholarly network of cooperation in the unique setting of legendary Olympia.

For all information in regards to the program and the application process, please visit: www.olympiasummeracademy.org or contact olympia@navarinonetwork.org.

Application Deadline: April 1, 2013

Institute for European Studies Summer School on European Policy-Making

July 1 - 13, 2013 | Brussels and Vienna

The Institute for European Studies (IES) is organising its 10th inter-university Summer School on European Policy-Making. The programme, organised together with the University of Vienna and the Diplomatic Academy of Vienna, comprises of one week in Brussels and one week in Vienna. The Institute for European Studies (IES), a Jean Monnet Centre of Excellence of the Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB), is ideally located near to the European Institutions and during the summer school, combines lectures with study visits to the Institutions and simulation games. The programme usually attracts students and young professionals who wish to broaden their knowledge of the European institutions, European law and the European decision-making process in general.

The Summer School has received official accreditation from the VUB and corresponds to 5 credits(equivalent to 5-ECTS credits). Students may receive a further 20 credits if they combine the summer school with internet-based  EU-modules on Law and Policy, translating into a postgraduate certificate of 25 credits (equivalent to 25-ECTS credits).

For more information please see: www.ies.be/summerschool. Should you have any further questions, please contact Jacintha Liem at summerschool@ies.be or on +32 (0) 26148002.

Application Deadline: April 15, 2013

Prague Summer Schools 2013

Prague city view

Prague Summer Schools are seven-day academic programs designed to bring together undergraduate and graduate students of various nationalities and academic backgrounds to enjoy a part of their summer in unique educational and cultural environment. All Prague Summer Schools will take place in a beautiful part of central Prague, the Czech Republic. For 2013, the following summer schools will be offered:

29 June – 6 July 2013
European Politics: Interests versus culture
The Future of Europe: Lobbying in Brussels
Crime, Law and Psychology
China: A World Super Power – Myth or Reality?

6-13 July, 2013
Development Cooperation: Breaking the Chains of Poverty
Education: The Future of Schools
Globalization: The End of Consumption as We Know It

We invite you to visit www.praguesummerschools.org to discover the details about the upcoming programs. The website will direct you to the individual page of each summer school containing information on its academics, faculty, schedule, logistics, alumni feedback, and application process. For questions, please email info@praguesummerschools.org

Early Bird Application Deadline: 30 April 2013
Final Application Deadline: 15 May 2013

PhD Scholarships

PhD Scholarships in European Union Politics at the University of Limerick

The Department of Politics and Public Administration of the University of Limerick is inviting applications for a PhD scholarship in the area of European Union Politics. Applications are especially welcome from candidates who wish to study aspects of the European Parliament or the Council of Ministers in their role as law-making institutions. Skills in research methods or a willingness to acquire them would be an advantage. The scholarship covers tuition fees (at EU rates) and provides a maintenance grant of €7000 per year for up to four years, subject to academic performance. The successful candidate will be expected to contribute to the tutorial teaching of the department.

Applications should include (a) a research proposal (5 pages maximum); (b) copies of academic transcripts; (c) a CV or resume (3 pages maximum); and (d) one academic reference. Applications should be sent to frank.haege@ul.ie with the subject line ‘EU Politics PhD Scholarship’. Letters of recommendations should be emailed directly by the academic referee. For further information, please contact frank.haege@ul.ie .

Application Deadline: May 1, 2013

PhD Position in "Public Policy/Regulatory Governance" at University of Zurich/University of Lausanne

The NCCR Democracy is an interdisciplinary research program on the challenges to democracy in the 21st century. In the framework of the NCCR project "The Democratic Accountability of Transnational Private Governance" the program is seeking a new PhD student. The project investigates the emergence of private governance as a major change in the modes of regulation that have taken place in the last decades. The program's core research questions are to what extent and how do soft rules produced by private entities become de facto binding.

Applicants should be interested in public policy, regulatory governance, and have had some methodological training. They need to be motivated to do empirical research and work in a team. Candidates should hold a MA/MSc degree in political science or in a related social science discipline, and be fluent in English and German/French. Position starts October 1, 2013. Work location is at the University of Zurich.

Please submit a one page letter outlining your motivation and research interests, as well as a CV, a writing sample (e.g., a published article, a chapter from your MA/MSc thesis, a seminar paper), copies of all academic degrees, and the names of at least two references. Please send your electronic application to: maggetti@ipz.uzh.ch. To read the full position description, please visit here.

Application Deadline: June 1, 2013

PhD Position in "Populism and National Political Cultures" at University of St. Gallen

The National Center of Competence in Research (NCCR) project "Populism and national political cultures" is inviting applications for a Ph.D. position. Starting date is October 2013 or by mutual agreement. The project investigates the long-term cultural roots of populism and the relationship between national political cultures and the development of populism in Europe. It is under the direction of Prof. Daniele Caramani at the University of St. Gallen.

Candidates must have expertise in comparative politics, electoral research and political communication, and have had methodological training. They must have completed an MA degree in political science. Candidates need to be fluent in English as well as in German and Italian. The appointment is limited to four years. The work location is at the University of St. Gallen.

Please send your electronic application (cover letter, CV, list of publications, copies of academic degrees, and names of at least two persons for reference) to daniele.caramani@unisg.ch. To read the full position description, please visit here.

Application Deadline: June 30, 2013

Calls for Applications

Fall 2013 LAC Instructor Position

Graduate student instructors are needed to lead these Fall 2013 LAC sections:

ENST 201: Introduction to Environment and Society - MWF 11:00-11:50AM
Spanish recitation - Mo 5:00-5:50PM (tentative)

GLBL 210: Global Issues (ANTH / GEOG / HIST / POLI 210) - MW 10:00-10:50AM
French recitation -Fr 10:00-10:50AM

GLBL 210: Global Issues (ANTH / GEOG / HIST / POLI 210) - MW 10:00-10:50AM
Spanish recitation -Fr 10:00-10:50AM

HIST 159: 20th-Century Europe (EURO 159) - MW 2:00-2:50PM
German recitation - Fr 2:00-2:50PM

Application Deadline: Friday, April 12, 2013

For more information and application instructions, visit http://areastudies.unc.edu/lac/grad-faculty/teaching/.

Post-doctoral Fellowships in Multidisciplinary Research on Public Opinion and Democracy, University of Gothenburg, Sweden

Research on public opinion and democracy is one of five areas of strength at the University of Gothenburg. Research in the area is highly dynamic and consists of leading international scholars with extensive collaborations with colleagues in Europe and the U.S. The network consists of researchers from several disciplines, including the Department of Psychology, the Department of Media, Journalism and Communication, the Department of Sociology, Social Medicine (Sahlgrenska Academy) and Environmental System Analysis (Chalmers).The purpose is to promote multidisciplinary research on public opinion. An additional purpose is to create opportunities for innovative data collection relevant to the field. The research is substantially organized around four broad themes: Responsiveness and Sustainable democracy; The Welfare State and Sustainable Democracy; The Environment and Sustainable Democracy; Crisis Communication and Sustainable Democracy.

Research on public opinion is central to the understanding of representative democracy and democratic developments. Postdocs can be seated at any department at the University of Gothenburg. In the application, the applicant must specify the desired department and justify its proposal on the basis of the potential for multi-disciplinary research (description of potential partners, link to an existing research group etcetera).

The responsibilities consist mainly of own research. Successful applicants will be expected to develop their own ideas, related to the specified topics, and communicate their scientific results both orally and in writing. Teaching and supervision of students may be required (a maximum of 20 % of the total work time). Successful applicants will also be expected to actively contribute to the research environment of opinion and democracy research.

For more information, please visit website.

Application Deadline: April 11, 2012

2013 Summer Research Scholar program at EUCE Pittsburgh

The EUCE at the University of Pittsburgh is proud to announce the opening of applications for their 2013 Summer Research Scholars Program.  In cooperation with the University Library System, the center is again providing grants to enable researchers to explore the European Union Delegation Collection housed at the University of Pittsburgh. The grants will support 1-4 week research trips this summer.

Applicants to the program should be pursuing a research project on any aspect of European integration or the EU. Proposals should emphasize how the time in residence at the University of Pittsburgh will advance their research project.

For more information, please see flyer. Questions about the scholars program can be directed to Allyson Delnore at adelnore@pitt.edu.

Application Deadline: April 15, 2013

Teaching Assistant in European Politics, University of Limerick

The Department of Politics and Public Administration at the University of Limerick is looking for a Teaching Assistant in European politics for a ten-month fixed term contract. The successful candidate will have a PhD, or be close to completing one, in Comparative European Politics / Wider Europe. The Teaching Assistant will contribute to undergraduate and postgraduate teaching, including student supervision duties. Over the duration of the post, the Teaching Assistant will be expected to make a reasonable contribution to the activities and research objectives of the Department as may be requested by the Head of Department.

Specifically the appointee will be required to cover teaching on two of the following postgraduate modules: External Relations of the European Union, Central and Eastern Europe, Comparative Politics, and Policies and Policy Making in the European Union.

For further information, please visit http://www.ul.ie/hrvacancies/.

Application Deadline: April 19, 2013

France Faculty Fellows Program

IAU College in Aix-en-Provence, France is pleased to announce its Faculty Fellows Program, designed for visiting professors on sabbatical leave from their home institutions for the 2013/14 academic year.  Collaborative teaching opportunities between home institution and IAU College are also possible. 

The Fellow can choose to participate in the IAU College program of their choice for a semester or the full academic year (fall and spring semesters), promote intellectual and cultural exchange through a series of public lectures in their field of expertise, conduct smaller seminars and discussions with students and faculty and develop their own research.  They will have full access to all IAU resources including library, classrooms, WIFI and an affordable Resident Fellow apartment in Aix.  Stipends and housing subsidies are available to qualified faculty from IAU partner institutions.

Interested U.S. faculty may find additional information, including the IAU Resident Fellows Application, at www.iaufrance.org/Programs/ResidentFellows.  Applications for the fall 2013 semester should be submitted by June 15, 2013 with the Resident Fellow announced by June 30, 2013. Applications for the spring 2014 semester should be submitted by October 15, 2013.

Any questions can be directed to Professor Alan Roberts, Director of IAU College’s Marchutz School of Fine Arts and Chair of the Resident Fellows selection committee, at Alan.Roberts@iaufrance.org.

Application Deadline: June 15, 2013

Apply for a Master in EU Studies Online

The European Online Academy grants professionals the opportunity to deepen and expand their knowledge of the EU integration process, while pursing their careers, through a combination of e-learning and intensive face-to-face learning sessions (mainly during weekends in Berlin, Brussels, Istanbul, Rome and Budapest). 

The Master in EU Studies Online, a two year programme, offers the perfect blend of theoretical and practical knowledge of the EU. Participants will gain a working knowledge of recent developments in the European integration process. They will also gain the skills to negotiate within an international context, to draft reports, to plan and manage international projects, and to present their ideas in a transnational legal dimension.

Application Deadline: September 5, 2013. A limited number of scholarships are awarded to eligible candidates to cover part of their tuition.

For further information, visit www.eu-online-academy.org or see flyer. Email Aline Palige (aline.palige@cife.eu) with questions.

Resources and Events for K-12 Educators

Teaching Resource: SAS Curriculum Pathways Website

The SAS Curriculum Pathways website provides interactive, standards-based resources for grades 6-12 in English, language arts, science, social studies, mathematics, and Spanish. All of the content is free to students and educators in traditional, virtual, and home schools. Simply complete the short and free registration process and instantly have access to teaching modules, lesson plans, and classroom activities and resources. For example, the Interactive Atlas allows students to view maps of the world that identify location and place, choose features from the human or physical environment to view, generate customized maps, and use draw tools to add information to maps. Europe-related modules include topics such as Ancient Greece, Medieval Europe, Columbus and the New World, the End of the Cold War, and many more.

Orange County Schools' Cultural Explosion

Thursday, April 18, 2013 | 5:30 - 7:30 pm | Stanford Middle School, Hillsborough, NC

For the past two years World Language teachers from Orange County Schools have hosted Cultural Explosions in the district. Cultural Explosion is a celebration to promote interest and raise awareness of world languages and cultures. The theme for this 3rd annual event is Global Sounds: Words and Music from Around the World, and will feature a wide range of cultural performances, community organizations, cultural booths, and delicious foods.

There are a number of ways teachers and students can participate in the event: Students may elect to participate in a scavenger hunt; Teachers and students may sponsor booths about the culture of their choice; High school students may elect to be guest lecturers during the week to present on a culture of their choosing or can serve as volunteers.

For more information, contact Dr. Lujan (nan.lujan@orange.k12.nc.us) with any questions.

Other Events

Film Screening and Public Lecture
Intersecting Perspectives in Transgender Film, Art, and Performance

Zackary Drucker and Rhys ErnstFriday, April 12, 2013 | 3 - 6 pm | UNC Chapel Hill, Dey Hall

Rhys Ernst and Zackary Drucker are a Los Angeles-based couple whose individual and collaborative work addresses, respectively, trans-feminine and trans-masculine experience. Drucker and Ernst will present recent films and projects, including their new experimental film collaboration, She Gone Rogue, which premiered at the Hammer Museum’s First Los Angeles Biennial, Made in LA 2012. Ernst also will discuss his film, The Thing, which premiered during the 2012 Sundance Film Festival. In addition to Sundance, Ernst has screened work at Oberhausen, Chicago International Film Festival, Chicago MOCA, Brooklyn Academy of Music, REDCAT, LACE and Outfest. Drucker is a multimedia artist working in performance, film/video, photography and spoken language. She has exhibited her work nationally and internationally at locations including MOMA PS1, Deitch Projects, Leo Koenig Projekte and Invisible Exports in New York; Luis De Jesus in Los Angeles; Moscow International Biennale For Young Art; and Les Recontres Internationales Paris/Berlin/ Madrid. Both artists are currently gaining much attention in Europe.

The event is sponsored by Provost's Committee on LGBTQ Life, Film Studies, and Global Studies.

UNC Program in the Humanities
Holocaust Histories: New Directions in Scholarship and Teaching

Auscwitz-Birkenau main trackSaturday, April 13, 2013 | 9:15 am - 4:30 pm | Chapel Hill

The last few decades have seen a proliferation of scholarship on the Holocaust, with insights drawing on newly available sources, innovative questions, and a more integrative approach that has brought a nuanced and sophisticated understanding to the history of the Shoah. Historian Christopher Browning has been front and center in these developments. At this seminar he will reflect on the development of Holocaust studies as a field. Joining him are four of his graduate students, who will bring us up to date on their own contributions to this growing field.

For more information, please visit http://humanities.unc.edu/programs/adventures-in-ideas/holocaust-histories/. Regular tuition is $125; $62.50 for teachers.


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Anna Brigevich
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Center for European Studies/EU Center of Excellence
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
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