Here you will find recent news items, highlights of recent events at the Center for the Study of Europe, and announcements of selected upcoming events. For a complete list of upcoming events at the Center for the Study of Europe, please visit our Calendar, where you will also find listings of Europe-related events organized by other departments on campus, as well as a wide selection of off-campus events of possible interest. We add new events to the calendar throughout the semester, so check back frequently. Or, sign up for our Newsletter and follow us on Facebook and Twitter to stay apprised of our ongoing activities.

News & Events

2015 Olympia Summer Academy (July 13-23, 2015)

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The Olympia Summer Academy and the European International Studies Association are pleased to announce their 2015 summer program in Politics and International Studies. We’d, thus, be grateful if you were to share this call as widely as possible, especially with graduate students and junior researchers who might be interested in applying. Cycles of Studies, Dates & Venue Featuring five cycles of studies on: A) Conflict & Political Violence; B) History, Philosophy, and Sociology of IR; C) Religion & Politics; D) Terrorism & Counterterrorism;... Read More

SUMMER 2015 PROFESSIONAL CREDITED INTERNSHIPS IN WARSAW, POLAND

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The summer internship program supervised by Collegium Civitas includes 25-30 hours of internship per week. Students can apply for a 4, 6 and 8-week summer internships, beginning on June 1, 2015. The summer internships end on July 31, 2015. Earlier and later start of the program is also possible. Interested students can register for academic credits and take a Polish language course.   (CREDITED) INTERNSHIP PROGRAM (IN ENGLISH) The program offers a unique opportunity for a limited number of students to undertake full-time... Read More

New Spring 2015 Course – AH368: The Grand Tour

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Majoring or minoring in European Studies? Interested in European art and literature?  This spring, Bruce Redford, Professor of Art History and Architecture, will be teaching "The Grand Tour.” Recreating the itinerary of the quintessential trip to Italy enjoyed by the elite of enlightenment Europe, the course weaves together art history, history, and literature and analyzes the impact of the tour on art, architecture, collecting, and connoisseurship. You can read the Grand Tour Syllabus here.  

Undergraduate Research Symposium

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The Center for Russian and East European Studies (REES), the European Union Center of Excellence/European Studies Center (EUCE/ESC), and the International Business Center (IBC) at the University of Pittsburgh are once again sponsoring the Europe: East and West Undergraduate Research Symposium. The event will be held this year on Friday, March 27, 2015. Modeled after traditional academic conferences, students will present their research papers on Western and Eastern Europe, including Russia, at the symposium to... Read More

Middlebury Language Schools Fellowships Available – Summer 2015

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The Middlebury Language Schools are pleased to announce that we are now accepting applications for the Kathryn Davis Fellows for Peace scholarships. Every summer since 2007, Fellows for Peace has brought 100 aspiring and experienced peacemakers to the Middlebury Language Schools to help develop their linguistic and cultural fluency. The Davis scholarships are merit-based and intended for exceptionally qualified individuals with demonstrated interest or experience in international, global, or area studies; international politics and economics; peace and security studies; or... Read More

New BU Undergraduate Award: The Studies in Romanticism Undergraduate Essay Prize

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Studies in Romanticism, BU’s flagship journal on the Romantic period in European, American, and world history, is pleased to announce the creation of a new undergraduate essay award. Its purpose is to encourage interest among BU undergraduates in the period conventionally known as “Romantic,” roughly extending from 1789, the year of the outbreak of the French Revolution, to about 1830. SiR recognizes that the precursors of European Romanticism may reach back as far as the mid-eighteenth... Read More

FELLOWSHIPS 2015/2016 AT THE VIENNA WIESENTHAL INSTITUTE FOR HOLOCAUST STUDIES (VWI)

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The Vienna Wiesenthal Institute for Holocaust Studies (VWI) invites applications for its fellowships for the academic year 2015/2016. The VWI is an academic institution dedicated to the research and documentation of antisemitism, racism and the Holocaust. Conceived and established during Simon Wiesenthal's lifetime, the VWI receives funding from the Austrian Ministry of Science, Research and Economy as well as the City of Vienna. Research at the institute focuses on the Holocaust in its European context, including... Read More

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Blues Singer Kaz Hawkins at Bill’s Bar (12/3/14)

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Memories of Slavery and French Public Discourse: A Lecture by Françoise Vergès (11/18/14)

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The Department of Romance Studies, the African Studies Program, the African American Studies Program, and the Center for the Study of Europe present a lecture by Françoise Vergès, Titulaire de la Chaire “Global South(s)”, at the Collège d’études mondiales, (Fondation Maison des Sciences de l’homme), Paris. Tuesday, November 18, 2014 | 12:30 to 2 PM Pardee School of Global Studies  121 Bay State Road, 1st floor After a long marginalization in French history and culture, colonial slavery became... Read More

INSS Internship Opportunites Spring 2015

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The Institute for National Strategic Studies (INSS) at the National Defense University (NDU) in Washington, D.C. is now accepting applications for its Spring Semester 2015 Internship Program. INSS is a collection of Department of Defense research centers established in 1984. The mission of the Institute for National Strategic Studies (INSS) is to conduct research in support of the academic and leader development programs at NDU, and to provide strategic support to the Secretary of Defense, the... Read More

European Parliament Internship Opportunity

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The European Parliament Liaison Office (EPLO) is pleased to announce the launch of its next round of internships designed for US graduate students which will take place from mid-January until mid-April 2015 in its Washington D.C. Office with a possible extension in Brussels and Strasbourg. They are also pleased to inform you that a monthly allowance (€1212) will be granted to the selected candidates. Please note that the deadline of application is November 14th at noon. Read More

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Landscapes of History: Photography by Vivien A. Schmidt (10/21/14)

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Italian landscapes are inseparable from European art history and its aesthetic self-awareness. Yet, these landscapes also profoundly influence Western understandings of politics and history. Foundational concepts and ideas that shape our political imagination are embedded in visual images of Florence, Rome, Siena, Venice, or the Tuscan countryside. The land- and cityscapes of Italy evoke notions of the self-governed republic, civic virtues, dangers of tyranny and importance of citizens’ rights, duties and obligations. Through their timelessness, Read More

Boren Scholarships and Fellowships

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The applications for the 2015-2016 David L. Boren Scholarships and Fellowships are now available at www.borenawards.org. Boren Awards provide unique funding opportunities for U.S. undergraduate and graduate students to study in Africa, Asia, Central & Eastern Europe, Eurasia, Latin America, and the Middle East, where they can add important international and language components to their educations. Boren Scholars and Fellows represent a variety of academic backgrounds, but all are interested in studying less commonly taught languages, including... Read More

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Pardee Center Graduate Summer Fellows Information Session (10/31/14)

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The Pardee Center will hold an information session on the Pardee Center Graduate Summer Fellows program. The session will give current Boston University graduate students the opportunity to learn about the Summer Fellows program from previous fellows. The session will be held on Friday, October 31, 2014 from 12-1p.m. (lunch will be provided) at the Pardee House, 67 Bay State Road. Seating is limited and advance registration is required by Monday, October 27. Click here to... Read More

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Remembering the Great War (1914-1918): A Centenary Symposium & Concert (12/11/14)

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The Center for the Study of Europe and the International History Institute at Boston University present: Remembering the Great War (1914-1918) Boston University Castle • 225 Bay State Road 1 to 1:15 | Introduction 1:15 to 2:45 | Panel I - WAR AND DIPLOMACY Erik Goldstein - Professor of History and International Relations | “The Middle East: Roots of Current Crises” Bill Keylor - Professor of History and International Relations | “Why Did it Last So Long?: Failed Efforts to... Read More