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The European Studies Consortium was founded to promote and support inquiry into Europe related issues, engaging scholars and students across disciplinary and collegiate borders. Based on this inquiry we have established a Europe in the News page on our website. This page will give links to articles from credible international media resources on current events affecting Europe today. From the UK to the Ukraine and all points in between we will be monitoring and posting the latest news on a weekly basis. The page also has links to European news sources to track events by country.
Currently we are watching the situation in the Ukraine very closely and will be featuring articles as events unfold.
To access the page please click here.
The new FLAS nomination form is now available to all designated department personnel to upload student-required information to compete in the 2014-2015 FLAS competition.
The new system eliminates duplicate paperwork and makes the process flow easier between the nominators and the FLAS coordinator.
The form is available by clicking here or by utilizing this link http://z.umn.edu/zumneduflas.
It is best to collect all of the information before uploading the information.
Uploaded documents (unofficial transcripts, student's 1-2 page statements, letter of recommendation, department nomination letter) can be in a word document or PDF.
Important: Where it states to put in the UMN Internet ID that you do not put in the full email address. This will stall the nomination form.
Students no longer need to get a statement from a LCTL instructor. They need only provide the instructor's name, Internet ID (x500) and email address. If the LCTL instructor does not have a University Internet ID please use the Non-University LCTL Instructor form provided by clicking FLAS Non-University LCTL Form.pdf. Once completed it can be uploaded with the other documents.
If you have any questions about the nomination process please visit the FLAS website by clicking here or contact Jodi Elowitz, FLAS Coordinator at 612-624-6527 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Center of Austrian Studies is able to offer four Summer 2014 Research Grants of $4,000. Applications are welcome from all disciplines with connection to Austrian/Central European Studies
Students should email the following as Word documents to Klaas van der Sanden (email@example.com) by 4:30 p.m., February 28, 2014.
1. A two-page proposal describing the scholarly work to be undertaken during the summer. The work must be related directly to your progress towards degree completion.
2. A statement of academic progress, listing:
a. Year of entrance into the graduate program
b. Actual or projected dates of Ph.D. prelims, prospectus meeting, and Ph.D. defense, as appropriate;
c. Remaining degree requirements to be completed with a schedule for completion
4. Letter of Recommendation by the Applicant's advisor
For More Information, contact:
Klaas van der Sanden
Center for Austrian Studies
For selection criteria and eligibility please visit cas.umn.edu
Office hours have been established to aid students and department personnel in navigating the nominating procedures for FLAS. Beginning Thursday, November 14, hours will be available between 10:30 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays. Walk-ins are welcome; appointments are encouraged. Please email Jodi Elowitz at firstname.lastname@example.org to set up an appointment. Hours will take place in room 248 Social Sciences Building.
2014-2015 Fellowship in European and International Studies, Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) competition is open to undergraduate, graduate and professional students to promote the study of modern foreign languages and in particular less-commonly-taught languages in European and International studies.
Summer Fellowships provide a $2500 living stipend and $5000 towards tuitions and fees for undergrads, graduate and professional students. Academic Year Fellowships provide undergraduates with a $5000 living stipend and $10,000 towards tuition and fees. A $15,000 living stipend and $18,000 towards tuition and fees is available for graduate and professional students.
Eligibility, information and complete details for both international and European competitions are available online by clicking here.
A new online procedure for handling nominations is being put into place and will be announced soon. 2014-2015 Academic Year FLAS awards will be contingent on available funding from the U.S. Department of Education.
Three finalists for the position of permanent director for the Center for Austrian Studies will be making presentations on the University of Minnesota campus in November.
Howard Louthan, history, University of Florida. "Erasmus, Poland, and the Reformation." Thursday, November 7, 1:30-3:00 p.m., 1210 Heller Hall. "A Vision for the Future of CAS," Friday, November 8, 12:00-1:15 p.m., 614 Social Sciences Building.
Daniel Unowsky, history, University of Memphis. "Local Violence and State Crisis: The 1898 Anti-Jewish Riots in Habsburg Galicia." Tuesday, November 19, 3:30-5:00 p.m., 1210 Heller Hall. "A Vision for the Future of CAS," Wednesday, November 20, 12:00-1:15 p.m., 614 Social Sciences Building.
Egbert Klautke, cultural history, School of Slavonic and East European Studies, University College, London. "A Vision for the Future of CAS," Thursday, November 21, 12:00-1:15 p.m., 614 Social Sciences Building. for "The Descent of Freud: On the Reception and Popularization of Freudianism in Europe and America, c. 1930-1990." Friday, November 22, 2:00-3:30, 1210 Heller Hall.
Picart and Bernard's Religious Ceremonies of the World, with author Wijnand Mijnhardt
Center for Early Modern History Book Discussion
Friday, October 18
James Ford Bell Library Wilson Library
Wijnand Mijnhardt, of the Descartes Centre for the History and Philosophy of the Sciences and Humanities at Utrecht University, will lead a discussion of his book The Book that Changed Europe: Picart and Bernard's Religious Ceremonies of the World.
This event is co-sponsored by the Center for Early Modern History, the James Ford Bell Library, the Program in the History of Science, Technology, and Medicine, and the European Studies Consortium.
John Hooper, the Southern Europe Editor of the Guardian and Italy Correspondent of the Economist, asks whether the euro crisis is really over -- and looks at some of the other issues arising in what Europeans till recently thought of as their playground.
This event will be hosted by Giovanna Dell'Orto, assistant professor at the University of Minnesota School of Journalism & Mass Communication. On September 26, 2013 her new book Reporting at the Southern Borders: Journalism and Public Debates on Immigration in the U.S. and the E.U. will be published and includes a chapter written by Hooper.
This event is co-sponsored by the European Studies Consortium and the Department of Spanish/Portuguese.
Thursday, August 29
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
All My Relations Art Gallery
1414 East Franklin Avenue Minneapolis, MN 55404
This event is free and open to the public.
Being Sami no longer means making a living by herding reindeer in the far northern reaches of Norway, Sweden, Finland and Russia. In a Finnish documentary, The Sami (Sapmelas) many Sami who have followed work to the big cities of northern Europe reflect on changes they have experienced within their lifetimes, as they have become musicians, store clerks, a film director, a school kid, an artist, a young mother, and, as a counterpoint, a couple engaged in traditional reindeer-herding.
Co-directors Anastasia Lapsui (a radio journalist in Salekhard, and part of a Nenets language program) and Markku Lehmuskallio (Seven Songs from the Tundra, 1999, Mothers of Life, 2001, and A Bride of the Seventh Heaven, 2004) explore the Sami diaspora, ask if the change of life-style and surroundings has transformed the uniquely Sami way of looking at the world. Sami speak candidly of what "being Sami" means to them, in ways that show the adaptiveness of tradition despite the hardships
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Philosopher Jacques Rancière is among the preeminent contemporary thinkers of the intersection between politics and aesthetics, including questions of social history, political participation, education, cinema, literature, modernity and human rights. Among his latest of more than fifteen books to be translated into English are Aisthesis: Scenes from the Aesthetic Regime of Art (Verso, 2013), and Béla Tarr: The Time After (Univocal, 2013). His books also include The Future of the Image (Verso, 2007) and Film Fables (Berg, 2006).