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Fall 2013
Nov 4-8

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Events This Week

Upcoming EUC Events

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EUC Blog Highlights  Announcements
    Events This Week

EUC Lecture Series

November 5, 2:00pm

Lucy Ellis Lounge, 1080 FLB
707 S Mathews Ave.,       Urbana

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Territoriality, Jurisdiction and Exhaustion in Intellectual Property Law: Some Observations on Recent Developments in EU and US Law

Speaker: Mark Cole, Associate Professor of Law, University of Luxembourg

Abstract & Bio

European Movie Night

November 5, 6:30pm

Lucy Ellis Lounge, 1080 FLB
707 S Mathews Ave.,       Urbana

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brain drain

Fuga de Cerebros (Brain Drain) - Spain, 2009

Emilio's crush, Natalia, the brightest and cutest girl in school is award a scholarship to study medicine at Oxford.  After faking qualifications and scholarships, Emilio and his band of brainless nuts land in Oxford, causing havoc on the normally peaceful campus. 


Popcorn provided, BYO beverage

Modern Greek Studies Documentary Screening

November 5, 7:00-9:00pm

Knight Auditorium, Spurlock Museum
600 S Gregory St.,       Urbana

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Smyrna: The Destruction of a Cosmopolitan City, 1900-1922

Focuses on the consmopolitan character of the city and how it was destroyed in an era of nationalistic conflict.  Director Maria Illiou will answer questions after the film. The historical consultant of the documentary, Dr. Alexander Kitroeff, will be joining through skype and answer questions. Further info

Co-sponsored by European Union Center. 

Turkish Studies Lecture 

November 7, 4:00pm

Room 161, Noyes Lab.
505 S Mathews Ave.,       Urbana

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The Final Phase of the Ottoman Empire and the Establishment of Modern Turkey

Speaker: Fatma Acun, Professor of History, Hacettepe University, Ankara 

Abstract & Bio

Co-sponsored by European Union Center.

Department of Germanic Languages and Literature Workshop

November 7 - 9

Levis Faculty Center, Second Floor
919 W Illinois St.,       Urbana

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How Radical Was the Enlightenment?

Keynote address at 4:30 pm, November 7.  
Speaker: John A. McCarthy, Vanderbilt University

Full schedule and speakers can be found at the workshop website.

Co-sponsored by European Union Center. 

EUC Lecture Series

November 8, 12:00pm

Lucy Ellis Lounge, 1080 FLB
707 S Mathews Ave.,       Urbana

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Remembering the Good: Social Memory and the Resistance to Violence in the Plateau Vivarais-Lignon

Speaker: Margaret Paxson, Anthropologist and Research Fellow at Georgetown University

Abstract & Bio

     Upcoming EUC Events

REEEC Noontime Scholars Lecture

November 12, 12:00pm

101 ISB
910 S Fifth St.,       Champaign

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Andrzej Stasiuk and the Myth of the Literary Gastarbajter

Speaker: George Gasyna, Associate Professor, Department of Slavic Languages and Literature, University of Illinois

Abstract & Bio

Co-sponsored by the European Union Center.

Women & Gender in Global Perspectives Film Screening and Panel

November 12, 3:00pm

Knight Auditorium, Spurlock Museum,
600 S Gregory St.,       Urbana

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the last hunger season

The Last Hunger Season: A Year in an African Farm Community on the Brink of Change

Four farmers united in action to battle the annual hunger season.

Speaker: Roger Thurow, Author of the book, The Last Hunger Season, and documentary filmmakers and invited faculty panelists. 

Further info

Co-sponsored by European Union Center. 

Women's Resources Center Ecofeminism Summit Keynote Lecture

November 13, 7:30pm

Room 112, Gregory Hall,
  810 S Wright St.,       Urbana


Ecofeminism Summit Keynote Lecture

In 1992, Severn was a 12-year-old Canadian who shot to fame as an icon of the environmental movement when she spoke at the Earth Summit in Rio, appealing, with eloquence and passion, to world leaders to protect Earth.

Speaker: Severn Cullis-Suzuki, environmental activist, speaker, television host and author

Further info

Co-sponsored by European Union Center. 

CAS/Millercomm Lecture

November 14, 4:00pm

Knight Auditorium, Spurlock Museum, 600 S Gregory St.,

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A System Fit for Purpose? The Challenge of Governance in Greece

Speaker: Kevin Featherstone, Professor of Contemporary Greek Studies, London School of Economics and Political Science 

Abstract & Bio

Prof. Featherstone will also give a lecture in Chicago on "Of Bailouts, Populists and Inertia: Lessons from the Greek Crisis for Managing the 'Euro'" on Nov 13 at 12:50 pm in McCormick Tribune Campus Center, Illinois Institute of Technology, 3201 S State Street, Chicago, IL. Add to Outlook Calendar.

Organized by the Modern Greek Studies. Co-sponsored by European Union Center.

EU Center of Excellence Director Lecture Series

November 15, 12:00-1:00pm

Lucy Ellis Lounge, 1080 FLB, 707 S Mathews Ave., Urbana

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Regionalism in the World Polity

Speaker: Joe Jupille, Director of Colorado European Union Center of Excellence, University of Colorado at Boulder.

Abstract & Bio

Islam in Europe Lecture Series

November 18, 12:00pm

Lucy Ellis Lounge, 1080 FLB
707 S Mathews Ave.,       Urbana



Agitated Liberalism: Meditations on the Politics of Dissent in Turkey in the Wake of Gezi Park

Speaker: Jeremy Walton, CENTREN Transnational Research Network at Georg August University

Abstract & Bio

Videoconference Panel Discussion (with U of Pittsburgh)

November 21 11:00am-12:30pm

Room 411
507 E Green St.,       Champaign


France as a Global Leader (in French)

Speakers TBD

Discusson will be conducted in French

    Related Events

Less Commonly Taught Languages Program Film Series

November 6, 6:00pm

Lucy Ellis Lounge, 1080 FLB
707 S Mathews Ave.,       Urbana

lion of the desert

Lion of the Desert - Libya, 1981

The story of Libyan leader Omar Mukhtar's resistance to the invasion of Mussolini's Italy prior to the Second World War.  In Arabic with English subtitles.

Synopsis and info

French Cineclub Film Screening

November 7, 7:30pm

Main Library Room 66,
1408 W Gregory Dr.,       Urbana

free men

Les Hommes Libres - France, 2012

In occupied Paris, an Algerian man is inspired to join the restistance by his unexpected friendship with a Jewish man. In French with English subtitles.

 Synopsis and info

  EUC Blog
EUC Blog Highlights

Halloween in Europe

EUC social media interns Nicki Halenza and Gosia Labno trace Halloween back to its Europen roots.
Read more on the EUC's blog.

As always, we invite you to join the conversation by leaving comments and sharing posts with others!



Call For Applications


Turkish Studies From an Interdisciplinary Perspective Conference

Open to PhD. students whose research on Turkey and/or Ottoman Empire has an interdisciplinary approach.  Applicants are encouraged to submit an abstract no longer than 150 words to be reviewed by committee and possibly selected for presentation.  Presentations will take place at a one-day conference at Georgetown University on May 7, 2014.  

Submissions should be sent to itsdirector@turkishstudies.org, by November 15. Successful applicants will receive travel funding to and from Washington DC. For more information visit, The Institute for Turkish Studies website.

Promote your Europe/EU spring 2014 courses to students

Promote your Europe/EU spring 2014 courses to students!

Dear Colleagues:
Are you teaching one or more courses in the spring that will address topics relevant to Europe or the European Union? We can help to promote your course to students!

As a service to faculty, students, and advisors, the EU Center maintains a web listing each semester of graduate and undergraduate courses offered at UIUC that address topics related to the EU and Europe. The link to this web listing is circulated by email listserv and in our e-Weekly electronic newsletter.
Please go to our short web form at https://illinois.edu/fb/sec/9569047 and insert information about your course(s), including but not limited to special topic courses and language/culture courses, that will have at least 25% of the content devoted to the EU or Europe. If you are teaching more than one Europe-related course, please submit a separate form for each one.

Note: the EU Center will update the listing on an ongoing basis whenever new submissions are made through the form or we learn of relevant courses.

Thank you very much for your assistance.

Spring 2014 Courses


Selected Courses Relevant to EU Studies - Spring 2014:

SCAN 102: Beginning Scandinavian II (Swedish level 2), MTWR 11-11:50 am

SCAN 104: Intermediate Scandinavian II (Swedish level 4), MTWR 12-12:50 pm

SCAN 251: Viking Mythology, MWF 10-10:50 am

SCAN 375: Scandinavian Sexualities (Children & Childhood in Scandinavia), TR 3:30-4:50 pm

SCAN 464: Strindberg in Translation, TR 1:30-2:50 pm

SCAN 492: New Scandinavian Cinema, MW 1-2:50 pm

SCAN 494: Translation Theory and Practice (Swedish), W 11:30-1:50 pm


FR/LING/GER/SLAV/SIP/PS 418: Language and Minorities in Europe, W 1-2:50 pm.

Awards, Fellowships, and Grants

Wilson Center: Grant Opportunities for Research on Central and East Europe

Research Grants
Application Deadline: December 1, 2013

For American citizens in early stages of academic careers.  Research scholarships awarded for 2-4 months, with a monthly stipend of $3,300. Projects should be policy-relevant in the fields of the social sciences or the humanities.  For more information and to apply visit the website.

Short-Term Grants
Application Deadline: December 1, 2013

Available to American academic experts and practioners including, including graduate students.  Grants are for one month and offer a $3,200 stipend as well as residency at the Wilson Center.  Projects should be policy-relevant in the fields of the social sciences or the humanities.  For more information and to apply visit the website.  

Summer Research Grants
Application Deadline: March 1, 2014

Available to graduate students (MA or higher) and scholars who are US citizens.  Grants are for 2 months and offer a monthly stipend of $3,200 as well as residency at the Wilson Center.  Projects should be policy-relevant in the fields of the social sciences or the humanities.  For more information and to apply visit the website.

European Defense Agency (EDA) & Egmont Institute Prize in European Defense, Security and Strategy
Application Deadline: December 1, 2013

For scholars who obtained a PhD the past academic year, or at the start of the current academic year.  Relevant innovative dissertations should be submitted and winner will deliver a presentation at the EDA's annual conference in Brussels on March 27, 2014.  For more information and to apply, visit the website

2014 EUSA Haas Fund Fellowship Competition
Application Deadline: January 3, 2014

Available to students conducting EU-related PhD dissertation research. Applicants should submit a proposal detailing the project's relevance to EU-studies, as well as how the fellowship is to be used, a CV, and two letters of support.  Letters should come from members of the student's dissertation committee, including one from the chair.  Applications should be submitted to eusa@pitt.edu

Scholarship for UI Students to Pursue a Master's Degree in Sweden

Scholarship to Study at Stockholm University
Application Deadline: January 15, 2014

Open exclusively to seniors at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign interested in pursuing a Master's Degree at Stockhold University.  Stockholm University offers 76 Master's programs in English within the faculties of the humanities, social sciences, law, and natural sciences.  Scholarship covers the cost of tuition and living expenses for two-year while working on Master's, or one year of work on a law degree.  For more information and how to apply visit the website.  

German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) 

DAAD Announcements

DAAD is offering a number of opportunities to students in the US studying, or with a command of the German langauge , including: 

University Summer Grant Course
Intensive Language Course Grant
Intern in the New York Office
Doctoral and Post-Doctoral Scholarships

Conversation Tables & Coffee Hours

Conversation Table in Modern Greek: Logos

Meetings take in Espresso Royale in Goodwin Str., Urbana, IL 61801. Students are invited to practice conversational Modern Greek with native speakers and get fluency. This is also an excellent opportunity for students from past years, members of the local Greek community and those with some knowledge of Modern Greek to maintain and refine their language skills. Contact Dr. Katsikas with any questions.
Thursday 21 November 2013
Thursday 5 December 2013

Conversation Table in French: Pause Café

Pause Café at Espresso Royale (Oregon and Goodwin), in Urbana. Meets every Thursday at 5:30pm. All are welcome!

Bosnian/Croatian/Serbian Conversation Table

Meetings take place every second Tuesday, upstairs at the Espresso Royale on Goodwin and Oregon from 5-6pm.  Contact Jasmina Savic with questions.
Tuesday 12 November
Tuesday 3 December

Arabic Conversation Table

Meets weekly on Thursdays in the Intermezzo Cafe in the Krannert Center from 4:00-5:00 pm. For more information, contact Eman Saadah.

Italian Conversation Group

Meets weekly on Tuesdays at 7pm in Espresso Royale (1117 W. Oregon St., Urbana.) For more information, contact Rebecca Sconza.

Kaffeestunde (Coffee Hour): German Conversation Group

At Cafe Paridiso, 801 S. Lincoln Avenue, Urbana.  Free and open to everyone.  Next Meeting: Nov 6, 3-5pm.  

Turkish Conversation Table

At Espresso Royale (1117 W. Oregon St., Urbana).  Next meeting Nov. 7th at 6pm. For more information, contact Ercan Balci.

Swedish Conversation Conversation Group and Coffee Hour

At Phillippson Library, 3114 Foreign Languages Building.  Every Thursday through November 21 from 3:00-4:00 pm.  For more information contact Mark Safstrom

Cosmo Coffee Hours

Free and open to everyone... At these informal gatherings, coffee, tea, and homemade ethnic desserts are served. Coffee Hours are good opportunities to meet people from around the world and learn about other cultures. Read about a recent Cosmo Coffee Hour on our blog. For Fall 2013 schedule, click here. Unless otherwise noted, every coffee hour is from 7:00-9:00pm on Thursdays in the Y's Murphy Lounge.



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