Having problems viewing this e-mail? Click here for the web version of EUC e-Weekly.


Fall 2014
Oct 27-31

e-Weekly archive

In this issue

Events This Week

Upcoming Events

Related Events

Blog Highlights  Announcements
    Events This Week

MGS & CAS/MillerComm Lecture

Wed, Oct 29; 4 pm

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

Add to Outlook Calendar


What Varies and What Does Not Across Civil Wars: Comparing the Greek Civil War to the Wars in Iraq, Afghanistan, and Syria

Speaker: Stathis N. Kalyvas, Professor of Political Science & Director, Program on Order, Conflict and Violence, Yale University

Abstract & Speaker Bio

Co-sponsored by the European Union Center.

Great War Film Series

Th, Oct 30; 7-10 pm

Auditorium, Krannert Art Museum, 500 E. Peabody Dr.,Champaign

Add to Outlook Calendar

gallipoliGallipoli (1981)

Directed by Peter Weir

Two Australian sprinters face the brutal realities of war when they are sent to fight in the Gallipoli campaign in Turkey during World War I.

Starring: Mel Gibson, Mark Lee, and Bill Kerr

    Upcoming Events

Great War Lecture

Mon, Nov 3; 3 pm

210 General Lounge, Illini Union, 1401 W Green St., Urbana

akcamCANCELLED  Denying the Armenian Genocide: A Turkish National Security Concept     

Speaker: Taner Akcam, Professor of History, Clark University

Abstract and speaker bio

Co-Sponsored by the European Union Center

*The speaker has decided to cancel the lecture at UI due to the recent issue with Steven Salaita's appointment.

Center for Translation Studies Lecture

Tu, Nov 4; 4 pm

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

Add to Outlook Calendar


Research in Translation, Complexity and Integrated Translation Project

Speaker: Patricia Minacori, Universite Paris Diderot; Scholar in Residence, EUC/CTS

Speaker bio and abstract

Co-Sponsored by the European Union Center

Great War 

Th, Nov 6; 7:30 pm

Fri, Nov 7; 7:30 pm

St, Nov 8; 7:30 pm

Froellinger Great Hall, Krannert Center, 500 S. Goodwin Ave., Urbana

Add to Outlook Calendar

lovelywarOh What a Lovely War

As the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign commemorates the centenary of the beginning of World War I, Illinois Theatre will revisit the era with this new musical production developed and written by Joan Littlewood and her company at the Theatre Royal, London, with Charles Chilton and Gerry Raffles. A 1963 response to growing cultural interest in uncovering truths about WWI—the first modern, industrial, mechanized war—the company’s work drew into sharp relief the human impact of global conflict. Robert G. Anderson directs the production with choreography by Philip Johnston and musical direction by Kent Conrad.

Tickets can be purchased at the Krannert Center Box Office, or online.

EUC Lecture

Fri, Nov 7; 12 pm-noon

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

Add to Outlook Calendar


greenApproaches to Digital Pedagogy

Speakers: Anita Chan, Assistant Research Professor of Communications in the Department of Media & Cinema Studies, UIUC; Harriet Green, English and Digital Humanities   Librarian, UIUC

Abstract and speaker bios

Department of Spanish, Italian and Portuguese

Wed, Nov 19; 4 pm

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

Add to Outlook Calendar


Lecture: Literatura, Arte y Catarsis (Literature, Art and Catharsis)

Speaker: Harkaitz Cano, author of Norbait dabil sute-eskaileran, 2001; Compro oro, 2011; Telefono kaiolatua, 1997; Neguko zirkua, 2005; Beluna jazz, 1996; Pasaia blues 1999; Belarraren ahoa, 2006; and Twist, 2011.

Speaker bio and abstract

Co-Sponsored by the European Union Center

    Related Events

Study Abroad Info Session

Wed, Oct 29; 3 pm

101 International Studies Building, 910 S. 5th St., Champaign

University of York Exchange Program

Do you want to study abroad in one of England's most historic cities? Are you interested in attending a top-ranking UK university? Would you like to live and learn within a vibrant campus community? Join us for an info session on the University of York exchange program. Learn more about your study options, meet staff from the Univeristy of York, and speak to a University of York program returnee! 

Door prizes will be given to the first 5 attendees!

Can't make it? Find more information about the University of York on the Study Abroad Office website.

Edward W. Said Memorial Lecture & Screening of Said's famous Speech on "Palestine, Iraq, and US Policy"

Th, Oct 30; 7 pm

319 Gregory Hall, 810 South Wright Street

The Transnational Solidarity Initiative warmly invites you to the 2014 Edward W. Said Memorial Lecture at the University of Illinois, by Professor Robert Warrior, Director of American Indian Studies and Professor of AIS, English and History.

Professor Warrior's talk, "Remembering Said's Minority Imperative, and the Persistence of Lost Causes," will be on Thursday, October 30 at 7 pm in 319 Gregory Hall. Prof. Warrior's lecture will follow a film screening of Edward Said's famous speech on "Palestine, Iraq, and U.S. Policy."

On the occasion of the the 79th anniversary of Said's birth (November 1), and 2014 being the 35th anniversary of the publication of The Question of Palestine and the 20th anniversary of the publication of The Politics of Dispossession: The Struggle for Palestinian Self-Determination 1969-1994, please join us in an experimental pairing of lectures between Edward W. Said, and his one-time student, Robert Warrior.

The Transnational Solidarity Initiative is an endeavor of the 'Rethinking Transnationalism in the Age of Mediatized Social Protest' research group, generously supported by the first Focal Point Breakthrough Grant of the Graduate College at UIUC. The initiative includes a group of international graduate students and community members attempting to interrogate the nature of solidarity networks across borders.

Boren Undergradaute Scholarship & Information Event

Th, Oct 30; 3:30-4:30 pm

Fri, Oct 31; 3:30-4:30 pm

Illini Union Bookstore, 5th Floor, Room 514

Boren Undergraduate Scholarship

The Boren Undergraduate Scholarship is open for freshmen through seniors to support study abroad in Africa, Asia, Central and Eastern Europe, Latin America, and the Middle East. This scholarship is for U.S. citizens with a broad interest in national security.
The Selection Committee rates candidates based on their study abroad program preferences, including countries, languages, and field(s) of study; length of time abroad; and commitment to work in the federal government. The strongest candidates have a solid academic record and the potential to succeed in their proposed study abroad experience, a commitment to international education to fulfill academic and career goals, and language interest and aptitude. Moreover, the student's study abroad program should directly relate to both the applicant's career aspirations and his or her envisioned work in the federal government in the departments of Defense, State, or Homeland Security or in the Intelligence community. Read more about recent Illinois Boren Scholars.
The National and International Scholarships Program facilitates the Boren application process on campus.  Please read more about the campus process here, and make an appointment with us if you are interested in getting started.
Also, join us next week for our two-day Boren information event:

·         Thursday, October 30, 3:30 to 4:30 p.m.—Information session and discussion with former Boren Scholar
·         Friday, October 31, 3:30 to 4:30 p.m.—Workshop on how to craft a Boren Application
All sessions are held in the Illini Union Bookstore, 5th Floor, Room 514.

Cyber Seminar with Stockholm University

 Fri, Nov 7 and Mon,  Dec 8; 9-10 am

Room 411, 507 Green St., Champaign

Cyber Seminar with Stockholm University

Please join a unique teleconferencing seminar on cultural heritage that UIUC and Stockholm University have organized. We will be seeing each on large-screen TV through a technology interface. We meet for one hour on October 3, November 7, December 8, from 9-10 a.m.  in the conference room of the IPS suite of offices on the 4th floor of IPS at 507 Green (between Starbucks and Urban Outfitters). If you will participate please email Helaine Silverman (helaine@illinois.edu) and she will send you a hard-copy of the readings and a coupon for Stabucks! There is a great opportunity for us to engage with wonderful colleagues at Stockholm University.

NOVEMBER 7 TOPIC: What is ‘Swedish heritage’ in the USA & What is ‘American heritage’ in Sweden.
UIUC reading:
We will read Lynne Dearborn’s (School of Architecture, UIUC) wonderful paper:
Deploying Heritage to Solve Today’s Dilemmas: The Swedes of Rockford, Illinois” InEncounters with Popular Pasts, edited by Mike Robinson and Helaine Silverman. (Springer, 2015, in press)
SU reading:
“Performing Nordic Space in American Museums: Gift Exchange, Volunteerism and Curatorial Practice” by Lizette Gradén in Performing Nordic Heritage, edited by Peter Aronsson and Lizette Gradén, Ashgate, 2013.
DECEMBER 8 TOPIC: Some of our graduate students present their research to each other, with faculty participation.
    EUC Blog
EUC Blog Highlights


French Professor Revamps Course on "Language and Minorities in Europe"

Originally posted on April 9, 2014. Read more on the EUC blog.

Professor Fagyal will be offering this exciting course again in Spring 2015. Don't miss it!

Language and Minorities in Europe
Meets: Wednesday 1-2:50 pm,136 Davenport Hall

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



Promote Your Europe/EU Spring Courses

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 here 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. 

Spring Courses

Language and Minorities in Europe
Meets: Wednesday 1:00-2:50pm, 136 Davenport Hall
Instructor: Professor Zsuzsanna Fagyal

African Immigrants in Europe
Meets: Tues/Thurs 12:30-1:50PM, 209 A Davenport Hall
Instructor: Professor Alma Gottlieb
Race, Space, & (Post)Coloniality in Modern France
Instructor: Dr. Samir Meghelli
Meets: Mondays, 1:00pm-2:50pm
(Taught in English, but French reading ability required)


European Parliament Liason Office
Application Deadline: noon, November 14th, 2014 (US Citizens only)

Complement your studies in International & Global Affairs with a genuinely internaional internship.
The European Parliament invites college graduates (US citizens only) to apply for a full-time internship in its Washington, DC office from mid-January to mid-April 2015, with the possibility of a two-month extension in Brussels and Strasbourg. Candidates do not have to be currently enrolled in school to be considered for the internship.
What better place to monitor transnational politics in action, to see global players in international affairs addressing global challenges across a range of policy areas, to witness the interplay between decision-makers in the US -- be they from the legislative or executive branch -- and lawmakers from the European Union?
For additional details and to apply, click here.
Address any questions to: Mr. Jean-Luc Robert 
Conversation Tables & Coffee Hours

Conversation Table in Modern Greek LOGOS: meetings take place at Espresso Royale on Goodwin, every other Thursday from 4:00-5:00 pm. Next meeting, October 30

LINGUISTICS - Turkish Coffee House: meeting will take place at Espresso Royale on Goodwin, every Thursday from 5:00-6:00 pm. Next meeting, October 30.

Swedish Conversation Group and Coffee Hour: meetings take place in the Philippson Library (3114 Foreign Languages Building), Wednesdays from 2:30-3:30 pm.  Coffee is provided and currently enrolled Swedish students get credit for attendance.

Melanzana - Italian Conversation Club: meetings take place in the Urbana Espresso Royale on Goodwin, every Tuesday at 7:00 pm.  Next meeting, October 28.

Bosnian/Croatian/Serbian Conversation Table: meetings take place every second Wednesday in the Urbana Espresso Royale on Goodwin at 4:30 pm. Next meeting, November 5.

Arabic Conversation Table: meetings take place every Thursday in the basement of 1207 W. Oregon (Less Commonly Taught Languages Program Resource Room) at 4:00 pm.  Next meeting, October 30.

Pause Cafe: meetings take place every Thursday in the Urbana Espresso Royale on Goodwin at 5:30 pm.  Next meeting, October 30.

If you would like to announce your converstaion tables & coffee hours,
please send the information to
Sebnem Ozkan.



European Union Center
University of Illinois
328 International Studies Building, MC-429
910 S. Fifth St.
Champaign, IL 61820
P: (217) 265-7515
F: (217) 333-6270  www.euc.illinois.edu

If you would like to announce an
event through the EUC e-Weekly,
please send the information by no later than the prior Thursday of the event to:  

Sebnem Ozkan | Phone: (217) 244-0570 | Fax: (217) 333-6270