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Fall 2014
Nov 10-14

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    Events This Week

CSAMES Brown Bag Lecture

Mon, Nov 10; 12 pm

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

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Lecture: Turkey's New Foreign Policy and the Middle East

SpeakerRamazan ErdagEskisehir Osmangazi University, Department of International Relations, Turkey; University of Illinois CGS/ACDIS Visiting Scholar

Co-Sponsored by the European Union Center

MillerCom Lecture

Mon, Nov 10; 3 pm

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

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Lecture: From the Great War to the Bloodlands: Rethinking Europe's History

Speaker: Timothy Snyder, Bird White Housum Professor of History at Yale University.

Speaker bio and abstract

Co-Sponsored by the European Union Center

Modern Greek Studies Lecture

Tu, Nov 11; 4pm
Lucy Ellis Lounge, 1080 FLB, 707 S. Matthews Ave., Urbana


Modern Greek Studies Lecture

SpeakerThanos Veremis, Deputy Mayor of Athens, Vice-President of ELIAMEP (Institute of Foreign and Defense Policy) and Emeritus Professor of History, University of Athens

Speaker bio

Co-Sponsored by the European Union Center

IPRH Workshop

Tu, Nov 11; 5 pm

212, Campus Honors Program, 1205 W. Oregon St., Urbana

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The Great War Conversation Event for Undergraduates: Literature and War

SpeakerJim Hicks, executive editor of the Massachusetts Review and director of the Graduate Program in Comparative Literature at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst

Speaker bio and abstract

Co-Sponsored by the European Union Center


Tu, Nov 11; 6:15-7:15 pm

160 English Bldg, 608 S. Wright St., Urbana

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The Outbreak of the First World War: Political Science Perspectives on Recent Historical Narratives

Speaker: John A. Vasquez, Department of Political Science, UIUC

Sponsored by the Dept. of Political Science, European Union Center, ACDIS

Great War

Nov 11-15; 7:30 pm

Sun, Nov 16; 3 pm

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

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.

The Great War Film Series

Th, Nov 13; 7-10 pm

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

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The Great War Film Series: Good Soldier Schweik (1960)

This is a deft satire by Axel von Ambesser that undercuts the adage that a soldier must always obey orders, no matter what. At the heart of the story is Schwejk (Heinz Ruhmann), a canine salesman who is drafted into the army during World War I. The setting is Bohemia when it was under the sway of a combined Austro-Hungarian rule. Once Schwejk has his uniform on he so devotedly follows the very letter of the law, every order that is given him, that he comes off as a total idiot. Nevertheless, he manages quite well with this tactic, whether it is feigned or not.

Co-Sponsored by the European Union Center

    Upcoming Events

Department of Spanish, Italian and Portuguese

Wed, Nov 19; 4 pm

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

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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

Videoconference Panel Discussion

Tu, Nov 18; 11 am

Room 411, IPSB 507 E. Green St., Champaign

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Med Basin

Displaced: The Refugee Crisis in the Mediterranean Basin 

Panelists TBA

Organized by the University of Pittsburgh European Studies Center and EU Center of Excellence.
Co-Sponsored by the European Union Center.

FLAS Fellowship Information Sessions



Department Advisors


Dec 3 & 4


flasFLAS Information Sessions 

Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) Fellowships support graduate and undergraduate study in modern foreign languages in combination with area studies, international studies, or international or area aspects of professional studies.

FLAS Fellowships are administered by the University of Illinois National Resource Centers and are awarded competitively through an annual competition. Students from all departments and professional schools are encouraged to apply.

FLAS Information Sessions for Department Advisors

Information sessions will cover the requirements and deadlines and provide opportunities for department advisors to ask questions of the FLAS coordinators

December 3rd, 12:00PM    
109 GSLIS, 501 E. Daniel St.,Champaign                                        
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December 4th, 12:00PM  
109 GSLIS, 501 E. Daniel St.,Champaign
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FLAS Information Sessions for Graduate & Undergraduate Students

Information sessions will cover the requirements and deadlines and provide opportunities for students to ask questions of the FLAS coordinators.

December 3rd, 4:00PM
Rm 126 GSLIS, 501 E. Daniel St.,Champaign                              
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December 4th, 4:00PM    
1092 Lincoln Hall, 702 South Wright Street, Urbana
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    Related Events

ISU Department of Languages, Literature & Cultures Lecture

Th, Nov 13; 2pm

Stevenson Hall, Rm 401, 201 E University St. Normal, IL 



Turning Points of the 20th Century                            1914/ /1939/ /1989: 

Reflections on 25 Years after the fall of the Berlin Wall

Speaker: Consul General Herbert Quelle, Federal Republic of Germany (Chicago)

The Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures at Illinois State University is happy to welcome the Consul General of the Federal Republic of Germany (Chicago) who will give his reflections on 25 years after the fall of the Berlin wall. Click here for more information.

Reading Group

Th, Nov 13; 5-7pm

IPRH Seminar Room, 805 W. Pennsylvania Ave., Urbana


Ocean Crossings Reading Group
The Ocean Crossings reading group explores the Mediterranean as a space, marked by the fluidic and nomadic networks formed by transnational fluxes. Our group will explore the Mediterranean both as a unique space and as a model for similar basins, such as the Caribbean and the Korean Strait. We want to explore the role of culture, history and literature for non-national spaces, characterized by exchanges, migrations and conflicts that take place outside existing legal frameworks.

 The meeting of the group will be focusing on:
  • Pickles, John. A History of Spaces: Cartographic Reason, Mapping and the Geo-coded World. London: Routledge, 2004, pp. 3-23.
  • Lopez, Alfred J. “Introduction: The (Post)global South.” The Global South 1.1 (2007): pp. 1-11.
  • Savage-Smith, Emilie. “Cartography”.  A Companion to Mediterranean History. Eds. Horden, Peregrine, Kinoshita. Chchester, West Sussex: Wiley Blackwell, 2014, ch. 12.

For more information on hte theme, the reading group, and related events, including information and access to the readings, please visit our website or e-mail us at illinoisoceancrossings@gmail.com 

IFE French Field Study and Internship Programs Info Sessions


Want to earn credit for an internship while studying abroad in Paris or Brussels?
If your answer to the question above is « Bien sûr! », we invite you to attend an Information Session about the IFE French Field Study and Internship Programs!  
Choose one of the dates and times below to learn more about this unique opportunity to combine a semester of study abroad with an academic, credit-bearing internship - à bientôt!

Monday, November 10th
Lincoln Hall, Room #1064

Tuesday, November 11th
Lincoln Hall, Room #1064


March 13-15, 2015    Ohio State University


2015 Midwest Slavic Conference
March 13-15, 2015
Abstract and C.V. Deadline:
January 9, 2015

The Midwest Slavic Association and The Ohio State University (OSU) Center for Slavic and East European Studies (CSEES) are pleased to announce the 2015 Midwest Slavic Conference to be held at OSU March 13-15,2015. Conference organizers invite proposals for panels or individual papers addressing all disciplines related to Russia, Eastern Europe, Central Asia, and the Caucasus. The conference will open with a keynote address by Dr. Karen Dawisha (Miami University) on Russian president Vladimir Putin’s rise to power and the powerful circle of kleptocrats that surround him on Friday, March 13th, followed by two days of panels.For more information on registration fees, eligibility, and application instructions, please visit: www.slaviccenter.osu.edu    

    EUC Blog
EUC Blog Highlights


Is it better to study the EU outside of the EU itself?
EUC Associate Director Matt Rosenstein and MA in EU Studies (MAEUS) students discuss comparative advantages.

Read more on the EUC blog.

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

African Immigrants in Europe
Instructor: Professor Alma Gottlieb 
Meets: Tues/Thurs 12:30-1:50PM

Arctic Narratives
EURO 240/CWL 282/SCAN 240
Instructor: Anna Stenport
Meets: 12:00-12:50pm 

Art of the Nineteenth Century
ARTH 240
Instructor: David O'Brien
Meets: Mon/Wed 10:00-11:20am
Beginner's Basque
BASQ 401
Instructor: Ane Icardo Isasa
Meets: Mon/Wed/Fri 2:00-2:50pm
RST 570
Instructor: Carla Santos
Meets: Wed 1:00-4:20pm
Instructor: TBD
Meets: Tu/Th 12:30-1:50pm
Instructor: Robert Pahre
Meets: Tu 4:00-6:20pm
Language and Minorities in Europe
Instructor: Professor Zsuzsanna Fagyal
Meets: Wed 1:00-2:50pm
Modern Greece through Literature, Art and Cinema 
EURO 199
Instructor: Stefanos Katsikas
Meets: Tu/Th 4:00-5:20pm 

Race, Space, & (Post)Coloniality in Modern France
Instructor: Dr. Samir Meghelli
Meets: Mon 1:00pm-2:50pm
(Taught in English, but French reading ability required)

Job Opportunities and Recruitment

2014 FBI Collegiate Recruitment Program
Resume Submission Deadline:
November 10th

The FBI is currently seeking talented and diverse candidates who are interested in joining the FBI to be hired through its Collegiate Recruitment Program.  The FBI will be on-campus November 17th and 18th to recruit highly motivated graduating seniors, recent graduates, and veterans for entry level positions (GS 7/9 level). These positions exist in many areas of the FBI, including counterterrorism, finance, human resources, management, analysis, and security.  Visit I-Link now for more details and to apply for an on-campus interview.  

The FBI will also be hosting an Information Session on Wednesday, November 17th at 5pm at The Career Center Interview Suite 213 at 616 E. Green Street.  At the session, you will learn about the FBI’s mission and rewarding career opportunities. The FBI may also conduct limited interviews for entry level positions and make on-the spot job offers to qualified candidates at this event.  US Citizens only. 

For more information and eligibility requirements, please visit the FBI Recruitment Program website.


Short-Term Travel Grants Program (STG)
Application Deadline: November 17

IREX is now accepting applications for the 2015 Short-Term Travel Grants Program (STG). The STG supports postdoctoral scholars and professionals to conduct independent research in Eastern Europe and Eurasia. With its flexible format and quick turnaround time, the program meets an important need for the academic and policy communities, while directly impacting the formation of US foreign policy through the support of policy-relevant, open-source research on current regional issues of importance to the United States. The STG fellowship is designed to allow scholars to conduct short, targeted projects without significantly affecting their teaching and work schedules.
To learn more about the program and eligibility requirements, please visit the application page. Please contact stg@irex.org with questions regarding the program or application process.
The Institute For Turkish Studies Grants Program
Application Deadline: March 2, 2015
Grant Categories: Library Grants; Post-Doctoral Summer Travel Research Grants; Sabbatical Research Grants;Subventions for Publications;Summer Language Study Grants in Turkey for Graduate Students;Teaching Aids Grants. Click here for more information.

Scholarships and Fellowships

Boren Scholarships and Fellowships
Application Deadlines:
Boren Fellowship - January 27, 2015
Boren Scholarship - February 4, 2015

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 but not limited to Arabic, Chinese, Korean, Portuguese, Russian, and Swahili. For a complete list of languages, visit our website.
Undergraduate students can receive up to $20,000 for an academic year's study abroad and graduate students up to $30,000 for language study and international research. In exchange for funding, recipients commit to working in the federal government for a minimum of one year.

The Boren Awards are initiatives of the National Security Education Program (NSEP) and are administered by the Institute of International Education.

Research Fellowship, History of the First World War, College of Europe-Natolin Campus
Application Deadline: November 15

The College of Europe, Natolin Campus (Warsaw) is seeking application for the position of one six-months Post-Doctoral Research Fellowship with a starting date of January 2015. The posts will be held within the framework of the European Civilization Chair, founded by the European Parliament in honor of the late Professor Bronislaw Geremek. Click here for more information.

Two-year Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship, John B. Hurford '60 Center for the Arts and Humanities, Haverford College                
Application Deadline:
January 13, 2015

We seek scholars interested in the study of cultural practices surrounding the care, disposal, and memorialization of the dead. Area of specialization is open, but might include religion, history, archaeology, anthropology, material and visual culture, performance studies, or literature, among other possibilities. Candidates should have broad historical and interdisciplinary interests. Click here for more information.   

Postdoctoral Fellowship, Jewish Studies, Rice University
Application Deadline:
December 31

The Program in Jewish Studies at Rice University invites applications for a one-year postdoctoral fellowship. The appointment will be for the academic year 2015-2016, with renewal possible for 2016-2017. Candidates must hold a PhD by July 1, 2015, and must have received it no earlier than 2010. Scholars from all fields of Jewish Studies will be considered. Click here for application information.

Critical Language Scholarship                                                           Application Deadline: November 12

The Critical Language Scholarship (CLS) Program is a fully-funded overseas language and cultural immersion program for American undergraduate and graduate students. With the goal of broadening the base of Americans studying and mastering critical languages and building relationships between the people of the United States and other countries, CLS provides study opportunities to a diverse range of students from across the United States at every level of language learning. Click here for more information.

Short Term Research Fellowship, New York Public Library    
Application Deadline:
January 16, 2015

The New York Public Library is pleased to offer Short Term Research Fellowships to support scholars from outside the New York metropolitan area engaged in graduate-level, post-doctoral, and independent research. Individuals needing to conduct on-site research in the Library’s special collections to support projects in the humanities, business and the arts are welcome to apply.  Preference is given to scholars whose work is based on materials in the NYPL research collections, especially when those materials are unique; fellowships are normally not granted to scholars who live within commuting distance of the library.  Each fellow is expected to be in residence at the library for the duration of their fellowship, during the period from June 1, 2015 through May 30, 2016, and each fellow will be expected to produce a written summary of his/her experience working with the collections. Fellowship stipends are $1,000 per week for a minimum of two and maximum of four weeks. Click here for more information. 

Call for Papers

UI Center for Translation Studies Call for Papers: Third International Translation Conference
Application Deadline:
December 15

The UI Center for Translation Studies requests paper and panel proposals for the Third International Translation Conference on April 10-11, 2015.

This conference will seek to reflect on the changing landscape of the field through the concept of “New Spaces.” On the one hand, globalization has allowed new areas to emerge on the map of translation practices, shifting the cultural centers away from the Western world and towards other world regions, particularly Asia and Latin America, thereby generating spatial and cultural shifts in translation flows. On the other hand, in virtual space, the future of translation and interpreting is already being shaped by the interaction of human translators and interpreters with machines. This two-day international conference will examine the interactions between the physical and virtual spaces in which translation and interpreting take place in the 21st century. Click here for more information. 

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. 

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

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.  

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

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.  

Pause Cafe - French Conversation Table: meetings take place every Thursday in the Urbana Espresso Royale on Goodwin at 5:30 pm.  

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

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