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Graduate Student Social

211 Brownson Hall, Nanovic Institute • 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

All graduate students with an interest in European Studies are invited to enjoy free food and beverages at the Nanovic Graduate Student Social on Thursday, October 1st from 4 to 6 pm. Open house format; no RSVP needed.


Film: Watchers of the Sky

Browning Cinema, DeBartolo Performing Arts Center • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

This film screening is part of the series "Remembrance: The Holocaust in a Global Context." A complete schedule of events can be found here.

Fri Oct 2, 2015

Reconciliation: A Global Ethic Whose Time Has Come

115 O'Shaughnessy Hall • 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM

This lecture, delivered by Dan Philpott from University of Notre Dame Dept. of Political Science, is part of the series "Remembrance: The Holocaust in a Global Context."  A complete schedule of events can be found here.

Mon Oct 5, 2015

Gallery Talks led by Exhibit Curator, Stuart Taberner

Great Hall of O’Shaughnessy Hall • 12:50 PM - 3:00 PM

Curator Stuart Taberner will lead gallery talks of his exhibition "Germany’s Confrontation with the Holocaust in a Global Context." These tours begin at 12:50 and at 2:00. This event is part of the larger series "Remembrance: The Holocaust in a Global Context." A complete list of events can be found here

A War of Experts: Soviet and American Knowledge Networks in Cold War Competition

118 DeBartolo Hall • 4:30 PM - 6:00 PM

This talk will explore the transnational relations of Soviet and American "information experts" in the Cold War, placing special emphasis on informal knowledge network discourses, such as professional gossip, story-telling, and myth-making.

Tue Oct 6, 2015

Film: City of Life and Death

Browning Cinema, DeBartolo Performing Arts Center • 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM

The screening of  "City of Life and Death" is part of the larger series "Remembrance: The Holocaust in a Global Context."…

Mon Oct 26, 2015

Deadline: Submissions for "Speak Up!"

The Center for Civil and Human Rights • 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Speak Up! is a new initiative that comes as a response to Pope Francis’ numerous calls to not remain “silent and inactive” in the face of the “unacceptable crime” of religious persecution.

Tue Oct 27, 2015

Film Series - Forms of Realism: THE BATTLE OF ALGIERS (1966)

Browning Cinema, DeBartolo Performing Arts Center • 8:00 PM - 9:30 PM

Chronicling the years of insurgency which preceded Algeria’s liberation from French rule in 1962, Gillo Pontecorvo’s celebrated docudrama has gained even greater prescience in the wake of the War on Terror (it was privately screened for the Bush administration in 2003) for its representation of torture and guerrilla warfare. Introduced by Alan O'Leary, Associate Professor of Italian, University of Leeds and co-sponsored by Italian Studies at Notre Dame.


Wed Oct 28, 2015

Visiting Scholar Lunch Lecture with Svitlana Hurkina (Ukrainian Catholic University)

McGlinn Family Room, Visitation Hall • 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM

Join the Nanovic Institute for a lunchtime lecture with our visiting scholar Svitlana Hurkina from the Ukrainian Catholic University.  She will give the talk entitled, “Stalin’s “Holy War” and the Fate of the Ukrainian Greco Catholic Church (1944-1950).”

A limited number of lunches will be available on a first-come, first served basis.  All are welcome…

Thu Oct 29, 2015

All Day

"Transcending Orthodoxies" is a reexamination of the secular principle of academic freedom, and a discussion of how a theological understanding might build on and further develop it.  The conference will take place October 29 - November 1, 2015 at the University of Notre Dame Conferece Center.

Conference: "Transcending Orthodoxies: Academic Freedom in Religiously Affiliated Universities"

McKenna Hall / Notre Dame Conference Center • 3:00 PM - 9:00 PM

The Institute for Scholarship in the Liberal Arts presents “Transcending Orthodoxies: Academic Freedom in Religiously Affiliated Universities.”

Academic freedom is a principal foundation of modern university life and the sine qua non of a mature university. This conference brings together prominent scholars in theology, literature, science, and social sciences to explore how the prevailing secular understanding and practice of academic freedom might evolve in the 21st century. Can the secular understanding be improved upon and completed with a theological understanding? If so, how can it be done without violating the independence and autonomy of academic disciplines?…

Fri Oct 30, 2015

All Day

Classics and/in Performance
Photo by nicoleleec/flickr (Creative Commons with modification)

Greek and Roman mythology, ideas, and literature pervade Western culture and are inextricably tied to the intellectual history of our music, dance, theater, film, and all other performance genres. "Classics and/in Performance" will bring together both the Notre Dame intellectual community and graduate students from across the country to explore, via panels of graduate student speakers, specific issues of classical reception in the context of performance genres. Additionally, the conference aims to foster discussion about large-scale theoretical questions about the nature of reception and the ways in which we study it.…