European Studies and the Library

European Studies and the Library

Libraries and their acquisitions give established and aspiring scholars in European studies the opportunity to assess and reflect on new materials for research.

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Urban Peripheries

Urban Peripheries

Nanovic fellow Lucien Steil (Architecture) and Anré Venter (Psychology) received a grant from the Institute to take their team-taught seminar of students to Paris during fall break to work on research projects for the course entitled “Peripheries: Case Studies in Urban Phenomenology.”

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Global Growth: 2015 Catholic Universities Partnership

Global Growth: 2015 Catholic Universities Partnership

Representatives from the Nanovic Institute, the Keough School of Global Affairs, and the Department of Theology met Catholic leaders of higher education from central and eastern Europe this past week at the John Paul II Catholic University (KUL) in Lublin, Poland. …

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Nanovic Institute connects ND students to world leader at O'Connell House

Nanovic Institute connects ND students to world leader at O'Connell House

Peter Sutherland, Special Representative of the Secretary General of the United Nations for Migration and President of the International Catholic Migration Commission, engaged in a far-ranging discussion with Notre Dame undergraduates and delivered the inaugural Barrett Family Lecture at Notre Dame's O'Connell House.

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Nanovic Fellow brings "Pierrot Lunaire" to film

Thanks to Nanovic Fellow Georgine Resick (Professor of Voice), Arnold Schoenberg’s innovative and arresting melodrama, Pierrot lunaire (1912), is now available on high-definition Blu-ray and DVD for the first time as a visual performance.

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Nanovic Fellow Wins Award

Alexander M. Martin, Nanovic Fellow and Professor of History, was awarded the 2013 Marc Raeff Book Prize for Enlightened Metropolis: Constructing Imperial Moscow, 1762-1855. The prize, given by the Eighteenth-Century Russian Studies Association, honors the best book in any discipline or language on the history and culture of Russia during...

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Gen X and 1989 in Poland

On Tuesday, November 11, 2014, Alicja Kusiak-Brownstein (Visiting Faculty) joined A. James McAdams (Director, Nanovic Institute), David Cortright (Kroc Institute), and Sebastian Rosato (Political Science) for a panel discussion commemorating the fall of the Berlin Wall. Her reflections are reprinted here below.…

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Gen X and 1989 in Poland

On Tuesday, November 11, 2014, Alicja Kusiak-Brownstein (Visiting Faculty) joined A. James McAdams (Director, Nanovic Institute), David Cortright (Kroc Institute), and Sebastian Rosato (Political Science) for a panel discussion commemorating the fall of the Berlin Wall. Her reflections are reprinted here below.…

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New Nanovic Fellow Film

Olivier Morel, Assistant Professor of Romance Languages and Literatures and Film, Television & Theatre, will soon release a new documentary, entitled GERMANY: as told by writers Christoph Hein, Wladimir Kaminer Emine Sevgi Özdamar and Bernhard Schlink.…

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Ukraine in Turmoil

Euromaidan in Lviv | Wikimedia CommonsThe Ukrainian government led by President Viktor Yanukovych is facing its twelfth day of popular protest and demonstrations following the President’s recent decision not to sign a landmark trade deal with the European Union.…

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Migration, Italy, Europe

Professor and Nanovic fellow Maurizio Albahari (Anthropology) drew attention again to the plight of migrants to Italy from North Africa with a piece published at CNN earlier in October. The Nanovic Institute had a conversation with him, as follows.…

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Migration, Italy, Europe

Professor and Nanovic fellow Maurizio Albahari (Anthropology) drew attention again to the plight of migrants to Italy from North Africa with a piece published at CNN earlier in October. The Nanovic Institute had a conversation with him, as follows.…

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Youth Unemployment in Europe Rises Again

Europe continues to struggle with youth unemployment, which reached a record high in September. An especially interesting response is the return of traditional agriculture: In Portugal, a growing number of young people, including graduates, have been returning to the land to take up farming. The government is encouraging the trend...

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Undergrads Abroad

This year, the Nanovic Institute for European Studies awarded 106 individual research, internship, and service grants to Notre Dame undergraduates. Where did the students go? …

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Nanovision in November

Patterns of Integration The eurozone is integrated by a common low growth forecast: the European Commission expects the eurozone economy to grow 0.1%, a "macroeconomic rebalancing and adjustment which will last for some time still." Europe's centralizers are trying to help: though Spain for example will miss its deficit targets,...

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Major New Archive in Russian History

Thanks to the efforts of faculty fellow Semion Lyandres (History) and crucial seed funding from the Nanovic Institute, Notre Dame has now unveiled a significant archive of primary documents that shed new light on the origins of modern Russia. Acquired from Zinaida Leonidovna Polievktova-Nikoladze in Tblisi, Georgia, the archive contains...

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Full Court Press in Europe

Now that August vacations are over in Europe, the European Movement  is back in the game, pressing hard for economic and political unification, making headlines. Here are some of the recent statements: European Central Bank…

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Schäuble and European Integration

German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schäuble was quite candid recently in Spiegel Online  about the nature of European politics: If we had always said we would only take steps toward integration if they would immediately work 100 percent, we would never have advanced by so much as a meter. That's why...

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Nanovic to Fulbright

Congratulations to Mark Kettler (’12) and Michael Fedynsky (’12), two graduating seniors this year who have been received Research and Study Grants from the Fulbright Scholarship Board. Both young men have been Nanovic Scholars recently, each receiving grants to study and conduct research in Europe. Mark Kettler won the Institute’s...

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Universities and the Great Game

At the reception and dinner following his lecture, Lord Patten of Barnes made some gracious remarks about the character of our university and its financial health. About the former, he referred to Notre Dame as another great university, a university which has, despite some of the pressures of the modern...

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From Cyprus to Italy

German Chancellor Angela Merkel is not pleased with Cyprus governance: Merkel told a closed-door meeting of legislators in Berlin today that she’s annoyed the Cypriot government hasn’t been in touch with the so-called troika of international creditors for days, according to a party official who spoke on condition of anonymity...

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Michelangelo Frammartino

Every semester the Nanovic Institute organizes a European film series which galvanizes what has come to be a sizable audience. Last semester, the series was guest curated by film producer Leslee Udwin (a friend of the Institute) and focused on Europe, Beyond Borders…

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Faith and Migration in Europe

The Pew Forum on Religion and Public Life has just published a report on the religious affiliation of international migrants.  Pew's research shows that there are vastly more Christian immigrants in Europe than Muslims (26 million, or 56% of the foreign-born population, versus 13 million). However, if one excludes internal...

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