Lectures and Events

The Institute sponsors a wide variety of lectures in European studies at Notre Dame’s campus in South Bend and abroad in the university’s Global Gateways in Dublin, London, and Rome.  Distinguished lectures comprise the Nanovic Forum, the Keeley Vatican Lecture, the Barrett Lecture (in Dublin), and the annual Shannon Prize Lecture at Notre Dame. Faculty at Notre Dame also invite lecturers in European studies from outside the university with the Institute’s financial support.

Event Calendar

21 April, 2015

Tuesday 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

“The Blood of the Martyrs ‘Seed of the Church’ Yesterday and Today: Martyrdom in the Early Churches and the Armenian Genocide.”

Geddess Hall, Room 300

The Armenian Genocide Commemoration
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"Who, after all, speaks today of the annihilation of the Armenians?"

These were the words Hitler uttered as he began the extermination of the Jews during the Holocaust.                              More +

22 April, 2015

Wednesday 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM

Visiting Scholar Lecture: "Italian Post-war Contradictory Memories: A Cinematic Look"

McGlinn Room, Visitation Hall

Francesco Pitassio, Associate Professor at the Università degli Studi di Udine and Notre Dame’s Italian Fulbright Scholar for spring 2015, will deliver a lunchtime lecture on "Italian Post-war Contradictory Memories: A Cinematic Look."

The lecture is free and open to all.  Lunch will be available while supplies last. … More +

Wednesday 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM

Candlelit Ecumenical Vigil & Armenian Requiem

The Grotto (Rain location: Alumni Hall Chapel)

Led by Armenian Priest Der Hovhan, with participation of Syriac Priest Fr. Joseph Amar and Holy Cross Priests. … More +

23 April, 2015

Thursday, All Day

Humanities & Divinity: Reckoning with Intellectual and Religious History

Eck Visitors Center

Humanities and Divinity

A Conference in Honor of James Turner

April 23-25, 2015
Eck Center
University of Notre Dame

Keynote Address: Christianity and Philology: The Story of a Complicated Marriage
Anthony Grafton, Henry Putnam University Professor, Princeton University

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Thursday 3:30 PM - 6:30 PM

Don Quixote's Ventures at Notre Dame

118 O'Shaughnessy Hall

The University of Notre Dame is celebrating the 400th anniversary of Don Quixote with a series of academic events exploring the impact of this influential work of literature from the Spanish Golden Age.

Graduate Student Colloquium (April 23)

Location: 118 O’Shaughnessy Hall at 3:30 - 6:30 p.m.

Mayra Almeida, Thomas Mann, Natalia Ríos, Marisol Fonseca, Laura Fernández, Alejandro Castrillon, Leila Vieira and Paola Uparela … More +