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

1 April, 2015

Wednesday 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Preserving Iconic Theatre Costumes: The How and The Why

Notre Dame London Global Gateway, 1 Suolk Street, London SW1Y 4HG

Theatre companies and museums worldwide collect and store major costume pieces from notable productions, usually worn by recognized actors. The symposium will consist of a panel discussion exploring the reasons for preserving iconic theatre costumes and the proper methods to store them for future research. The panelists will discuss what gives certain items value over others, the cost of maintaining garments, the methods and facilities used to stores the pieces, and much more! … More +

Wednesday 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM

Don Quixote's Ventures at Notre Dame

Geddes Hall | Andrews Auditorium

Quixote Film Series

Man of La Mancha by Arthur Hiller

Geddes Hall
Andrews Auditorium
7:00 p.m.



Originally published at romancelanguages.nd.edu. … More +

8 April, 2015

Wednesday 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM

Visiting Scholar Lecture: "On Christian Philosophy: A Normative Approach"

McGlinn Room, Visitation Hall

Jan Hrkút, Vice-dean of the Faculty of Arts & Letters and Assistant Professor of Philosophy at the Catholic University in Ružomberok, Slovakia, will deliver a lunchtime lecture on "On Christian Philosophy: A Normative Approach." 

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

9 April, 2015

Thursday 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

IDA (Film)

Browning Cinema, DeBartolo Performing Arts Center

Anna, a young novitiate nun in 1960s Poland, is on the verge of taking her vows when she discovers a dark family secret dating back to the years of Nazi occupation.  IDA won the 2015 Oscar for Best Foreign Language Film. … More +

Thursday 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Judith Butler

McKenna Hall Auditorium


The English Department is pleased to announce that our 2015 Yusko Ward-Phillips lecturer is Judith Butler. Professor Butler will speak at 7:00pm, Thursday April 9, in the McKenna Hall Auditorium. This event is free and open to the public.

Judith Butler is Maxine Elliot Professor in the Department of Comparative Literature and the Co-director of the Program of Critical Theory at the University of California, Berkeley, where she served as Founding Director. She is the author of Gender Trouble: Feminism and the Subversion of IdentityMore +