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 February, 2015

Sunday, All Day

Exhbit: Natalia Goncharova’s Mystical Images of War, 1914

Snite Museum of Art

This exhibition presents a dramatic portfolio of fourteen lithographs by the Russian avant-garde artist Natalia Goncharova (1881–1962) from the Hesburgh Libraries Collection. Published in the fall of 1914, the lithographs represent one of the earliest and most profound artistic responses to the outbreak of the Great War. They tell an epic and "mystical" story about the eternal struggle between good and evil, destruction and redemption, in which national, traditional, religious, apocalyptic, and contemporary images are intertwined. … More +

10 February, 2015

Tuesday 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM

Beyond Conflict: The Power of Shared Experience

1140 Eck Hall of Law


Tim Phillips is a pioneer in the field of conflict resolution and reconciliation and co-founder of Beyond Conflict, a global non-profit initiative founded in 1992. … More +

Tuesday 8:00 PM - 9:30 PM

Stephane Wrembel and his Band

Legends of Notre Dame

Stephane Wrembel and His Band


French-born guitarist/composer Stephane Wrembel, who learned his craft among the Gypsies at campsites in the French countryside, returns with his band to Notre Dame.

The concert is free and open to all Notre Dame faculty and students.  (Space is limited.)

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11 February, 2015

Wednesday 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

GERMANY: A film by Olivier Morel

DeBartolo Hall, Room 131

Germany, a film by Olivier Morel

“Germany as told by writers Christoph Hein, Wladimir Kaminer, Emine Sevgi Özdamar, & Bernhard Schlink” (ARTE France, 2014) focuses on how renowned contemporary writers living in Germany and writing in German are interacting with the country’s history in their personal, public, and creative lives. … More +

20 February, 2015

Friday 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM

"Force Majeure" (Film)

Browning Cinema, DeBartolo Performing Arts Center

A favorite at the 2014 Cannes Festival, this wickedly funny and precisely observed psychodrama tells the story of a model Swedish family—handsome businessman Tomas, his willowy wife Ebba and their two children—on a skiing holiday in the French Alps. During lunch at a mountainside restaurant, an avalanche suddenly bears down on the resort sending people fleeing in all directions. With his wife and children in state of panic, Tomas makes a decision that will shake his marriage to its core and leave him struggling to reclaim his role as family patriarch. … More +