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

16 March, 2015

Monday 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

The Irish Peace Process - Where to From Here

Notre Dame Conference Center - McKenna Hall Auditorium

President McAleese, Naughton Fellow

The Keough-Naughton Institute for Irish Studies announces an interview with Former President of Ireland Mary McAleese as she considers “The Irish Peace Process – Where to From Here.”  In an interview format with Rev. Sean McGraw, C.S.C., Assistant Professor, Political Science, Scott Appleby, Dean of the Keough School for Global Affairs and Christopher Fox, Director of the Keough-Naughton Institute for Irish Studies, Mrs. McAleese will discuss the current state of the Northern Ireland peace process and its future path. … More +

18 March, 2015

Wednesday 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM

Joseph Brodsky: Digital Humanities Lab

Rare Books and Special Collections, 102 Hesburgh Library

A seminar with Marijeta Bozovic, Assistant Professor of Slavic Languages and Literatures at Yale University. … More +

19 March, 2015

Thursday 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Guest Speaker: Marijeta Bozovic (Yale University), “Radical Poetics in Putin’s Russia”

140 DeBartolo Hall


Marijeta Bozovic is Assistant Professor of Slavic Languages and Literatures at Yale University, and the author of Nabokov’s CanonFrom Onegin to Ada (forthcoming with Northwestern University Press). Her second book project, Avant-Garde Post– : Radical Poetics After the Soviet Union, examines the recent resurgence of politically engaged poetic practices in Moscow and St. Petersburg. Linking poets like Kirill Medvedev and Dmitry Golynko to the historical avant-gardes of the 1910s and 1920s, on the one hand, and Western influences such as Charles Bukowski and the American L-A-N-G-U-A-G-E school, on the other, Prof. Bozovic will shed light on the experiments and dreams of futurity of the contemporary Russian neo-avant-garde. … More +

25 March, 2015

Wednesday 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM

WWI in the Graphic Novels: A Drawing Cabaret

Philbin Studio Theatre, DeBartolo Performing Arts Center

The graphic novel is an important new genre in global publishing today. Come see four ​European artists​ and writers​ draw live for an audience and explain why and how they re-present the First World War for a new generation of readers.  Free event, but tickets required. … More +

26 March, 2015

Thursday, All Day

Conference: The Bible, Narrative, and Modernity

Notre Dame Conference Center (McKenna Hall)


The Bible, Narrative, and Modernity joins an already rich interdisciplinary project at Notre Dame that seeks to reimagine the relationship between Religion and Literature. Focusing on the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, this symposium seeks to upend the common characterization of this period as increasingly secular.  A graduate student symposium sponsored by the Nanovic Institute for European Studies with additional support from Religion and Literature (journal), Nineteenth-Century Contexts (journal), and the Department of English.

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