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An age of books: The John Lukacs collection at the Nanovic Institute

The Nanovic Institute is now home to the John Lukacs Collection, a selection of books taken from the historian's library and personal papers that were gifted to the University of...

After Raphael: In conversation with David Mayernik and Ingrid Rowland

David Mayernik and Ingrid Rowland on Via Giulia, Rome, near the site of Raphael's planned residence. In April 2021, scholars of the Italian master Raphael came together in a virtual...

Celebrating the success of European studies students

The Nanovic Institute joins the broader Notre Dame community in congratulating the Class of 2021 and the many students who have enjoyed success and recognition during this commencement season. Clemens...

Twenty-six students and alumni awarded Fulbright grants to teach, study or research abroad

The Fulbright U.S. Student Program is the U.S. government’s flagship international exchange program, offering grants to undergraduate and graduate students and alumni to research, study or teach abroad.

View the 2021 Gallery of European Studies

On May 12-13, the Nanovic Institute celebrated the publications and achievements of the institute's Faculty Fellows over the past year in a Gallery of European Studies. To ensure everyone's safety, this...

Tending its Own Garden: Notre Dame undergrads research European view of U.S. elections

Emilia Castelao, a junior from New Orleans, was one of 20 undergraduate students who spent much of January conducting research about the European response to the recent American elections during...

Catholic University in Ružomberok confers 20th Anniversary Medals on McAdams and Caro

A. James McAdams and Monica Caro with their medals from the Catholic University in Ružomberok, Slovakia. To mark the 20th anniversary of its founding, the Catholic University in Ružomberok, Slovakia...

Breaking through "compassion fatigue": LIFEBOAT and the Mediterranean refugee crisis

On Thursday, April 29, the Nanovic Institute for European Studies hosted Oscar-nominated director Skye Fitzgerald for a screening…

Digital civility: Ireland, the EU and the regulation of social media

Illustrator: Paweł Kuczyński; used with permissions of Visegrad Insight. The attack on the U.S. Capitol on January 6 caught most people completely off guard, but a group of five undergraduate...

"Beauty that Leads to Faith": Dr. Barbara Jatta's 2021 Keeley Vatican Lecture

This Wednesday, April 28, the Nanovic Institute for European Studies was honored to welcome Dr. Barbara Jatta, director of the Vatican Museums, to deliver the 2021 Keeley Vatican Lecture…

New Undergraduate Publication: “Europe Responds to the 2020 U.S. Election”

The Nanovic Institute for European Studies is pleased to announce the publication of “Europe Responds to the 2020 U.S. Election.” This report, funded by the Nanovic Institute, is the result...

Sommo Poeta: Dante at Notre Dame

In anticipation of the 700th anniversary of the death of Dante Alighieri, and on the Feast of the Annunciation, Pope Francis issued “Splendour of Light Eternal,” an apostolic letter…

Cypriots from South Bend: Notre Dame sends delegates to the Midwest Model European Union

For three days in early April, some 140 undergraduates from across the region, including a team of five Notre Dame students sponsored by the Nanovic Institute, participated in the virtual 2021...

Director of the Vatican Museums to deliver 2021 Keeley Vatican Lecture

Dr. Barbara Jatta, director of the Vatican Museums, will deliver the 2021 Keeley Vatican Lecture on Wednesday, April 28, at 12:00 p.m. (ET) online. Jatta’s lecture, “The Vatican Museums: Future...

Pinot Noir and dignity needs

In a memorable scene from the 2004 movie Sideways, one of the main characters describes his love for Pinot Noir, emphasizing its delicacy as a grape: It is hard to...

PLS professor wins book prize for research shedding new light on role of women religious in the Middle Ages 

Katie Bugyis, an assistant professor in the Program of Liberal Studies, has been awarded the American Society of Church History’s Franklin S. and Elizabeth D. Brewer Prize, which honors outstanding...

Pope Francis publishes Apostolic Letter on Dante to mark the 700th year since Dante's death

Published in this Easter season, on the feast of the Annunciation (March 25), Pope Francis's Apostolic Letter, "Splendour of Light Eternal" (Candor Lucis aeternae) is a remarkable document, an exhortation...

Faculty fellow wins prize for scholarship on ideas about humor during Cold War

Perin Gürel, an associate professor of American studies, concurrent associate professor in gender studies and faculty fellow of the Nanovic Institute for European Studies, has won the Jack Rosenbalm Prize...

Ingrid Rowland creates an exclusive documentary of the Basilica of Saint Clement in Rome

Ingrid D. Rowland, professor in Rome for the School of Architecture and Department of History, shot an exclusive documentary in English on the Basilica of Saint Clement - Basilica di San Clemente...

Integral human development: A short history

Louis-Joseph Lebret, a French Dominican priest Sometimes documents and phrases need to find their moment. When the Declaration of Independence was published in 1776, it made few ripples. Copies were...

Rev. James Lies, C.S.C., appointed interim president at the University of Portland

Rev. James M. Lies, C.S.C. Editor's note: Upon further discernment, Father Lies has decided to continue his work with Notre Dame's Global Gateway in London and decline the offer to...

Putting dignity into practice

How can international development groups promote human dignity in their work – and why should they try? A new volume from the Kellogg Institute Book Series on Democracy and Development...

Notre Dame’s Patrick Griffin appointed Harmsworth Visiting Professor of American History at the University of Oxford

Patrick Griffin, a scholar whose work explores the intersection of colonial American and early modern Irish and British history, has been named the Harold Vyvyan Harmsworth Visiting Professor of American...

The power of presence

In the cascade of canceled flights, rescheduled events, and transitions from physical to virtual interactions over the past year, one polite demurral caught my attention: it came with a citation....

Nanovic Institute awards 2021 Laura Shannon Prize to Peter Gatrell for migration book

The Nanovic Institute for European Studies at the University of Notre Dame has awarded the 2021 Laura Shannon Prize in Contemporary European Studies…

Outside the box, inside a bubble?

This article is part of a series of blog posts published by the Keough School of Global Affairs. Dignity and Development provides in-depth analysis of global challenges through the lens...

Faculty Fellow wins Frederick Douglass Book Prize

Sophie White, a professor in the Department of American Studies, has won the prestigious prize for her work “Voices of the Enslaved: Love, Labor, and Longing in French Louisiana.”

Notre Dame London Global Gateway, campus partners, launch program exploring London through song

The Notre Dame London Global Gateway, along with six partners from across the University of Notre Dame campus, has launched the next in the London Book Club series, an interactive,...

What can a chicken nugget from Russia tell us about technology, agriculture and human development?

This article is part of a series of blog posts published by the Keough School of Global Affairs. Dignity and Development provides in-depth analysis of global challenges through the lens of...

Integral human development and Christian mission 

This article is part of a series of blog posts published by the Keough School of Global Affairs. Dignity and Development provides in-depth analysis of global challenges through the lens of...

Being-for-others and integral human development

This article is part of a series of blog posts published by the Keough School of Global Affairs. Dignity and Development provides in-depth analysis of global challenges through the lens of...

“I will never forget the cries of those people”

On August 9, 2020, Rodion Begliak (MBA ’19) stepped into the street in his hometown of Homyel, Belarus, and clapped. Earlier that day, the official results of the presidential election...

Rhetoric of exclusion and networks of inclusion: Understanding migration politics in Rome

Last spring Abigail Campbell ’20 traveled to Rome, Italy to conduct interviews with key individuals, institutions, and organizations to gain a deeper understanding of the effects that the recent change...

Hook to receive distinguished dissertation award

A former Kellogg doctoral student and PhD fellow who studies genocide and mass violence against civilians will receive the second annual Kellogg Institute Award for Distinguished Dissertation on Democracy and Human...

How Norwegian students' privacy rights might protect their futures

The third post in our COVID-19 and exams series takes us to Norway, and a decision from that country’s Data Protection Authority, Datatilsynet, which has potential ramifications for students across...

Nanovic Institute for European Studies announces 2021 Laura Shannon Prize shortlist

The Nanovic Institute for European Studies at the University of Notre Dame is proud to announce the 2021 shortlist for the Laura Shannon Prize in Contemporary European Studies. Carrying a...

New horizons for a new world

Sophia Michetti ’23, a sophomore English major with a supplementary major in global affairs, entered her college career longing to experience diverse cultures, explore the world, and leave the United...

Belarus's fight for democratic freedom: Solidarity over geopolitics

This article is the thirty-ninth in a series of blog posts published by the Keough School of Global Affairs. Dignity and Development provides in-depth analysis of global challenges through the lens of...

Notre Dame partners in Dublin launch virtual series on Newman's 'The Idea of a University'

“Thinking with Newman: Educating with Intention Today” will explore Newman’s seminal work, “The Idea of a University,” and its contemporary relevance to educational challenges faced today during the coronavirus crisis....

(Re) learning the human rights language: An imperative for our time

This article is the thirty-eighth in a series of blog posts published by the Keough School of Global Affairs. Dignity and Development provides in-depth analysis of global challenges through the lens of...

A language of revolution?: Ukrainian identity, nationalism in wake of language law

Kevin Richardson ’20, a graduate of the Keough School’s Master of Global Affairs program and grant recipient from the Nanovic Institute for European Studies, endeavors to fill a gap in current...

Ireland's calculated grades: What happens when there is no school

In this three-part education blog series, we are looking at how various education systems responded to COVID-19 cancellation of terminal school exams. Read “Predicated Grades: A Predicted Fiasco?,” the first post...

Notre Dame signs agreement with Yad Vashem promoting Holocaust education and research

The University of Notre Dame and its global network, including the University of Notre Dame at Tantur located in Jerusalem, signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) agreement with Yad Vashem,...

The relationship between art and architecture in European art museums

Notre Dame School of Architecture graduate Mary Lewis ’20 traveled to London and Rome last winter to study the relationship between art and architecture in European art museums. She sought...

On the essence of things and the necessity of persons

This article is the thirty-sixth in a series of blog posts published by the Keough School of Global Affairs. Dignity and Development provides in-depth analysis of global challenges through the lens of...

Predicated grades: A predicted fiasco?

In Europe, the end of exams marks the beginning of summer and of childhood, and results day marks the end of summer and the beginning of adult life, with students finding...

Notre Dame London Global Gateway launches new program on Alfred Hitchcock, led by FTT professor

The Notre Dame London Global Gateway, along with five partners from across the Notre Dame campus, has launched the London Book Club, an interactive, educational enrichment program featuring Notre Dame’s...

Nanovic Institute welcomes students back to campus

As part of Notre Dame’s Welcome Weekend 2020, more than 100 students—while observing mask and social distancing guidelines—connected with the Nanovic Institute in the courtyard of Nanovic Hall for outdoor info sessions...

Capturing Cantabria: Words, images, and experiences

Natasha Ali MFA ’20, a recent graduate of Notre Dame's Graduate Creative Writing Program, used her Nanovic Academic Year Travel & Research Grant to conduct experiential research in Santander, Spain, which...

On Brexit preparations in major port cities along the English Channel

Political science major Enzo Ambrose ’21 traveled to Rotterdam last winter to research the logistics preparations for freight trade routes along the English Channel in the wake of a hard...

Carozza contributes to new report on human rights

A University of Notre Dame expert in international human rights law is part of a federal commission that recently released a report affirming America’s unique role in protecting human rights...

Italian studies director to serve on Vatican Dante Centenary Committee

Professor Theodore Cachey, has been invited to sit on the scientific committee for the 2021 Dante centenary organized by the Pontifical Council for Culture.

“Seeing-as”

This article is the twenty-ninth in a series of blog posts published by the Keough School of Global Affairs. Dignity and Development provides in-depth analysis of global challenges through the lens of...

The expanding reach of English common law

Clare O'Hare, a Nanovic Institute graduate fellow and doctoral candidate at Notre Dame Law School, received an Academic Year Travel & Research Grant to research the growth of specialized commercial courts in the context of cross-border...

Actualizing equity: How Danish legislation impacts the gender pay gap and what the European Union can learn

Sam Cannova ’21, a student in the Program of Liberal Studies at Notre Dame, traveled to Copenhagen with funding from a Nanovic Institute Spring Break Travel & Research Grant to investigate...

The inspiration place: Writers and artists find space to create at Ireland's Kylemore Abbey

You want to take it all in, but it’s impossible. Should you focus on the emerald mountain backdrop topped with clouds floating like puffy jelly beans? Or the foreground of...

What can we learn from Austria's response to COVID-19?

This article is the twenty-fifth in a series of blog posts published by the Keough School of Global Affairs. Dignity and Development provides in-depth analysis of global challenges through the lens of...

Accompanying refugees in Italy during a pandemic

This article is the twenty-third in a series of blog posts published by the Keough School of Global Affairs. Dignity and Development provides in-depth analysis of global challenges through the lens of integral human...

Point of view: Nanovic faculty fellow reflects on experience teaching WWI class abroad

John Deak, associate professor of history at the University of Notre Dame and Nanovic Institute faculty fellow, recounts the journey of taking students to Europe to see firsthand the battlefields, museums,...

Nanovic Institute awards 2020 Wegs Prize to Mary Kate Kriscovich

The Nanovic Institute for European Studies is pleased to announce that the 2020 J. Robert Wegs Prize for Best Minor in European Studies Capstone Essay has been awarded to Mary...