Cultural Transformations

Cultural Transformations

An interdisciplinary group focused on cultural revolutions in Europe has a proven track record of award-winning publications and national awards.

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Illuminating Modernity

Illuminating Modernity

Do we have adequate histories of European secularism? New translations in philosophy and theology by Nanovic fellows challenge the narrative.

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Housing the Migrant

Housing the Migrant

Europe's tent cities are disasters. Are there better ways of housing asylum seekers? A panel exploration and a remarkable new proposal.

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Protean in Tsarist Russia

Protean in Tsarist Russia

Johannes Ambrosius Rosenstrauch (1768-1835) lived a cosmopolitan, protean life. What does this tell us about the social geography of Russia?

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Roman Forum, 2014+

Roman Forum, 2014+

How will future generations perceive a common world heritage? Scholars digitize the Forum for the first time and reflect on the implications.

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Social Ecology of Violence

Social Ecology of Violence

Why does interethnic violence in Europe persist across generations? A major empirical study by scholars at Notre Dame and Milan has answers.

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Sources of the Civic

Sources of the Civic

How and why are Catholic European universities involved in the civic formation of their students? A conference in Rome, with papers online here.

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Islam and Literature

Islam and Literature

What is the place of Islam in contemporary European literature? Muslim and Muslim-born writers gather to reflect together for the first time.

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Migration, Housing, Borders

Migration, Housing, Borders

Physical conditions are often staggeringly bad in Europe’s “tent cities,” which are intended to house migrants and asylum seekers. Can they be improved in the short term? In the longer term, how might European countries re-imagine their border towns in order to deal more humanely with the ongoing realities of mass...

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European Studies and the Library

European Studies and the Library

Libraries and their acquisitions give established and aspiring scholars in European studies the opportunity to assess and reflect on new materials for research.

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Sharia and International Law

Sharia and International Law

Nanovic fellow Emilia Justyna Powell (Political Science) has been awarded a Muhammad Bin-Laden Visiting Fellowship at the Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies for April 24 - June 18, 2016. During her fellowship, Prof. Powell will be conducting research with the support of the Nanovic Institute.

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Urban Peripheries

Urban Peripheries

Nanovic fellow Lucien Steil (Architecture) and Anré Venter (Psychology) received a grant from the Institute to take their team-taught seminar of students to Paris during fall break to work on research projects for the course entitled “Peripheries: Case Studies in Urban Phenomenology.”

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Global Growth: 2015 Catholic Universities Partnership

Global Growth: 2015 Catholic Universities Partnership

Representatives from the Nanovic Institute, the Keough School of Global Affairs, and the Department of Theology met Catholic leaders of higher education from central and eastern Europe this past week at the John Paul II Catholic University (KUL) in Lublin, Poland. …

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Nanovic Institute connects ND students to world leader at O'Connell House

Nanovic Institute connects ND students to world leader at O'Connell House

Peter Sutherland, Special Representative of the Secretary General of the United Nations for Migration and President of the International Catholic Migration Commission, engaged in a far-ranging discussion with Notre Dame undergraduates and delivered the inaugural Barrett Family Lecture at Notre Dame's O'Connell House.

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Nanovic Fellow brings "Pierrot Lunaire" to film

Thanks to Nanovic Fellow Georgine Resick (Professor of Voice), Arnold Schoenberg’s innovative and arresting melodrama, Pierrot lunaire (1912), is now available on high-definition Blu-ray and DVD for the first time as a visual performance.

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Nanovic Fellow Wins Award

Alexander M. Martin, Nanovic Fellow and Professor of History, was awarded the 2013 Marc Raeff Book Prize for Enlightened Metropolis: Constructing Imperial Moscow, 1762-1855. The prize, given by the Eighteenth-Century Russian Studies Association, honors the best book in any discipline or language on the history and culture of Russia during...

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Gen X and 1989 in Poland

On Tuesday, November 11, 2014, Alicja Kusiak-Brownstein (Visiting Faculty) joined A. James McAdams (Director, Nanovic Institute), David Cortright (Kroc Institute), and Sebastian Rosato (Political Science) for a panel discussion commemorating the fall of the Berlin Wall. Her reflections are reprinted here below.…

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Gen X and 1989 in Poland

On Tuesday, November 11, 2014, Alicja Kusiak-Brownstein (Visiting Faculty) joined A. James McAdams (Director, Nanovic Institute), David Cortright (Kroc Institute), and Sebastian Rosato (Political Science) for a panel discussion commemorating the fall of the Berlin Wall. Her reflections are reprinted here below.…

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New Nanovic Fellow Film

Olivier Morel, Assistant Professor of Romance Languages and Literatures and Film, Television & Theatre, will soon release a new documentary, entitled GERMANY: as told by writers Christoph Hein, Wladimir Kaminer Emine Sevgi Özdamar and Bernhard Schlink.…

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Ukraine in Turmoil

Euromaidan in Lviv | Wikimedia CommonsThe Ukrainian government led by President Viktor Yanukovych is facing its twelfth day of popular protest and demonstrations following the President’s recent decision not to sign a landmark trade deal with the European Union.…

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Migration, Italy, Europe

Professor and Nanovic fellow Maurizio Albahari (Anthropology) drew attention again to the plight of migrants to Italy from North Africa with a piece published at CNN earlier in October. The Nanovic Institute had a conversation with him, as follows.…

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Migration, Italy, Europe

Professor and Nanovic fellow Maurizio Albahari (Anthropology) drew attention again to the plight of migrants to Italy from North Africa with a piece published at CNN earlier in October. The Nanovic Institute had a conversation with him, as follows.…

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