Jacob Vila Wins 2018 Wegs Prize

Jacob Vila Wins 2018 Wegs Prize

Vila with his faculty advisor, Rory Rapple The Nanovic Institute is pleased to announce that Jacob Vila has won the 2018 J. Robert Wegs Prize for Best Minor in European Studies Capstone Essay.   The capstone essay is the final requirement of the Minor in European Studies…

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McDowell Untangles a Cold-War Litigation Saga

McDowell Untangles a Cold-War Litigation Saga

During the 1950s, the U.S. made the highly unusual decision to sue the Soviet Union six times in international court. With a Nanovic research grant, Steven McDowell (Ph.D. candidate, Political Science) visited the National Archives and discovered a treasure trove of documents that help shed light on the U.S.'s baffling legal...

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Perfecting Medieval Chant in Paris

Perfecting Medieval Chant in Paris

Two of the best teachers of medieval music and chant currently work at the Sorbonne University in Paris. With the support of the Nanovic Institute, Victoria Fraser had the opportunity to study, hear, and coach pieces of the repertoire with them privately.

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Notre Dame Law Students Win Moot Court Competition in Bologna

Notre Dame Law Students Win Moot Court Competition in Bologna

How should the law balance the principle of religious liberty with the principle of non-discrimination? With the support of the Nanovic Institute, second-year Notre Dame Law School students Megan Ball, Jackson Blais, Cristina Sanchez, and Lawrence Wesco traveled to Bologna, Italy to examine this question at the European Academy of...

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Catherine Day to Give Barrett Family Lecture in Dublin, Ireland

Catherine Day to Give Barrett Family Lecture in Dublin, Ireland

Catherine Day, former Secretary-General of the European Commission, will deliver the Barrett Family Lecture in Dublin, Ireland on Wednesday, April 18th, 2018. She will present her lecture, entitled “Will the EU Survive Brexit?” at the Notre Dame-Newman Center for Faith and Reason. The lecture, which is organized by the Nanovic...

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Student Spotlight: Michaela Mahon

Student Spotlight: Michaela Mahon

Over Spring Break, Michaela Mahon (’19) visited Freetown Christiania, a 50-year-old communal settlement in downtown Copenhagen, to learn what happens when people have complete architectural freedom.  Click below to learn more about her research, funded by the Nanovic Institute. …

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Nanovic Institute Awards Laura Shannon Prize to

Nanovic Institute Awards Laura Shannon Prize to "The Work of the Dead"

The Nanovic Institute for European Studies has awarded the 2018 Laura Shannon Prize in Contemporary European Studies to Thomas W. Laqueur for his book The Work of the Dead: A Cultural History of Mortal Remains. The book, which examines the ways the dead have been treated in western Europe since the...

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Faculty Spotlight: John Deak

Faculty Spotlight: John Deak

Funded in part by the Institute, Nanovic Fellow John Deak (History) published an article recently in The American Historical Review. In the following interview, Professor Deak discusses his paper and his latest research on the history of the Habsburg Empire.

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