Eyes on Europe: The Italian Elections

Eyes on Europe: The Italian Elections

Lucia Manzi answers questions about populism and party politics in Italy today. A Ph.D. candidate in Political Science, and currently a Graduate Fellow at the Institute (17/18), Manzi's dissertation focuses on precisely these topics.

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Juniors: Reaching Depths

Juniors: Reaching Depths

Students in their junior year can discover the depth and complexity of European topics or questions that, if explored more fully, could spur them to undertake a substantial senior thesis or final project. The Institute supports many of these students, creating a precedent and incentive for other students to follow....

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Student Spotlight: Stacy Sivinski

Student Spotlight: Stacy Sivinski

Stacy Sivinsky, a doctoral candidate in English, receive a Nanovic Institute's graduate professionalization grant to travel to England to attend a George Egerton conference at Loughborough University and interact with other New Woman scholars.

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Student Spotlight: Lea Hix

Student Spotlight: Lea Hix

The Physician Assistant (PA) is now known as the 3rd best job in the U.S., but is still relatively unknown in most countries. Lea Hix (’17) investigates the early stages of PA implementation in Germany, a key step to global prevalence of this profession.

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Student Spotlight: Dearbhla Fay

Student Spotlight: Dearbhla Fay

Sir Roger Casement's time in Germany is often overlooked in Irish historiography of the 1916 Easter Rising. Dearbhla Fay ('17), a double major in History and German, received a Summer Travel and Research Grant…

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Student Spotlight: Brittany Ebeling

Student Spotlight: Brittany Ebeling

Brittany Ebeling ('18), a double-major in International Economics and Peace Studies, received The R. Stephen and Ruth Barrett Family Grant to complete a summer internship with the International Organization for Migration (IOM). Her experience was transformative. Brittany recently wrote to us about her internship: …

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Visiting in Spring 2017

Visiting in Spring 2017

Literary historians Francesco Cotticelli (Università della Campania) and Károly Pintér (Pázmány Péter Catholic University).

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Student Spotlight: Sevda Arslan

Student Spotlight: Sevda Arslan

In December, Sevda Arslan, a Ph.D. candidate in anthropology, traveled to learn more about the Zazaki community. in Germany  In April, she will present some preliminary findings at the Chicago Ethnography Conference.  

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Populism in Italy Today

Populism in Italy Today

A conversation with Lucia Manzi, a Ph.D. candidate in Political Science at the University of Notre Dame, on Italy and populism today as we prepare for the January 30th current events panel: A Threat to Democracy? Right-Wing Populism in Europe.

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5 Questions with Ivan Koniar (Slovakia)

5 Questions with Ivan Koniar (Slovakia)

Ivan Koniar, Associate Professor of Philosophy and previous Vice-Dean of the Faculty of Arts & Letters at the Catholic University of Ružomberok (Slovakia) shares insights on his research and experiences as a visiting scholar.

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Honors in Rome at the IMCL

Honors in Rome at the IMCL

Nanovic fellow Richard Economakis (Architecture) won the top honor award at this year's International Making Cities Livable (IMCL) conference in Rome for his innovative proposal for refugee villages.  He was accompanied by students involved in the design studio who were funded by the Nanovic Institute.

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Visiting Scholar: Fall 2016

Visiting Scholar: Fall 2016

Meet the newest edition to our visiting scholars program, Dr. Ivan Koniar, Associate Professor of Philosophy from the Catholic University of Ružomberok, Slovakia.

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Visiting Scholars: July 2016

Visiting Scholars: July 2016

This month, the Nanovic Institute welcomes four scholars from Ukraine, Slovakia, Poland, and Italy for a one-month research term with the Visiting Scholars Program.

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Visiting Scholars: June 2016

Visiting Scholars: June 2016

Introducing Dr. Gabriella Reuss and Rev. Marek Lis, two visiting scholars from Europe based at the Nanovic Institute during June 2016. 

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After Brussels

After Brussels

Like many of you, the Nanovic Institute has been following news of the two attacks in Brussels this week (March 22) closely. 

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Student Research, Spring Break

Student Research, Spring Break

In 2008, a select group of undergraduate seniors were offered the opportunity to polish their thesis and capstone essays with final research in Europe over spring break.  Eight years later, Nanovic Institute Spring Break Travel and Research Grants have grown to include all Notre Dame students and have become one of...

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Russia's Failed Revolution

Russia's Failed Revolution

Leading scholars of the Russian Revolution meet in Rome to take into account new information from freer access to previously closed Soviet archives.

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Peace for Ukraine?

Peace for Ukraine?

Dmytro Sherengovsky, the Nanovic Institute's visiting scholar, answers a few questions about his work and his home country of Ukraine.

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Nanovic Institute awards Laura Shannon Prize to ‘Birth Certificate’

Nanovic Institute awards Laura Shannon Prize to ‘Birth Certificate’

The Nanovic Institute for European Studies has awarded the 2016 Laura Shannon Prize in Contemporary European Studies to Mark Thompson for his book, Birth Certificate: The Story of Danilo Kiš, published by Cornell University Press.  A. James McAdams, director of the Nanovic Institute for European Studies, praised the book as...

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