In 1991, the Soviet Union collapsed and Ukraine declared itself an independent state. But political independence didn’t rid the country of Soviet or communist influence. Democracy was fragile. Corruption ruled government, business and education. People were killed for speaking out and demanding justice.
Janne Haaland Matláry, former State Secretary of Norway’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs, will deliver the 2018 Nanovic Forum Lecture on September 6th (Thursday) at 5:00 p.m. in Carey Auditorium of the Hesburgh Library.
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.
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....
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.
Rare Books and Special Collections shares news about an original 1818 edition of Mary Shelley's Frankenstein.
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.
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…
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: …
Literary historians Francesco Cotticelli (Università della Campania) and Károly Pintér (Pázmány Péter Catholic University).
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.
Senior Stephanie Leung is a major in Architecture with a minor in Studio Art. Over fall break, she traveled to Finland on a Senior Fall Break Travel and Research Grant…
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.
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.
Bishop Borys Gudziak Bishop Borys Gudziak, President of the Ukrainian Catholic University in Lviv and a leader of the Ukrainian Catholic Church, will present the Keeley Vatican Lecture on Tuesday, November 1, in McKenna Hall (lower level) at 12:00 noon.…
A short interview with new Nanovic Fellow Katie Jarvis from the Department of History.
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.
Eight Nanovic fellows received funding to conduct exciting and innovative research projects this summer in Europe.
Meet the newest edition to our visiting scholars program, Dr. Ivan Koniar, Associate Professor of Philosophy from the Catholic University of Ružomberok, Slovakia.
Nanovic Faculty Fellows respond to the UK's vote to leave the European Union.
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.
Introducing Dr. Gabriella Reuss and Rev. Marek Lis, two visiting scholars from Europe based at the Nanovic Institute during June 2016.
Margarethe von Trotta, one of Germany’s best-known and most successful female film directors, will deliver the 2016 Nanovic Forum Lecture at 5 p.m. April 20 (Wednesday) in the Hesburgh Center for International Studies Auditorium at the University of Notre Dame.
Like many of you, the Nanovic Institute has been following news of the two attacks in Brussels this week (March 22) closely.
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...
Leading scholars of the Russian Revolution meet in Rome to take into account new information from freer access to previously closed Soviet archives.
Dmytro Sherengovsky, the Nanovic Institute's visiting scholar, answers a few questions about his work and his home country of Ukraine.
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...