This event is part of the Carolina Gender, War and Culture Project and Series. “Camouflaged Etiquette” examines depictions of enlisted women in official military documents and media reports in the 1970s. These documents attempted to configure a female military officer, at a time when the only existing metric was male. Furthermore, rules pertaining to and depictions of enlisted women reflected an attempt to hold on…Find out more
“Giftküche DDR” – the lead story of Der Spiegel in January 1990 about the GDR’s toxic legacy confirmed the worst fears about the environmental record of state socialism. Yet days before unification became official in October 1990, the only freely elected government of East Germany created five national parks, six biosphere reserves, and three nature parks, putting 10% of its state territory under nature protection,…Find out more
Featuring Emilio del Valle Escalante, Associate Professor of Spanish Interested in polishing or refreshing your Spanish speaking skills in a warm and welcoming environment? Join UNC faculty discussion leaders at Weathervane restaurant in Chapel Hill for a lunch where participants are encouraged to speak only in Spanish. All participants will receive a short Spanish-language article prior to the lunch that will serve as the foundation for…Find out more
Join us for a panel discussion on the European Union with Professors Liesbet Hooghe, Gary Marks and John D. Stephens. Liesbet Hooghe is the the W.R Kenan Distinguished Professor of Political Science at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She was educated in Belgium and received my PhD. from the University of Leuven. After a one-year Fulbright at Cornell University and a three-year…Find out more
This lecture will look at the essential features of fascism in Europe in the twentieth century, ask if a new fascism could be a danger today, and look at what a twenty first century fascism might look like. Dr. Paul Corner is Professor of European History at the University of Siena in Italy. He completed his higher studies at the University of Cambridge and his…Find out more
Boris Ruge, the German Embassy in Washington’s Minister/Deputy Chief of Mission, will discuss the future of the transatlantic relationship. All are invited to attend and participate. Join us for a coffee hour at 4:30pm, and Mr. Ruge’s public lecture at 5:30pm.Find out more
Featuring Inga Pollman, Assistant Professor in German Interested in polishing or refreshing your German language speaking skills in a warm and welcoming environment? Join UNC faculty discussion leaders at Weathervane restaurant in Chapel Hill for a lunch where participants are encouraged to speak only in German. All participants will receive a short German-language article prior to the lunch that will serve as the foundation for our…Find out more
Join us for an introduction by Dr. John Pickles, Earl N Phillips Distinguished Professor of International Studies in the UNC Department of Geography, and the film afterwards. About Fire at Sea: An Academy Award® nominee for Best Documentary Feature and the first nonfiction film to ever win the top prize at the Berlin International Film Festival, Fire at Sea takes place in Lampedusa, a remote Mediterranean island that…Find out more
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Whether you’ve never been to Europe before, or you’ve seen every capital from Dublin to Nicosia, there’s always something to learn about this dynamic continent. The vast majority of our events are open to the public, and we welcome community involvement! From freshmen, to senior researcher, to community member, you are welcome and we’d love to see you at one of our events on Contemporary Europe.
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