March 5, 2014

CES News

CES presents the new EURO-TAM Dual BA-MA

Blue_Eiffel_Tower_-_European_UnionA unique new program that enables advanced undergraduate students to complete both a bachelor's degree in Contemporary European Studies and, upon application and admission, the research track of the TransAtlantic Masters Program in reduced time. The combination of EURO-TAM prepares graduates for international careers in a variety of fields including diplomacy, business, policy-making, public service, teaching, and research. More details to come soon on the CES website, or contact Tanya Kinsella, EURO curriculum advisor, at 919-962-1602, or Sarah Hutchison, TAM associate director, at 919-962-4507.

External opportunities listings (calls for papers, research funding, fellowships, jobs, etc.) have moved to separate page

CES receives opportunities for students and early career academics/professionals from world-class institutions around the country and around the globe on a daily basis. In order to best serve our students, we've dedicated a new page on our website where the university community and general public can search through the many opportunities to present research, apply for funding or jobs, or deepen their knowledge on Europe. CES will occasionally highlight these opportunities in The Eurofile. Check out all the opportunities currently available by clicking External Funding, Research, and Job Opportunities.

 New funding proposals for US Department of Education Title VI Grant and European Union Center of Excellence Grant

The Center for European Studies at UNC-Chapel Hill will be applying for two major grants this spring. First, we will be applying for funding to be designated as a National Resource Center by the US Department of Education for 2014-18. Second, we will be applying to be designated as a European Union Center of Excellence by the European Union for 2014-17. We invite all UNC faculty and graduate students with a primary focus on European studies to submit proposals for research working groups, research projects, or other research or teaching projects directly related to contemporary Europe, the EU, or transatlantic studies. All proposals must be submitted electronically (preferably from a UNC email account to avoid the spam filter) to A CES committee will consider which projects best fit the grant proposal and the appropriate level of funding. Special consideration will be given to those projects that prioritize equity, inclusion, and opening access among researchers, partner institutions, and stakeholders.

In your funding proposal, please include:

  • Title and explanation of the project
  • Why the project is relevant to contemporary Europe, the EU, or transatlantic studies
  • If your proposal is for an on-going project funded in the current grant cycles, please explain “added value,” i.e. what will be new about the next wave?
  • Names and departments of faculty involved (key faculty), including European faculty names and institutions if there are any
  • How the project involves students
  • A 4-year (Title VI) or 3-year (EUCE) detailed budget broken down by year

All inquiries regarding the application process should be directed to

Extended application deadline: March 7, 2014

 Faculty Curriculum Development Awards

CES promotes innovative course development on contemporary Europe. Faculty awards are available to develop new undergraduate or graduate European courses or to substantially revise existing courses to include significant European content. Courses developed under this program should be offered during the academic year following the summer of the award. After this first offering, the courses should be regularly scheduled in departmental course offerings. CES will make one to two awards to faculty in the professional schools to develop a new course or a module in an existing course focusing on an EU-related topic or on three or more EU member states. New courses must have at least 75% European content. Modules may include special readings and research assignments integrated into the main course or special sections of a course focused on Europe. Awards will be in the amount of $4000 for new courses and $2000 for modules.

Preference will be given to proposals that meet one or more of the following criteria:

  • Courses in the professional schools
  • Courses with high enrollments
  • Courses available and of interest to undergraduate students majoring in Contemporary European Studies (EURO) and/or graduate students in the TransAtlantic Masters Program
  • Special consideration will be given to those projects that prioritize equity, inclusion, and opening access among researchers, partner institutions, and stakeholders.

The deadline for all curriculum development awards is March 7, 2014. To apply please submit the following materials to

  • Cover letter describing the course’s relevance to contemporary European studies or EU studies and where the course will fit into your departmental offerings (include any pre-requisites) and in the new General Education undergraduate curriculum
  • Proposed course syllabus
  • Letter from your chair approving the project and agreeing to offer the course during the next academic year and on a continuing basis
  • Curriculum vita

Extended application deadline: March 7, 2014

Graduate student opportunity: Sign up for upcoming LAC Workshops in preparation for fall teaching positions

Graduate students and faculty are invited to attend two LAC workshop during spring 2014. Participation in all least one workshop is strongly recommended for graduate students who wish to apply for upcoming LAC instructional positions. Email to register.

Introduction to LAC Training Workshop

Thursday, March 6, 2014 | 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm | FedEx Global Education Center, 4th Floor (Room 4005)

Participants in this pedagogy workshop will:

  • Become familiar with the philosophy, objectives, and characteristics of Cultures and Languages Across the Curriculum
  • Learn about UNC-Chapel Hill's LAC program and see examples of syllabi and materials from past courses
  • Consider effective instructional strategies for the language-based content classroom
  • Design a brief LAC lesson plan, in collaboration with fellow participants

LAC Best Practices Teaching Workshop

Wednesday, April 9, 2014 | 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm | FedEx Global Education Center, 4th Floor (Room 4003)

This teaching workshop provides a forum for sharing ideas, practical advice, and instructional resources on LAC. Please contact Tanya Kinsella at if you would like to contribute a short paper or presentation at this workshop.

European Union Center of Excellence Summer Research Fellowship

CES will offer two awards to UNC-CH graduate students to conduct pre-dissertation research on the EU or on a comparative European topic (i.e. involving more than one European country) in Europe during summer 2014. Awards will be in the amount of €3000.

Proposals should include a completed application form, a five-page (max) synopsis of the research project with a timetable, and a letter of support from the dissertation advisor or another professor. Click here to apply.

Extended application deadline: March 7, 2014

CES-Sponsored Events and Speaker Series

EU-Balkan Roundtable: Crisis and Change in Bosnia and Kosovo

Tuesday, March 18, 2014 | 2 - 4 pm | Global Education Center 1005, UNC-CH

Join us for a lively roundtable debate on the recent protests in Bosnia, and the landmark agreement between Serbia and Kosovo.

Our panel will include Jelena Subotic, Georgia State University; Gezim Krasniqi, University of Edinburgh; Marko Zilovic, University of Belgrade; and Kiran Auerbach, UNC-Chapel Hill. The event will be moderated by Robert Jenkins, director of the Center for Slavic, Eurasian and East European Studies, and Prof. Milada Anna Vachudova, UNC-Chapel Hill. Coffee, tea and pastries will be available.

Rare poetry book acquisition viewing and dedication

Thursday, March 20, 2014 | 5:30 pm | Global Education Center, UNC-CH

rare bookA rare sixteenth-century book with modern resonance will become the seven-millionth volume in the library at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

With this milestone, UNC becomes one of only 21 university libraries in North America to hold more than seven million volumes. It also becomes one of a handful of U.S. libraries—including Harvard, Yale, the Boston Public Library, and the New York Public Library—to own this first book of Juan Latino.

A free public celebration on March 20 will mark the acquisition of a book of Latin poetry published in 1573 by Juan Latino. Scholars have described Latino as the first person of sub-Saharan African descent to publish a book of poems in a Western language.

Visitors will be able to view the book during a reception beginning at 5:30 pm in the Peacock Atrium. At 6 pm in the Nelson Mandela Auditorium of the FedEx Center, Chancellor Carol Folt will formally accept the book as a gift of the John Wesley and Anna Hodgin Hanes Foundation of Winston-Salem.

See more at: UNC Library blog.

From Harlem to Hamburg and Back: Intersections of German and African-American Culture," a one-day symposium presented by the North Carolina German Seminar Series, in collaboration with Duke and North Carolina State universities

Thursday, March 28, 2014 | UNC-Chapel Hill (more specific location and time details to follow on CES Calendar)

This project investigates the cultural exchange between African-American and German culture during the 20th century, from the Harlem Renaissance through the Civil Rights movement and beyond. The keynote speaker will be Professor Werner Sollors of Harvard University, who will be giving a talk titled “Are You Occupied Territory? Black G.I.s in Fiction of the American Occupation of Germany after World War II,” adapted from a chapter of his upcoming book. In addition to Professor Sollors’ keynote, two complementary panels of three speakers each are planned. The first panel, “Contextualizing the African Diaspora and Germany,” will look at various methodological and research approaches to the topic of this particular cultural exchange. For more information and to register contact Rory Bradley.

CES Teaching Resource Highlights

European Union Center of Excellence K-12 Brussels Program


One or two awards will be made to K-12 teachers for participation in a summer 2014 program organized by the UNC EU Center of Excellence. Teachers from EU Centers of Excellence across the country will join a four-day study tour of EU institutions in Brussels. Each award will include funds for travel and accommodation. Participants have the option of staying longer in Brussels or elsewhere in Europe but are expected to cover their own expenses. Priority will be given to students having declared a major in Contemporary European Studies (EURO). Priority will be given to teachers enrolling a team in the 2014 Euro Challenge competition. Priority may also extend to teachers attending UNC EU Center teacher workshops.
 Click here for last year's itinerary or to apply.



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Teachers, couldn't make it to the North Carolina Council for the Social Studies Conference? Find our presentation and updated digital resources below

CES International Education Program Coordinator Alexandra Holmgren presents teaching resources on contemporary Europe and the European Union at the NCCSS Conference in Greensboro, NC (February 2014)

  • A Teacher's Hands-on Guide to the European Union: PPT | PDF
  • Teaching Contemporary Europe with Digital Resources: DOC | PDF


Ukranian ambassador
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In light of events unfolding in Ukraine, please revisit the lecture given by Ukrainian Ambassador to the United States Olexander Motsyk at UNC-Chapel Hill Oct. 10, 2012.

'Ukraine in Global Politics: Relations with Russia, Europe and the US,' part of the Ambassadors Forum
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Teachers, register now for the Arab and Islamic Cultures Seminar

Friday and Saturday, March 21-22, 2014 | UNC-Chapel Hill

Seminar session topics include an Introduction to the Middle East, The Qu'ran, Islam, Asian Trade, Turkey, and Calligraphy. For more details or to register, click here.

 2014 Institute for Curriculum and Campus Internationalization (ICCI) at Indiana University

May 18-21, 2014 | Bloomington, IN

The Center for the Study of Global Change, in the School of Global and International Studies at Indiana University Bloomington, is proud to offer its annual Institute for Curriculum and Campus Internationalization (ICCI). This unique institute facilitates the internationalization of your campus or unit, curriculum, and/or individual course, to better prepare students, faculty, and staff to be effective scholars, practitioners, and citizens of the 21st century. This institute is open to all faculty, staff, and administrators of Research I universities and small, liberal arts, minority, and community colleges. Individuals and teams are welcome. Register soon. Space is limited. Details:

Application deadline: April 14, 2014

Other International Events and Resources

The Tsar's Cabinet: Two Hundred Years of Russian Decorative Art

Through Wednesday, March 5, 2014 | NC Museum of History, Raleigh

You won’t have to travel overseas to see hidden treasures of Imperial Russia. Discover them in two exhibitions now open at the NC Museum of History in Raleigh. The Tsars’ Cabinet: Two Hundred Years of Russian Decorative Arts Under the Romanovs runs concurrently with Windows into Heaven: Russian Icons from the Lilly and Francis Robicsek Collection of Religious Art.

Screening of the German film Gottes Zweite Garnitur


Thursday, March 6, 2014 | 6:30 pm | Richard White Lecture Hall, Duke University East Campus

Gottes Zweite Garnitur is a West German made-for-TV movie from 1967. It tells the story of Claire, a German woman who falls in love with an African-American US soldier. The small West German town on the border with the East is scandalized by this unconventional romance. This film is not widely available, and the subtitles were written and prepared by Michelle Eley, a professor at NC State University who will also offer some opening remarks; you won't get the chance to see this movie very often (and certainly not with English subtitles), so we hope to see you there!

As always, students from UNC-Chapel Hill, NC State and NCCU can sign up for free transportation to the screening through the contact page of our website,

UNC Global Passport Drive

Tuesday, March 18 & Wednesday, March 19, 2014 | 10 am - 3 pm | FedEx Global Education Center, 4th Floor

UNC Global will once again sponsor UNC's annual "Get-A-Passport Drive," in which officials from the U.S. Department of State and a photographer are on campus to make first-time passport applications and renewals easy. This event is open to students, faculty and staff as well as their families. We have had tremendous response in the past – nearly 1,700 people have applied or renewed their passports during the past eight drives. Details about required materials and payment:

 Death, Secrets, and Lies, the Slavic Film Series, presents "POKŁOSIE" (Aftermath)

Thursday, March 20, 2014 | 7:00 pm | Gardner Hall, Room 105

Upon its release in Poland, Aftermath received acclaim and also generated intense controversy. Polish nationals have accused the film of being anti-Polish propaganda, as well as a distortion of a sensitive piece of Polish history, leading the film to be banned in some Polish cinemas. See the trailer and get more information here.

 Literature and Cultures of the Maghreb with Kebir Ammi

Tuesday, March 25, 2014, |  4:30 pm | Dey Hall, Toy Lounge, UNC-CH

Kebir Ammi will give a lecture in English on the literature and cultures from the Maghreb, the Northwest region of Africa. Kebir Ammi is a Moroccan writer, lived in France for more than thirty years, has authored many books, and teaches English. Free. Please contact Dominique Fisher at for more information.

Making the World Safe for Democracy? Diversity in the First World War

Diversity in WWI

Saturday, March 29 | 9:00 am | High Point University Conference Center Ballroom

When the United States entered World War I, President Woodrow Wilson explained that Americans were fighting to "make the world safe for democracy." This one-day workshop brings together three of the nation's leading experts, Profs. Richard Fogarty, Jennifer Keene, and Michael Neiburg, to examine the ways that Wilson's promise did and did not ring true. This event is open to the public, no tickets required.

UNC Summer School offering Spanish Immersion

Struggling to meet your foreign language requirement? Want to immerse yourself in a language? Summer School is offering Spanish Immersion for SPAN 101 and SPAN 102 in the first session (May 13-June 17). Visit or for more details.