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November 2019

Dominic Nyhuis | TAM Friday Lecture Series

November 8 @ 12:15 pm - 1:45 pm
FedEx Global Center #3009, 301 Pittsboro St
Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States
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Dominic Nyhuis researches politics at the Department of Political Science at the Leibniz University Hannover. He earned a degree in Politics and Administration from the University of Konstanz and a PhD in Political Science from the University of Mannheim. Before joining the Hannover Department, Dominic was affiliated with the Austrian National Election Study and the Methods Department at the University of Vienna, as well as the Social Science Department at the University of Frankfurt. His work focuses on party politics,…

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The Fall of the Berlin Wall – 30 Years Later

November 9 @ 9:00 am - 12:30 pm
UNC Chapel Hill Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States + Google Map

In collaboration with Carolina Public Humanities The collapse of communist governments in Central Europe in 1989 offered an historic transition for people who expected new political freedoms, new wealth, and new personal opportunities. No event symbolized this momentous change more dramatically than the destruction of the Berlin Wall in November of that year.This program will begin with a review of the history leading up to the wall’s fall and an analysis of its political, economic, and cultural legacies in Europe…

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Info Session: FLAS (Foreign Language and Area Studies) Fellowships

November 12 @ 12:15 pm - 1:30 pm
UNC School of Social Work, 325 Pittsboro St, Tate-Turner-Kuralt Building
Chapel Hill, NC 27516 United States
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Learn more about Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) Fellowships! Meet FLAS coordinators from the four area studies/global centers that provide FLAS awards, hear about details including the application process, and ask questions. This session will take place in room 500 of the Tate-Turner Kuralt building, at the UNC School of Social Work. Do some research beforehand by reading the CES-specific FLAS page, and the main FLAS web pages. Foreign Language & Area Studies (FLAS) Fellowships support students taking less…

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Film Screening: An Unforgettable Summer (Un été inoubliable)

November 13 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Nelson Mandela Auditorium, Fedex Global Center, 301 Pittsboro St
Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States
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Join us for a screening of the Romanian-language film, An Unforgettable Summer (Un été inoubliable) directed by the renown auteur Lucian Pintilie soon after the fall of communism, when his return to Romania became possible. The screening is hosted by Dr. Letitia Guran, Teaching Assistant Professor in the UNC-CH Department of Romance Studies. An Unforgettable Summer is set in Romania in the 1920s and many saw it as an allegory of the tough ethical decisions Romanians faced during the five…

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Flags, Names, and Geography Lessons: Ghost-State Propaganda in Post-WWI Fiume

November 14 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
FedEx Global Center #3009, 301 Pittsboro St
Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States
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Dominique Reill is associate professor of history at the University of Miami. She specializes in Modern European history with particular emphases on post-World War I Europe, regionalism, nationalism, southern Europe, Italy, and the Balkans. She is the U.S. editor of the journal Contemporary European History and an editor of the Purdue University Press book series Central European Studies. She is currently completing her second monograph under the working title Rebel City: Fiume’s Challenge to Wilson’s Europe. This event is co-sponsored…

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#UNwithCivilSociety | TAM Friday Lecture Series

November 15 @ 12:15 pm - 1:45 pm
FedEx Global Center #3009, 301 Pittsboro St
Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States
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Programme Management Officer, Civil Society, Advocacy and Special Events Section, Department of Global Communications. Following four years as Chief of Group Programmes and Public Inquiries in UN Visitors Services, Kathryn Good has returned to the Civil Society Unit in the UN Department of Global Communications, where she now oversees civil society liaison functions in support of High Level Meetings and Events organized by the EOSG, DSG, PGA and other UN entities. From 2010-2013, Kathryn managed English language and communications programmes…

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Info Session: FLAS (Foreign Language and Area Studies) Fellowships

November 19 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Rosenau Hall, 421 Pittsboro Street
Chapel Hill, NC 27516 United States
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Learn more about Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) Fellowships! Meet FLAS coordinators from the four area studies/global centers that provide FLAS awards, hear about details including the application process, and ask questions. Do some research beforehand by reading the CES-specific FLAS page, and the main FLAS web pages. Foreign Language & Area Studies (FLAS) Fellowships support students taking less commonly taught language and area studies coursework. This program provides both academic year and summer fellowships to graduate and undergraduate…

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“Ein lustiger Guerillakrieg”: Comedy and Censorship in the Vormärz

November 21 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
569 Hamilton Hall, 102 Emerson Drive
Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States
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As the turbulent decades before the Revolution of 1848 progressed, radical and liberal dramatists such as Georg Büchner, Karl Gutzkow, and Heinrich Laube wrote dramas that functioned as stand-ins for their liberational aspirations. Given the sneakiness with which these authors had to pursue their aims due to censorship, their dramatic works evoke what Heinrich Hubert Houben, the first major historian of German censorship, has elsewhere called “ein lustiger Guerillakrieg.” The authors pursued surreptitious strategies to smuggle a message into the…

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December 2019

Whose Peculiarities? Race in National Socialist Overseas Colonial Planning

December 5 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
569 Hamilton Hall, 102 Emerson Drive
Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States
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With the passing of the Nuremberg Laws in 1935, Nazi racial ideology became the hegemonic discourse of international propaganda and diplomacy. In turn, it linked Nazi racial antisemitism to the Third Reich’s overseas colonial ambitions and portrayed Germany’s colonial policies as peculiar: different and more radical than those of its European neighbors. This talk seeks to challenge this national distinction by focusing on what the colonial organizations under the Third Reich were actually planning and with whom. By decentralizing international…

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January 2020

Info Session: FLAS (Foreign Language and Area Studies) Fellowships

January 13, 2020 @ 10:15 am - 11:15 am
FedEx Global Center #3009, 301 Pittsboro St
Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States
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Learn more about Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) Fellowships! Meet FLAS coordinators from the four area studies/global centers that provide FLAS awards, hear about details including the application process, and ask questions. Do some research beforehand by reading the CES-specific FLAS page, and the main FLAS web pages. Foreign Language & Area Studies (FLAS) Fellowships support students taking less commonly taught language and area studies coursework. This program provides both academic year and summer fellowships to graduate and undergraduate…

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