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Fall 2014
Nov 3-7

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    Events This Week

Great War Lecture
CANCELLED

Mon, Nov 3; 3 pm

210 General Lounge, Illini Union, 1401 W Green St., Urbana

akcamCANCELLED  Denying the Armenian Genocide: A Turkish National Security Concept     

Speaker: Taner Akcam, Professor of History, Clark University

Abstract and speaker bio

Co-Sponsored by the European Union Center

*The speaker has decided to cancel the lecture at UI due to the recent issue with Steven Salaita's appointment.

Undergraduate Translation Career Workshop

Mon, Nov 3; 4-5:30 pm

1064 Lincoln Hall, 702 S. Wright St., Urbana

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Graduate Translation Career Workshop

Tu, Nov 4; 10-11:30 am

153 Mechanical Eng Bldg 1206 W. Green St., Urbana

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translationUndergraduate Workshop

Active Reading: How to Improve Your Language Skills in Preparation for a Translation Career

This workshop will focus on building active reading techniques for students who wish to pursue work as translators. The workshop will focus on a text from the French daily "Le monde" that poses specific barriers to being understood by an L2 reader.  The text will be available in French and in translation and is open to students of all language pairs.

 

Graduate Workshop

The Editorial Choices Involved in the Translation of an English Newspaper Article into French

This workshop will look at the translation of a text from the "Wall Street Journal" into French, with a special focus on the editorial choices made by the translator and by the editorial staff in order to adapt the text to a French-language reading public.  The workshop is open to all language pairs; short readings will be distributed in advance.

Speaker for both workshops: Patricia Minacori, Universite Paris Diderot; Scholar in Residence, University of Illinois EU Center and Center for Translation Studies

Co-Sponsored by the European Union Center

Center for Translation Studies Lecture

Tu, Nov 4; 4 pm

Lucy Ellis Lounge, 1080 FLB, 707 S. Matthews Ave., Urbana

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Minacori

Research in Translation, Complexity and Integrated Translation Project

Speaker: Patricia Minacori, Universite Paris Diderot; Scholar in Residence, EUC/CTS

Speaker bio and abstract

Co-Sponsored by the European Union Center

Great War 
Performances

Th, Nov 6; 7:30 pm

Fri, Nov 7; 7:30 pm

St, Nov 8; 7:30 pm

Froellinger Great Hall, Krannert Center, 500 S. Goodwin Ave., Urbana

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lovelywarOh What a Lovely War

As the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign commemorates the centenary of the beginning of World War I, Illinois Theatre will revisit the era with this new musical production developed and written by Joan Littlewood and her company at the Theatre Royal, London, with Charles Chilton and Gerry Raffles. A 1963 response to growing cultural interest in uncovering truths about WWI—the first modern, industrial, mechanized war—the company’s work drew into sharp relief the human impact of global conflict. Robert G. Anderson directs the production with choreography by Philip Johnston and musical direction by Kent Conrad.

Tickets can be purchased at the Krannert Center Box Office, or online.

EUC Lecture

Fri, Nov 7; 12 pm-noon

Lucy Ellis Lounge, 1080 FLB, 707 S. Matthews Ave., Urbana

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chan

greenApproaches to Digital Pedagogy

Speakers: Anita Chan, Assistant Research Professor of Communications in the Department of Media & Cinema Studies, UIUC; Harriet Green, English and Digital Humanities   Librarian, UIUC

Abstract and speaker bios

    Upcoming Events

CSAMES Brown Bag Lecture

Mon, Nov 10; 12 pm

Lucy Ellis Lounge, 1080 FLB, 707 S. Matthews Ave., Urbana

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Erdag

Lecture: Turkey's New Foreign Policy and the Middle East

SpeakerRamazan Erda─čEskisehir Osmangazi University, Department of International Relations, Turkey; University of Illinois CGS/ACDIS Visiting Scholar

Co-Sponsored by the European Union Center

MillerCom Lecture

Mon, Nov 10; 3 pm

Knight Auditorium, Spurlock Museum      600 S. Gregory St., Urbana

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Snyder

Lecture: From the Great War to the Bloodlands: Rethinking Europe's History

Speaker: Timothy Snyder, Bird White Housum Professor of History at Yale University.

Speaker bio and abstract

Co-Sponsored by the European Union Center

Modern Greek Studies Lecture

Tu, Nov 11

Time and Location TBD

 

Veremis

Modern Greek Studies Lecture

SpeakerThanos Veremis, Deputy Mayor of Athens, Vice-President of ELIAMEP (Institute of Foreign and Defense Policy) and Emeritus Professor of History, University of Athens

Co-Sponsored by the European Union Center

IPRH Workshop

Tu, Nov 11; 5 pm

212, Campus Honors Program, 1205 W. Oregon St.,           Urbana

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Hicks

The Great War Conversation Event for Undergraduates: Literature and War

SpeakerJim Hicks, executive editor of the Massachusetts Review and director of the Graduate Program in Comparative Literature at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst

Speaker bio and abstract

Co-Sponsored by the European Union Center

Great War
Performances

Nov 11-15; 7:30 pm

Sun, Nov 16; 3 pm

Froellinger Great Hall, Krannert Center, 500 S. Goodwin Ave., Urbana

lovelywarOh What a Lovely War

As the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign commemorates the centenary of the beginning of World War I, Illinois Theatre will revisit the era with this new musical production developed and written by Joan Littlewood and her company at the Theatre Royal, London, with Charles Chilton and Gerry Raffles. A 1963 response to growing cultural interest in uncovering truths about WWI—the first modern, industrial, mechanized war—the company’s work drew into sharp relief the human impact of global conflict. Robert G. Anderson directs the production with choreography by Philip Johnston and musical direction by Kent Conrad.

Tickets can be purchased at the Krannert Center Box Office, or online.

The Great War Film Series

Th, Nov 13; 7-10 pm

Auditorium, Krannert Art Museum, 500 E. Peabody Dr., Champaign

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Schweik

The Great War Film Series: Good Soldier Schweik (1960)

This is a deft satire by Axel von Ambesser that undercuts the adage that a soldier must always obey orders, no matter what. At the heart of the story is Schwejk (Heinz Ruhmann), a canine salesman who is drafted into the army during World War I. The setting is Bohemia when it was under the sway of a combined Austro-Hungarian rule. Once Schwejk has his uniform on he so devotedly follows the very letter of the law, every order that is given him, that he comes off as a total idiot. Nevertheless, he manages quite well with this tactic, whether it is feigned or not.

Co-Sponsored by the European Union Center

Department of Spanish, Italian and Portuguese

Wed, Nov 19; 4 pm

Lucy Ellis Lounge, 1080 FLB, 707 S. Matthews Ave., Urbana

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Cano

Lecture: Literatura, Arte y Catarsis (Literature, Art and Catharsis)

Speaker: Harkaitz Cano, author of Norbait dabil sute-eskaileran, 2001; Compro oro, 2011; Telefono kaiolatua, 1997; Neguko zirkua, 2005; Beluna jazz, 1996; Pasaia blues 1999; Belarraren ahoa, 2006; and Twist, 2011.

Speaker bio and abstract

Co-Sponsored by the European Union Center

    Related Events

Cyber Seminar with Stockholm University

 Fri, Nov 7 and Mon,  Dec 8; 9-10 am

Room 411, 507 Green St., Champaign

Cyber Seminar with Stockholm University

Please join a unique teleconferencing seminar on cultural heritage that UIUC and Stockholm University have organized. We will be seeing each on large-screen TV through a technology interface. We meet for one hour on October 3, November 7, December 8, from 9-10 a.m.  in the conference room of the IPS suite of offices on the 4th floor of IPS at 507 Green (between Starbucks and Urban Outfitters). If you will participate please email Helaine Silverman (helaine@illinois.edu) and she will send you a hard-copy of the readings and a coupon for Stabucks! There is a great opportunity for us to engage with wonderful colleagues at Stockholm University.

NOVEMBER 7 TOPIC: What is ‘Swedish heritage’ in the USA & What is ‘American heritage’ in Sweden.
UIUC reading:
We will read Lynne Dearborn’s (School of Architecture, UIUC) wonderful paper:
Deploying Heritage to Solve Today’s Dilemmas: The Swedes of Rockford, Illinois” InEncounters with Popular Pasts, edited by Mike Robinson and Helaine Silverman. (Springer, 2015, in press)
SU reading:
“Performing Nordic Space in American Museums: Gift Exchange, Volunteerism and Curatorial Practice” by Lizette Gradén in Performing Nordic Heritage, edited by Peter Aronsson and Lizette Gradén, Ashgate, 2013.
 
DECEMBER 8 TOPIC: Some of our graduate students present their research to each other, with faculty participation.

IFE French Field Study and Internship Programs Info Sessions

 

Want to earn credit for an internship while studying abroad in Paris or Brussels?
 
If your answer to the question above is « Bien sûr! », we invite you to attend an Information Session about the IFE French Field Study and Internship Programs!  
Choose one of the dates and times below to learn more about this unique opportunity to combine a semester of study abroad with an academic, credit-bearing internship - à bientôt!

Monday, November 10th
3:30-4:20
Lincoln Hall, Room #1064

Tuesday, November 11th
3:30-4:20
Lincoln Hall, Room #1064
    EUC Blog
EUC Blog Highlights

ecirmac

Bridging the Gap: Language and Community in Action In East Central Illinois

English, Spanish, French, Vietnamese, Cantonese, German, Mandarin, Russian, Korean, Portuguese, and…. you name it! Just ask and we’ll find a way to bring languages services and information to you, too! And that’s because these are just some of the readily available languages at ECIRMAC, short for East Central Illinois Refugee Mutual Assistance Center.
Read more on the EUC blog.

As always, we invite you to join the conversation by leaving comments and sharing posts with others!

 

  Announcements

Promote Your Europe/EU Spring Courses

Are you teaching one or more courses in the spring that will address topics relevant to Europe or the European Union? We can help to promote your course to students!

As a service to faculty, students, and advisors, the EU Center maintains a web listing each semester of graduate and undergraduate courses offered at UIUC that address topics related to the EU and Europe. The link to this web listing is circulated by email listserv and in our e-Weekly electronic newsletter.
 
Please go to our short web form here and insert information about your course(s), including but not limited to special topic courses and language/culture courses, that will have at least 25% of the content devoted to the EU or Europe. If you are teaching more than one Europe-related course, please submit a separate form for each one.
 
Note: the EU Center will update the listing on an ongoing basis whenever new submissions are made through the form or we learn of relevant courses. 

Spring Courses

Language and Minorities in Europe
FR/LING/GER/SLAV/SIP/PS 418
Meets: Wed 1:00-2:50pm
Instructor: Professor Zsuzsanna Fagyal

African Immigrants in Europe
EURO/AFST/ANTH 478
Meets: Tues/Thurs 12:30-1:50PM
Instructor: Professor Alma Gottlieb
 
Race, Space, & (Post)Coloniality in Modern France
FRENCH 543/EURO 596
Instructor: Dr. Samir Meghelli
Meets: Mon 1:00pm-2:50pm
(Taught in English, but French reading ability required)
 
Cultural Aspects of Tourism
RST 570
Instructor: Carla Santos
Meets: Wed 1:00-4:20pm
 
Art of the Nineteenth Century
ARTH 240
Instructor: David O'Brien
Meets: Mon/Wed 10:00-11:20am

Grants

Short-Term Travel Grants Program (STG)
Application Deadline: November 17

IREX is now accepting applications for the 2015 Short-Term Travel Grants Program (STG). The STG supports postdoctoral scholars and professionals to conduct independent research in Eastern Europe and Eurasia. With its flexible format and quick turnaround time, the program meets an important need for the academic and policy communities, while directly impacting the formation of US foreign policy through the support of policy-relevant, open-source research on current regional issues of importance to the United States. The STG fellowship is designed to allow scholars to conduct short, targeted projects without significantly affecting their teaching and work schedules.
To learn more about the program and eligibility requirements, please visit the application page. Please contact stg@irex.org with questions regarding the program or application process.
 
The Institute For Turkish Studies Grants Program
Application Deadline: March 2, 2015
 
Grant Categories: Library Grants; Post-Doctoral Summer Travel Research Grants; Sabbatical Research Grants;Subventions for Publications;Summer Language Study Grants in Turkey for Graduate Students;Teaching Aids Grants. Click here for more information.

Scholarships

University YMCA's Fred S. Bailey Scholarship Program

The University YMCA’s Fred S. Bailey Scholarship Program is now offering travel scholarships for University of Illinois undergraduates.  The Fred S. Bailey International Travel Scholarship program will fund up to 75% of the total cost of international travel with a service component.  Awards range from $600–$1800.
Eligible applicants must have been involved in the program (academic or extracurricular) for a minimum of one semester before traveling. Recipients will be selected on the basis of their demonstrated commitment to the project/program, long-term career goals in international development or related fields, the trip’s potential impact on the student’s learning and professional development, potential for positive impact on the host community and financial need. Click here for more information.
 
The Fulbright Arctic Initiative
 
At its core, the Fulbright Arctic Initiative will create a network to stimulate international scientific collaboration on Arctic issues while increasing mutual understanding between people of the United States and the people of other countries. Fulbright Arctic Initiative will bring together a network of scholars, professionals and applied researchers from the United States, Canada, Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway, Russia and Sweden for a series of three seminar meetings and a Fulbright exchange experience.
The Initiative will provide a platform for scholars from across the Arctic region to engage in collaborative thinking, analysis, problem-solving and multi-disciplinary research in one of four areas: Energy, Water, Health, and Infrastructure. Program activities will commence in spring 2015 and conclude in fall of 2016.
Eligibility
Successful candidates will include scholars at all career stages, applied researchers or professionals active in the academic, public or private sectors.
For more information on how to apply and eligibility requirements, please visit the website or contact arctic@iie.org.
 
Fulbright Postdoctoral Scholar Awards
Application deadline: January 15, 2015
 
Fulbright Postdoctoral Scholar Awards are open to U.S. scholars who have recently completed their doctoral degrees – typically within the five previous years. These grants present an excellent opportunity for recently minted PhDs to deepen their expertise, to acquire new skills, to work with additional resources and to make connections with others in their fields. Postdoctoral awards are available in STEM fields, the arts, humanities and social sciences.
Scholars will be expected to engage with graduate students in the host country and to be involved with host university training in cutting edge research in their specializations. In addition to their primary research or teaching activities, grantees will be asked to give public talks, mentor students, and otherwise engage with the host country academic community.
To learn more about these awards for early career scholars visit the website or the 2015-2016 Catalog of Awards

Internships

Foreign & Commonwealth Office
Policy and Communications Intern                                  
Application Deadline: November 5

The British Consulate General, Chicago seeks an energetic intern for spring 2015 to support the work of the Policy & Communications team.  Students studying politics, economics, public relations, journalism, communications or international affairs can gain valuable real-world experience in their fields. The Consulate's internship program allows students to work in a fast-paced environment at the center of the crucial UK-US transatlantic relationship. Click here for more information.
 
UK Trade and Investment (UKTI) Intern
Application Deadline: November 5
 
UK Trade & Investment (UKTI) is the British Government’s international economic development agency. UKTI is charged with transatlantic trade development between the US and the UK and with assisting American companies looking to invest in the UK (please see www.gov.uk/ukti). The UKTI is a broad-based business development position that is looking for two interns for spring 2015 to support a team focused on fostering transatlantic business relations between the US and its top economic partner in Europe. Click here for more information.
 
Science and Innovation/Higher Education Intern
Application Deadline: November 5
 
The British Consulate General, Chicago seeks an energetic intern to support the work of the Science & Innovation and Higher Education policy teams. Students in science, economics, business and international affairs can gain valuable real-world experience in their fields. Responsibilities include monitoring, analyzing and briefing developments in science and innovation, economics, and higher education across 13 states of the Midwestern US, and administration support for high level events and visits. Click here for more information.
Conversation Tables & Coffee Hours

Conversation Table in Modern Greek LOGOS: meetings take place at Espresso Royale on Goodwin, every other Thursday from 4:00-5:00 pm. 

LINGUISTICS - Turkish Coffee House: meeting will take place at Espresso Royale on Goodwin, every Thursday from 5:00-6:00 pm. 

Swedish Conversation Group and Coffee Hour: meetings take place in the Philippson Library (3114 Foreign Languages Building), Wednesdays from 2:30-3:30 pm.  Coffee is provided and currently enrolled Swedish students get credit for attendance.

Melanzana - Italian Conversation Club: meetings take place in the Urbana Espresso Royale on Goodwin, every Tuesday at 7:00 pm.  

Bosnian/Croatian/Serbian Conversation Table: meetings take place every second Wednesday in the Urbana Espresso Royale on Goodwin at 4:30 pm. 

Arabic Conversation Table: meetings take place every Thursday in the basement of 1207 W. Oregon (Less Commonly Taught Languages Program Resource Room) at 4:00 pm.  

Pause Cafe - French Conversation Table: meetings take place every Thursday in the Urbana Espresso Royale on Goodwin at 5:30 pm.  

If you would like to announce your converstaion tables & coffee hours,
please send the information to
Sebnem Ozkan.

 

Contact

European Union Center
University of Illinois
328 International Studies Building, MC-429
910 S. Fifth St.
Champaign, IL 61820
P: (217) 265-7515
F: (217) 333-6270  www.euc.illinois.edu

If you would like to announce an
event through the EUC e-Weekly,
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Sebnem Ozkan | Phone: (217) 244-0570 | Fax: (217) 333-6270
asozkan@illinois.edu