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EUROPEAN UNION CENTER
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Fall 2015
Oct 5-9

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Events This Week

Upcoming Events

Related Events

Social Media Highlights  Announcements
  Events This Week 

 

 

Guest Artist Master Class

 

Tue, Oct 06
12:15pm


Music Building MB 1201 (Fishbowl), 1114 W Nevada, Urbana

 

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Sirin Pancaroglu, Turkish Harpist

 

The School of Music organizes a concert of Turkish Sufi music performed on revived period instruments by a trio ensemble that Turkish harpist Sirin Pancaroglu has founded. She has been credited for achieving a multifaceted musical career in which she has also been involved with the revival of the medieval Near-Eastern lap harp.

 

Organized by the School of Music

Co-sponsored by the European Union Center and the Russian, East European, and Eurasian Center

 

 

Guest Artist Lecture-Recital

 

Tue, Oct 06
4:30pm


Smith Memorial Hall Memorial, Room 220

805 S Mathews Avenue, Urbana

 

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Lecture: "The Revival of the Ceng" 


Praised by the Washington Post as a “major talent of international caliber”, Turkish harpist Sirin Pancaroclu has been involved with the revival of the medieval Near-Eastern lap harp called the çeng. Ms. Pancaroglu will lecture on the çeng and together with singer Bora Uymaz and Mehmet Yalgin, they will perform hymns, semais and songs from the Turco-Ottoman repertoire as the Simdi Ensemble.

 

Organized by the School of Music

Co-sponsored by the European Union Center and the Russian, East European, and Eurasian Center

 

 

Guest Artist Recital

 

Tue, Oct 06
5:00pm


Smith Memorial Hall Memorial, Room 220

805 S Mathews Avenue, Urbana

 

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Simdi Ensemble from Turkey 

Simdi Ensemble (Simdi means ‘now’ in Turkish) is a new project in the footsteps of the Sufi tradition of Anatolia bridging the past with the present. Whether composed hymns, songs or instrumental works, the music is strongly rooted in the creativity of the moment, accompanied by improvised forms such taksims, ghazals and odes (kasides).


Vocals: Bora Uymaz
Lever harp and çeng: Sirin Pancaroglu

Kemençe: Mehmet Yalgin

 

Organized by the School of Music

Co-sponsored by the European Union Center and the Russian, East European, and Eurasian Center

Exhibit Opening Celebration 

 

 Fri, Oct 9
7pm

Spurlock Museum, 600 S Gregory St., Urbana

 

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"North of the Northern Lights" Exhibit Opening

SpeakerAnna Westerståhl Stenport, Germanic Languages & Literatues; European Union Center, University of Illinois

 

The Spurlock Museum exhibit, "North of the Northern Lights: Exploring the Crocker Land Arctic Expedition 1913-1917," will hold an opening ceremony on October 9th.  The evening will include gallery explorations and a talk led by the EUC Director Anna Westerståhl Stenport.

 

Speaker bio and more exhibit info.

 

North of the Northern Lights and its associated events are sponsored by the Dr. Allan C. Campbell Family Distinguished Speaker Series and co-sponsored by the European Union Center.

The Spurlock Museum's changing exhibits are made possible through a gift from Allan C. and Marlene S. Campbell and supported in part by the Illinois Arts Council, a state agency.

REEEC Lecture 

 

 Tue, Oct 6
4pm

411 Illinois International Programs, 507 E Green St, Champaign

 

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Bulgarian-Russian Trade Relations in the Post-Socialist Period

Speaker: Pascal Zhelev is the Chief Assistant Professor of International Economic Relations at the University of National and World Economy (UNWE) – Sofia, Bulgaria. For the fall 2015 semester, he is a Fulbright Visiting Scholar at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

 

Speaker bio and abstract

 

Organized by the Russian, East European, and Eurasian Center

Co-sponsored by the European Union Center

    Upcoming Events

EUC Lecture 

 

Fri, Oct 16
12pm

Lucy Ellis Lounge, 1080 FLB, 707 S Matthwes, Urbana

 

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New Trends in the EU Industrial Policy - Implications for Bulgaria

Speaker: Pascal Zhelev is the Chief Assistant Professor of International Economic Relations at the University of National and World Economy (UNWE) – Sofia, Bulgaria. For the fall 2015 semester, he is a Fulbright Visiting Scholar at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

 

Speaker bio and abstract

 

Organized by the European Union Center

Co-sponsored by the Russian, East European, and Eurasian Center

European Movie Nights

 

Tue, Oct 13

6pm

 

Lucy Ellis Lounge, 1080 Foreign Languages Building, 707 S Matthews St, Urbana

 

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Eurochannel Shorts: My Dear Family - Funny Games

The Eurochannel Short Films Tour is back for its seventh edition, with a special programming theme: the European family.

The Eurochannel Short Films Tour has been a successful Eurochannel trademark for the last seven years. A unique event, the tour invites viewers to follow talented directors on an exciting exploration of Europe through short films: with the directors as guides, viewers discover fascinating cultures through the eyes of a filmmaker. Almost every European country and region is represented in this edition of the Eurochannel Short Films Tour - each of whose film is broadcast in its original language and subtitled in English - which is an example of the program’s creativity and dynamism. 

Family and their contributions to European and world’s society in all its aspects is the complex and diverse inspiration for this edition of the Eurochannel Short Films Tour. Family is one of the domains where the greatest changes have taken place over generations since the beginning of history. It has been the core of European society and the vital energy that moves countries and changes almost every aspect of life, from economics, to politics, to arts. This Eurochannel Shorts edition will capture this familiar spirit with stories about families, their challenges and greatest accomplishments.

For more information, please visit teh Eurochannel website.

Lecture

 

Mon, Oct 19
5pm

1060 Lincoln Hall, 702 S Wright St, Urbana

 

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Lives of the Great Languages: Cosmopolitan Language Systems in the Mediterranean

Speaker: Karla Mallete, Professor of Italian and Near Eastern Studies in the Department of Romance Languages and Literature at University of Michigan at Ann Arbor

 

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Dialogue on Europe Videoconference Series 

 

Tue, Oct 20
11am


International Programs and Studies Building, Room 411, 507 E Green St, Champaign

 

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Europe’s Jews: Past, Present, Future?

Panelists:

Andrew Srulevitch, Anti-Defamation League

Ben Judah, Foregin Affairs Correspondent

David Weinberg, Professor Emeritus of Wayne State

 

This conversation will be on contemporary anti-Jewish sentiment in Europe and what sorts of responses we are seeing from the Jewish community there.

 

Organized by the European Union Center of Excellence & European Studies Center at the University of Pittsburgh. Co-sponsored by the European Union Centers at the University of Illinois and Florida International University/University of Miami

    Related Events

Fundraiser for Syrian Refugees

 

Mon, Oct 5
10am-3pm


Anniversary Plaza, Quad

Humanitarian Association for the Displaced (H.A.D.): Fundraiser for Syrian Refugees

 

This fundraiser will help raise money to support Wings for Dreams: Road to Mafraq. This campaign works to support the education of Syrian and Iraqi refugee children whose lives have been disrupted.

 

Price: $1/donut or $10/box

 

For more information about H.A.D, a University of Illinois RSO, please visit here. For a promotional video from the Road to Mafraq see here.

Hebrew & Yiddish Film Series

Yiddish and Hebrew Film Series

 

The Program in Jewish Culture and Society presents a new Yiddish and Hebrew Film Series in Fall 2015. Opening a porthole into the diversity of Jewish culture, these films portray both straight and queer romance and sexuality complicated by immigration, conflict, poverty, and the break from religious tradition. The film series is free and open to the public, and all films will be shown with English subtitles.

 

Films to be shown:

 

American Matchmaker (Yiddish and English, 1940, 87 min)

Wed Oct 14 • 5pm • 109 English Building, 608 S Wright St, Urbana

 

Like a Fish Out of Water (Hebrew and Spanish, 2006, 52 min)

Tue Oct 20 • 7pm • 147 Armory Building, 505 E Armory, Champaign

 

Out in the Dark (Hebrew and Arabic, 2012, 96 min)

Thur Nov 5 • 7pm • 147 Armory Building, 505 E Armory, Champaign

 

Felix and Meira (Yiddish and French, 2014, 105 min)

Wed Nov 11 • 5pm • 109 English Building, 608 S Wright St, Urbana

 

Yiddle With His Fiddle (Yiddish, 1936, 92 min)

Wed Dec 2 • 5pm • 109 English Building, 608 S Wright St, Urbana

Info Session

 

Thur, Oct 8
3:30pm


Room 514 Illini Union Bookstore, 807 S Wright St, Champaign

 

Information Session: Critical Language Scholarship

 

The Critical Language Scholarship (CLS), from the U.S. Department of State, is a fully-funded, intensive overseas language and cultural immersion program for American undergraduate and graduate students. The CLS institutes offer languages like Azerbaijani, Bangla and Indonesian and cover one academic year of university-level language coursework in 8 to 10 weeks over the summer, and include cultural programming, local language partners, and excursions. Participants receive academic credit at their U.S. institutions.
The info session will provide you with an overview of the program and give you helpful guidance on how to put together a competitive application. You will also hear from Illinois CLS alumni who spent summer 2015 in overseas language institutes on the scholarship.

 

For more information on the scholarship visit the website. 

Study Abroad Info Sessions

Study Abroad Info Sessions

 

Mainland Europe

Tue Oct 6  • 4pm  • 1020 Lincoln Hall, 702 S Wright St, Urbana

 

United Kingdom & Ireland (featured program: Manchester)

Thur Oct 8  • 4pm  • 1064 Lincoln Hall, 702 S Wright St, Urbana

 

First Steps Info Meeting

Fri Oct 9  • 2pm  • 101 Intl Studies Building, 910 S Fifth St, Champaign

Globalization at Illinois - Student Session

 

Tue, Oct 13

12pm

 

Illino Union Ballroom, 1401 W Green St, Urbana

A Student Dialogue

Join Illinois International for a panel presentation followed by an open dialogue. This event is the first in a three part series of panel discussions with faculty, students, and staff. Students attending will have the opportunity to voice their experiences and offer input to srengthen UIUC campus as a preeminent global univeristy.

The next sessions for faculty and staff will be held in November and December.

For more information visit the website.

    EUC Social Media
 Social Media Highlights

On Tuesday, Uschi Niethammer from the German Academic Exchange Service gave an info session on research and study abroad programs in Germany. Look back at the highlights from the meeting. 

As always, we invite you to join the conversation by leaving comments and sharing posts/tweets with others! Follow us on Twitter and like us on Facebook.

 

  Announcements

Call for Applications

The Berlin Program for Advanced German and European Studies is soliciting applications for its next fellowship competition. The program offers up to one year of research support at the Freie Universität Berlin. It is open to scholars in all social science and humanities disciplines, including historians working on German and European history since the mid-18th century. Fellowships are awarded for doctoral dissertation research as well as postdoctoral research.

 

Application Receipt Deadline: December 1, 2015

 

For more information please visit the website.

 Call for Papers

Extreme Electoral Volatility in 21st Century Bulgaria and Greece: Are There Common Denominators?

 

This call for papers encourages students of Bulgaria and Greece to explore theoretically and/or empirically promising hypotheses that extreme electoral volatility in Bulgaria and Greece share one or several common denominators. Although the focus is primarily on the 21st century, studies incorporating longer-term historical accounts are welcome. The goal with this call is to build a network of scholars interested in this topic, with the potential for joint publication and/or other collaborative projects.

 

Abstracts in English of around 250 words should be submitted by October 19, 2015. After this deadline, publication options will be pursued. Full-length papers are expected to be delivered by January 2016.

 

For more informarion and paper submission please contact Kjell Engelbrekt or Petia Kostadinova.

Call for Papers

2016 Conference: "Rethinking Europe in Intellectual History"
Application Deadline: Jan 15, 2016
Rethymnon Campus, University of Crete • May 3-5, 2016
For more detailed information for proposal submission, please visit the website.

Mark your calenders!

FLAS Fellowship Information Sessions

FLAS

FLAS Student Information Sessions for Graduate and Undergraduate Students
 
Thursday, December 3 from 4-5 pm
Friday, December 4 from 4-5 pm
GSLIS 126
Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) Fellowships support graduate and undergraduate study in modern foreign languages in combination with area studies, international studies, or international or area aspects of professional studies.FLAS Fellowships are administered by the University of Illinois National Resource Centers and are awarded competitively through an annual competition. Students from all departments and professional schools are encouraged to apply.Information sessions will cover the requirements and deadlines and provide opportunities for students to ask questions of the FLAS coordinators. For more information, visit FLAS Fellowships at Illinois website.
 
FLAS Departmental Information Sessions
 
Monday, October 26 from 12-1 pm 
Monday November 2 from 12-1pm
101 International Studies Building
This info session is targeted for departmental staff (primarily but not exclusively for Directors of Graduate Studies). You will have the opportunity to meet the FLAS Fellowship coordinators from each area studies center and to ask any questions about the FLAS fellowship program that may be specific to your department.
We encourage you or a Department Representative to attend.  While we will be fielding a majority of the questions, we feel it’s very important for the Departments to be informed as well.  If you are unable to attend, please take a moment to visit the FLAS web site for more information.
 Conversation Tables & Coffee Hours

Melanzana: Italian Conversation Table: meets every Monday at Espresso Royale on Goodwin at 7 p.m. All levels are welcome!

The Pause Café French Conversation: meets every Thursday at Espresso Royale on Goodwin at 5.30 p.m. All levels are welcome!

 

Arabic Language Table: meets every Thursday at 4pm in Room 133 at 1207 W. Oregon (Latino/Latina Conference Room). The Arabic Conversation Table is an important and weekly activity, and a fun opportunity for students to practice and enhance their listening and speaking skills and to interact with native speakers of Arabic.

 

Modern Greek Conversation Table: meets every Thursday at 4 p.m. at Espresso Royale on Oregon. 

Swedish Conversation Group: meets every Wednesday at 2pm in Philippson Library, 3114 Foreign Languages Building. Coffee is provided and students currently enrolled in Swedish will get extra credit.

 

If you would like to announce your Fall 2015 conversation 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

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Sebnem Ozkan | Phone: (217) 244-0570 |
 
asozkan@illinois.edu

The European Union Center (EUC) is a
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and a Jean Monnet Center of Excellence funded through the European Union.
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