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European Studies Studies Consortium.

The European Studies Consortium (ESC) promotes and supports inquiry into Europe related issues that engage scholars across disciplinary and collegiate borders.

Latest News

  • Announcement of the Foreign Language and Advanced Area Studies (FLAS) awardees for Summer 2014

    The Institute for Global Studies and the European Studies Consortium would like to congratulate the Foreign Language and Advanced Area Studies (FLAS) European awardees for Summer 2014.

  • Tracey P Blasenheim,Doctorate, Political Science, Turkish

  • Ana Burgers, Masters/Doctorate, Spanish & Portuguese Studies, Portuguese

  • Timothy McDonald, Masters/Doctorate, History, Russian

  • Veronica Menaldi, Masters/Doctorate, Spanish & Portuguese Studies, Arabic

  • Britt Van Paepeghem, Masters/Doctorate, Anthropology, Turkish

  • Rebecca Rethwisch, Undergraduate, Spanish & Portuguese Studies, Portuguese

  • Kristen Stoeckeler, Masters/Doctorate, Theatre Arts & Dance, Turkish

  • The FLAS competition is open to undergraduate, graduate and professional students to promote the study of modern foreign languages and in particular less-commonly-taught languages in European and International studies.

    Summer Fellowships provide $2500 living stipend and $5000 towards tuitions and fees for undergrads, graduate and professional students. The awards are overseen and granted by the U.S. Department of Education.

    The announcement of Academic Year FLAS awardees and information on future competitions is contingent on available funding from the U.S. Department of Education.

    (Continue Reading)June 13th, 2014
  • Politics of Nationalism and Violence Challenging Europe

    A talk by Matthias Falter
    Saturday, May 17
    2:00p.m.
    CSPS SOKOL Hall
    383 Michigan St., St. Paul

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    (Continue Reading)May 7th, 2014
  • Exhumations, Memory, and the Return of Civil War Ghosts in Spain

    Francisco Ferrandiz, Spanish National Research Council (CSIC)
    Reframing Mass Violence: Human Rights and Social Memory in Latin America and Southern Europe.
    Thursday, May 8
    3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
    1-109 Herbert M Hanson, Jr Hall

    Since 2000, the exhumation of mass graves from the Spanish Civil War and the Post-War years, mostly involving the largely abandoned graves of civilians killed in the Francoist rearguard by paramilitary groups, has become a central element in contemporary social and political debates in the country about the nature of the armed conflict and the dictatorial regime following it. Although exhumations have become a crucial tool for symbolic reparation and have triggered claims for justice for the crimes committed and now unearthed, the social process unleashed by their opening is way larger, and relates to the emergence of a fragmented and heterogeneous political culture focused on the memory of the defeated in the war.

    In this talk, the complexity and dynamism of this process is analyzed, including from political and legal initiatives of great social and media impact to local actions on the ground, at times failed, ephemeral or almost imperceptible, but no less crucial. Regional differences, associated to uneven public memory policies, will also be considered.
    Organized by the IAS Reframing Mass Violence Research Collaborative. Cosponsored by the Human Rights Program,the Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies and the European Studies Consortium.

    (Continue Reading)May 5th, 2014