Upcoming Events

Wednesday, May 22, 2019

In Global Transit Forced Migration of Jews and Other Refugees (1940s – 1960s)

Conference/Symposium | May 22 | 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. |  Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life (2121 Allston Way)

 Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life, Germany Historical Institute, Pacific Regional Office

Against the backdrop of ongoing debates about global migration and its conse-quences, the German Historical Institute Washington and its Pacific regional office have organized a series of conferences on the history of forced migration and the experiences of refugees in collaboration with the German Historical Institute London and the Beijing and Delhi offices of the Max Weber Foundation....   More >

Friday, May 31, 2019

Gehen|Bleiben. Whether to remain or to leave. A film series focusing on the topic of migration in European documentaries and films: Bezness as Usual

Film - Feature | May 31 | 6-8 p.m. |  Goethe-Institut San Francisco | Auditorium

 Institute of European Studies, Department of History, Goethe-Institut San Francisco, Pacific Regional Office of the German Historical Institute Washington, Alliance Française San Francisco

Filmmaker Alex Pitstra was the love child of a holiday romance between Anneke and younger Mohsen in Tunisia. The couple married and settled in the Netherlands, but Mohsen left his young family and Holland after some years. Alex was raised by his single mother. One day, he receives a letter of Mohsen and decides to visit. In "Bezness as Usual" he attempts to get to know his father and straddle his...   More >

Sunday, June 16, 2019

Bloomsday Celebration: A Reading of James Joyce's Ulysses

Reading - Literary | June 16 | 4-5:30 p.m. | David Brower Center, Tamalpais Room

 2150 Allston Way, Berkeley, CA 94704

 Institute of European Studies, Irish Studies Program

Irish Studies at Berkeley presents a Bloomsday Celebration

To celebrate Bloomsday, the day on which Ulysses is set, Professors from UC Berkeley’s English Department will read passages from James Joyce's famous novel.

Introduced by Catherine Flynn and also featuring Dan Blanton, Joshua Gang, Mark Goble, Donna Jones, Katie Synder, and Dora...   More >


 Donations encouraged. Buy tickets online

Monday, September 9, 2019

Graduate Student Conference: Understanding the Countryside. Rural Europe in a Post-Global World

Conference/Symposium | September 9 | TBA UC Berkeley Campus

 Institute of European Studies, Institute of Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies (ISEEES)

The Brexit referendum of June 2016, the United States presidential election of November of that same year and the recent gilets jaunes (“yellow vests”) movement in France have brought unprecedented international attention to rural areas in the Western world. While some scholars have argued that the urban-rural dichotomy is a mistaken and misleading construct, others are questioning the reasons...   More >

Tuesday, October 29, 2019

Redefining Political Space in Post-Crisis Europe: Is There Hope for EU Democracy?

Lecture | October 29 | 12-1 p.m. | 201 Moses Hall

 Ludvig Norman, Stockholm University

 Institute of European Studies

In recent years, the European Union has found itself in a state of seemingly chronic crisis, including the economic and financial crisis unleashed on Europe in 2008, the political crisis with the rise of populist and extremist parties across the continent, the migration crisis as well as Brexit. It is widely held that the response to these crises has led to a considerable strengthening of...   More >

Ludvig Norman