Upcoming Events

Tuesday, November 19, 2019

Research Opportunities in Europe: Info Session on Grants and Fellowships

Panel Discussion | November 19 | 9 a.m.-1 p.m. | 370 Dwinelle Hall

 Mary Kavanagh, Minister-Counselor for Research & Innovation, Delegation of the EU to the USA

 Institute of European Studies, Horizon 2020 - European Commission

Europe has a vibrant and exciting science and technology culture and offers many excellent and generous career funding opportunities for researchers and innovators, no matter where they come from in the world. Horizon 2020, the European Union’s research and innovation funding program, is the world’s largest multinational R&I program. In addition to funding collaborative research projects, it...   More >

 

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Mary Kavanagh

The Mystery of Van Gogh's Ear

Lecture | November 19 | 5-7 p.m. | Doe Library, Morrison Library

 Bernadette Murphy

 Institute of European Studies, Department of History of Art, Arts & Humanities, Letters & Science Division of , Bancroft Library, Department of French, Townsend Center for the Humanities

Bernadette Murphy spent seven years looking into the night of Vincent van Gogh's infamous self-harm. Using modern technology, her investigation ignored everything that had been written about the subject and she started afresh like a detective. She made an important discovery that re-wrote the story of the world's most famous artist and was reported all over the world. This discovery became the...   More >

 

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Bernadette Murphy

Thursday, November 21, 2019

Singing Schubert, Hearing Race: Black Concert Singers and the German Lied in Interwar Central Europe

Lecture | November 21 | 5-6:30 p.m. | 201 Moses Hall

 Kira Thurman, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor

 Institute of European Studies, Center for German and European Studies, Department of History, Pacific Regional Office of the German Historical Institute Washington

Kira Thurman explores the rise in popularity of African American classical musicians in interwar Germany and Austria. Singing Lieder by Schubert, Brahms, and others, they challenged audiences’ expectations of what a black performer looked and sounded like in the transatlantic “jazz age.” Audiences labeled singers such as Marian Anderson and Roland Hayes “negroes with white souls,” and marveled at...   More >

Kira Thurman

Monday, November 25, 2019

The Working Women’s Charter: Women’s Rights between Socialist Internationalism and Neoliberalism in 1970s Europe

Lecture | November 25 | 12-1 p.m. | 201 Moses Hall

 Celia Donert, University of Cambridge

 Institute of European Studies, Institute of Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies (ISEEES), Co-sponsored by the Working Group for German History and Culture: Der Kreis

This talk examines the transnational circulation of proposals for a Working Women’s Charter in 1970s Europe, a decade that saw both the expansion of gender equality legislation in the expanding European Economic Community, and a renewed attempt by communist regimes in the Soviet bloc to internationalize a socialist vision of women’s rights through international communist organisations such as the...   More >

Tuesday, December 3, 2019

Past Incentives, Present Choices: Ideational Legacies and the Politics of Migration in European Minority Regions

Lecture | December 3 | 12-1 p.m. | 223 Moses Hall

 Christina Isabel Zuber, University of Konstanz

 Institute of European Studies, Program for the Study of Italy, Spanish Studies Program, German Historical Institute Washington - Pacific Regional Office Berkeley

Christina Isabel Zuber presents the main arguments and empirical findings of her book project on ideational legacies and the politics of migration in European minority regions. The empirical analysis focuses on Catalonia and South Tyrol, two minority regions that respond very differently to immigration. South Tyrolean elites frame immigration as a threat and restrict immigrants’ access to social...   More >

Christina Isabel Zuber

Wednesday, December 4, 2019

FLAS Information Workshop

Information Session | December 4 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | 309 Sproul Hall

 International and Area Studies (IAS)

Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) fellowships are awarded on a competitive basis for the academic year and for summer. These fellowships encourage the study of less commonly taught foreign languages. This info session, presented by the Title VI-funded National Resource Centers at UC Berkeley that manage the FLAS fellowship program, will review the application and program requirements.

Thursday, December 5, 2019

Can the French President Emmanuel Macron Reform the Country After the Yellow Vest Protest?

Lecture | December 5 | 12-1 p.m. | 201 Moses Hall

 Jean-Claude Beaujour

 Institute of European Studies, Department of Sociology, Department of French, Berkeley Center on Comparative Equality & Anti-Discrimination Law

One year after the yellow vest movement can the Macron administration resume its reforms: budget deficit, pension, social inequalities. Although this yellow vest movement has declined, the protesters has long said they are not satisfied by the administration answers. Will Emmanuel Macron be able rebuild the relationship with the vast majority of the population in order to implement his political...   More >

Friday, December 6, 2019

Brexit after the UK Election: what happens next

Lecture | December 6 | 12-1 p.m. | 201 Moses Hall

 David Whineray, Visiting Scholar, Center for British Studies, UC Berkeley

 Institute of European Studies, Center for British Studies

This lecture will cover the reasons for the UK joining and leaving the EU - as well as the current state of the Brexit negotiations and what is likely to happen on Brexit after the upcoming UK election.

Specifically, it will address five issues. First, the history of UK relations with Europe - and why the UK joined the EU in 1973. Second, the reasons for the development of eurosceptism in...   More >

Tuesday, December 10, 2019

Archives of Migration: Film screening, reading, and discussion with the audience

Performing Arts - Other | December 10 | 6-9 p.m. |  Goethe-Institut

 530 Bush Street, San Francisco, CA 94108

 Mervete Bobaj; Dan Thy Nguyen

 Institute of European Studies, German Historical Institute Washington- Pacific Regional Office Berkeley, Goethe-Institut

This evening with cultural activists Mervete Bobaj (Berlin) and Dan Thy Nguyen (Hamburg) is part of two-day symposium. The event is structured around the theme of archives of migration and the role of knowledge transmission. This focus seems extremely relevant in light of recent developments that urgently require innovative approaches, yet tend to replicate failed models. The European refugee...   More >

 

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Wednesday, December 11, 2019

New American Narrative on the Peopling of America

Seminar | December 11 | 9:30 a.m.-12 p.m. | 223 Moses Hall

 John R. Weeks, San Diego State University; Héctor Tobar, UC Irvine

 Institute of European Studies, German Historical Institute Washington - Pacific Regional Office, Zolberg Institute on Migration and Mobility, Berkeley Interdisciplinary Migration Initiative

John R. Weeks, Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Geography and Director of the International Population Center at San Diego State University and Héctor Tobar, Author, Journalist, Associate Professor UC Irvine will co-teach an interdisciplinary seminar for students interested in exploring and understanding new (and old) narratives of immigration. UC Berkeley undergraduate and graduate students,...   More >

 

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Toward a New American Narrative on the Peopling of America

Lecture | December 11 | 5-8 p.m. | David Brower Center, Goldman Theater

 2150 Allston Way, Berkeley, CA 94704

 John R. Weeks, San Diego State University; Hector Tobar, University of California, Ivine

 Irene Bloemraad, University of California, Berkeley

 Institute of European Studies, German Historical Institute Washingthon - Pacific Regional Office, Zolberg Institute on Migration and Mobility, Berkeley Interdisciplinary Migration Initiative

This event features two speakers: John R. Weeks, Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Geography and Director of the International Population Center at San Diego State University, and Héctor Tobar, Author, Journalist, Associate Professor UC Irvine.

The discussion after the lectures will be moderate by Irene Bloomberg, Chair of Canadian Studies & Director of the Berkeley Interdisciplinary...   More >

 

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Tuesday, February 11, 2020

From Vengeance to Virtue: The Problem of Postwar Germany

Lecture | February 11 | 12-1 p.m. | 201 Moses Hall

 Zachary Shore, Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey

 Institute of European Studies, The Pacific Regional Office of the German Historical Institute Washington

While Americans have been deeply divided over many issues since the country’s creation, no issue has proved more divisive or revealed more about the nation’s character than the way it treats its enemies. One impulse has been to punish perceived enemies as harshly as possible. The other impulse has been to exhibit benevolence through mercy. The conflicts over which path to pursue have caused...   More >

Zachary Shore