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Annual Summer School: Euroscepticism - the new politics of Europe ?

We have 30 excellent, post-doctoral, doctoral and advanced MA graduates attending our forthcoming Summer School on Euroscepticism and Populism in the EU at Charles University in Prague. Please see the full list of participants here..  We will have lectures both from former President Vaclav Klaus, and from former Foreign Secretary, HE Karel Schwarzenberg,who is also one of our Europaeum trustees. Please see the full programme here.

Classics Colloquium : The Power of the Word

Marcus AureliusMarcus AureliusThis year the Europaeum continues its pioneering series of Classics Colloquia at Pompeu Fabra University, Barcelona, for some 20 advanced Classics graduates, after last year’s Colloquium which took place at the University Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne on the subject of Man and Beast. The theme this year is Poetry, Oratory, Rhetoric, Persuasion: The Power of the Word in Ancient Times. There are many dimensions to explore, as Socrates recognizes in Plato’s Phaedrus: “Since it is the function of speech to lead souls by persuasion, he who is to be a rhetorician must know the various forms of soul. Now they are so and so many and of such and such kinds ...  so there are also various classes of speeches.” The topic examined as usual from all angles, including politics, literature, culture, religion, philosophy, history and others. This will be the 12th in our series and we will work with Professor Emilio Suárez de la Torre from Pompeu Fabra University, who has taken part in our workshops before — see here for a list of previous Classics Colloquia — and we have invited our network of colleagues from Helsinki, Krakow, Prague, Oxford, Madrid, Barcelona, Bologna, and Munich. Applications can be sent anytime to — also indicating what paper you might be willing to give linked to the overall theme. For more information, please see the poster here.

Six new Jenkins Scholars elected

Lord Roy JenkinsLord Roy JenkinsSix new Jenkins Scholars will start their academic studies at Europaeum-linked universities in September 2015 – as the scheme moves into its second decade.
The successful scholarship scheme, which honours the former President of the European Commission and Chancellor of the University of Oxford, is linked to the Europaeum, which Roy Jenkins also helped to found in the 1990s to help academics, intellectuals and young scholars ‘bridge Europe’.

The new incoming Jenkins Scholars for this 2015-16 academic year are:

  • Miss Belinda Yibai Li, from the University of Leiden, to study for a MPhil in Development Studies at St Antony’s College, Oxford.
  • Mr Grzegorz Stec, from Jagiellonian University, to study for a MSc in Contemporary Chinese Studies at St Antony’s College, Oxford.
  • Miss Emma Rimpilainen, from the University of Helsinki, to study for a MPhil Russian and East European Studies at St Antony’s College, Oxford.

MA Reunion: September 18th!

Graduation Procession in LeidenGraduation Procession in LeidenWe have completed the 10th full year of our pioneering graduate programme in European History - which links the History Faculties of Leiden, Paris 1 Pantheon-Sorbonne and Oxford. Our pilot year was launched in 2004-5, with just five intrepid pioneers ! So many of you have gone on to exciting careers in cultural industries, in public service, and of course in academe, too. We thought it would be a good occasion to celebrate this milestone - by having a get-together in Leiden on September 18th, to coincide with the final graduation of this year's MA cohort of eight students. So, on behalf of our teams from our three partner universities and on behalf of the Rector Magnificus of Leiden, Professor Carel Stolker,  and Dean of Humanities, Professor Wim van den Doel, we would be delighted if you could join us for the evening to help us celebrate !  

Helsinki conference on Europe and a new 'Cold War' ?

Applications are invited at once from young scholars wishing to participate in the Europaeum's annual international conference to be hosted at Helsinki University on June 11th - 13th, investigating the state of Crisis in Europe today.  It will review the new crisis of potential UK exit (BrExit) the continuing crisis of Greek exit (GrExit) and the long-running struggle to overcome contradictions in the Eurozone area. 
Keynote speakers will be Dr Andrew Graham from Oxford and Professor Olli Rehn MEP, former Eyuro Commissioner who had responsiblity for stabilizing the eurozone. Ohter sessions will look at the narrative of crisis that has built up in the EU in recent years, and at the decline of relations with Russia which some dub the new cold war following the Georgia and Ukraine crises.