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The Europaeum promotes academic links and research collaboration between its partners. We facilitate research projects, conferences, lectures, joint teaching programmes and much more.

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The Meaning of 1914 Conference

The Europaeum partnership with the New York Review of Books is set to continue with two more events coming up this autumn. In September, we are supporting an event picking up on the year long theme surrounding the outbreak of the first World War in 1914, a century ago. The Meaning of 1914 event will take place at St Antony's College Oxford, another partner for the event, with keynote contributions from Professor Margaret Macmillan, a leading historian of the period, and Warden of St Antony's, who has recently produced The War that Ended Peace: How Europe abandoned peace for the First World War, Professor Hew Strachan, currently professor of military History at Oxford, and Christopher Clark, whose book The Sleepwalkers has been making waves all around the world. Professor Fritz Stern from Columbia University, is also expected to take part.

Krakow Workshop - Jews in Europe: Is there still a Question?

Applications arMonument to the Ghetto Heroes in WarsawMonument to the Ghetto Heroes in Warsaw Issues to be discussed include will include a focus on Central Europe during the 18th and 19th centuries, questioning the roots of anti-Semitism in the region ? We will also explore the question of Poland as "a promised land" and Jews as victims in the so-called "Bloodlands" between Hitler and Stalin ? The workshop will also explore wider issues relating to post-war Jewish exodus under Communism, the roots of anti-Semitism and how this stands today across Europe and the legacies for Jews today, teaching on Jews and stereo-typing across Europe today, including discussion about how the Middle East Crisis plays on such questions. As usual the accent will be on lively discussion, understanding, and participation.

Applications invited for Jenkins Scholars

Applications are now invited for candidates for the Europaeum's highly prestigious Jenkins Scholarships. There are four full awards available, worth around £13,000 each, for Europaeum university graduates to study for a one-year degree in Oxford, plus an award for Oxford graduate student to study at a Europaeum-link university. Please see notice below for more information. Applications need to be made direct to Oxford University Graduate Admissions office, before the official closing date in mid-January 2015. Oxford applicants should apply locally via Oxford's Graduate Funding and Admissions office.
In the first decade of the scheme some 63 award have made been. For a short history, please see our 10th anniversary commemoration booklet with information about our supporters and donors, those involved in managing the scheme, plus short reports on past Jenkins Scholars (see (see here ).

Classics Coloquium

This year the Europaeum resumes its pioneering series of Classics Colloquium after a one year interregnum, at Paris 1 Pantheon-Sorbonne, for some 20 advanced Classics graduates. The theme this year is Man and Beast. There are many dichotomies to explore, captured so well by the inevitable Aristotle "For man, when perfected, is the best of animals, but, when separated from law and justice, he is the worst of all." This will be the 11th in our series and we will work with Dr Dimitri El Murr from Paris 1, who has taken part in a number of previous workshops (see here for a list of previous workshops to Essential pages - which we used recently) and we have invited our network of colleagues from Helsinki, Krakow, Prague, Oxford, Madrid, Barcelona and Bologna. A number of strong applications are already coming, including many from doctorate and advanced research students. Fifteen to date with more promised. So, please do send in your application now, and indicate what paper you might be willing to give linked to the overall theme. (for more information and details see the attached poster ).

Academic Council Bios

Academic Council meeting in KrakowAcademic Council meeting in KrakowThe latest in our pamphlet series has just been published and hard copies are currently being distributed to our friends, supporters and donors. Next month we will be putting the lecture, Islamphobia: a Non-Concept by Faisal Devji, Reader in Modern South Asian History, at St Antony's College, Oxford University. It is based on his Europaeum lecture delivered last year at the Graduate Institute, Geneva. Members of our Europaeum Academic Council, representing all our 11 members, enjoyed a lively meeting last month in Krakow (see picture) and two days of warm hospitality care of our good friends at the Jagiellonian (see Endnote below). Many members have active supporters of the work of the association for many years, This month we pay tribute by publishing short biographies of all those who took part in our recent conference and meeting in Krakow. Please read them here.