The Europaeum promotes academic links and research collaboration between its partners. We facilitate research projects, conferences, lectures, joint teaching programmes and much more.
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 ).
The 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.
Six new Jenkins Scholars will start their academic studies at Europaeum-linked universities in September 2014 – as the scheme moves into its second decade. The scholarship scheme honours the former President of the European Commission and Chancellor of the University of Oxford, Lord Roy Jenkins. Every year it awards scholarships to the best applicants who will study for a degree in Humanities or Social Sciences at a Europaeum-linked university. Please look at the press notice for more information.
Tags: There is still time for applications for our exciting summer school on Gender matters. Selections will being next week for this an annual event (see attached programme) - our 21st in our continuing series to be held in Madrid in partnership with the Complutense University, in the first week of July, bringing together experts from law and justice, think tanks, politics, NGOs and universities, for five days of talks, panels, working groups, debates role-playing and discussions. Questions to be analysed will include the glass ceiling, current activism, prostitution, rights equality, the impact of the current crisis on women, female genital mutilation, the images of women in the media and in literature, and many more. New speakers are being added all the time - the latest include Dr Bankier, the Head of the EU Gender Unit, Ms Soria Montañez from Women's Link Worldwide and Dr Havelková from the Law Department at Oxford University. Places are free to all advanced Europaeum graduates - apart from travel. Others can also apply, but costs will need to be covered. Apply right away if you are interested !
The Institute for Political Studies of the Catholic University of Portugal is hosting once again its annual major international summer school and conference in Lisbon, at the end of June, bringing together policymakers and academics from the US, UK, Portugal and the rest of Europe. This 22nd edition will include speakers as: Paulo Rangel, MEP, Portugal, Adam Daniel Rotfeld, Former Minister of Foreign Affairs of Poland, Ambassador Domingos Fezas Vital, Portuguese Permanent Representation to the EU.