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Europaeum Spring Workshop: Peace-Making & War-Mongering 23rd - 25th April 2015

War Scene by Francisco GoyaWar Scene by Francisco Goya

The Europaeum will be running a three-day graduate workshop on the theme of Peace-Making and War-Mongering: Lessons from European History. The workshop will be held in Oxford from April 23rd–25th for 20–25 graduates, mainly drawn from the Europaeum’s two main Joint Teaching Programmes and thus linking our MA in European History (Leiden–Paris 1–Oxford) and our MA in European Politics and Society (Prague–Leiden–Paris 1). It will consist of the usual lively debates and discussions, talks from renowned experts, and presentations from the graduates themselves. If you are interested in the last few remaining places, please contact the office with a CV, letter of motivation and one or two references by the end of March. Some of the key topics to be discussed at the workshop will be the changing character of war, the contribution of historical peace treaties in the making of modern Europe, and the contemporary definitions of peace and of state sovereignty.

Classics Colloquium

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.

Oxford Debates continue on BrExit themes

Tags: Two successful events have so far been organised in the new programme series, Oxford Debates on the place of the UK in Europe, which aims  to promote wider, thoughtful discussion, around the relationship of the UK and the EU, provoked not least by a threat to hold a referendum on whether the UK should stay within the EU. So far there have been debates on the role of the European Commission, Does the Brussels "Eurocrat" Still Matter ? with Lord (David) Hannay and many other distinguished speakers, which highlighted the special role played by the officials within the European Commission in the formation of the European Union - and also the special contributions that British officials have made - but whose influence was now clearly declining.

Conference: What's Wrong with the Economy ?

The Europaeum is collaborating on a forthcoming event entitled What’s Wrong with the Economy—and with Economics?,  due to be held in New York at Scandinavia House, next month, March 13th–14th, with a range of exciting keynote speakers including Nobel prize-winning Economists, Paul Krugman and Edmund Phelps, and well known thinkers including Jeremy Waldron, recently at All Souls College, Oxford, Lord (Robert) Skidelsky, who participated in our public debate on Austerity held in 2014 in Oxford (for more see here). The Europaeum will be represented by Dr Andrew Graham,  who chairs our Academic Council, former Economic advisor to the British Prime Minister and former Master of Balliol College, Oxford, who will also be speaking. Please see here for a list of speakers at the event. Previous NYRB events we have supported include The Meaning of 1914 (for links on this see here) and see the special video report on the Power, Privacy and Democracy event which took place in 2013.

MA in European History and Civilisation

Applications are now being accepted for the Europaeum’s 2015-2016 MA programme in European History and Civilisation, with participants spending terms at our partner universities, Leiden, Paris 1 and Oxford. This successful programme, which will entering its second decade, offers graduate students a special opportunity to deepen their knowledge of European history and institutions, their philosophical and historical backgrounds and underpinnings, and their social and economic contexts, through the lens of three different university worlds. This knowledge plays an increasingly crucial role in practical decision-making and strategic planning, where Europe-wide and global contact and negotiation is required on our website.