Join the Rutgers German Club for
The Germans celebrate their Mardi Gras on Monday rather than Tuesday - Rosenmontag, featuring parades, celebrations, rose petals, and ... chocolate! The Center for European Studies and the Dept. of Germanic, Russian & East European Languages and Literatures join the Rutgers German Club in inviting you to drop by Karneval 2014 at the Red Lion Cafe, Rutgers Student Center on Monday, March 3 from 4:00 - 9:00 pm.
There will be games, quizzes, giveaway, German food, and a debate on the subject of Germany's present and future as part of Europe. Drop in and out as your schedule permits! The celebration is part of the Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany to the United States Germany in Europe Campus Weeks
Call for Papers ● Graduate Student Conference ● March 28, 2014
Mobilization & Movement in Eastern Europe & Eurasia
Friday, March 28 at The Eagleton Institute for Politics, Rutgers University
Keynote speaker: Benjamin Nathans (University of Pennsylvania)
Submission Deadline: January 31, 2014
The transformative and contentious politics of mobilization and movement constitute a defining dimension of transition and change in the Eastern European and Eurasian context - both in a contemporary and historical sense. This one-day conference evokes a deliberate analytical slippage of the concepts of mobilization and movement to attract a broad range of interpretations, perspectives and case studies, which highlight the dynamic modalities of both civil/grassroots and state manifestations of these phenomena. The goal of this event is to facilitate a lively and interdisciplinary dialogue on these topics between scholars of the region.
Potential panel topics:
• Social movement, networks/organization & activism
• Revolution, protest and demonstration
• Technologies, techniques and strategies of resistance
• Dissident art & “samizdat”
• Discourse, language & symbols
• The politics of collective identity & nationalism
• Government mobilization
• State repression/violence & countermobilization movements
• Subversive practices of everyday life
We invite 300-word abstracts for 15-minute paper presentations from graduate students focusing on the region and working in area studies, literary studies, history, geography, anthropology, political science, art history, sociology and other cognate disciplines. Proposals must include the author’s name, institutional affiliation, contact information and presentation title.
New Award: Germany in Europe
The Center for European Studies has received a third Campus Weeks
award from the Embassyof Germany to the US. The award draws
attention to the close transatlantic partnership between Germany
and the US. This year's programs will be overseen both by the
Center and by the Rutgers German Club.
Louis Horvath Scholarship Program open for applications
Horvath scholarships will again be offered in 2013-14. The Louis Horvath endowment offers Rutgers undergraduates up to $2,000 in support for research and travel and/or Hungarian language instruction or other Study Abroad programs in Hungary. The program is administered by the Rutgers Institute for Hungarian Studies. The deadline for 2013-14 is February 14, 2014. Click here for an information sheet describing the program and application process in more detail.
Welcome to the Center For European Studies at Rutgers
The Center's mission is to promote research and teaching on modern Europe at Rutgers and to foster intellectual exchanges between members of the Rutgers community and European scholars and institutions. The CES sponsors an undergraduate major and minor in European Studies and hosts a Graduate Associates Program, bringing together an interdisciplinary group of graduate students with research interests in Europe. Every year, the CES hosts a rich assortment of public lectures, conferences and outreach activities that foster deeper understanding of European history, politics and culture.
CES in 2013-14 is the recipient of grants externally from the Delegation of the European Union to the United States (Getting to Know Europe, led by Dan Kelemen, Professor of Political Science) and internally from the Rutgers Centers for Global Advancement and International Affairs (Working Group on Governing Work in the Global Economy, led by Tobias Schulze-Cleven, Assistant Professor, School of Management and Labor Relations).
Please explore our website, which details our activities and provides information on upcoming events. We hope you will join us in supporting European Studies at Rutgers.