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Please join the Center for European Studies for 
"The Cold War at Camp Kilmer:  Hungarian '56ers, Cubans,
and US Refugee Policy in New Jersey"

Wednesday, March 2, 8:45 am - 5:00 pm
Scholarly Communication Room, Alexander Library, College Avenue Campus
169 College Avenue, New Brunswick, NJ  08901

Join the Center for European Studies for this day-long event commemorating the 60th anniversary of the 1956 Hungarian Revolution, the same year as Rutgers’ transformation into a state university, as well as the university’s 250th year. The European Studies event will compare the experience of the Hungarians who passed through Camp Kilmer with that of other Cold War refugee communities, particularly that of Cubans, as Tracy Voorhees, Rutgers graduate and member of the Board of Governors, headed relief efforts for both groups.

The former United States Army camp was located in Piscataway and Edison adjacent to Rutgers current-day Livingston Campus. During the Cold War after the failed 1956 Hungarian Revolution, some 30,000 refugees were resettled at Camp Kilmer. Many settled afterwards in New Brunswick.

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Postcard of Camp Kilmer

News

  • Belinda Davis, Professor of History, has been appointed Director of the Center for European Studies for 2018-19.
  • Majors and Minors: European Studies 360:301 Construction of Contemporary Europe will be offered in fall 2018
  • Resources and Outreach -- Grants

CES Events

24 Oct 2018, 12:00PM
to 24 Oct 2018, 01:30PM
*NEW DATE* Jan Kubik, “Rebellious Students, Revolutionary Hippies and Persecuted Jews: 1968 in Poland,”
26 Oct 2018, 09:15AM
to 26 Oct 2018, 02:00PM
Teach Europe workshop
29 Oct 2018, 04:00PM
to 29 Oct 2018, 06:30PM
Philipp Ther, "Refugees and Integration History in an Enlarged Europe"

Europe-related Events on Campus

05 Nov 2018, 04:30PM
to 05 Nov 2018, 06:00PM
Lecture by William Chester Jordan
14 Nov 2018, 04:30AM
to 14 Nov 2018, 06:00PM
Russian and Polish Poetry Evening
04 Dec 2018, 11:00AM
to 04 Dec 2018, 12:30PM
German/Cinema Studies Lecture: Genevieve Yue (CUNY)

Undergraduate

Rose Petals Falling through the Pantheon's Oculus

Events

Fountain designed to look like human faces

Projects

The Parthenon

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European skyline (Links and Resources page)