The European Village Project

The Center took “The European Village” as a theme for its 2007-08 activities.  Seven Undergraduate honors students visited  European villages selected in collaboration with Rutgers faculty members to shoot film and interview inhabitants.  This footage was later edited into a series of short films on the individual villages.  The Center then organized a lecture/lunch series focused on several of the villages capped by an evening buffet dinner where all 5 short films were screened and discussed.

The students and their villages were:  Juliana Knapp (La Guiche, France); Christie Irizarry (Monteriggioni, Italy); Athena Matilsky and Boram Lee (Siete Aguas, Spain); Peter Murr (Lorenc na Davrskem polju, Slovenia); and Jason Rindenau & Josh Slavin (Opatow/Apt, Poland).

Faculty advisors were:  Steve Reinert, Associate Professor of History (France); Alessandro Vettori, Associate Professor of Italian (Italy); Nancy Sinkoff, Associate Professor of History and Jewish Studies (Poland); and Jorge Marcone, Associate Professor in Spanish & Portuguese (Spain)


  • 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)


Rose Petals Falling through the Pantheon's Oculus


Fountain designed to look like human faces


The Parthenon


European skyline (Links and Resources page)