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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)


  • Keep an eye on this page for announcement of spring 2019 events!
  • Nikolas Kosmatopoulos will join CES as visiting scholar in spring 2019. Assistant professor in the dept. of Political Studies and Public Administration at the American University in Beirut, Nikolas's interests range from migration, to war and peace, to popular politics at sea! We are excited for his lively participation in the life of the Center.
  • CES announces its new Faculty Advisory Board
  • CES has been chosen as the Rutgers liaison to the Transatlantic Summer Institute, which runs transdisciplinary workshops for Ph.D. candidates in Germany and the U.S.
  • Resources and Outreach -- Grants

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Rose Petals Falling through the Pantheon's Oculus


Fountain designed to look like human faces


The Parthenon


European skyline (Links and Resources page)