West Coast Model EU 2013
The European Union Center of Excellence is hosting the 2013 West Coast Model EU on February 22-23, 2013, at the University of Washington in Seattle.
The Model European Union is a simulation of a European Council Summit. Teams made up of two undergraduate students play the roles of representatives of EU member state delegations, the European Commission and the European Central Bank. At Model EU 2013 participants negotiated issues that will be discussed during the Irish Presidency in the first half of 2013. The 2013 Model EU featured two concurrent summit negotiation sessions focusing on the following issues: Towards a stronger financial Union and the reform of the Cohesion Policy.
The 2013 West Coast Model EU is sponsored by the European Union Center of Excellence and the Center for West European Studies at the Jackson School of International Studies, University of Washington.
In order to apply, please send your CV and letter of intent to firstname.lastname@example.org by November 15th. Transportation and accommodation will be taken care of.
If you have been to WCMEU or you are a Graduate student and would like to participate as an advisor, send your CV and letter of intent to email@example.com by October 20th.
The Faculty of Social Sciences presents:
Panel Series - Five Years Into the Crisis: What lies ahead?
Wednesday, November 21st, at 7pm
Social Sciences & Mathematics Buildings, Room A120
University of Victoria
Imagining / Creating / Meaning
Friday, Nov. 18th 2011
Wild Rose Room, University of Victoria
7th Annual Faculty Research Symposium of the Department of History in Art
The processes of imagining and creating form an integral part of cultural production through the ages. Embodied experiences inform processes such as reading, writing, designing, composing music, and so on. New research in cultural studies explores these processes in terms of how meaning is made, no matter the end product. Scholars in a number of cognate disciplines are examining the role of the senses, the imaginative/creative faculties, in relation to what is communicated to audiences. Papers in this symposium might consider:
- The process of creation, what is involved and how we might approach this activity
- Considerations of various forms of labour, craftsmanship, production in singular and collective forms
- Metaphors of creation (biological, technological, scientific, theological, cultural)
- Technical aspects of production: what materials are being used and how?
- Notions of the artistic process: how do we understand creativity, inspiration, talent?
- Cultural, political, social, economic values of creative production
- Where is the artist/author/producer in the creative process: is she or he still dead or has s/he been brought back to life?
Free and open to the public
European Integration and EU Studies
Application deadline: Oct. 30, 2011 (or until a candidate is selected)
The European Studies Program, and the European Union Centre of Excellence at the University of Victoria, invites applications for a position as scholar-in-residence for the period of four months, from May-August, 2012. The position may involve teaching one seminar-type courses in the area of European integration, consultation with UVic faculty regarding research collaboration, and one public lecture on an EU-related topic. The European Studies Program will assist the visitor with research contacts in Canada; the visitor will also have the opportunity to visit other EU Centres of Excellence in Canada.
We are seeking applicants with a completed Ph.D. in a relevant field and with a record of publication, research, and teaching in the field. The scholar-in-residence will receive a stipend to cover travel and accommodation expenses, a modest living allowance, as well as a fee for teaching.
- NOTE: Applicants should be scholars from EU member states with expertise in European integration and research interests that lie in one or more of the following subject areas of European political, economic, legal, or cultural integration.
Applicants must be nominated by a University of Victoria Faculty member by way of sending a curriculum vitae, two reference letters (including one from the sponsoring University of Victoria Faculty member) , and a copy of a recent publication relating to a topic of relevance to this competition to:
European Studies Program
c/o Political Science, University of Victoria
PO Box 3060 STN CSC
Victoria, British Columbia
V8W 3R4 Canada
Or by email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
For further information potential applicants may email email@example.com
This program is supported by a grant from the European Commission and by the University of Victoria. The University of Victoria is committed to equality of employment for women, aboriginal peoples, visible minorities, and persons with disabilities. Persons from these groups are encouraged to apply.
Dr. Stefan Seidendorf of the Franco-German Institute in Ludwigsburg, Germany is visiting UVic on January 24th and 25th and will be presenting two seminars: January 24th and 25th.
West Coast Model EU 2013
Applications for West Coast Model EU 2013 at the University of Washington are now open! Please send your CV and letter of intent to firstname.lastname@example.org by November 15th. If you would like to act as advisor on this trip, the deadline is October 20th.
More information, e-mail us or access the WCMEU 2013 website.
NEW EUS 100 COURSE - FALL 2012
European Studies is now available at the 100 course level. It is an introduction to European Studies and it is coming out very promising. This course is also part of our Jean Monnet Centre of Excellence curriculum.