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Upcoming Conferences and Workshops

Videoconference Panel Discussion (with U. of Pittsburgh): The Scottish Referendum: Results & Implications
scheduled for Tue, 23 Sep 2014 11:00:00 CDT
Abstract: “Should Scotland be an independent country?” In a referendum scheduled for September 18th, voters in that country will have an opportunity to vote ‘yes’ or ‘no’ on that very question. On Tuesday, Sepetember 23rd, the EUCE at Pitt will devote the first session of its award-winning Conversations on Europe virtual roundtable series to a discussion of the results of the referendum. What is the future of the Scottish National Party? How will this effect UK politics? What are the implications of the results for other nationalist movements in Europe and North America? Are there useful comparisons to be drawn between the 2014 Scottish Referendum and the 1995 Québeqois referendum?
The Great War Conversation Event for Undergraduates: Literature and War
scheduled for Tue, 11 Nov 2014 17:00:00 CST
About: IPRH presents an undergraduate “Inside Scoop” Series event on “Literature and War,” with Jim Hicks, author of Lessons from Sarajevo and editor of the Massachusetts Review. Join us for an informal conversation with Professor Hicks, exploring how he was drawn to his subject, and how literature can illuminate our understanding of war. This session offers an opportunity for all interested undergraduates, no matter their majors, to share in the excitement of the great breadth of work done by humanities professors near you.  Pizza and, of course, ice cream (scoops!) will be served. For more information, please see www.iprh.illinois.edu, or contact iprh@illinois.eduBio: Jim Hicks is executive editor of the Massachusetts Review and director of the Graduate Program in Comparative Literature at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. He has studied in France, lectured in Italy, and taught in Bosnia-Herzegovina as a Fulbright Professor of English. He also directed an Educational Partnership Program with the University of Sarajevo as well as the American Studies Diploma Program -- a small, one-year graduate program for international students -- at Smith College. His book Lessons from Sarajevo: A War Stories Primer was published by the University of Massachusetts Press in 2013.

Past European Union Center Conferences