6 Oct,Workshop on “Democracy, indigenous rights and ethno-racial mobilisation: Latin America in comparative perspective” (Geneva), deadline 20 August

Graduate Institute, Geneva. In association with the Europaeum.

The Europaeum are recruiting five participants for this event. Application deadline 20 August: how to apply

26-28 Oct Classics Colloquium in Munich, deadline extended to 23 Aug

application deadline extended to 23 Aug

Mutatas dicere formasMultimedia transformations in and of antiquity’

Co-hosted with the Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München

https://europaeum.org/opportunities-2/apply-for-a-europaeum-event/

“I can’t explain myself, I’m afraid, sir,’ said Alice, ‘Because I’m not myself you see.” ― Lewis Carroll, Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland & Through the Looking-Glass

Myths, history, philosophy, poems and paintings – they all come to us by way of a medium. There is no content without a medium of presentation, and the two, interwoven as they are, constitute, shape and transform each other.

This year’s Europaeum Classics Colloquium – the 16th in our series – will explore the interrelations of central cultural patterns of Greek and Roman antiquity and their presentation in various media throughout the ages – hence its title: ‘Mutatas dicere formas: Multimedia transformations in and of antiquity’.

During the conference, we will be looking at core topics of ancient Rome and Greece, such as war and peace, myths and religion, rhetoric and aesthetics, love and hate – matters that are (by no coincidence) still at the very heart of human interest. Central research questions might concern the way features of a certain medium constitute how a topic is dealt with, e.g.: how is an ancient myth (or a historical character) presented in different genres, or even in different arts, such as writing, painting, sculpting?

Papers might also follow the traces of one issue in one medium throughout time: which transformations of content and presentation occur – and what is the connection, the interplay between the two? Of course, also more than one medium might be included, e.g. Ovidian quotations in other texts, on Pompeiian walls and by modern filmmakers, as well as fields of research portraying the wide range of antiquity’s presence in all kinds of media then and now.

The conference’s aim is to assemble post-graduate students of various disciplines, preferably PhD students with research interests that lie within the overall theme of the conference.

Helsinki Summer School: Future of Work – a few places left

27 August – 1 September

Helsinki Summer School

FUTURE OF WORK

Reshaping the meaning of work in the future society

The time of lifelong careers in professions and fields of work requiring particular training and skills is over. Not only have professions and labour markets changed, but the very nature of work is changing, placing public finances and European welfare states under pressure. Ideas such as universal basic income are being explored and experimented. Technological change creates opportunities as well as risks in the form of platform jobs and the sharing economy.

The Europaeum Summer School 2018, hosted by the University of Helsinki, explores the changing nature of work and its effects to the life of an individual in the society. The students of the Summer School will explore the theme through four different approaches: the pressure on the welfare state, technological opportunities and risks, changing education systems and finally equalities and inequalities formed in the future. How will the welfare state be maintained with a narrowing tax base? What kind of ethical questions does the technological opportunities present? Will the education system adapt to these changes? Who will benefit and who will lose from the fragmented nature of work?

Europaeum Summer School will provide a comprehensive course on the future of work and the changes that individuals in societies will face. Students of the Summer School will study the theme in classes, workshops and discussions. Each student will choose their own approach and prepare a presentation by the end of the course.

The Europaeum Summer School is aimed at advanced graduate students from the universities within the Europaeum network. All local costs will be covered (apart from travel).

We still have a few places left, apply by 6 July, how to apply

Europaeum Trinity Term Seminar

Before War, After War

Tuesdays 10am | Gerry Martin Room | History Faculty | Oxford

ALL WELCOME

1st week (24th April)
Dr Rowena Archer | When did the Hundred Years War End?

2nd week (1st May)
Dr Tracey Sowerby | War by other Means? Values and Practices in European Diplomacy c1500-c1600

3rd week (8th May)
Professor Peter Frankopan | Europe and the West – Past, Present and Future

4th week (15th May)
no seminar

5th week (22nd May)
Dr Paul Flather | Europe’s World Wars, the British Raj and the Arrival of Indian Independence

6th week (29th May)
Professor Mike Broers | Visions of Empire: Napoleonic Europe when the War is Over

7th week (5th June)
Dr Gabriela Frei | Visions of World Orders after the First World War

MA H&C students arrived in Oxford!

19/4/2018

We are so glad that all nine MA History & Civilisation graduates arrived in Oxford this week and were greeted by uncharacteristic & glorious sunshine on arrival. They already spent a term in Leiden, and a term in Paris, and they are now here to write their dissertation and attend a weekly seminar, as well as the Spring School. They will be submitting their dissertations at the end of June and their final degree is awarded by Leiden University.

Successful Brussels Policy-Making Workshop (19-21 March)

Europaeum Scholars, module 2

The Scholars Programme had a successful second module in Brussels in March. Our programme focused on three themes: defence, migration, and populism. Highlights included talks from Commissioner Carlos Moedas (Research, Science and Innovation) and Dr Antonio Missiroli, Assistant SG for Emerging Security Challenges at NATO. Representatives of CEPS and the European Partnership for Democracy led a panel discussion on migration challenges and we were fortunate to visit the EU Red Cross Office, where we learned about their current work from the head of their migration unit. Insights into populism were provided by Catherine Bearder an anti-Brexit MEP, as well as a panel discussion involving an MEP from a populist political party, a member of the EEAS, and a journalist member of the High-Level Group on fake news. This was complemented by a talk from Professor Luuk van Middelaar about key points he had learned about communicating Europe to Europe from his time as speechwriter to former President Herman von Rompuy. The scholars also spent time developing their group projects. The module culminated in a visit to the European Political Strategy Centre, where the Scholars presented their project ideas and learned about the work of the Commission’s in-house think tank.

Successful start to the Europaeum Scholars Programme

The new Europaeum Scholars Programme launched on 2nd January. 30 selected scholars will work together over the next 2 years through plenary sessions, small group discussions, lectures, and group projects. Four themes run throughout the programme: identity, inclusion, growth and development, and sustainability. The foundations were laid during our first module in Oxford, where our scholars met practitioners from the British Parliament, European DG, EEAS, and Bulgarian government, and heard from leading scholars on Brexit, Shakespeare, and the ethics of technology in warfare. They also participated in a workshop on altruistic leadership and heard from leading thinkers on new ways of thinking about sustainability and the importance of empathy. Guiding them through debates on these topics were teaching fellows from Leiden, Oxford, and St Andrews. We are looking forward to our next module in Brussels in March!

Call for Applications – Europaeum Scholars Programme Teaching Fellowships

Europaeum Scholars Programme Teaching Fellowships Call for Applications (x2: Brussels and Geneva)

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Europaeum Scholars Programme Teaching Fellowships (Brussels)

The Europaeum is seeking to appoint up to four Teaching Fellows to assist with the delivery of the second module of the new Europaeum Scholars Programme. An association of thirteen of Europe’s leading universities, we have successfully brought together talented students and faculty working in the humanities and the social sciences for twenty-five years through faculty collaboration, student exchange, joint teaching programmes, lectures and workshops, and student spring and summer schools. We believe that today, we need more not less international collaboration, more not less emphasis on universities engaging with the wider society, and more not less connection between the disciplines. And we believe that fresh cohorts of talented young people, committed to making a difference for the better, are essential to shaping the future of Europe for the better.

Our Scholars Programme offers a world-class programme designed to produce a new generation of leaders, thinkers, and researchers who have the capacity to shape the future of Europe. Starting in January 2018, the programme runs for two years alongside Scholars’ existing doctoral programmes. In its inaugural year, it will engage academic thinking with the political and societal challenges facing Europe today by focussing on four key areas of crucial importance to Europe’s future: identity, inclusion, sustainability, and growth and development (defined broadly). The programme places a strong emphasis on policy making and linking academics with practitioners. Further information about the programme is available here: https://europaeum.org/europaeum-scholars-programme/

The second module will be based in Brussels from 18 to 23 March 2018. It will focus on the workings of European and international institutions, including the European Parliament. We particularly welcome applications from individuals whose research and teaching relates to institutions such as the European Parliament and other international and/or European institutions based in Brussels such as NATO and from those with a track record of linking academic research to the world of practice and policy making.

Teaching Fellows must be resident for the duration of the module and will be provided with accommodation and board. Remuneration will be £1600 for teaching delivery and a small amount of preparatory work. Economy travel to and from Brussels from the candidate’s home university will be reimbursed. Subject to performance and to the needs of the programme there may be opportunities to be involved in the delivery of future modules on the Europaeum Scholars Programme. Teaching Fellows will be invited to join an alumni network that we are in the process of establishing.

Teaching Fellows must be employed by a Europaeum member university and be working in a Humanities of Social Science field. Their research must have a clear European dimension or European relevance and they should have a demonstrated track record of engagement with practitioners. They should be in possession of a doctorate, which they should have received not more than 7 years ago or be of equivalent academic standing and have significant experience of policy making.

Applications should be sent to euroinfo (at) europaeum.ox.ac.uk by 30 January and should consist of:

  • A CV of not more than 6 pages
  • A letter of application of not more than 2 pages setting out the candidate’s suitability to moderate group discussion, the candidate’s teaching philosophy, and the ways in which they see their research and teaching as potentially contributing to the aims of the module.
  • The names of two referees who have agreed to write in support of the applicant. Please note that we do not require references in advance.

Short listed applicants will be invited to a video or Skype interview in early February.

Informal enquiries should be addressed to the Programme Director, Dr Tracey Sowerby (tracey.sowerby(at)history.ox.ac.uk).

Europaeum Teaching Fellows Selection Criteria (Brussels module)

Candidates must be based at a Europaeum member university. They must work in the Humanities or Social Sciences and have received a doctorate within the last seven years or  be of equivalent academic standing and have significant experience of policy making.

Applications should demonstrate:

  • A strong track record of excellence in research
  • A strong track record of excellence in teaching
  • A strong interest in postgraduate development and training
  • The ability to moderate group discussion
  • A strong interest in bridging academic research and non-academic fields of interest
  • Research and/or teaching expertise with clear relevance to Europe
  • Research and/or teaching expertise related to European and/or international organisations based in Brussels or European policy making; experience of advising on policy within these institutions would be particularly desirable

Applicants who demonstrate experience helping students to develop group projects may be given preference.


Europaeum Scholars Teaching Fellowships (Geneva)

The Europaeum is seeking to appoint up to four Teaching Fellows to assist with the delivery of the third module of the new Europaeum Scholars Programme. An association of thirteen of Europe’s leading universities, we have successfully brought together talented students and faculty working in the humanities and the social sciences for twenty-five years through faculty collaboration, student exchange, joint teaching programmes, lectures and workshops, and student spring and summer schools. We believe that today, we need more not less international collaboration, more not less emphasis on universities engaging with the wider society, and more not less connection between the disciplines. And we believe that fresh cohorts of talented young people, committed to making a difference for the better, are essential to shaping the future of Europe for the better.

Our Scholars Programme offers a world-class programme designed to produce a new generation of leaders, thinkers, and researchers who have the capacity to shape the future of Europe. Starting in January 2018, the programme runs for two years alongside Scholars’ existing doctoral programmes. In its inaugural year, it will engage academic thinking with the political and societal challenges facing Europe today by focussing on four key areas of crucial importance to Europe’s future: identity, inclusion, sustainability, and growth and development (defined broadly). Further information about the programme is available here: https://europaeum.org/europaeum-scholars-programme/

The third module will be based in Geneva from 18 to 22 June 2018 and will focus on skills training, such as negotiating skills and policy report writing. We therefore particularly welcome applications from individuals whose research and teaching falls within these areas, or whose engagement with policy makers involves experience with negotiating or formulating policy documents.

Teaching Fellows must be resident for the duration of the module and will be provided with accommodation and board. Remuneration will be £1200 for teaching delivery and a small amount of preparatory work. Economy travel to and from Geneva (if relevant) from the candidate’s home university will be reimbursed. Subject to performance and to the needs of the programme there may be opportunities to be involved in the delivery of future modules on the Europaeum Scholars Programme. Teaching Fellows will be invited to join an alumni network that we are in the process of establishing.

Teaching Fellows must be employed by a Europaeum member university and be working in a Humanities of Social Science field. Their research must have a clear European dimension or European relevance and they should have a demonstrated track record of engagement with practitioners. They should be in possession of a doctorate, which they should have received not more than 7 years ago.

Applications should be sent to euroinfo (at) europaeum.ox.ac.uk by 10February and should consist of:

  • A CV of not more than 6 pages
  • A letter of application of not more than 2 pages setting out the candidate’s suitability to moderate group discussion, the candidate’s teaching philosophy, and the ways in which they see their research and teaching as potentially contributing to the aims of the module.
  • The names of two referees who have agreed to write in support of the applicant. Please note that we do not require references in advance.

Short listed applicants will be invited to a video or Skype interview in early March.

Informal enquiries should be addressed to the Programme Director, Dr Tracey Sowerby (tracey.sowerby(at)history.ox.ac.uk)

Europaeum Teaching Fellows Selection Criteria (Geneva Module)

Candidates must be based at a Europaeum member university. They must work in the Humanities or Social Sciences and have received a doctorate within the last seven years.

  • Applications should demonstrate:
  • A strong track record of excellence in research
  • A strong track record of excellence in teaching
  • A strong interest in postgraduate development and training
  • The ability to moderate group discussion
  • A strong interest in bridging academic research and non-academic fields of interest
  • Research and/or teaching expertise related to policy report writing and/or negotiation, and/or practical experience in these areas through work with stakeholders/practitioners
  • Research and/or teaching expertise with clear relevance to Europe

Applicants who demonstrate experience helping students to develop group projects may be given preference, as may applicants whose experience of bridging academia and the policy world relates to institutions based in Geneva.

Europaeum Scholars programme launched!

On 2nd January 2018, the Europaeum launched the first ever Europaeum Scholars Programme, with 30 selected scholars set to work together for the next 2 years through plenary sessions, small group discussions and lectures. This venture is fully funded by the Europaeum and is designed to produce a new generation of leaders, thinkers, and researchers who have the capacity and desire to shape the future of Europe. It is multi-disciplinary, multi-university and multi-locational, and designed to engage academic thinking with the cultural, political, and societal challenges facing Europe today.
Read more about it in the news!
Watch a video of Dr Andrew Graham talking about the programme: Voices from Oxford