Past Events - 2007

Fall 2007 Events

2007-2008 Lecture Series: Imagining Europe, Imagining Europeans: Cities and Regions

Two Lectures by Dr. François Touazi, Diplomatic Advisor for Emerging Countries to the French Minister of Economy

Challenges and Limits of the EU Common and Foreign Policy Security

Date: November 30
Sponsored by: European Studies Group, co-sponsored by International Programs, the Department of French and Italian, and the Bose Lecture Series, Department of Political Science

Integration of the Muslim Minorities in France

Date: November 30
Sponsored by: Department of French and Italian, co-sponsored by the European Studies Group, International Programs, and the Bose Lecture Series, Department of Political Science .

Dreaming Ruins: Materiality, Archaeology, and National Imagination in Greece

Date: December 4
Presenter: Yannis Hamilakis, Department of Archaeology, University of Southampton
Co-sponsored by: Departments of Anthropology and Classics 12:30-2,

Abstract

This talk will examine the links between the materiality of ancient things, the archaeological process, and national imagination, with particular focus on Greece. Emphasis will be placed on dreaming as a collective social process and as historicization, in other words, as a way of intervening in the present and participating in the production of national history. It is argued that materiality has been at the centre of national imagination, and that it is the sensuous and the experiential properties of ancient things that give concreteness and physicality to national memory and to the national dream. Amongst the case-studies to be discussed are Manolis Andronikos and his discoveries at Vergina in Greek Macedonia, and the Parthenon (or Elgin) marbles. This talk is based on the recently published book by the author, entitled, "The Nation and its Ruins: Antiquity, Archaeology, and National Imagination in Greece" (OUP, 2007).

Emancipation and Identity in 19th Century European Jewry

Date: October 12
Presenter: Ralph Keen, Department of Religious Studies, University of Iowa
For further information about the 2007-8 ESG Lecture Series and for any assistance regarding accommodations for attending the talk, please email Katina Lillios (Director, ESG) at katina-lillios@uiowa.edu

For more information or special accommodations, please contact Katina Lillios.
Email: katina-lillios@uiowa.edu
Phone: (319) 335-3023

Spring 2007 Events

Making European Space. Mobility, Power and Territorial Identity

Date: April 23
Presenter: Ole Jensen (Department of Architecture and Design, Aalborg University, Denmark).
Co-sponsored with Graduate Program in Urban and Regional Planning, and the Office of International Program - Special Projects Fund

Uncouth Nation: Why Europe Dislikes America

Date: March 23
Presenter: Andrei Markovits, Karl W. Deutsch Collegiate Professor of Comparative Politics and German Studies, University of Michigan

America's Soccer Uniqueness in the World: Yet Another American Exception

Date: March 23
Presenter: Andrei Markovits, Karl W. Deutsch Collegiate Professor of Comparative Politics and German Studies, University of Michigan

Double Standards and Back Sliding: The Double Edged Sword of Super Majoritarian Decision Making in the EU

Date: March 2
Presenter: Chris Jensen, Political Science

Still a Neophyte? The Multi-Faceted Strategies of European Green Parties in Plurality Systems

Date: February 2
Presenter: Jae-Jae Spoon (Political Science).

Cosmopolitan Melancholy: Sorrow and the European Union

Date: January 26
Presenter: Eric Gidal, English