The University of Iowa

Fall 2006 Events

Depopulation, Masculinity, and Colonial Emigration in the Early Third Republic

Date: December 1
Presenter: Margaret Cook Andersen, Graduate Student, Department of History

Spatial Planning and Identity in Montpelier, France

Date: November 10
Presenter: James Throgmorton, Urban and Regional Planning

Colonizing Portugal: Portuguese Archaeology and the End of Empire

Date: October 13, 2006
Presenters: Ana Martins (Instituto Português do Património Arquitectónico, Lisbon) and Katina Lillios (Anthropology).
Co-sponsored by the Obermann Center for Advanced Studies and the European Studies Group. 

Spring 2006 Events

Europe in Translation: The Rearticulation of European Civilization in a Global Age

Date: March 3-4

The transformation of what once began as merely one international organization among others into the world’s largest economic sphere has not left the meaning of “Europe” unaffected. As a consequence of its growth, the European Union is now seen to be taking the place of Europe itself—not merely for the people living inside the Union but also, and even more so, for those staying outside.

Europe in Translation designates this process of redefinition in which both official bodies and intellectuals attempt to enhance Europe’s self-understanding. It also stands for the cunning rejuvenation of old claims to rule, that is, Europe’s desire to lead and to define the normative standards of civilization.

The conference is made possible through a UI International Programs Major Projects Grant and the UI Art & Humanities Initiative, with additional funding from The Austrian Cultural Forum New York, the UI Departments of Political Science, French and Italian Studies, Communication Studies, Art and Art History, Religious Studies and the College of Law.