The European Studies Group at the University of Iowa coordinates research projects, lectures and panel discussions, and other events focusing on European issues. Enriched by library and museum collections, visual and performing arts programs, lively film series, and more, European Studies at the UI conceptualizes Europe as

  • a world region and a focus within a larger global flow of people, culture, and commerce;
  • a cultural construct that has evolved over centuries and a location that shifts geographically and geopolitically;
  • a region whose limits are continually being revised and redefined, in part by the formation of the European Union;
  • a synthesis of politics, economics, education, religion, culture, and the arts;
  • a diverse multi-ethnic population both within and beyond national boundaries;
  • a history of ideas, beliefs, values, and practices.

The European Studies Group seeks to understand all of these aspects of Europe through trans-historical, trans-national and multi-disciplinary teaching, research, and exchange of ideas.


students participating in the Tadoku Workshop in April 2022

8 academic centers, programs, and networks contribute to Iowa’s global mission

Monday, June 13, 2022
International Programs
International Programs supports eight faculty-led academic centers, programs, and networks that exist to create opportunities for faculty to contribute to the global mission of the University of Iowa.
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European Studies Group to host guest lecture by Estrella de Diego, May 4

Friday, April 29, 2022
International Programs
The European Studies Group will present a virtual guest lecture by Professor Estrella de Diego of the Universidad Complutense (UCM) in a talk entitled "Negotiating Museum Narratives" from 2:00-3:00 p.m. on Wednesday, May 4, via Zoom.


ESG lecture to offer cultural analysis of Doggerland novel - Apr. 11

Tuesday, March 15, 2022
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The European Studies Group will present a virtual guest lecture by Professor Esther Peeren of the University of Amsterdam in a talk entitled "Hinterlands at Sea in Ben Smith's Doggerland" from 1:00-2:00 p.m. on Monday, April 11.  

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Academic Programs

The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at The University of Iowa offers an International Studies BA, an interdisciplinary program that allows students to choose a geographic or thematic area as the focus of their studies. Students interested in concentrating on European Studies are encouraged to consider an International Studies major with an emphasis in European Studies.

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Marina Zaloznaya
Director, European Studies Group 

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