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November 18, 2009


1. Scandinavian Lecture Series


Announcements for Grad Students

2. Sara and Albert Reuben Scholarships to Support the Study of the Holocaust








1. Scandinavian Lecture Series

Swedish Fashion: Design and National Identity

Dr. Patrik Steorn, Stockholm University

Tuesday, December 1st, 5 pm

IMU – University Club

Swedish fashion is today mainly associated with chains like H&M and fashionable denim wear. Already in the 1960s Swedish designers were launched in the US, a phenomenon that is almost forgotten today in Sweden and internationally. This lecture will address ideas about “Swedishness” in Swedish fashion, looking at examples from 1880s reform dress, the unisex jumpsuits of the 1960s, as well as today’s young designers.

Patrik Steorn is a Lecturer at the Centre for Fashion Studies at Stockholm University where he conducts research on visual culture, fashion studies, and gender and queer studies. He is currently a Fulbright Fellow at CUNY. 

Sponsored by: West European Studies, Germanic Studies, International Studies, Art History, Apparel Merchandising, and Fulbright’s Occasional Lecturer Fund.


Announcements for Grad Students

 2. Sara and Albert Reuben Scholarships to Support the Study of the Holocaust

Two $1,000 Scholarships
Application deadline: Monday, March 1, 2010

The Robert A. and Sandra S. Borns Jewish Studies Program at Indiana University is pleased to announce the eleventh annual Sara and Albert Reuben Scholarships to support the study of the Holocaust. Two $1,000 scholarships will be announced in the late spring of 2010 to support study of the Holocaust. During the academic year 2010-2011 the scholarships may support funding to attend Holocaust-related
conferences, to do research in archives and libraries, to subsidize a Holocaust-related internship, to engage in research and to support honors theses, master’s theses, or a dissertation, and other academic
initiatives related to the Holocaust. The monies can only be awarded in the fall and/or spring when the recipient is a full-time student.

REQUIREMENTS: The scholarships are open to all Indiana University Bloomington undergraduate and graduate students from any department or college on campus. Undergraduate students must have a minimum GPA of 3.4. Students must be enrolled at Indiana University Bloomington during the Spring 2010 semester (the semester of application) and continue as enrolled students during the semester or year when the scholarship funding is awarded.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Please submit: (1) a one-page proposal setting forth how funding will further study of the Holocaust; (2) a completed application form (may be printed from; and (3) two recommendation forms from IU faculty (may be printed from Note: Jewish Studies majors, certificate, and Hebrew minor students should apply using the application forms for continuing Jewish Studies student scholarships and internships (see: . Applications should be sent to: Borns Jewish Studies Program, Indiana University, Goodbody Hall 326, 1011 E. 3rd Street, Bloomington, IN 47405-7005; Phone (812) 855-0453; FAX (812) 855-4314.

For more information about scholarships and taxability, you may see

ANNOUNCEMENT OF SCHOLARSHIPS: Recipients will be notified in early April, 2010 and will be recognized at the annual Jewish Studies Program Student-Faculty Dinner on Wednesday, April 14, 2010.

These scholarships are an expression of Indianapolis residents Sara and the late Albert Reuben’s strong commitment to the advancement of learning and research about a crucial dimension of modern history.

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