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Announcements for Grad Students – 12/9

December 9, 2009
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1. Last Kaffepause and Fika for the semester!

2. Reminder: Cohen Award for Best Graduate Paper

3. Reminder – Funding Opportunities!

4. CAHI Roundtable and Reception

5. IOR Global Services Seeking 10-Week German class in DC area

6. Commuter Needs Ride between Indianapolis and Bloomington

7. Brownbag Speaker Recommendations

8. GPSO Announcements

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1. Last Kaffepause and Fika for the semester!

Norwegian and Swedish Coffee Hour
Wednesday, Dec. 9, 7 pm, IMU Starbucks

 

2. Reminder: Cohen Award for Best Graduate Paper

West European Studies is offering the fifth annual Cohen Award for the best graduate student paper on a topic pertaining to Western Europe. The award is made annually and will be accompanied by a $200 prize.

This award is given in honor of the late Dr. Bill Cohen, Professor of European History. During his career, Dr. Cohen made groundbreaking contributions through his work on French imperial history, colonial encounters, and the development of modern cities, as well as his writings on the Holocaust, the legacy of Charles De Gaulle, and philanthropy. This award is given to encourage continued scholarship among graduate students at Indiana University in the area of Western Europe.

Papers will be due by December 18, 2009 and award announcements will be made in January 2009. Students must be enrolled as IU graduate students at the time of the paper submission. Only one submission per student will be accepted.

Guidelines
Style: Papers should be written in an academic style of the type required for a graduate seminar.
Length: 15-25 pages
Format: 12-point font, double-spaced
Topics: Papers may be submitted from any discipline but should pertain to Western Europe and/or the European Union.
Citations: Footnotes, endnotes, or in-text references acceptable; paper should contain list of all works cited.

Please submit print copy to West European Studies, Ballantine Hall 542 and electronic copy (email to eswelch@indiana.edu).

3. Reminder – Funding Opportunities!

EU Center Overseas Study Scholarships
The EUC now has a $1,000 scholarship for graduate students to study the EU on an overseas study program. The information and application is available at http://www.indiana.edu/~eucenter/overseas_scholarship.shtml.

WEST Mellon Endowment Graduate Student Grants
The West European Studies Center is excited to announce a new funding opportunity for graduate students working on West European topics, by now offering research and conference travel grants. This WEST grant program for graduate students is funded by the WEST Mellon Endowment.
WEST Graduate Student Research Grant: to help graduate students in West European area studies who require modest support for research related travel or travel for participation in a structured internship program. The research or internship must focus on topics related to contemporary West European studies. Research funds are to be used to conduct preliminary thesis or dissertation feasibility studies or to compile evidence for their master’s thesis or dissertation. WEST domestic research travel grants will not exceed $400 and international grants will not exceed $750. Priority is given to students pursuing a MA in West European Studies or a doctoral minor in West European Studies.
Deadlines: December 1, February 1, and April 1 (if funds available).
WEST Graduate Student Conference Travel Grant: to help graduate students present their research on contemporary West European topics at major association meetings and conferences. Student travel reimbursement is limited to minimum airfare or mileage (per IU guidelines), two nights lodging, and conference registration fee. WEST domestic conference travel grants will not exceed $400 and international grants will not exceed $750. Priority is given to students pursuing a MA in West European Studies or a doctoral minor in West European Studies.
Deadlines: December 1, February 1, and April 1 (if funds available).
http://www.indiana.edu/~west/mellon.shtml

4. CAHI Roundtable and Reception

Roundtable and Reception
Friday, December 11th, 4:00-6:00pm
College Arts and Humanities Institute (CAHI)
1211 East Atwater Avenue (Corner of Ballantine and Atwater)

I am pleased to announce the first event of the year for Renaissance Studies, the multi-disciplinary program for faculty and graduate students who work on materials from the 14th to the 17th century. The program will begin at 4:00 with a roundtable followed by a reception at 5:00.

The roundtable will explore issues of general interest to scholars of Renaissance and early modern studies, with presentations by three of our own graduate students. MAURA SMYTH (English) will focus on Fancy as a creative faculty separate from imagination and as an alternate genealogy of female authorship in the 17th and early 18th centuries. CHRIS SEMK (French) will discuss the paradox and ambiguities of religious conversion in two 17th-century dramatic adaptations of the legend of Saint Genesius, the actor-turned-martyr, whose conversion is never entirely certain. WILL SMITH (Religious Studies) will present on the writings of Anne Wentworth (1676-1680) and her conflicts with her
husband William and his Particular Baptist allies. Will’s presentation will reflect on how Wentworth’s identity as sponsa Christi (‘bride of Christ’) allows her to articulate a new ecclesiology and deliver an
apocalyptic message.

We will welcome new faculty and graduate students, advertise the Renaissance Studies minor, announce the speakers for our year-long series of lectures on “Political Renaissance,” as well as other events. This will be a chance for faculty and graduate students alike to meet colleagues working on early modern materials in other disciplines.

Please come and share in the food and conversation.

Massimo Scalabrini
Associate Professor of Italian
Director of Renaissance Studies

5. IOR Global Services Seeking 10-Week German class in DC area

We’re looking for a teacher of German who can take on a group class of business people starting in January, possibly February depending on the client. It would meet 2x a week for 10 weeks, 1.5 hours each session. Anyone interested can contact Michelle or Jonathon – the easiest email to reach us at is languages@iorworld.com.

6. Commuter Needs Ride between Indianapolis and Bloomington

A WEST student needs to commute from Indianapolis to Bloomington on Tuesdays and Thursdays (classes start at 9:30 am and finish at 12:30 in the afternoon). She doesn’t have a car. Please contact Julianna Koksarova at jkoksarova@yahoo.com if you can help!

7. Brownbag Speaker Recommendations

WEST will be holding monthly brownbag discussions in the IMU next semester and we want to know who you’d like to hear from! If there is a professor or fellow student (or even yourself!) with interesting research or perspectives on a timely topic, please let WEST know! Email your suggestions to west@indiana.edu.

8. GPSO Announcements

– Big Brothers Big Sisters Bowl for Kids’ Sake
– MLK essay contest – prizes awarded
– Grad and Post Doc Funding Opportunities
– SoFa Gallery this week

**These announcements and more can be found at the GPSO blog: http://gpsonews.blogspot.com/

UPCOMING GPSO EVENTS:
Rock Climbing TONIGHT!
When: Wednesday, December 9th, 7-9pm
Where: Hoosier Heights, 5100 S. Rogers, Bloomington, IN 47401
What: Hoosier Heights will be open to IUB graduate and professional students and their friends and family. Fun for all levels of experience, from first-time climbers to 5.13 lead climbers! $5 (includes admission and lessons for beginners)

**Information on these events and more can be found at the GPSO website: www. iu.edu/~gpso

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