SAE-CES Pre-Dissertation Research Fellowship

The Society for the Anthropology of Europe (SAE) and the Council for European Studies (CES) invite eligible graduate students with a focus on European Anthropology to apply for the 2018-19 Anthropology of Europe Pre-Dissertation Fellowship. The SAE is the section of the American Anthropological Association that promotes the anthropological study of European societies and culture, encouraging connections between scholars working in Europe. Each fellowship includes a $5,000 stipend to fund two months’ research in Europe, and travel support for attending and presenting at the International Conference of Europeanists.

 

Eligibility:

The Anthropology of Europe Pre-Dissertation Fellowship is intended to fund fellows’ first research project in Europe. Applicants must:

  • be enrolled in a doctoral program at a university that is a member of the Council for European Studies Academic Consortium;
  • not have completed the majority of doctoral coursework;
  • not have begun substantial dissertation research in Europe.

Barring exceptional circumstances, students who have already received comparable support for pre-dissertation research will not be considered eligible. 

Deadlines:

The annual application period opens October 1. Applications are due (along with all supporting materials) on or before January 15. Applicants will be notified of the Committee's decision by the end of April.
 

To Apply:

Pre-Dissertation Research Fellowship Application

Pre-Dissertation Research Fellowship Faculty Recommendation Form          Pre-Dissertation Research Fellowship Language Competency Form


Submit the CES Pre-Dissertation Fellowship Application Form and return three (3) completed Faculty Recommendation Forms. You must also submit a Language Competency Form for every language in which you will require functional knowledge to complete your proposed research. All materials are due by January 15. A complete application will include all five of these forms.

 

Have questions about the fellowship or application process? Check out our FAQs! You can also see a list of Past Awardees here.

 

Harriman-CES Pre-Dissertation Research Fellowship

The Harriman Institute at Columbia University and the Council for European Studies (CES) invite eligible graduate students with a focus on Eastern Europe to apply for the 2018-19 Harriman-CES Pre-Dissertation Research Fellowship. The Harriman Institute is one of the world's leading academic institutions devoted to Russian, Eurasian and East European studies. Each fellowship includes a $5,000 stipend to fund two months’ research in Europe and travel support for attending and presenting at the International Conference of Europeanists.




 

Eligibility:

The Harriman-CES Pre-Dissertation Research Fellowship is intended to fund fellows’ first research project in Europe. Applicants must:

  • be enrolled in a doctoral program at Columbia University and have a focus on Eastern European Studies
  • not have completed the majority of doctoral coursework
  • not have begun substantial dissertation research in Europe.


Barring exceptional circumstances, students who have already received comparable support for pre-dissertation research will not be considered eligible. 

Deadlines:


The annual application period opens October 1. Applications are due (along with all supporting materials) on or before January 15. Applicants will be notified of the Committee's decision by the end of April.
 

To Apply:

Pre-Dissertation Research Fellowship Application

Pre-Dissertation Research Fellowship Faculty Recommendation Form          Pre-Dissertation Research Fellowship Language Competency Form


Submit the CES Pre-Dissertation Fellowship Application Form and return three (3) completed Faculty Recommendation Forms. You must also submit a Language Competency Form for every language in which you will require functional knowledge to complete your proposed research.  All materials are due by January 15. A complete application will include all five of these forms.

 

Have questions about the fellowship or application process? Check out our FAQs! You can also see a list of Past Awardees here.

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CES Sponsored Events

CES proudly announces the following CES sponsored events:


Women in Society from Historical Perspective: The Origins and Developments of Women's Political, Social and Economic Engagement

July 11, 2017


This one-day conference will highlight projects focused on women in society from a historical perspective. Submissions are encouraged from scholars from a range of disciplines conducting research at the cross-section of gender, politics, history, sociology, and economics in Europe. 

To submit a proposal, send a paper title and abstract to Carissa Tudor at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by March 15, 2017. Decisions will be distributed in April.

View the ful Call for Papers.




20th Georgetown University Transatlantic Policy Symposium
: Divided Europe? Straining the Limits of European Unity

Friday, February 19, 2016

The 2016 Transatlantic Policy Symposium will bring together established experts in the transatlantic community with the upcoming generation of thinkers to discuss challenges related to the European project:

How might internal and external forces determine the future of European unity?
What challenges does Europe face, and how do they affect the EU today and in the future?

Read the program here.
 



Into the Darkness: 1st Annual Pan-European Studies Graduate Conference at the University of Virginia

April 1-3, 2016

Graduate students from the departments of German, Slavic Languages, Spanish, Italian & Portuguese, French, History, and Music at the University of Virginia have come together to organize the first Pan-European Studies Graduate Conference with a truly interdisciplinary exploration of the topic "Darkness" in European Studies. This inaugural Pan-European Studies conference will launch a forum for the exchange of ideas and the professional development of graduate students.

The conference will allow graduate students to practice the art of writing, presenting, and defending conference papers. However, the conference will be opened up to the wider graduate student community in the form of a “Dissertation Speed-Dating” workshop. Graduate students at the university will be invited to attend our workshop at which they will have the chance to practice their “elevator speech” and present it to a fellow student outside of their discipline.

For more information, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..
 

 

Alliance-CES Pre-Dissertation Research Fellowship

Alliance and the Council for European Studies (CES) invite eligible graduate students to apply for its 2018-19 CES Pre-Dissertation Research Fellowships. Created in the fall of 2002, Alliance is a non-profit transatlantic joint-venture between Columbia University and three prestigious French institutions: the École Polytechnique, Sciences Po, and Panthéon-Sorbonne University. Each fellowship includes a $4,500 stipend to fund two months’ research in Europe and travel support for attending and presenting at the International Conference of Europeanists.
 

Eligibility:

The Alliance - CES Pre-Dissertation Research Fellowship is intended to fund fellows’ first research project in Europe. Applicants must:

  • be enrolled in a doctoral program at a university that is a member of Alliance (Columbia University, Sciences Po, École Polytechnique, Panthéon-Sorbonne University)
  • not have completed the majority of doctoral coursework
  • not have begun substantial dissertation research in Europe.


Barring exceptional circumstances, students who have already received comparable support for pre-dissertation research will not be considered eligible. 

Deadlines:


The annual application period opens October 1. Applications are due (along with all supporting materials) on or before January 15. Applicants will be notified of the Committee's decision by the end of April.
 

To Apply:

Pre-Dissertation Research Fellowship Application

Pre-Dissertation Research Fellowship Faculty Recommendation Form          Pre-Dissertation Research Fellowship Language Competency Form


Submit the CES Pre-Dissertation Fellowship Application Form and return three (3) completed Faculty Recommendation Forms. You must also submit a Language Competency Form for every language in which you will require functional knowledge to complete your proposed research. All materials are due by January 15. A complete application will include all five of these forms.

 

Have questions about the fellowship or application process? Check out our FAQs! You can also see a list of Past Awardees here.

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European Studies Book Award - 2016 Awardees

The Council for European Studies' (CES) Book Award Committee is pleased to announce the winners of the 2016 European Studies Book Award.

Udi Greenberg - The Weimar Century; 2016 Book Award WinnerUdi Greenberg (Dartmouth College) received the 2016 European Studies Book Award for his book The Weimar Century:German Émigrés and the Ideological Foundations of the Cold War.

The Weimar Century reveals the origins of two dramatic events: Germany’s post–World War II transformation from a racist dictatorship to a liberal democracy, and the ideological genesis of the Cold War. Blending intellectual, political, and international histories, Udi Greenberg shows that the foundations of Germany’s reconstruction lay in the country’s first democratic experiment, the Weimar Republic (1918–33). He traces the paths of five crucial German émigrés who participated in Weimar’s intense political debates, spent the Nazi era in the United States, and then rebuilt Europe after a devastating war. Examining the unexpected stories of these diverse individuals—Protestant political thinker Carl J. Friedrich, Socialist theorist Ernst Fraenkel, Catholic publicist Waldemar Gurian, liberal lawyer Karl Loewenstein, and international relations theorist Hans Morgenthau—Greenberg uncovers the intellectual and political forces that forged Germany’s democracy after dictatorship, war, and occupation.

In restructuring German thought and politics, these émigrés also shaped the currents of the early Cold War. Having borne witness to Weimar’s political clashes and violent upheavals, they called on democratic regimes to permanently mobilize their citizens and resources in global struggle against their Communist enemies. In the process, they gained entry to the highest levels of American power, serving as top-level advisors to American occupation authorities in Germany and Korea, consultants for the State Department in Latin America, and leaders in universities and philanthropic foundations across Europe and the United States. Their ideas became integral to American global hegemony.

From interwar Germany to the dawn of the American century, The Weimar Century sheds light on the crucial ideas, individuals, and politics that made the trans-Atlantic postwar order.

Related Websites: Princeton University Press, Amazon.com
 

 

Susanne Knittel - The Historical Uncanny; 2016 Book Award Honorable MentionThe Book Award Committee also awarded Honorable Mention to Susanne C. Knittel of Utrecht University for her book The Historical Uncanny: Disability, Ethnicity, and the Politics of Holocaust Memory.

The Historical Uncanny explores how certain memories become inscribed into the heritage of a country or region while others are suppressed or forgotten. In response to the erasure of historical memories that discomfit a public’s self-understanding, this book proposes the historical uncanny as that which resists reification precisely because it cannot be assimilated to dominant discourses of commemoration.

Focusing on the problems of representation and reception, the book explores memorials for two marginalized aspects of Holocaust: the Nazi euthanasia program directed against the mentally ill and disabled and the Fascist persecution of Slovenes, Croats, and Jews in and around Trieste. Reading these memorials together with literary and artistic texts, Knittel redefines “sites of memory” as assemblages of cultural artifacts and discourses that accumulate over time; they emerge as a physical and a cultural space that is continually redefined, rewritten, and re-presented.

In bringing perspectives from disability studies and postcolonialism to the question of memory, Knittel unsettles our understanding of the Holocaust and its place in the culture of contemporary Europe.

Related Websites: Fordham University Press, Amazon.com

 

The winner has been notified and will receive $1,000 and travel assistance to attend the Council’s 23rd International Conference of Europeanists (Philadelphia, PA, April 14-16, 2016), where a formal presentation of the award will be conducted.








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2019 CES Conference

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