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Annual Conference 2006

Friday, March 24

4:30 pm:  Keynote speaker, Tyler 301

  • "Is There a Future for European Studies?"
  • Diane Fourny, Associate Professor of French and Humanities & Western Civilization and Director of European Studies at the University of Kansas
  • Recommended reading: Craig Calhoun, "European Studies: Always Already There and Still in Formation," Comparative European Politics 1 (2003), 5-20.
Saturday, March 25

Student Panels, York Room (University Center)


9:30-10:45: National Identity and Nation-Building in Europe

  • Adam Boltik, "What Kind of Yugoslavia? An Analysis of the 1920 and 1923 Elections"
  • Amy Zerwick, "Racism, Assimilation, and Immigration: A New Culture in France?"

10:45-12:30: Memory and Culture in Europe

  • Kent Fogg, "The Milošević Regime and the Manipulation of the Serbian Media"
  • Beth Galloway, "Comic Book as History: Art Spiegelman's Maus and the Connection with the Second Generation"
  • Keith Klovers, "Charitable Giving in the Czech Republic: Filtering or Freeing Cultural Organizations?"

12:30-1:30: LUNCH

  • Round Table Discussion, York Room (University Center)

1:30-3:00: European Encounters and Study Abroad

  • Marion Abbott   Thomas Opstal
  • Mary Catherine French  Ashley Pattison
  • Stephanie Morin  Kristen Sincavage
  • Amanda Norris

3:00: Closing Remarks by Professor Rob Leventhal (Altes Europa)