Category: Study Abroad Programs 2010-2011

Blasket Islands

Blasket islands

2015 Archaeology and Cultural Heritage Field School, Great Blasket Island, Ireland
University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, May 25 to July 3, 2015
6 weeks, 6 credits

This field school in archaeology, history, heritage, and landscape studies will examine the lifeways of residents of Great Blasket Island (Blascaod Mor) off the southwest coast of the Dingle Peninsula (Corca Dhuibhne) of the Republic of Ireland. Great Blasket and its surrounding islands have been traversed by cultures leaving traces from fort sites thousands of years in age, to monastic dwellings and Viking incursions in the medieval period one thousand years ago, and a settled village from at least the 17th century onward. The lifeways of the residents on Great Blasket were the focus of nationalist pride by proponents of the new Republic of Ireland in the early 1900s. Those lifeways, supported by maritime, pastoral, and agrarian subsistence, were hailed by nationalist advocates as representing an authentic Irish cultural identity uncorrupted by the impacts of British colonialism, racism, modernity, or new consumer markets. Great Blasket’s population decreased as emigration to America or to the mainland towns of the Republic drew families away in the 1900s. This field school will contribute to research examining the cultural landscapes across time and the archaeological record of resident lifeways. Additional information and an application form are available online at

This field school is presented through a collaboration with Micheal De Mordha, director of the Great Blasket Cultural Center in Dunquin, Ireland, and Frank Coyne, co-director and principal archaeologist of Aegis Archaeology, in Limerick. Many thanks to the University of Illinois for hosting this field school, and to the University of Chicago for funding support.

Best wishes,

Christopher C. Fennell, PhD, JD, RPA
Assoc. Prof. of Anthropology and University Scholar
Department of Anthropology, University of Illinois
Visiting Professor of Law, University of Chicago

Climate and Culture Change in the Andes

The Center for Social Well Being is now in its 10th year offering our 3 week training program in interdisciplinary qualitative field methods, as well as Spanish ans Quechua language classes, in the Peruvian Andes.  The combined undergraduate and graduate level seminar is held at the center’s rural base, an adobe lodge on an ecological ranch in the Cordillera Blanca mountain range of the Callejón de Huaylas, 7 hours northeast of Lima. Coursework provides in-depth orientation to theory and practice in field investigation that emphasizes methods in Participatory Action Research and Andean Ethnography centered on themes of Climate Change with respect to Ecology, Health, Education, Community Organization and related topics. Students have the opportunity to actively engage in ongoing investigations in local agricultural communities to develop effective field research techniques, and to acquire language skills. In addition, the program provides excursions to museums, archaeological sites, glacial lakes and hotsprings; optional recreational activities include hiking, mountain biking, rafting, kayaking, rock climbing and trekking.

Total cost is $3,200 US dollars. This includes all in-country travel, food and accommodations at the rural center, and course materials. The program is under the direction of Applied Medical Anthropologist, Patricia J. Hammer, Ph.D., and Ecologist, Flor de María Barreto Tosi.

2011 Program dates:    June Solstice Session    June 5th through June 25th
                                     July Session                    July 3rd through July 23rd
                                   August Session               August 4th through August 24th
For an application contact:
Further information available at

Please contact us for other potential programs scheduled for 2011.

Roman baths Field School

Dear colleague,

Please share the following announcement with all interested parties:

The field school at the Roman baths at Carsulae will commence its seventh season this summer, and applications for students and volunteers are still being accepted.

The Roman city of Carsulae was founded along the via Flaminia, when that road was cut through Umbria in the late third century BC. Located near the town of San Gemini, the area has been associated with healing waters since Umbrian times. The Roman baths, which lie at the threshold of southern entrance to the city, were excavated in the 1950s by the then-superintendent of archaeology, Umberto Ciotti. The site has lain exposed since then. The goals of the project are to consolidate the exposed remains and to explore the structure further in order to determine its full plan and the form of its earliest phase, which, if contemporary with the founding of the city, may be one of the oldest Roman baths in existence. In fact, our most recent excavations have revealed Roman reuse of massive structures that appear to be earlier than the traditionally accepted date of the founding of the city.

Recent seasons have also focused on a wall of opus polygonale to the east of the bath structure. It consists of two arms at right angles to each other, one leading toward a cistern in opus caementicum, which served the baths in the Imperial period, and the other toward a flight of five steps, which appear to lead up to the Via Flaminia. The former has revealed an extension in wattle and daub: a transitional wall between the polygonal wall and the concrete-built cistern. The latter arm is overlaid with a shallow pool in tile-paved concrete, which may be a public fountain at the southern entrance to the city. All three zones within the current excavation area have revealed various forms of masonry construction, which indicate long use and many centuries of rebuilding.

Participants will be instructed in:
•     excavation strategies, techniques and recording
•     handling and conservation of artifacts
•     drafting of site plans
•     analytical rendering

Additional details:
•     Minimum age: 16 years
•     Minimum stay: 3 weeks
•     No experience necessary
•     Cost $800/week (includes housing & weekday meals)
•     Participants will be housed in various apartments, monasteries or palaces in San Gemini
•     Application deadline: April 2, 2011
•     Application available on our website
•     Academic credit available through Valdosta State University

Further information:


Excavation Director:           Prof. Jane Whitehead (

For information Contact: Wendy Hallman at
Downloadable flyer:
(scroll down to “2011 Poster for Carsulae”)
Prof. Jane Whitehead
Department of Modern and Classical Languages
Valdosta State University,
Valdosta, GA 31698.

Summer School Programme

4th – 15th July 2011

Courses In

* Foundations of International Law
* Foundations of English Business
* Children & the Law – NEW FOR 2011
* Professional Practice Skills – NEW FOR 2011
* Diplomacy & Global Governance
* Public Administration

All our courses

* Include visits of academic and cultural interest and an intensive
academic programme.

* Are taught by the University’s friendly and experienced subject
experts complemented by external professionals and academic
* Are open to participants from all over the world and have a
friendly atmosphere.

* Are taught at our central London location.

* Offer a lively optional social programme in addition to guidance
and advice on places to visit while you study in London.

* Allow students access to University facilities including library
and web resources.

Special discounts for groups of 10 or more students.

Pre-arranged accommodation available at an additional charge.

To book a place or for further information pleasevisit

Alternatively please contact James Hannah with any queries:


Live with and learn from members of Mexico’s most inspiring social movements

Summer (application deadline is March 31st):
June 5 – July 2: Chiapas: Zapatismo and the Other Campaign
July 3 – July 30: Tlaxcala and Mexico City: Mexican social movements urban and rural
June 5 – July 30 (8wks/10credits): combined program

Fall (application deadline is May 1st):
September 4 – December 10: Chiapas, Tlaxcala, Mexico City: Mexican social movements

During the programs you will:

* Learn about rural organizing around autonomy and
fall group
Fall 2010 group (Tlaxcala)
culture from indigenous communities in Chiapas.
* Learn about migration first-hand from former US guest-workers in Tlaxcala.
* Learn about urban organizing from autonomous squatter communities in Mexico City.
* Participate in workshops on natural medicine, gender dynamics, traditional weaving, intercultural communication, and mural painting

See our detailed website and apply today!

AUSM logo

The Autonomous University of Social Movements (AUSM) offers the only master’s in community organizing in the United States based in a Latino community center. Our rigorous combination of theory, context and hands-on practice is truly unique. Our students say we’re Awesome – and we are, that is, AUSM.

Classes include:

* Popular education theory and practice
* An in depth look at community organizing models, including autonomous, Alinsky-style, faith-based, identity, labor and cultural organizing
* Issues in community organizing, including race/gender/class dynamics, identity, cross-cultural communication, leadership, and challenges facing immigrant communities
* Issues in urban organizing, including urban dynamics, social geography, police, public education, and public health.
* Political analysis, including power analysis, anti-capitalist perspectives, local power structures, and political parties

Each student designs and implements a community practicum, which might include:

* Working with women’s cooperatives dedicated to food preparation or cleaning services
* Developing community responses to police harassment, sub-par public education or housing issues
* Developing popular education curriculum and teaching ESL or bilingual adult high school classes

Each student develops a research project in collaboration with community members.

An optional eight week summer program in Mexico introduces students to Mexico’s most important and vibrant social movements, including indigenous movements in Chiapas, housing movements in Mexico City, and campesino movements in Tlaxcala.

Graduates receive a fully-accredited degree from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. For more information, see AUSM and the University of Wisconsin-Miluwakee website.

Click here to apply:

Deadline: April 6, 2011
The 2011-2012 PhD Scholarships in International Studies
The School of International Studies at the University of Trento will be accepting applications for the places in the doctoral program in International Studies for the 2011-2012 academic year. The doctorate combines interdisciplinary approaches within a structure based on economics, law and politics. It is entirely in English, with a taught component in the first year and there will be at least 5 funded places.
Candidates will be asked to include in the application a short summary (2500 words max.) of their proposed research and their motivations for choosing a PhD in International Studies at the University of Trento. While all projects related to the main areas covered in the School of International Studies are welcome, candidates with interests in the following areas will be preferred: International Law, International and EC Labour Law, European Union Law, Comparative Legal Studies, International Criminal Justice, Transnational Crime, European Political, Economic and Monetary Integration, International Trade and Economic Development, International Political Economy, EU Public Policy, Comparative Public Policy, Multi-level Governance, Peace-building and Conflict Resolution, Post-1945 International and European History.
Potential candidates are strongly encouraged to examine research interests of the teaching staff.
Further information and on line application information are available at the admission webpage

We are quickly approaching the application deadline (March 15) for our 2011 summer field school, which is dedicated to the study of preservation of cultural heritage and offers students the opportunity to study, do field work, and travel in Italy. This year we have added a program on paper restoration, as well as continuing our courses on building, art and ceramics restoration.

Courses offered:
· Introduction to Conservation of Archeological Ceramics link
· Traditional Painting Materials and Techniques in Italy link
· Restoration Issues and Theory in Italy link
· Introduction to Art and Building Restoration in Italy link
· Surveying and Analyzing Historic Buildings link
· Introduction to Paper Restoration link

Field Projects:
· Restoration of the Porta Burgi link
· Surveying the 12th Century San Giovanni Battista Church complex link
· Archaeological excavations and survey of the public baths in Carsulae link

If you know any who may be interested in this type of study and who are still looking for a field school, we would be very grateful if you would inform them about our program.

To find out more about our program and review the syllabi, please visit our website: HTTP://SANGEMINISTUDIES.ORG We also have a 2011 flyer that you can download and print or forward should you desire to.

Thank you very much.

Max Cardillo
San Gemini Preservation Studies
US Tel: (718) 768-3508

> In this issue:
> – EUC Events
> – Upcoming Events
> – Related Events
> – EUC Faculty Conference Travel Grants
> – Announcements
> University of Illinois
> European Union Center
> e-Weekly
> EUC facebook image
> MA Program
> Grad Minor
> Undergrad concentrations
> Spring 2011 February 28 – March 4
> e-Weekly Archive
> Events
> February 28 – march 1
> East-Central Europe International Business Conference
> Location: College of Business and Management, Northeastern Illinois University, 3601 W. Bryn Mawr Ave., Chicago IL
> Open to the public. No fee or registration required.
> Sponsors: College of Business and Management, Northeastern Illinois University. Co-sponsored by the European Union Center at the University of Illinois, and others international and area studies centers.
> Contact: Nancy Zaitlin, 773-442-6102
> March 4
> Proving Ground or Pasture?: Candidate Selection in European Elections
> Speaker: William Bernhard, Professor of Political Science, U of I
> Time: 12:00 pm
> Location: Lucy Ellis Lounge, 1080 Foreign Languages Building, 707 S. Mathews Ave., Urbana
Abstract: Candidates for the European Parliament are selected by national parties. We examine party strategies for these nominations. Some parties select young up-and-coming politicians to stand for election, hoping to give these candidates valuable experience in Brussels that will help their future political careers. Other parties send older politicians at the end of their domestics political careers to Brussels as a cushy and well-deserved “retirement job.” Still other parties may dump politicians who have been difficult, unruly, or challenging at the domestic level in the EP as a way to remove them from the national stage. We present an expansive new dataset cataloging the demographic characteristics, career backgrounds, and political experiences of candidates in the 2009 European Parliamentary Elections. We nd that political parties’ ideologies, their sizes, and their dynamic electoral contexts all covary with the sorts of people they place on their lists.
Free and open to the public. Lunch provided, bring your own beverage. Please RSVP to Kim Rice at or (217)265-7515.

Events march 9
Tenth Annual European Union Day
Schedule of Events:
10:00 – 11:30 am
State of the European Union Address, by György Szapáry, Ambassador of the Republic of Hungary to the United States
Reception following
Location: Alice Campbell Alumni Center Ballroom
2:00 – 3:00 pm
Student Workshop: Careeers & Professionalism in Europe – Focus on East Europe
Guest speaker: Miklós Martin-Kovács, Hungarian Investment & Trade Commissioner
Location: Levis Faculty Center, 3rd floor, 919 W. Illinois
Co-sponsor: Russian, East European, and Eurasian Center (REEEC)
3:30 – 5:30 pm
Transatlantic Security Symposium: The End of National European Armies?
Location: Levis Faculty Center, 3rd floor, 919 W. Illinois
Jean-Yves Haine, University of Toronto
Jolyon Howorth, Yale University
Alistair Shepherd, Aberystwyth University
Moderator: Colin Flint, University of Illinois
Co-sponsor: Program in Arms Control, Disarmament, and International Security (ACDIS)

March 11-12
New Postsocialist Ontologies and Politics
Location: Levis Faculty Center
Co-Sponsors: European Union Center, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, Center for Advanced Study, Center for Global Studies, Unit for Criticism, Department of Political Science, Department of Anthropology, Department of Sociology, and the Department of Geography.
Abstract: The purpose of the conference is to build on and advance a new and exciting direction in postsocialist studies, a paradigm we may call the relational perspective. Such explorations have rested on three approaches: 1) the conceptualization of the global context of state and postsocialism; 2) the questioning of directionality between this global context and the former “Second World;” and 3) the political implications of rethinking the global context as itself postsocialist. For more information about the conference theme, go to:

March 17
Feeding the World: the Role of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation
Prabhu Pingali, the Deputy Director of the Agriculture Development Program at the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.
Time: 4:00 pm Lecture
Location: Monsanto Room, ACES Library, Information and Alumni Center, 1101 S. Goodwin Ave.
Co-sponsor: ACES

Related Events
February 28-March 3
The Illusionist Film Showing
Location: The Art Theatre, 126 West Church Street, Champaign
Time: Varied (Please see website)
Abstract: Details the story of a dying breed of stage entertainer whose thunder is being stolen by emerging rock stars. Forced to accept increasingly obscure assignments in fringe theaters, garden parties and bars, he meets a young fan who changes his life forever. — Anonymous (IMDB)

March 3, 2011
Lecture (in German): “Verlebendigung und Historisierung von Geschichte: DDR und Mauerfall in der Literatur seit der Jahrtausendwende.”
Speaker: Andrea Geier, Visiting Max Kade Distinguished Professor of German from the University of Trier
Time: 5:15 pm
Location: Lucy Ellis Lounge
Sponsor: Departmental lecture series in Germanic Languages and Literatures “Fruchtbringende Gesellschaft”

March 4-31
The 14th Annual European Union Film Festival
Location: 164 North State Street, Chicago
Sponsors: Gene Siskel Film Center and the School of the Art Institute of Chicago
Abstract: The Gene Siskel Film Center welcomes you to the 14th Annual European Union Film Festival, the largest showcase in North America for the cinema of European Union nations. This year’s festival, our largest yet, boasts 64 films representing 24 nations.

EUC Faculty Conference Travel Grants

European Union Center Faculty Conference Travel Grants
Deadline: February 28
The European Union Center announces the EUC Faculty Conference Travel Grant competition for 2010-11. These grants are designed to support the professional development of EUC-affiliated faculty who wish to present one or more papers at academic conferences. Faculty members not currently affiliated with the EUC are encouraged to apply and inquire about Center affiliation. Faculty members may receive funding for one conference per year from the EUC. All awards MUST be used by no later than August 14, 2011. The conference travel grant is funded by the US Department of Education Title VI grant.

Domestic Conference Travel Grants
Domestic conference travel grants support UI faculty presentation(s) at an academic conference in the US on modern European studies, with priority given to research on the EU. Preference will be given to applicants who are junior faculty and have made contributions to European/EU studies at Illinois and who can demonstrate lack of other sources for the proposed travel. Maximum award: $500.

International Conference Travel Grant
One international conference travel grant is available for the maximum award of $1,000. The proposed conference paper must address the EU directly. Preference will be given to the applicants who have made contributions to European/EU studies at Illinois, who can combine travel to a conference with field research and/or development of institutional links between UI and other universities abroad. International travel arrangements will be subject to the Fly America Act and MUST be approved by the US Department of Education 30 days in advance of a scheduled flight before the ticket can be purchased.
Domestic and International Conference Grant award recipients may be invited to present a brown bag talk in the EUC lecture series.

Application Forms can be obtained from the EU Center (328 International Studies Building, MC-429) or downloaded from the EU Center web site,

Application Procedures: Please submit one copy of the following.

* A completed application form.
* A one-page proposal with a description of the proposed conference and the expected benefits to your research and the general area of European Union studies.
* A budget for the travel and conference expenses.
* Copy of the announcement of the conference.
* Copy of the notice showing that the proposed paper has been accepted for the conference.
* A brief curriculum vita.

Application deadline: before 4:30 PM on February 28, 2011. Late submissions will not be accepted.
Submit applications to:
EU Center
328 International Studies Building, MC-429
910 S. Fifth Street
Champaign, IL 61820
Phone: (217) 265-7515
Fax: (217) 333-6270


Nomination/Submission Deadline: March 1, 2011
GSA award for Best Essay in German Studies by a Graduate Student
The prize for the Best Essay in German Studies by a Graduate Student will again be awarded in 2011
Questions and nominations should be sent to the committee chair, Professor Joy Calico, at Vanderbilt University at


Deadline: March 10, 2011
University Administrators Enrichment Program at RWTH Aachen University : Shaping the Future of International Institutional Collaboration
Dates: July 17-22, 2011
Abstract: RWTH Aachen University is pleased to announce a new program designed for senior international education professionals and faculty members closely involved with university internationalization, to bring them into closer contact with their counterparts at one of Europe’s leading technical universities, RWTH Aachen University. The program will focus on the professional development of the participants, expanding their knowledge and international professional networks to intensify internationalization initiatives of their home universities. The program will consist of information sessions, roundtable workshops, and site visits to departments and research facilities on the RWTH Aachen campus.
The week-long program will focus on comparing science, engineering and technology education in different European and North American university systems versus Germany (in the context of the European Higher Education Area) and identifying possible avenues for student exchange and research collaboration. RWTH Aachen University will provide accommodation, including breakfast, for all participants. Most meals are included in the program, and awards of EUR 300 (= approx. USD 400) per person will be given out to suitable participants and can be applied towards international and local travel. Intercontinental travel is at the participants’ expense.
To apply, please submit a CV and a statement of motivation explaining your interest in participation in the program and in intensifying your university’s institutional ties with RWTH Aachen University and/or institutions in Germany/Europe.
Please submit your application via email to
For a detailed schedule of the program, please visit

Deadline: May 1 for Fall 2011 or AY 2011-2012
The EuroScholars Program
Abstract: The EuroScholars Program is an innovative study abroad program designed to provide professional academic research experience for high achieving students (GPA 3.4 or higher) interested in a research semester abroad in Europe.
Highlights of the EuroScholars program:
Semester or year abroad at one of Europe’s 12 leading research institutions, including Ruprecht Karls Universität Heidelberg and Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität Munich in Germany.
• Participation in a professional academic research project under supervision of a professor
• Research opportunities available in many fields including liberal arts/humanities, social sciences, biology, chemistry, physics, computer science, psychology, physical sciences, law, (bio)medical sciences and engineering.
> • Work in a full-fledged lab for the sciences
• Transfer of credits
• Experience and skills gained will prepare students for graduate school or a career in research
• A publishable quality paper is expected as a result of the research project
• Enrollment in a language and/or culture course of the host country
• MidStay program for all participants, meeting fellow EuroScholars
• Live on or near campus in pre-arranged housing
• No language requirement
• 30 ECTS of academic credit (equivalent to 15 US semester credits)
Conversation Tables & Coffee Hours

Bosnian/Croatian/Serbian Conversation Table
Espresso Royale on Goodwin and Oregon in Urbana
4:30 pm – 5:30 pm on every other Thursday (March 3rd)
Bulgarian Association Conversation Table
Espresso Royale on Goodwin and Oregon in Urbana
Every Thursday from 6pm to 7pm
Cosmo Coffee Hours @ the YMCA
Thursdays, 7:30-9:30 PM
Murphy Lounge, University YMCA
Free and open to everyone
At these informal gatherings, coffee, tea, and homemade ethnic desserts are served.
March 3: Romanian
March 10: Greek
March 17: Lebanese
March 31: Polish
April 7: Pakistani
April 14: French
April 21: South Africa
April 28: Caribbean Countries

If you would like to announce an event through the EUC e-Weekly, please send the information by no later than the prior Thursday of the event to:
Sebnem Ozkan | Phone: (217) 244-0570 | Fax: (217) 333-6270 |

European Union Center
University of Illinois
328 International Studies Building, MC-429 | 910 S. Fifth St. | Champaign, IL 61820
Phone: (217) 265-7515 | Fax: (217) 333-6270

Saving the Stones offers a 5-month training internship in historical and archaeological conservation, implemented through theoretical lessons and practical workshops in one of the most famous archaeology sites in the world: Jerusalem, Israel.

For more information, wrote
Daniel Cohen
University of Illinois l Urbana-Champaign
Psychology, Political Science ’11
MASA Intern

Brochure at:

Homepage at:

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