European Studies at Amherst College

European Studies at Amherst College An interdisciplinary honors major since 1974 Students pursue comparative literary studies and interdisciplinary work in European history, sociology, cultural studies, philosophy, political science, economics, performance studies, visual arts, architecture, or music.

Please join us today, September 29th at 7pmin Stirn Auditorium, Mead Art, Amherst Collegefor "Babylon/Babelsberg: Fritz ...
09/29/2015
"Babylon/Babelsberg: Fritz Lang's 'Metropolis' Reconsidered" | Amherst College

Please join us today, September 29th at 7pm
in Stirn Auditorium, Mead Art, Amherst College
for "Babylon/Babelsberg: Fritz Lang's 'Metropolis' Reconsidered" with Jürgen Müller.
https://www.amherst.edu/news/calendar/node/615392

Müller examines Fritz Lang's silent film classic "Metropolis" from its origins as a novel to its reception in the political climate of Nazi Germany. Comparing the film to apocalyptic Biblical iconography and other traditional artistic imagery, he connects it further to modernist architecture, and de…

"Writing the Stepmother Tongue: A Symposium on Translingual Literature"Friday, October 9, 2015, 10:00am-7:15pmAlumni Hou...
09/22/2015
"Writing the Stepmother Tongue: A Symposium on Translingual Literature" | Amherst College

"Writing the Stepmother Tongue: A Symposium on Translingual Literature"
Friday, October 9, 2015, 10:00am-7:15pm
Alumni House, Amherst College
The first independent forum of scholars and writers of translingual literature in the U.S. The field of Translingual literature studies texts written in a non-native language, in two languages, or in a mix of languages. Some of the best known examples are the classics Vladimir Nabokov, Samuel Beckett and Joseph Conrad, and among contemporary writers, Ilan Stavans, Nancy Huston, Alexandar Hemon, Ha Jin, and many others. The morning events, the keynote talk (Doris Sommer) and the Panel with Translingual Writers are open for the general audience; the afternoon events are for scholars only.
https://www.amherst.edu/academiclife/departments/european_studies/eustevents/node/615769

The first independent forum of scholars and writers of translingual literature in the U.S. The field of Translingual literature studies texts written in a non-native language, in two languages, or in a mix of languages. Some of the best known examples are the classics Vladimir Nabokov, Samuel Becket…

Please join us on Tuesday, September 29th at 7pmin Stirn Auditorium, Mead Art, Amherst Collegefor "Babylon/Babelsberg: F...
09/18/2015
"Babylon/Babelsberg: Fritz Lang's 'Metropolis' Reconsidered" | Amherst College

Please join us on Tuesday, September 29th at 7pm
in Stirn Auditorium, Mead Art, Amherst College
for "Babylon/Babelsberg: Fritz Lang's 'Metropolis' Reconsidered" with Jürgen Müller.
https://www.amherst.edu/news/calendar/node/615392

Müller examines Fritz Lang's silent film classic "Metropolis" from its origins as a novel to its reception in the political climate of Nazi Germany. Comparing the film to apocalyptic Biblical iconography and other traditional artistic imagery, he connects it further to modernist architecture, and de…

Join us, beginning at 4pm today:Symposium: Books and Print between Cultures, 1500-1900September 18-19Cole Assembly Room,...
09/18/2015
Books and Print between Cultures, 1500-1900 | September 18-19, 2015, Amherst College

Join us, beginning at 4pm today:
Symposium: Books and Print between Cultures, 1500-1900
September 18-19
Cole Assembly Room, Converse Hall, Amherst College

The symposium will begin at 4pm on Friday, September 18, with an open house at Amherst College's Archives & Special Collections, with Sanjay Subrahmanyam's keynote lecture following at 5:30pm in Cole Assembly Room, Converse Hall. A full day of talks (8:45 am - 5:45 pm) is scheduled for Saturday, September 19. The topics are diverse and cover early modern book / material cultures and practices from East Asia to Latin America.

The symposium is free and open to the public; however, those wishing to attend should register through the symposium website.

https://booksandprint.sites.amherst.edu/

Books and Print between Cultures investigates the role that books (printed books and manuscripts, including maps, scrolls, etc.), prints, and their associated technologies played in mediating and instantiating cultural difference in the early modern period. It approaches these materials as intermedi…

Symposium: Books and Print between Cultures, 1500-1900September 18-19Cole Assembly Room, Converse Hall, Amherst CollegeT...
09/14/2015
Books and Print between Cultures, 1500-1900 | September 18-19, 2015, Amherst College

Symposium: Books and Print between Cultures, 1500-1900
September 18-19
Cole Assembly Room, Converse Hall, Amherst College

This interdisciplinary symposium will investigate the role that books (codices, rolls, scrolls, and other related media), prints, and their associated technologies played in mediating and instantiating cultural difference in the early modern period. By framing the history of books and prints as meandering and material, this symposium aims to contribute new dialogues to the study of the global early modern.

The symposium will begin at 4pm on Friday, September 18, with an open house at Amherst College's Archives & Special Collections, with Sanjay Subrahmanyam's keynote lecture following at 5:30pm in Cole Assembly Room, Converse Hall. A full day of talks (8:45 am - 5:45 pm) is scheduled for Saturday, September 19. The topics are diverse and cover early modern book / material cultures and practices from East Asia to Latin America.

The symposium is free and open to the public; however, those wishing to attend should register through the symposium website.

https://booksandprint.sites.amherst.edu/

Books and Print between Cultures investigates the role that books (printed books and manuscripts, including maps, scrolls, etc.), prints, and their associated technologies played in mediating and instantiating cultural difference in the early modern period. It approaches these materials as intermedi…

http://horizon-magazine.eu/article/smart-specialisation-will-empower-entrepreneurs-innovators-europe-s-regions-dr-g-nter...
08/29/2015
Smart Specialisation will empower entrepreneurs, innovators in Europe’s regions – Dr Günter Clar...

http://horizon-magazine.eu/article/smart-specialisation-will-empower-entrepreneurs-innovators-europe-s-regions-dr-g-nter-clar

Industry, researchers and citizens will gain influence in the way regional research funding is allocated as a result of the EU's Smart Specialisation strategy, according to Dr Günter Clar, Chairman of a group of experts who analysed how it is contributing to Europe’s goals for growth.

IGNANT
08/27/2015

IGNANT

Visual artist Januz Miralles explores the fragility of the female body by fusing photography, drawing and painting...

Read more: http://www.ignant.de/?p=93666

Three Cheers for George Scialabba, with Noam Chomsky—and You’re Invited!
08/27/2015
Three Cheers for George Scialabba, with Noam Chomsky—and You’re Invited!

Three Cheers for George Scialabba, with Noam Chomsky—and You’re Invited!

The Baffler is convening a star-studded party to pay tribute to the legendary critic and essayist George Scialabba on the occasion of his retirement from clerical work at Harvard and entry into the uncertain world of writing for his supper. September 10 has been designated George Scialabba Day by th…

The Art Newspaper
08/27/2015

The Art Newspaper

Takashi Murakami reveals surprise debt to Anselm Kiefer http://ow.ly/RrinS

European Greens
06/24/2015

European Greens

Go Netherlands! A Dutch court has ordered the state to reduce emissions by 25% within five years, to protect its citizens from Climate Change - bit.ly/1JiqCVK

Museu Picasso Barcelona
06/24/2015

Museu Picasso Barcelona

Anys formatius de #PicassoDalí a Cadaqués / Formación en #Cadaqués / Formative years in Cadaqués http://goo.gl/KSuh3x

06/24/2015
Mead Art Museum

Mead Art Museum

Times & topics for this week's It's Cool at the Mead gallery talks:
Thursday, June 25, 11 a.m. | Ancient Egyptian Art
Sunday, June 28, 2 p.m. | Russian Porcelain

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Intimacy amid Catastrophe: Diaries of the Leningrad Blockade: A talk by ALEXIS PERI (Assistant Professor of History, Boston University) Wednesday, March 21, 4:30 PM, Amherst Center for Russian Culture (202 Webster Hall) Alexis Peri is an Assistant Professor of history at Boston University. She received her PhD in history from the University of California Berkeley, and she is a historian of modern Europe, focusing on the Russian empire and the Soviet Union. She is the author of several articles and the recent book, The War Within: Diaries of the Leningrad Blockade (Harvard University Press, 2017). Her current book project, under contract with Harvard University Press is entitled: Dear Unknown Friend: Soviet and American Women Discover the Power of the Personal. It examines the early Cold War through thousands of letters exchanged between women of the US and USSR in which they advocated for peace and women's rights in the face of McCarthyism and Stalinist repression. The talk is free and open to the public. Reception to follow.