Graduate Programs

For graduate students European Studies offers a year-long seminar consisting of one semester of bi-weekly workshops and one semester of a European Studies graduate seminar, concluding with a conference for participating students. At the bi-weekly workshops that are facilitated by different faculty from a broad range of departments and programs, graduate students and faculty meet to discuss a common set of readings.

Examples of the year-long topics that have fueled the intellectual exchange among graduate students and faculty are:

  • Nationalism and Cosmopolitanism
  • Migration and Diaspora
  • Cultural Exchange: The Movement of Peoples and Ideas
  • Europe Old and New: Inclusions and Exclusions
  • Europe: Traditions and Revolutions
  • Visualizing Europe
  • Memory and Meaning in 20th-Century Europe
  • Walls: Unity and Division in Europe from Ancient Times to the Present
  • Europe at the Crossroads

In 2018-2019, we are not offering a fall graduate seminar, but our spring semester will feature a special European Studies Graduate Workshop (EUST 7001) focused on “Democracy and the Nation in Europe, Past and Present.”  This interdisciplinary workshop will be coordinated by Professor Willard Sunderland of the History Department and will include faculty from Political Science, the Architecture Program of DAAP, as well as the departments of Classics, History, and German Studies.  For more on the course, click here for the workshop syllabus and schedule.