Center for European Studies
News & Events
November 27-December 3, 2022
The following is a list of events that may be of interest to the European Studies community.
CES is not the sponsor of every event listed, nor is this an implicit endorsement of these events.
This list is for informational purposes only.
Please share the following announcement with your students

Application for Summer 2023 and academic year 2023-24 are now OPEN!

Deadline: February 15, 2023
Get PAID to study world languages & cultures at UT or abroad!

Each year the Foreign Language Area Studies (FLAS) Fellowship program, funded through the US Department of Education, provides almost $1 million in funding to UT undergraduate and graduate students from all disciplines to study foreign languages and cultures at UT and elsewhere in the US and abroad. Applications for the 2023-24 academic year and 2023 summer fellowships are currently open.

Application deadline: February 15, 2023
Letter of Recommendation deadline: February 22, 2023
"Saint Javelin" by Chris Shaw, 2022. Copyright
The Nanovic Institute for European Studies invites undergraduate students to submit an application for the 2022-23 Winter Research Project, “Public Art as Protest and Resilience during the War in Ukraine.”

This is a paid research opportunity that seeks to document and examine the role of public art projects, including on social media, during the Russian invasion of Ukraine. This project will help students develop experience conducting research, curate a public-facing project, and learn more about the importance of art during times of war. This project will begin on December 19, 2022 and end on January 16, 2023. We will hold a preliminary research meeting the week of final exams. Applications are due here by 11:59 pm on Sunday, November 27, 2022.

This is an opportunity for students to:
  • Learn more about the war in Ukraine and the connections between art, warfare, and protest.
  • Gain experience conducting research using social media.
  • Collaborate with students from the Ukrainian Catholic University.
  • Expand their ability to critically analyze information from multiple sources.
  • Have the opportunity to present their research to their peers and create a public-facing project.

Please contact Dr. Abigail Lewis ( or Student Programs Assistant Director Anna Dolezal ( with any questions.
This November, Archipelago Books will publish and celebrate the work of legendary Turkish female writer, Sevgi Soysal. A beautiful thematic companion to Soysal’s memoirs of prison life, Dawn was originally published in the newspaper Politika and in a single volume as Yıldırım Bölge Kadınlar Koğuşu (Yıldırım Area Women's Ward) in 1976. She wrote a set of endearing and illuminating story collections, novels, and memoirs over the course of her short life. Soysal died at the age of 40 of cancer in 1976. Dawn is inspired by her childhood in Ankara, youth and student movements in Turkey, revolutionary dreams, and experiences of leftist intellectuals in prison and exile. Soysal's work was and is beloved by migrants, workers, queer people, and those on the fringes of Turkish society. Emma – a part of the team publishing Maureen Freely's brilliant translation – will speak to the collaborative process of acquiring, editing, and publishing Dawn.

For your questions, contact Ipek Sahinler at

Official Turkish Literature in Translation website: 

Sponsored by: UT Austin College of Liberal Arts, Center for Middle Eastern Studies, Department of Middle Eastern Studies, Program in Comparative Literature

In the penultimate session of BIES' virtual series "Eat, Drink & Be Merry?" scholars Janam Mukherjee of Ryerson University in Canada and Niamh Ann Kelly of the Dublin School of Creative Arts discuss the role of famine in the politics of food and drink. Erin Lentz of UT's Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs will chair.

Please note that this session will take place on Thursday, December 1, at 1 p.m. Austin time, 7 p.m. GMT.

Questions? Contact BIES staff at

Presented by: British, Irish, and Empire Studies
Balkan Circle is a weekly seminar where lectures, presentations, exhibits, or open interactive dialogues will focus on any (and all) aspects of historical, political, economic, social and cultural phenomena in the (so-called) Balkans. The seminar is free and open to the public and will be held every other Friday during the semester from 12:00 pm to 1:15 pm.

The de facto end of the EU enlargement process in the Western Balkans has thrust the region into a new era of geopolitical tumult. While the malign influence of countries like Russia and China in the region has received significant focus, it is more local actors who most affect Western Balkan security dynamics: Serbia, Croatia, and Hungary, above all. The talk will examine the motivations and influence of these smaller regional actors, and the threat their unilateral activities represent to the Atlantic community's interests therein.

Dr. Jasmin Mujanović is a Political Scientist (Ph.D., York University) specializing in the politics of post-authoritarian and post-conflict democratization.

Presented by: Center for Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies, Center for European Studies, Institute for Historical Studies in the Department of History

Mr. Władysław Frasyniuk is a former Solidarity leader, political prisoner, Member of the Polish Parliament (1991-2001), and current democratic activist. He will be delivering a speech entitled "The State of Democracy in Poland Today." Mr. Frasyniuk will speak for 30-minutes and take Q&A for 30-minutes.

This event is co-sponsored by the Center for Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies (CREEES); the Center for European Studies (CES); Texas Global; Liberal Arts Honors (LAH); the Department of Government; and the Department of International Relations and Government (IRG).

When registering, there will be a section to submit questions for Mr. Frasyniuk. The moderator will select the five or so most interesting questions and ask them anonymously.

Polish Club website:
Instagram: @PolishClubatUT
Facebook: Polish Club at UT
Call for Papers:
British, Irish, & Empire Studies Work-in-Progress Workshop

If you have a piece of writing (a chapter, an essay, a think-piece, or even just an idea you’re wrestling into shape) and it has some connection to the British Isles and the (mostly former) British Empire, the Program in British, Irish and Empire Studies would love to help you flesh it out. We envisage a small group lunch-hour seminar (we’ll provide the food) at which your pre-circulated work can be discussed in a supportive and friendly atmosphere.

If you think this might be something from which you’d benefit, please contact the British, Irish, & Empire Studies program at
$$ Event Funding from CES $$
CES is occasionally able to offer financial support for events at UT that have significant European content and components.

If you have such an event and would like to request funding, please fill out the Request for Funding form found here: CES Request for Funding
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