Critical European Studies Workshop

Friday, September 6, 2019 - 9:00am
Event Location: 
Humanities Center, 602 Cathedral of Learning

The contemporary period has called forth a re-thinking of methods and approaches to the study of Europe's cultures in the present and the past. Participants at this workshop are at the forefront of considering Europe as a term of debate, analyzing it as a discourse, investigating its cultural apparatuses, and exploring it's rich and transforming history. We approach the term Europe critically, even skeptically. This workshop will offer an opportunity to critically engage established methods of accounting for the peoples, the arts, and the letters of a European multilingual polyphony and a Europe of multi-spatial and contested relations.


Mohammed Bamyeh, Professor of Sociology, University of Pittsburgh
Anke Biendarra, Professor of German, University of California--Irvine
Cristina Blanco Sio Lopez, Marie Sklodowska-Curie Senior Global Fellow, European Studies Center
Heath Cabot, Assistant Professor of Anthropology, University of Pittsburgh
Nancy Condee, Professor of Slavic and Film Studies, University of Pittsburgh
Allyson Delnore, Associate Director, European Studies Center
Sabine von Dirke, Associate Professor of German, University of Pittsburgh
Emi Finkelstein, Ph.D. Candidate, History of Art and Architecture, University of Pittsburgh
Felix Germain, Assistant Professor of Africana Studies, University of Pittsburgh
Randall Halle, Klaus W. Jonas Professor of German Film and Cultural Studies, University of Pittsburgh
Peter Haslinger, Director, Herder Institute for Historical Research on East-Central Europe
Lina Insana, Associate Professor of Italian Languages and Literatures, University of Pittsburgh
Ilinca Iurascu, Associate Professor of German, University of British Columbia
John Lyon, Professor of German, University of Pittsburgh
Zsuzsánna Magdó, Associate Director, University of Pittsburgh
Jan Musekamp, DAAD Associate Professor of History, University of Pittsburgh
Katrin Sieg, Professor of German, Georgetown University