Upcoming Events

Monday, February 25 to Sunday, March 10

Names instead of Numbers: Remembrance Book for the Prisoners of Dachau Concentration Camp
Time:
(All day)
Location:
Posvar Hall
Sponsored by:
European Studies Center along with German Department

This international traveling exhibit comes to the University of Pittsburgh for a limited time.
This world renowned exhibit features biographies of twenty-two former inmates of the camp in an attempt to "remember the people hidden behind the prisoner uniforms and victim statistics."

Tuesday, February 26

Conversations on Europe: World's Fairs & International Expositions
Time:
12:00 pm to 1:30 pm
Location:
4217 Wesley W. Posvar Hall
Sponsored by:
European Studies Center and European Union Center of Excellence
Contact Email:
irm24@pitt.edu

As a part of the ESC’s Year of Global Europe, the ESC will devote this session of its virtual roundtable series to discussing the history of world’s fairs and international expositions. The first of these massive events began in Europe in the nineteenth century and became a way for European nations to showcase technology and their imperial power. In the last century, non-European nations became active participants and hosts. Our panel of experts will explore this change over time and discuss the role of world’s fairs and international expositions yesterday and today. Audience participation is encouraged. To participate remotely, contact irm24@pitt.edu

Less-Commonly-Taught-Languages Coffeehouse
Time:
4:30 pm to 6:30 pm
Location:
William Pitt Union, Assembly Room
Announced by:
African Studies Program, Center for Latin American Studies, Center for Russian East European and Eurasian Studies, Director's Office and European Studies Center on behalf of Year of Pitt Global and Less-Commonly-Taught-Languages Center

Take a break from studying and enjoy kaffe and a kanelbullar in Swedish, njugu paak in Swahili, or gazoz in Turkish! Less-Commonly-Taught Languages Center will teach you how to place your order in Hindi, Quechua, Irish, Persian, Greece, Hungary, Haiti, Vietnam, or Ethiopia and more! You will have chance to place your order at the Coffeehouse and enjoy drinks and snacks from around the world.

Check out the event on Facebook!

Wednesday, February 27

Pogroms, Blood Libels, and Other Forms of Antisemitism in Eastern and Central Europe
Time:
12:00 pm to 12:50 pm
Presenter:
Irina Livezeanu
Location:
1502 Posvar Hall
Sponsored by:
European Studies Center along with Dietrich School of Arts & Sciences, Department of History, Department of Religious Studies and Department of Jewish Studies
MyPittGlobal How-To Session
Everything you Always Wanted to know about MyPittGlobal But Were Afraid to Ask
Time:
4:00 pm to 6:00 pm
Location:
4130 Posvar
Sponsored by:
African Studies Program, Asian Studies Center, Center for Latin American Studies, Center for Russian East European and Eurasian Studies, Director's Office, European Studies Center, European Union Center of Excellence and Global Studies Center
Contact:
John Stoner
Contact Phone:
8-7360
Contact Email:
stonerjc@pitt.edu

Have you been procrastinating about filling out your entry or exit surveys? Have you got questions about e-portfolios? Have you forgotten how to enter your coursework into MyPittGlobal?

If so, we can answer these and other questions about the MyPittGlobal platform at this event. Come meet UCIS advisors, student ambassadors, and others who will provide hands-on assistance to jumpstart your MyPittGlobal experience. Completing levels makes you eligible for potential study abroad scholarships, VIP access to mentorship and academic visitors. There will be a raffle for attendees--the more stations you visit, the more entries you get!

Pizza, cookies, and soft drinks will be provided.

Thursday, February 28

The Different Cultural Manifestations of Soccer in North America and Europe: The Centrality of Gender
Time:
12:00 pm to 1:30 pm
Presenter:
Andrei Markovits
Location:
4130 Posvar Hall
Sponsored by:
European Studies Center

In this talk, Prof. Markovits will present findings from his book Gaming the World: How Sports are Reshaping Global Politics and Culture (2010) and highlight the opposite paths that the women have traversed in the game of Association Football on both sides of the Atlantic.

Wednesday, March 6

Fascism, Racial Policy, and Antisemitism in Italy (1922-1945)
Time:
12:00 pm to 12:50 pm
Presenter:
Lina Insana
Location:
1502 Posvar Hall
Sponsored by:
European Studies Center along with Department of Religious Studies, Department of Jewish Studies, Department of History and Dietrich School of Arts & Sciences
Zaffiro Trio: A Concert of Music of France, Italy, and Germany
Time:
6:00 pm
Location:
Frick Fine Arts Auditorium
Sponsored by:
European Studies Center along with undefined

Featuring Tina Faigen, Piano, Mary Beth Malek, Clarinet, and Paula Tuttle, Cello
with Ellen-Maria Willis, violin, MaryBeth Schotting, violin, and Jennifer Gerhard, viola

Friday, March 8 to Saturday, March 9

Representations of Disaster Conference
Time:
8:00 am to 6:00 pm
Location:
Humanities Center
Sponsored by:
European Studies Center
Contact Email:
pitt.frit.conference@gmail.com

Students may register at pitt.frit.conference@gmail.com

Tuesday, March 19

Conversations on Europe: Brexit: A Europe Without the UK
Time:
12:00 pm to 1:30 pm
Location:
4217 Wesley W. Posvar Hall
Sponsored by:
European Studies Center

Wednesday, March 20

Nazi Antisemitism: Racial Theory, Bystandership, and Genocide
Time:
12:00 pm to 12:50 pm
Presenter:
Lauren Bairnsfather
Location:
1502 Posvar Hall
Sponsored by:
European Studies Center along with Dietrich School of Arts & Sciences, Department of Jewish Studies, Department of Religious Studies and Department of History

Wednesday, March 27

From Leo Frank to Tree of Life: A History of Antisemitic Violence in America
Time:
12:00 pm to 12:50 pm
Presenter:
Rachel Kranson
Location:
1502 Posvar Hall
Sponsored by:
European Studies Center along with Department of Religious Studies, Department of Jewish Studies, Department of History and Dietrich School of Arts & Sciences

Friday, April 12

European & Eurasian Undergraduate Research Symposium 2019
Time:
(All day)
Location:
TBA
Sponsored by:
Center for Russian East European and Eurasian Studies, European Studies Center and International Business Center along with Dietrich School of Arts & Sciences and GOSECA
Contact:
Gina Peirce
Contact Phone:
4126482290
Contact Email:
gbpeirce@pitt.edu

The Undergraduate Research Symposium is an annual event since 2002 designed to provide undergraduate students, from the University of Pittsburgh and other colleges and universities, with advanced research experiences and opportunities to develop presentation skills. The event is open to undergraduates from all majors and institutions who have written a research paper from a social science, humanities, or business perspective focusing on the study of Eastern, Western, or Central Europe, the European Union, Russia, or Central Eurasia. The Symposium is held on the University of Pittsburgh-Oakland campus. After the initial submission of papers, selected participants are grouped into panels according to their research topics. The participants then give 10- to 15-minute presentations based on their research to a panel of faculty and graduate students. The presentations are open to the public.

Tuesday, April 16

Conversations on Europe: EP Elections: What's at Stake?
Time:
12:00 pm to 1:30 pm
Location:
4217 Wesley W. Posvar Hall
Sponsored by:
European Studies Center

Friday, April 26

UCIS Graduation
Time:
3:00 pm to 5:30 pm
Location:
O'Hara Student Center Ballroom/Dining Room
Sponsored by:
African Studies Program, Asian Studies Center, Center for Latin American Studies, Center for Russian East European and Eurasian Studies, Director's Office, European Studies Center, Global Studies Center, Nationality Rooms, Office of International Services and Study Abroad Office