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European Studies

The Max Kade Center for European Studies has a rich tradition of offering undergraduates major and minor options in the study of European affairs. The European Studies major (EUS) was designed for students who want to broaden their awareness of Europe and to prepare for international careers or advanced study.  In 2006, on its 25th anniversary as an academic unit, the Center for European Studies was renamed the Max Kade Center for European and German Studies and was expanded to include a central focus on the role of Germany within its European and transatlantic contexts with the aid of a major grant from the Max Kade Foundation in New York.

Judging History and World War I,  Panel Discussion in the World Wide Series

Featuring: Dr. Helmut Smith, Martha Rivers Ingram Professor of History, Vanderbilt University

Co-sponsored by: Department of History, Department of German

Wednesday, November 19th, 2014, 4:10 P.M. Buttrick Hall 102, Vanderbilt University




Remembering November 9. David Blackbourn, Cornelius Vanderbilt Distinguished Chair of History.

Sunday November 9th, 2014 7:00 PM

Video Credit: Monika Weisman, Holly McKee, and Hope Tone






Two Lives dir. By Georg Maas and Judith Kaufmann. Presented by Lutz Koepnick, Vanderbilt University. International Film Series.

Co-sponsored with the Department of Germanic and Slavic Languages.

Video Credit: Monika Weisman, Holly McKee, and Hope Tone









                                                   Recent Faculty Publications

Joy Calico



Arnold Schoenberg's
"A Survivor from Warsaw in Postwar Europe"
[University of California Press]
 M.Donald Hancock



Politics in Europe

6th Edition
[CQ Press]
Ari Joskowicz



The Modernity of Others:
Anti-Catholicism in Germany and France
[Stanford University Press]







photo The Max Kade Center is an institutional member of the Council for European Studies

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Fall 2014 Events - November

Vanderbilt Hustler: Story on Dr. David Blackbourn's Lecture, "Remembering November 9th". Read here
Wednesday, November 19
"Judging History and World War I"
Featuring Frank Furedi, Helmut Walser Smith, and Geoffrey Wawro
4:10 p.m. 102 Buttrick Hall