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European Studies

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The Max Kade Center for European Studies has a rich tradition of offering undergraduates major and minor options in the study of European affairs.  Upon its 25th anniversary as an academic unit, the Center for European Studies was renamed the Max Kade Center for European and German Studies in 2006 and 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.

The center offers interdisciplinary majors in European Studies (EUS), designed for students who want to broaden their awareness of the European experience and to prepare for international careers or advanced study.  Its curriculum is designed to give majors disciplinary breadth as well as expertise in a specialty of their choosing.  Most EUS majors also participate in one of the Vanderbilt study abroad programs in Europe and/or reside in the International House on campus.


EUS 240, Special Topics in European Studies:"Paradise Caught: Zoos and Gardens in European Culture 1500-2000"


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Prof. Christoph Zeller

Recent Faculty Publications


photo  Joy H. Calico

  Arnold Schoenberg's A
  Survivor from Warsaw
  in Postwar Europe

  [University of California Press]

photo  Ari Joskowicz

  The Modernity of Others:
Ant-Catholicism in
  Germany and

  [Stanford University Press]







Maymester in Vienna

Professor Christoph Zeller will offer EUS 260, "European Cities,' durng Maymester in Vienna, May 6-28.

Utrecht European
University Network

For information about the Utrecht European University Network and its Summer School on Liberté, Emancipé, Fraternité that will take place in Utrecht Netherlands in July of 2014, please click here.