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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. 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.

European Studies Maymester in Vienna 2014
Unhurried time travelers
EUS 260: Maymester students explore the origins of Modernism in Vienna


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:
Ant-Catholicism in Germany and France

[Stanford University Press]







Fall 2014 Events - September

Tues 16 September
"Schiller's 'An die Freude': Leonard Bernstein and the Freude and/or Freiheit Debate"
Jeffrey High, California State Univ-Long Beach
Co-sponsors: Department of Germanic & Slavic Languages and the Robert Penn Warren Center for the Humanities
6:00 p.m., 206 Buttrick Hall

Tues 23 September
"Max Weber Worldwide: The Reception of a Classic in Times of Radical Change"
Edith Hanke, Max Weber Edition
Co-sponsors: The Department of Germanic &Slavic Languages and the Robert Penn Warren Center for the Humanities
6:00 p.m. 206 Buttrick Hall

Thur 25 September
"Waging War through Images: Drones' Precarious Visions"
Svea Braeunert, University of Potsdam
7:00 p.m. 206 Buttrick Hall