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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.







European Studies Maymester in Vienna 2014: Unhurried time travelers

 Spring Schedule 2015

 EUS 260:Maymester students explore the origins of Modernism in Vienna


A report from the INTERNATIONAL SUMMER  SCHOOL on EQUALITY in Utrecht in July 2014


Dr. Adelheid Voskuhl Lecture

Three EUS students participated in the International Summer School on Equality in Utrecht in July 2014. This was the second in a series of three summer schools on the themes of the French Revolution (liberty, equality, fraternity). This project is a joint initiative of the Utrecht Network, coordinated by Utrecht University in Utrecht, The Netherlands, under project coordinator Gerrit Dielissen, a former visiting professor at the Max Kade Center. The summer school is multinational and interdisciplinary in character. It consists of interactive lectures, student-led workshops, study visits, and dialogues with local actors. The school offers tuition, accommodation and full board, course materials and excursions. For more information about the program, including the 2015 summer school on Fraternity, watch this site EUS students are encouraged to apply! Read about Sahil Thiruvengadam's experience here .



                                                   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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Spring 2015 Events - January

Thursday, February 5
"From Berlin to LA and Beyond: Thick Mapping in the Digital Humanities"
Todd Presner, UCLA
6:00 p.m. 306 Buttrick Hall
Friday, February 6
"The Ethics of the Algorithm: Close and Distant Listening to the Shoah Foundation Visual History Archive"
Todd Presner, UCLA
11:10 a.m. 123 Buttrick Hall