Centre for European Studies - Events

21
Oct
2015

Legal History Masterclass

The discipline with which law has always been most deeply involved is history. Law is founded in history, legitimated by history, and developed through history. Yet the relationship of law to history is often something that we either take for granted or shy away from. Why does legal history matter? What are its demands and its rewards? How might it relate to your legal research? The visit next week of Professor Emanuele Conte, one of Europe’s... Read more

21
Oct
2015

Westminster versus Eastminster. How well did colonial implantations work out?

ANZSOG and the ANUCES cordially invite you to the following seminar by one of the world’s most renowned scholars on Westminster governance in former British colonies in Asia. Asian States that emerged from British control adopted various substantial elements of the British Westminster system. This system has more commonly been associated with British settler countries like Australia, Canada and New Zealand where “kith and kin” links with Britain... Read more

19
Oct
2015

“Fortress Europe: Identity, Race and Surveillance.”

In this master class Professor Dominic Thomas (UCLA) will be discussing his recent article, “Fortress Europe: Identity, Race and Surveillance.” Recent realignments of the global geopolitical landscape have further exacerbated the plight of migrants, displaced as they have been by repressive dictatorships, social upheaval and the lingering consequences associated with conflict and political turmoil, inducing children, women and men to board... Read more

12
Oct
2015

CCCR Seminar: Communicating culinary heritage of Slovenian Australians: From digital cross-cultural hubs to 3D food printing

This seminar will present the outcomes of a research project that explored ways in which digital technologies can aid younger generations of Slovenian Australians to preserve and communicate Slovenian culinary heritage in Australia. The project considered how community participation and creative potential can be enhanced by this re-use of heritage. Throughout the course of the research project 18 in-depth and 7 thematic interviews were conducted... Read more

25
Sep
2015

Economic Decline and Protest Activism in Europe

Protest activism in Europe has become more visible since the 2008 economic recession. Studies on protest waves across countries have emphasized the increase and spread of unconventionality as a form of political engagement for Europeans responding to the economic crisis. From the Indignados movement in Spain to the Syriza coalition in Greece, new political actors have embraced contentious activism as a source of political support in reaction to... Read more

24
Sep
2015

Political Activism in the Aftermath of the Great Recession: Europeans, Protest and the Economy

Protest activism in Europe has become more visible since the 2008 economic recession. Studies on protest waves across countries have emphasized the increase and spread of unconventionality as a form of political engagement for Europeans responding to the economic crisis. From the Indignados movement in Spain t the Syriza coalition in Greece, new political actors have embraced contentious activism as a source of political support in reaction to... Read more

15
Sep
2015

Europe’s Refugee Crisis: A Conversation

On the 14 September the European Union is staging an extraordinary meeting in Brussels to develop a collective response to the mass arrivals of hundreds of thousands of refugees and irregular migrants that has dominated the summer of 2015. Risking death in the Mediterranean, smuggled in overcrowded trucks or walking across newly-fenced borders, this influx has forced European governments and the EU to develop new national and collaborative... Read more

15
Sep
2015

Meet François Garde, French author of What Became of the White Savage / Ce qu'il advint du sauvage blanc

What Became of the White Savage ( Ce qu'il advint du sauvage blanc) enjoyed phenomenal success in France where it won nine literary prizes including the prestigious Goncourt Prize in the first novel category. Sometime in the 1840s, Narcisse, a young French sailor is abandoned on the coast of Australia and given up for dead by his shipmates. Seventeen years later he is found living among aboriginal peoples, having apparently forgotten everything... Read more

09
Sep
2015

ECONOMIC MANAGEMENT OF THE EU IN THE PRESENT FINANCIAL CRISIS

On Tuesday 9 September, as part of AIIA’s partnership with ANU’s European Studies Centre Touring Lecture series, visiting scholar Robert Mezyk spoke at the Glover Cottages about the values and rationale behind the European Union’s economic management in both ordinary and crisis situations. In a comprehensive technical walkthrough of the topic, Robert explained the systems and mechanisms that were established in order to coordinate an economic... Read more

09
Sep
2015

The Global Clean Energy Revolution

Sir David King will discuss the potential for global renewable energy and the steps needed to take full advantage of its transformative power. As the UK’s Special Representative for Climate Change, his role is to use his expertise to develop a greater coherent effort in making sure that the UK works closely and effectively with other countries. His current projects include work aiming to encourage greater global investment in low-carbon and... Read more

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