CES sponsors and cosponsors a wide range of public talks, exhibits, performances and other activities through which audiences may appreciate the cultural riches of Europe. For a list of upcoming events please see the events calendar on our website.
RECENT PUBLIC EVENTS
The 2011 International Meeting of The American Conference for Irish Studies: March 30 - April 2, 2011. The conference welcomes papers on all topics and aspects of Irish studies, including history, literature, language, culture, and arts, and encourages paper submissions considering the notions of the “global” and the “local” in Irish Studies.
While the recent “Celtic Tiger” boom and bust made glaringly apparent the impact of globalization on Irish history and culture in contemporary times, the tension between global and local perspectives has informed Irish and Irish diaspora cultures for centuries. This tension also informs Irish Studies research, which has increasingly adopted interdisciplinary approaches to examine the Irish experience in the context of wider cultural, theoretical and geographical networks. The 2011 conference invites members to consider the impact of these approaches on Irish Studies research, as well as on the concept of Irish Studies as an academic field.
Film Showing: The Strange Case of Angelica (O Estranho Caso de Angélica, 2010). Friday, January 28 2011. 7:00pm. This film takes place in 1950's Portugal, in the city of Porto. A young photographer is hired by the wealthy parents of a recently deceased girl to take her deathbed pictures. To his surprise, the young girl still appears alive and animate in his pictures. He immediately falls in love, causing him hardship and struggle as he contemplates his own mortality.
The Center for European Studies was a proud sponsor of the 2009 Wisconsin Film Festival held between April 2 and April 5, 2009. CES also co-sponsored World Cinema Day 2009. World Cinema Day is an annual program for high schools run by the University of Wisconsin-Madison's Language Insititute in collaboration with the Wisconsin Film Festival. The program promotes the understanding and appreciation of world cultures through quality international cinema. World Cinema Day 2009 hosted a screening of Football Under Cover, an award winning German/Iranian documentary. The film's co-director, David Assmann, was invited from Berlin for the screening of his film as a guest of the Center for European Studies.
In 2005 CES sponsored "On the Road with Hans Christian Andersen" - a series of presentations at public libraries around the state of Wisconsin.