Seminars

SEMINARS

The Council for European Studies is proud to co-­‐sponsor and coordinate a number of Triangle and North Carolina-­‐wide seminar series. Most seminars meet monthly and represent interdisciplinary regional collaboration of faculty and graduate students at area universities. Some also attract undergraduate students, visiting scholars, postdocs and community members from across the region. The seminars invite prominent scholars in their respective fields to discuss a wide variety of topics and discuss also work in progress of local participants.  The CES directly runs the North Carolina Jewish Studies Seminar and the Triangle Intellectual History Seminar and supports financially the work of others, including:

NORTH CAROLINA JEWISH STUDIES SEMINAR

Since its inception in 2001, the North Carolina Jewish Studies Seminar (NCJSS) has gained a reputation as one of the more acclaimed intellectual meeting grounds in the area, bringing together faculty, graduate students, and visiting scholars who discuss various aspects of Jewish history and culture. Monthly meetings discuss current work by either seminar members or internationally renowned guests. Scholars from throughout North Carolina attend, and the seminar has become the major venue for scholarly interaction among the Triangle’s Jewish Studies scholars. The NCJSS is co-­‐sponsored by the Council for European Studies, Center for Jewish Studies at Duke University, the Carolina Center for Jewish Studies at the University of North Carolina-­‐Chapel Hill, the College of Humanities and Social Sciences at North Carolina State University, the Office of the Provost at Wake Forest University, and the Carolina Seminars.

For more information about this year’s programming, please visit the North Carolina Jewish Studies Seminar website.

TRIANGLE INTELLECTUAL HISTORY SEMINAR

For over twenty years, the Triangle Intellectual History Seminar (TIHS) has presented a variety of topics in intellectual history, with a global European focus and with special attention to social and cultural contexts as well as to language, rhetoric, and meaning.  It is incontrovertibly the leading national forum in the field and has given rise to its flagship journal, Modern Intellectual History.  The seminar has built a distinct international profile with an approach to thinkers, ideas, and texts that is emphatically historical and contextual. The TIHS is co-­‐sponsored by the Council for European Studies, the Department of History at North Carolina State University, the Office of the Provost at Wake Forest University, and the Carolina Seminars.

For more information about this year’s programming, please visit the Triangle Intellectual History Seminar website.