The Europe Center October 2017
Congratulations to our first European Studies Minor, Sergio Rebeles '17
Sergio Rebeles graduated in June with a B.S. in Biology and a minor in Global Studies in European Studies. Sergio found that complementing his classwork in the hard sciences with European Studies courses and study abroad in Madrid and Paris enriched his education. Sergio chose the European Studies minor for its "flexibility and interdisciplinary/comparative focus." Read more about Sergio's experiences as a European Studies minor.
Interns report on experiences in Europe
Each summer The Europe Center sponsors undergraduate interns at Belgium-based international think-tanks and the European Parliament. Students focus on institutional change, economic policy, and strategic issues facing Europe. As part of his internship at the Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe (ALDE), Ben Gardner-Gill worked on legislation for the Culture and Education Committee and grappled with the concept of European Identity. Read Ben's full story. All TEC Intern Reports.
Learn more about our internship opportunities.
Featured faculty research:
Fiona Griffiths

Fiona Griffiths is Professor of Medieval European History and a new TEC faculty affiliate. Fiona earned her PhD from Cambridge University and came to Stanford in 2013, having taught previously at New York University and Smith College. Fiona’s research explores the cultural history of medieval religion, focusing on the experiences and interactions of religious men (priests or monks) with women (nuns and clerical wives). Learn more about Fiona's research.
Featured graduate student research: Rachel Midura
Rachel Midura is a PhD candidate in the Department of History. Her dissertation research focuses on the postal, political, and information networks of Northern Italy and Europe from 1550 to 1720. With the support of a research grant from The Europe Center, Rachel traveled to archives in Milan, Bergamo, and London in December and January of 2016-2017 to explore their collections of notarial documents and inter-postal agreements. Read more about Rachel's research.
Learn more about our Graduate Student Grant Competition
100 Shades of Red

Mikhail Zygar will talk about the perception of the Russian revolution of 1917 a hundred years later. He will explore how the centenary of the revolution is ignored by the Russian government and about the evolution of the attitude of the Russian society towards the revolution.
Meduza: Doing New Media in a Perfect Storm

Ilia Krasilshchik, publisher, and Anna Veduta, global outreach director, will discuss Meduza's new editorial partnership with Buzzfeed and their ambitious translation project, including the English-language edition.
Save the Date
Jonas Tallberg, Stockholm University
Save the Date
Noam Gidron, Princeton University
Accepting Applications: September 25, 2017 - October 20, 2017
The Europe Center invites applications from graduate and professional students at Stanford University whose research or work focuses on Europe. Funds are available for Ph.D. candidates across a wide range of disciplines in the humanities and social sciences to prepare for dissertation research and to conduct research on approved dissertation projects. The Europe Center also supports early graduate students who wish to determine the feasibility of a dissertation topic or acquire training relevant for that topic. Additionally, funds are available for professional students whose interests focus on some aspect of European politics, economics, history, or culture; the latter may be used to support an internship or a research project. For more information or to apply, please visit our Graduate Student Grant Competition.
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