The Parthenon of Books Project

CENES instructor, Dr. Florian Gassner currently holds a Visiting Professor position at the University of Kassel, Germany. Together with his colleague Prof. Nikola Roßbach and just under 20 students, the research team produced a list of banned books which date as far back as 1575 and contains just over 72,000 titles. This year, Argentine artist […]

BRITISH COLUMBIA THROUGH ARRIVING EYES

The “British Columbia and Canada through Arriving Eyes” project run by Dr. Kyle Frackman, former-UBC masters student (and current University of Calgary librarian) Marc Stoeckle and UBC reference librarian Keith Bunnell, identifies key materials describing German speaking immigrants’ experiences of British Columbia and Western Canada. It includes German and English material relating to immigrants with […]

Series 2016-2017

Slavic Faculty and CENES PhD candidate travel to Poland

Over the past few weeks, Dr. Bozena Karwowska and CENES PhD candidate Anja Nowak have been travelling in Poland speaking on the Holocaust. Titles of the events are listed below. Lectures April 12 2016, Lecture by Dr. Bozena Karwowska at the Center for the Holocaust Research. Polish Academy of Sciences, Warsaw, Poland. Title: Auschwitz and its Space(s). […]

CENES Instructors recognized by Dean of Arts

TWELVE IN TOP TEN We are thrilled to announce that twelve CENES instructors have been ranked among the top 10% of instructors within the Faculty of Arts based on student evaluations. Veta Chitnev Florian Faller Kyle Frackman Petra Ganzenmüller Florian Gassner Daniela Hempen Lena Karlström Eszter Laszlo Jens Monrad Sara Pashan Gela Struch Geoffrey Winthrop-Young Many of […]

Lecturer position in German (limited-term) posting

9-Month Lecturer position 23 Feb, 2016 The Department of Central, Eastern and Northern European Studies  at the University of British Columbia, Vancouver invites applications for a non-renewable 9-month lecturer position in German, with an anticipated start date of August 1, 2016. The successful candidate will be expected to fulfill service duties as assigned by the […]

Undergraduate Research Assistant Opportunity: German Studies

Research Assistant in German Studies Deadline: January 31st, 2016 Click here to apply now! Job Type Part Time (29 hrs/wk or less) Number of Openings 1 Job Description This position is funded by an Arts Undergraduate Research Award and is aimed at students who wish to participate in a research project related to the subject […]

Undergraduate Research Assistant Job Opportunity

Research Assistant in Germanic Studies available Click here to apply now Deadline: January 31st, 2016 Job Type Part Time (29 hrs/wk or less) Number of Openings 1 Job Description This position is funded by an Arts Undergraduate Research Award and is aimed at students who wish to participate in a research project related to the […]

Undergraduate Scholarship for Exchange Studies: Sweden

UNDERGRADUATE SCHOLARSHIP FOR EXCHANGE STUDIES IN SWEDEN  Next application opening: 2016 (the scholarship is handed out every two years). Value: $3,000. Persons eligible: Canadian citizens or landed immigrants enrolled in an undergraduate Swedish language course at the Department of Central, Eastern and Northern European Studies (CENES) of the University of British Columbia. Where tenable: At any recognized university institution […]

In memory of Maria Fürstenwald

In memory of Maria Fürstenwald

The department is sad to announce that our former colleague Maria Fürstenwald passed away on January 14, 2016. Maria was born in Wloclawek, Poland, and immigrated to Canada in 1953. After obtaining an M.A. and PhD from McGill, she became a member of the Department of Germanic Studies at UBC and retired in 1985. She wrote […]

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