Congratulations to Dr. Kyle Frackman on his SSHRC Insight Grant!

Dr. Kyle Frackman, Assistant Professor in CENES, has been awarded an Insight Grant of nearly $73,000 from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) to study the experiences of queer people in East Germany. Dr. Frackman’s project, titled “Coming Out of the Iron Closet: Queer Lives in East Germany,” focuses on depictions of sexuality […]

Dr Frackman elected to CAUTG Board

At the 2017 annual conference of the Canadian Association of University Teachers of German (CAUTG) in Toronto, Dr. Kyle Frackman was elected to a two-year term on the organization’s Executive Board as Member-at-Large. 

Dr Frackman and Dr Iurascu to give pre-show talk before Max Raabe concert

Dr Frackman and Dr Iurascu to give pre-show talk before Max Raabe concert

German singer and orchestra leader Max Raabe, whose style evokes 1920s Berlin cabaret culture, is coming to UBC. He will give a concert with his Palastorchester at the Chan Centre on Sunday, April 9, 2017. Join Dr Kyle Frackman and Dr Ilinca Iurascu for a pre-show talk on Weimar-era culture. The talk will begin at […]

Ziegler Lecture Series for Term 1

The Department of Central, Eastern, and Northern European Studies is pleased to announce its Fall 2016 line-up for the Ziegler Lecture Series. We have a great selection of speakers and topics. All Ziegler lectures will take place at 5pm at St John’s College in the Fairmont Social Lounge (2111 Lower Mall). See the full schedule […]

Dr. Ilinca Iurascu to give public lecture at VISR

Dr. Ilinca Iurascu to give public lecture at VISR

On May 30, Dr. Ilinca Iurascu will give a talk on “Thirteen Ways of Looking at a Crocodile” at the Vancouver Institute for Social Research. The event will take place at 7pm at the Or Gallery, 555 Hamilton Street.   Starting from one of the more obscure and often overlooked literary references in Freud’s Das […]

Prof. Em. Marketa Goetz-Stankiewicz wins Jiří Theiner Award!

Prof. Em. Marketa Goetz-Stankiewicz wins Jiří Theiner Award!

We are proud to announce that CENES UBC Professor Emerita Marketa Goetz-Stankiewicz has been awarded the 2016 Jiří Theiner Award for her contribution to the dissemination and promotion of Czech literature abroad! Her research is on Czech samizdat, and she also works on Czech drama by playwrights including Kohout, Topol, Klíma, and Havel. Dr. Goetz-Stankiewicz will receive the […]

Dr. Olga Rosenblum visits UBC

Dr. Olga Rosenblum visits UBC

Dr. Olga Rosenblum (Departments of Philology and History, Russian State University for the Humanities, Moscow) is visiting UBC from April 7-12, and will give two talks. The CENES Department is co-sponsoring Dr. Rosenblum’s visit along with the UBC Eurasian States and Societies: Past and Present lecture series at Green College and the Liu Institute for Global Issues. First, on […]

CENES language coordinators inaugurate UBC network

CENES language coordinators inaugurate UBC network

Last week 14 of UBC’s language coordinators met together for the first time to talk about language instruction at UBC more broadly. Many languages were represented, including the five taught in the CENES department: Danish, German, Polish, Russian, and Swedish. Veta Chitnev, the 1st and 2nd year Russian coordinator, said that the goal of the […]

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