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Building of the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia in Scheveningen, The Hague.

Dr. Malakaj publishes text in The Conversation

Dr. Ervin Malakaj has published a piece in The Conversation on the controversy surrounding the 2019 Nobel Prize for Literature, which was awarded to Austrian writer Peter Handke. 

CENES alum featured: “University of Victoria takes lead on Holocaust graphic novel project”

CENES alum featured: “University of Victoria takes lead on Holocaust graphic novel project”

CENES alum Dr. Charlotte Schallié, Associate Professor and Chair of the Department of Germanic and Slavic Studies at the University of Victoria, is featured in a CBC story about a unique graphic novel project.

Ziegler Lecture Series: “First Jews in Auschwitz”

Ziegler Lecture Series: “First Jews in Auschwitz”

The second Ziegler Lecture of the term will given by Dr. Piotr Setkiewicz of the Auschwitz-Birkenau State Museum on Monday, January 27 at 2:30 pm. 

Commemorating the 75th Anniversary of the Liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau

Commemorating the 75th Anniversary of the Liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau

The symposium is co-hosted by the Department of Central, Eastern and Northern European Studies (Modern European Studies program), the UBC Witnessing Auschwitz International Seminar (UBC Go Global), and the UBC Opera Ensemble. 

“Experiencing the Holocaust, Sharing Memories: The UBC Community Reading and Witnessing Auschwitz”

“Experiencing the Holocaust, Sharing Memories: The UBC Community Reading and Witnessing Auschwitz”

The current UBC Library exhibition was curated by Reference Librarian Susan Atkey, Dr. Bozena Karwowska, Dr. Anja Nowak and Dr. Ania Switzer.

Scholarship for Exchange Studies in Sweden

Scholarship for Exchange Studies in Sweden

The Swedish Women’s Educational Association International, Inc is offering a 3,000 CAD scholarship to undergraduate students in a Swedish language course in the Department of Central, Eastern and Northern European Studies.

Malakaj Joins Editorial Board of Studies in 20th and 21st-Century Literature

Malakaj Joins Editorial Board of Studies in 20th and 21st-Century Literature

Dr. Ervin Malakaj was appointed to the editorial board of Studies in 20th and 21st-Century Literature.

Dr. Karwowska to Present at CENES Faculty Research Colloquium

Dr. Karwowska to Present at CENES Faculty Research Colloquium

On Thursday, January 23 at 12:45 p.m. in Buchanan Tower 997, Dr. Bozena Karwowska will be giving a talk on “Tadeusz Borowski’s This Way for the Gas, Ladies and Gentlemen: Facts, Literary Style and a Testimony of Auschwitz.”

CENES Faculty present at 2020 MLA Conference in Seattle

CENES Faculty present at 2020 MLA Conference in Seattle

Several CENES faculty members presented research at the 2020 annual meeting of the Modern Language Association in Seattle (9–12 January).