Welcome from the Academic Director
Welcome to the new European Studies Program Web site, where you will find information about our co-major and minor, student and faculty accomplishments, funding opportunities, and events.
We are excited to continue our collaboration with the Spencer Museum of Art; the Hall Center for the Humanities; the Lied Center of Kansas; the Center for Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies; and many other campus and community units on the KU World War I Centennial Commemoration 2014-2018. Our goal is to develop, coordinate, and promote a wide range of programming and educational opportunities that highlight KU faculty and staff, students, and resources and are of interest to the university community, the City of Lawrence, and the State of Kansas as well as at a national and international level.
Nathaniel Wood, Associate Professor of History and Core member of European Studies, officially opened the European Studies commemoration with a fascinating and well-received lecture on April 3, 2014, "All for You, Franz? From the Assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand to Total War." The event was held at the Spencer Museum of Art, in conjunction with an installation of selected works from the museum's deep holdings of graphic arts made during the First World War.