Euro Studies

New Interdisciplinary M.A. Program in European Studies

The M.A. in European Studies -- with a  4+1 B.A./M.A. option -- trains students to think across disciplines and cultures and apply a diverse array of methodologies to the study of Europe in a global framework.

This program includes one semester of study in Europe that will position students to be more successful in finding their place in the global workforce.

Read EuropeNow 's interview with Prof. Janet Horne (French Department) about European Studies at the University of Virginia.

Now accepting applications, on a rolling-admissions basis, through May 1st.


Europe Now

New! Double special issue on Water in Europe and the World by UVa European Studies affiliate Peter Debaere (Darden School of Business) 

A dry spell and record temperatures caught up with Europe last summer, testing farmers from Scandinavia and England, as well as France, the Netherlands, Germany and southern Europe. Along the Elbe in Czechia so called “hunger stones” marking very low water levels were again visible. Not just Europe has been tested. Cape Town almost ran out of water, California has struggled with scarcity in recent years, and Australia experienced its “Millennium drought” not so long ago. In this special feature, scholars and artists sketch many of the water challenges various countries have faced, as well as their varied responses. To read the full issue, click here.




Spotlight Europe


C’est l’un des rares sujets qui fassent l’unanimité lorsqu’on parle d’Europe. Le programme Erasmus ne suscite pratiquement que des louanges. Une exception, à l’heure où l’Union européenne essuie des critiques de tout bord.


We are in a remarkable period of urbanization of the planet, as the percentage of the world’s population living in cities continues to grow, likely rising to 70 percent by 2050. However, it is not clear that we are creating cities and urban [...]

University of Iceland| Reykjavik, Iceland. June 22-24, 2020. Click here for more information.


Nationalism, Nativism, and the Revolt Against Globalization

This special issue takes recent events at the University of Virginia as its vantage point to explore the resurgence of xenophobic nationalism across Europe and the word. Co-edited by Manuela Achilles (UVA), Kyrill Kunakhovich (UVA), and  Nicole [...]

Visit of the Ambassadors of Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania to the University of Virginia. Wed., April 22, 4:00 pm, Harrison Auditorium.

Lecture by Piotr Kosicki, (University of Maryland). Wed., Feb. 12, 12:00-1:30 pm, Hotel A  


This year, Albemarle Baking Company and MarieBette will provide food after the film screenings. Bring your family and friends! More information at

The lectures will probe the social and political challenges facing France, a country of wealth and formal political equality yet of sometimes spectacular discontent. More information at: https://iasculture. [...]

Wednesday, March 4, 5:00PM, Location: TBA. This it the Jewish Studies Program's annual Nir Family Lecture.

Tuesday, March 3, 2020, 12:30-1:45 PM. New Cabell Hall 236. The talk will be followed by a discussion; lunch will be provided.