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 [...]

Sovereignties in Contention: Nations, Regions and Citizens in Europe
Universidad Carlos III de Madrid
Puerta de Toledo Campus
Madrid, Spain
June 20-22, 2019

Sovereignty is at the [...]

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 [...]

Oscar nominated European film about love, art, and politics, directed by Pawel Pawlikowski (2018).

Tuesday, 5 March 2019, 6 PM, Language Commons (NCH 298). Free pizza will be served.

Set against the background of the Cold War in the [...]