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Europe in the World: Perspectives on Communities: About
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A 2013 student scholarship competition and exhibit in Olin Library, sponsored by the Library with a grant from the Cornell Institute for European Studies

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CELEBRATE: April 1, 2013, 4:30-6:00 Lib Café

Europe in the World

On April 1, 2013, we celebrated the completion of the project in the Amit Bhatia Libe Café, Olin Library. Professor Peter Katzenstein (Walter S. Carpenter, Jr. Professor of International Studies, Cornell University Department of Government) delivered remarks, “Europe in the World: Some Reflections.” $3,500 in prizes were awarded to Cornell students.

The following is a recording of the event:

[Video courtesy of CornellCast]

Europe in the World: Perspectives on Communities

Europe in the World is a competition and exhibition designed to stimulate and reward Cornell student scholarship and creative work. The thematic focus on European identities and communities—within Europe and in relation to globalization—was inspired by the European Commission’s 2013 European Year of Citizens theme.

The spring 2013 contest elicited entries from Cornell students across disciplines. They expressed their ideas and research through vehicles such as visual arts, music, data visualizations, and spatial or demographic analysis. The topics and treatments they chose could be contemporary or historical, social or cultural, or treat immigration and migration issues. A panel of faculty experts on a range of European topics judged entries on the basis of creativity, substance and scope, scholarship, and treatment of the central theme. They awarded prizes in undergraduate and graduate categories.

Entries are exhibited in Olin Library alongside each scholar’s statement of purpose. Born-digital entries that could not be represented in print are exhibited electronically on an iPad in the Olin Library lobby.

In the digital representation of the exhibit on this site, entries are listed first by student category (graduate, and then undergraduate) and then in order of receipt.

Europe in the World is funded by the Cornell Institute for European Studies and the Cornell University Library.

Competition Results

Please join us in celebrating Europe in the World and congratulating student award winners:

Undergraduate Competition

Graduate Competition

First Place ($1000):
Faye Tsakas
Dans le Métro

Ethnographic short film
On display via the ipad outside the café, Olin Library

Second Place ($500):
Anna Walling
Bridging the Gap: Architectural Design and the European Union’s Search for Cultural Form

Also on display outside the Current Periodicals Reading Room, Olin Library

Third Place ($250):
Christopher Levesque
Berlin Migration and its Political Effects on Immigrant Communities

Powerpoint (represented in the exhibition as a poster) using GIS and Cartography
On display outside the Current Periodicals Reading Room, Olin Library

First Place ($1000):
Amit Gilutz

The Task of Interpretation (a counterpoint to Edward Said)

Concert piece for Gamelan, string quartet and electronics.
Exhibited via iPad just outside the café entrance, Olin Library

Second Place ($500):
Johannes C. Plambeck
The Phenomenon of Unidentified Flying Objects in Western Europe

Poster (GIS/Cartography)
On display in the maps display case, level B1

Third place ($250):
Diana Garvin
Consuming the Body Politic: East Africans in 1930s Italian Mass Media

Image set
On display across from the circulation desk, Olin Library

What do you think?

"There is in effect more of "the world" in Europe than of Europe in the world..."  wrote Zaki Laidi in A World Without Meaning (1998).  Find this book in Olin Library:  D860.L3513x 1998)

Your librarians

Contact the Europe in the World librarians:
Sarah How, Boris Michev & Susette Newberry

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