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ALBA Thesis Award

Liesbeth Brouwer (1953 – 2006) was an active and inspirational lecturer who contributed significantly and creatively to the development of the Euroculture programme – not only at the University of Groningen, but also within the network.

Tragically, she passed away in 2006. To honour her legacy, ALBA has been established, in memory of Liesbeth’s multi- and interdisciplinary contribution to the programme.

ALBA consists of two elements:

1.The Annual Liesbeth Brouwer Address: a yearly lecture organized at the University of Groningen.

2.The Annual Liesbeth Brouwer Award: a thesis prize for students from the Euroculture network. Each year the prize (500 €) will be awarded to the author of the thesis that, according to the jury’s opinion, most effectively and elegantly represents the “Euroculture” approach, that is, dealing with current European issues from a complex perspective and approaching the related problems in an interdisciplinary manner.

Previous ALBA Thesis Award recipients:

Noémi Kalocsay, "Civil Society and Democratization in Hungary: The Role of Civil Organizations in the Integration of Third Country Nationals"


Arnab Dutta, "The Borders and the Boundaries in the Land of the Quasi-masters: Continental Europe as seen through Bangla travel narratives, 1919-50"


Jesse van Amelsvoort, "Houses of the Past: The Contemporary Gothic Novel and the Space of Citizenship"


Theresa Bärwolff, “Linking Heritage, Culture and Development: The Pune Heritage Festival in Pune (India) in comparison with Heritage Open Days in Norwich (UK)"


Adithya Pillai, “The problem of understanding in the study of Indian and European philosophies in the book ‘India and Europe’ by Wilhelm Halbfass”


Sarah Eilingsfield, “The construction of second-generation migrant identities in contemporary literature, notably the work of Zadie Smith and Yadé Kara”


Lora Markova, “The Representation of Transculturality in European Visual Media. Mapping Transcultural Identities in European Artistic Expressions and Reconceptualizing Transculturality as the Creative Practice of Sampling Cultures”


Claire Greenfield, “Cultural Citizenship in the Curriculum: A Case Study on Citizenship Education in England and Austria”.


Sarah Goler, “The New Edible Endangered Species. PDO, PGI and TSG Policies, Food and Cultural Pluralism in Europe”.


Anna Nikolaeva, “Reimagining Potsdamer Platz: Contested Memories and Urban Visions”.


Luca Mangiat, “Constitutional patriotism and Switzerland: Civic identities, exclusion and self-delusion”.