School of Slavonic & East European Studies

UCL School of Slavonic & East European Studies
UCL School of Slavonic & East European Studies

UCL SSEES is one of the world's leading institutions specialising in Central, Eastern, South-Eastern Europe, Russia and Eurasia. Our faculty are uniquely distinguished in their research, teaching and professional activities and we offer distinctive BA, MA and PhD programmes in: Economics & Business, History, Languages & Culture, and Politics & Sociology. SSEES also leads the inter-university Centre for East European Language Based Area Studies (CEELBAS), the International Masters in Economy, State, and Society (IMESS), participates in the FP7 network project, ANTICORRP and runs the UCL Mellon Programme.


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Centenary Mugs

The Alumni Association has produced a centenary mug which features sketches of Senate House and the current SSEES building within Roman and Arabic numerals for one hundred.    More...

Published: Oct 14, 2014 10:15:53 AM

AHRC Grant for Four Year Project

UCL SSEES in collaboration with the Universities of Exeter, Oxford, Columbia, Leipzig and Belgrade, and the Hungarian Academy of Sciences has been awarded a major AHRC Grant (2014-18)... More...

Published: Oct 10, 2014 3:18:22 PM


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Miraculous Icons and Bolshevik Power

In 1932 an activist in the League of Militant Godless declared that the ‘icon is the centre of the counter-revolutionary movement’, a hyperbolic claim to be sure, but one that testifies to the symbolic potency of the icon in Russian religious culture. More...

Starts: Oct 20, 2014 6:00:00 PM

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Shells: Autobiographical Motifs in P. B. Shelley's "Hymn to Mercury" and Walter Benjamin's "Mummerehlen"

Lyric poetry derives its name from the lyre that the Greek god Hermes fashioned from a tortoise shell. The talk is about the appearance of this allegorical object in the two texts of its title. In both cases, the shell is an important accessory in the presentation of the author's 'lyric I.'  More...

Starts: Oct 22, 2014 5:00:00 PM