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SSEES 100: Conference on the Politics of Teaching and Learning Languages

This two-day conference intends to address the historical perspectives and current key narratives surrounding the teaching of languages, linguistics, and area studies. More...


SSEES 100: A Season of Films

Showcasing the national cinemas of Russia and Eastern, Central and South East Europe, co-hosted by the British Film Institute.  More...

Founders of SSEES

SSEES 100: SSEES, The First Century - a centenary lecture by Professor Norman Davies

Professor Norman Davies has inspired millions of people around the globe to read and study history. An Honorary Fellow of St Antony’s, Oxford , and Professor at the Jagiellonian University, Kraków, he was Professor of History at SSEES for 25 years.  More...

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SSEES Centenary

I congratulate SSEES on its many achievements and it is with pleasure that I invite SSEES friends, new and old, to celebrate its centenary in 2015.

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Centenary Appeal

SSEES: Our Past

Students entering SSEES Student Researching Illustration of Russell Square by Patrick Proctor

UCL School of Slavonic and East European Studies (SSEES) is celebrating its centenary this year. One hundred years after Tomáš Garrigue Masaryk, who later became the first President of Czechoslovakia, delivered the lecture that inaugurated the School, we now stand as a world-leading institution specialising in Central, Eastern and South-Eastern Europe, Russia and the former Soviet Union.

These pages celebrate our achievements, looking both back and forward at SSEES’s success. A host of events will commemorate the occasion, aimed to reflect the diversity of the School’s activities and the countries of the SSEES region.

Misleading Cases in the Customary Law: The Pertinacious Litigant and Central Europe

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In the modern period, customary law became one of the markers of Central Europe's supposed backwardness and, paradoxically, also a symbol of national prestige and uniqueness.  Martyn Rady's inaugural lecture for the Masaryk Chair of Central European History. Listen to the lecture >

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