The significance of the title ‘The Politics of Teaching and Learning Languages’ is twofold: first, it alludes to politics and foreign languages in education, and second, to the politics of teaching and learning languages. More...
Prompted by the introduction of laws restricting the rights of LGBTQ citizens and the increase in homophobic violence in Russia and other post-Soviet states, there is a pressing need to understand attitudes towards non-normative sexualities, the lived experience of sexual minorities and the ways in which LGBTQ individuals and groups seek/have sought to negotiate/resist heteronormative structures and homophobia in the specific socio-political, cultural and historic contexts of the Soviet and post-Soviet space. More...
SSEES 100: Microhistories: Social and Cultural Relations in the Grand Duchy of Lithuania (1387-1795)
This two-day conference is inspired by the pioneering work of David Frick (University of California at Berkeley) in reconstructing the social, religious and cultural bonds between and within families in the city of Vilnius (Vilna, Vilnia, Vilne, Wilno) in the seventeenth century. More...
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.
UCL School of Slavonic and East European Studies (SSEES)
will be celebrating its
centenary in 2015. 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.
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