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To celebrate the first year anniversary of FRINGE (UCL's Centre for the Study of Social and Cultural Complexity), Centre Director Prof. Ledeneva has commissioned a short film to highlight current FRINGE projects and to frame the distinctive FRINGE approach. The video, filmed and edited by Giulio Gobbetti can be viewed below:
Published: Jan 16, 2017 4:36:16 PM
Lunch-hour Lecture by Dr Pete Duncan: 'How Putin reacts: ideology, power, wealth and security in Russian foreign policy'
We are pleased to be able to present a video recording of Dr Pete Duncan's Lunch-hour Lecture which was held on 17 November 2016. Dr Duncan argued that the deterioration of relations between Russia and NATO since Putin’s annexation of Crimea cannot be considered the prelude to a new Cold War between two global blocs. And, rather than pursuing world communism, Putin’s aims are to strengthen his power and protect the wealth of himself and his allies.
Published: Dec 5, 2016 4:06:47 PM
On Tuesday 29th November SSEES MRes and IMESS students
of Ukrainian had an opportunity to practise their listening and speaking skills
when they hosted a visit from Dr Roman Syrota of Lviv Ivan Franko National University.
Published: Dec 5, 2016 1:44:08 PM
The UCL School of Slavonic and East European Studies (SSEES), the Ostrogorski Centre and the Francis Skaryna Belarusian Library and Museum invite proposals from established academics and doctoral researchers for individual papers and panel discussions on various aspects of contemporary Belarusian studies.
Published: Nov 29, 2016 5:23:14 PM
Scholars of post-socialist politics and society
have often used 'favour' as a by-word for corruption and clientelism.
Starts: Jan 19, 2017 6:30:00 PM
Escaping from this small place… Women, Writing and the Past (on Wioletta Greg, translation and Poland)
We will be discussing Wioletta Greg’s latest book, Swallowing Mercury (January 2017), in the contexts of nostalgia and melancholy as well as women’s writing, Polish new literature and living in London.
Starts: Feb 2, 2017 6:00:00 PM
a volume on Gender in 20th Century Eastern Europe and
the USSR in the mid 2010s both permits an editor and her contributors
to take stock of new interpretive and methodological lenses for understanding
struggles over gender relations in 20th-century eastern Europe and
the former USSR, but also enmeshes them in 21st-century gender
Starts: Feb 3, 2017 6:00:00 PM
In the second half of the nineteenth century, the principalities of Wallachia and Moldavia united to form the independent state of Romania, thus joining, to use a stock phrase of the time, ‘the European family of nations’.
Starts: Feb 21, 2017 6:00:00 PM
A talk by Prof Andrei Rogatchevski, held in Russian as part of the Russian language mini-seminars "Culture and Society in Modern Russia" ("Культура и общество современной России").
Starts: Feb 22, 2017 4:00:00 PM