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SSEES REF2014 Results

The Acting Director of SSEES is pleased to report good news regarding the SSEES REF2014 submission. The REF - Research Excellence Framework (REF) - is the system for assessing the quality of research in UK higher education institutions. More...

Published: Dec 18, 2014 11:47:15 AM

Where To Go In Europe

Where to Go in Europe by Wendy Bracewell and Alex Drace-Francis 

In this anthology of travellers' accounts of confronting the problem of where to go while on the road, the loos of Europe provide a place for a variety of travellers to ponder.  More...

Published: Dec 16, 2014 4:00:40 PM

Prize Winning SSEES Students

Two SSEES postgraduates have received the first and third prizes in the Lingua Polonica competition sponsored by the Polish Embassy in London. More...

Published: Dec 9, 2014 10:00:38 AM

SSEES Academic on Putin’s Speech

Allan Sikk comments on Putin's speech to BBC Russian service - from a "vaguely central European perspective." More...

Published: Dec 5, 2014 1:46:16 PM


The 1989 Romanian Revolution

On 26 November Martyn Rady participated in a panel discussion on ‘The 1989 Romanian Revolution in Central European Context’ at the Natolin Campus of the College of Europe in Warsaw... More...

Published: Dec 5, 2014 1:46:01 PM


Language books

SSEES 100: Call for papers: The Politics of Teaching and Learning Languages

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...

Starts: Dec 15, 2014 5:00:00 PM

LGBT Eastern European Seminar

Seminar: Central and Eastern European LGBT migrants in London

Many Central and Eastern European countries still fail to protect its LGBT citizens from stigma, discrimination and violence, which are believed to be main reasons why LGBT people from this region decide to migrate to the UK. More...

Starts: Jan 15, 2015 6:00:00 PM


SSEES 100: Soviet and Post-Soviet Sexualities Conference

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...

Starts: Feb 20, 2015 9:30:00 AM

East European Peoples, SSEES Rare books archive

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...

Starts: Mar 20, 2015 9:00:00 AM

Polish migrants in the UK

SSEES 100: Polish Migrants' Experience of Life in the UK since 2004

Ten years since Poland’s EU accession, it seems appropriate to take stock of the current state of knowledge about Polish migration to the UK. Public discourse in the UK has focused largely on the impact of Polish migration on the British economy and public services.

Starts: Apr 17, 2015 9:00:00 AM