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Reproductive Justice in Europe: A panel discussion on International Women’s Day

Start: Mar 8, 2017 6:00:00 PM
End: Mar 8, 2017 8:00:00 PM

This panel discussion, on the occasion of International Women’s Day, brings together diverse London based speakers – activists and academics from across Europe – to reflect on reproductive rights. London remains a vital site of vibrant diasporas participating in transnational activist and solidarity networks like the London-Irish Abortion Rights Campaign and Gals4Gals (Dziewuchy Dziewuchom).

18th and 19th century Poland and Russia – different paths and models of development

Start: Mar 13, 2017 6:00:00 PM
End: Mar 13, 2017 9:00:00 PM

The School of Slavonic and East European Studies together with the British Council is delighted to welcome the eminent visiting Polish scholar and author Professor Andrzej Nowak.  A professor at the Jagellonian University, Nowak is widely recognised for his work on the political history of Central and Eastern Europe.  He will discuss 18th and 19th century Poland and Russia, with SSEES’s Emeritus Professor Geoffrey Hosking OBE, author of several highly-regarded works on Russian history including Russia and the Russians (Penguin, 2001) and Professor Simon Dixon, a specialist in imperial Russian history whose work includes Catherine The Great (Profile Books, 2009).   The event will be chaired by SSEES Director Professor Jan Kubik.

Economy and Society in Eastern & Central Europe: Workshop in Economic History and Development

Start: Apr 3, 2017 9:00:00 AM
End: Apr 4, 2017 2:30:00 PM

Economies do not operate in a vacuum; societies can scarcely be conceived outside of their economic context. The specifics of the economy-society interactions, however, are much harder to pin down. Central and Eastern Europe provides fruitful ground for the investigation of such interactions, given the varied history. The WEast network was established in 2011 with a view to connect scholars and researchers who work to document and analyze the economic developments and social history of the region in a quantitative way.