UCL School of Slavonic and East European Studies (SSEES)



25 Years of Croatian State Recognition

Start: May 3, 2017 5:30:00 PM
End: May 3, 2017 7:30:00 PM

The Embassy of the Republic of Croatia and the School of Slavonic and East European Studies, UCL, are organising a roundtable discussion on the 25th anniversary of the Republic of Croatia's international recognition.  A panel will discuss related historical decisions and developments in Croatia, as well as the issue of international recognition of states more broadly.  The panel will be composed of experts in the field as well as those who themselves participated in the decision-making at the time.

Book Launch : Civil Society Revisited

Start: May 22, 2017 6:00:00 PM
End: May 22, 2017 8:00:00 PM

SSEES’s Director, Professor Jan Kubik, has contributed to the forthcoming book Civil Society Revisited: Lessons from Poland, which will be launched at SSEES on 22 May.  Join Professor Kubik for a discussion with the editors of the volume, Prof Kerstin Jacobsson and Dr Elżbieta Korolczuk, and fellow contributing author Dr Gabriella Elgenius.

Shaped by Memory and Migration: Workshop on Contemporary Poland

Start: May 26, 2017 11:30:00 AM
End: May 26, 2017 5:20:00 PM

Remembering the past and migration abroad have both for centuries been fundamental to the identity of Poland. Today, they remain acutely significant - the first to politicians, the second to ordinary citizens. The workshop will be an opportunity to discuss research in progress which addresses both themes, as well as how they intertwine.

The End of Gender?

Start: Jun 5, 2017 6:00:00 PM
End: Jun 5, 2017 8:00:00 PM

Politics of Debates on Gender (Poland versus Western Europe), discussion seminar.
Introduction to War on Gender in Poland by Maciej Duda, author of monograph on Polish War Against Gender (2016). Discussion on gender and the language of body politics as well as gender project by Gerard Coll i Planas: Richard Mole and Urszula Chowaniec.
Polish Queer Literature. Anthology. Presentation of the project by Błażej Warkocki.

Comparative Approaches to Informal Housing across the Globe

Start: Jun 22, 2017 12:30:00 PM
End: Jun 23, 2017 6:00:00 PM

Research on illegal housing is still fragmented. Several factors impede a more systematic approach to the topic. The variety of notions used for housing strategies that do not (entirely) comply with the law, such as squatting, illegal housing, informal housing, unauthorised housing, unlicensed housing, self-help housing, to name just a few, is indicative of a fundamental heterogeneity.