Events

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

Start: Oct 22, 2014 5:00:00 PM
End: Jan 20, 2015 5:00:00 PM

Language books
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.

Constrained Sub-optimality with Land

Start: Oct 28, 2014 5:00:00 PM
End: Oct 28, 2014 6:30:00 PM

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This talk will be presented by Professor Herakles Polemarchakis from the University of Warwick.

Between Justice and Stability-The Politics of War Crimes Prosecutions in Post-Milošević´ Serbia by Mladen Ostojić (Ashgate 2014)

Start: Oct 28, 2014 6:00:00 PM

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Lack of cooperation and compliance with the ICTY was one of the biggest obstacles to Serbia’s integration into Euro-Atlantic political structures following the overthrow of Miloševic'.

"NATO After the Wales Summit: the Challenges of Providing Security in Central and Eastern Europe" Dr Jamie Shea, NATO Deputy Assistant Secretary General for Emerging Security Challenges

Start: Oct 29, 2014 4:00:00 PM
End: Oct 29, 2014 5:30:00 PM

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Dr Shea will discuss the major decisions adopted at the NATO Summit in Newport in the context of the ongoing crisis in Ukraine.

Ethnographic Conceptualism in the City

Start: Oct 31, 2014 12:00:00 PM
End: Oct 31, 2014 2:00:00 AM

Cities
A discussion on urban research, ethnographic methodology and conceptual art, drawing on experimental research conducted in Warsaw, Moscow, Berlin and London.

The Interplay of Politics and Science in the Making of Petr Kropotkin's Modern Anarchism- Richard Morgan (UCL SSEES)

Start: Nov 12, 2014 5:00:00 PM

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This presentation will discuss the interplay between the diagnostic and remedial aspirations of Kropotkin's revolutionary anarchism and certain epistemologies and methodologies of nineteenth- and early twentieth-century scientific thought.​

From Sarafan to Flapper Dress and Beyond: Soviet Film Costumes, 1920s-1930s

Start: Nov 17, 2014 6:00:00 PM

From Sarafan to Flapper Dress and Beyond
This seminar explores Soviet fashions and film costumes through the looks of filmactresses on the screen and in their public life during the 1920s and 1930s.

"Cultures of Democracy in Serbia and Bulgaria. How Ideas Shape Publics" (Ashgate 2014)

Start: Nov 18, 2014 6:00:00 PM
End: Nov 18, 2014 8:00:00 PM

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‘Through a comparison of public spheres in Bulgaria and Serbia, this book illustrates the weaknesses of current measurements of democracy. 

Cultures of Democracy in Serbia and Bulgaria. How Ideas Shape Publics (Ashgate 2014) By James Dawson (UCL)

Start: Nov 18, 2014 6:00:00 PM

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‘Through a comparison of public spheres in Bulgaria and Serbia, this book illustrates the weaknesses of current measurements of democracy.

Joint Faculty Graduate Open Day

Start: Nov 19, 2014 1:00:00 PM
End: Nov 19, 2014 5:00:00 PM

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Along with the Faculty of the Arts & Humanities and Faculty of Social & Historical Sciences, SSEES will be present at the Joint Faculty Graduate Open Day.

‘Why Russia Matters’ James Nixey, Head of Russia and Eurasia Programme (Chatham House)

Start: Nov 19, 2014 6:00:00 PM

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Civil Society Strength at Regime Termination and Inequality in Post-communist Eurasia

Start: Nov 20, 2014 6:00:00 PM
End: Nov 20, 2014 8:00:00 PM

Special Guest Lecture
In his lecture which draws on a paper co-authored with Dong-Joon Jung, Professor Bernhard argues that the strength of civil society at the point of extrication from communism is a powerful predictor of how “liberal democratic” post-communist regimes become.

“The European Security Continuum: Inside-Out or Outside-In?” Dr Alistair Shepherd (University of Aberystwyth)

Start: Dec 1, 2014 6:00:00 PM
End: Dec 1, 2014 8:00:00 PM

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In his talk, Dr Shepherd will argue that the views of the EU as a distinctive international security provider are being challenged by the blurring of the traditional internal-external security divide and the emergence of a European security continuum, which transcends geographic and bureaucratic boundaries.

Labour Migrant, Trafficking Victim, Refugee: The Emigrant Subject in Late Imperial Russia and the Early Soviet Union

Start: Dec 1, 2014 6:00:00 PM
End: Dec 1, 2014 8:00:00 PM

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Between 1880 and 1917, over two million Russian subjects emigrated across the empire's western borders, most clandestinely as a result of the Tsarist state's de jure criminalization of emigration. 

"Illiberal Politics in Central Europe" Dr Jiří Pehe (NYU Prague)

Start: Dec 2, 2014 6:30:00 PM
End: Dec 2, 2014 8:30:00 PM

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Jiří Pehe discusses the development of illiberal political forces in Central Europe from the Meciarism in Slovakia in 1990s to the more recent challenge posed to liberal models of politics by Viktor Orbán.

UCL SSEES Graduate Open Evening

Start: Dec 3, 2014 5:30:00 PM
End: Dec 3, 2014 7:30:00 PM

UCL SSEES Open Days
UCL School of Slavonic and East European Studies (SSEES) will be opening its doors to all prospective postgraduate students thinking about taking either taught or research based programmes at the School on 3rd December 2014 from 5.30pm.

Call for Papers

Start: Jan 20, 2015 5:00:00 PM
End: Jan 20, 2015 6:00:00 PM

UCL School of Slavonic and East European Studies (SSEES) invites proposals for paper and poster presentations on

SSEES 100: Soviet and Post-Soviet Sexualities Workshop

Start: Feb 20, 2015 9:00:00 AM
End: Feb 20, 2015 5:00:00 PM

Sexualities
The aim of this one-day workshop is to engage critically with the under-researched topic of Soviet and post-Soviet sexualities. 

SSEES 100: Microhistories: Social and Cultural Relations in the Grand Duchy of Lithuania (1387-1795)

Start: Mar 20, 2015 9:00:00 AM
End: Mar 21, 2015 6:00:00 PM

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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.

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

Start: Apr 17, 2015 9:00:00 AM
End: Apr 18, 2015 12:00:00 AM

Polish migrants in the UK
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.

SSEES 100: Grand Alumni Dinner

Start: Jun 14, 2015 6:00:00 PM
End: Jun 14, 2015 11:00:00 PM

Ognisko Restaurant
The cost of a ticket to the dinner, a three-course meal preceded by a Champagne Reception is £45. Wine with the meal is not included. There will be a 'Know your SSEES' quiz and a raffle.