UCL School of Slavonic and East European Studies (SSEES)



A Roundtable Commemorating the Hungarian and Polish Revolutions of 1956

Start: Oct 25, 2016 6:00:00 PM
End: Oct 25, 2016 7:30:00 PM

The revolutions that broke out in Poznań, Poland on 28 June, 1956 and in Budapest, Hungary on 23 October marked the first steps towards the collapse of communist rule in Central Europe in 1989. The savage repression that brought both revolutions to an end, after one day in Poland and twelve days in Hungary, exposed the lie that the Soviet Union’s occupation of both countries at the end of the Second World War had popular support and moral legitimacy.

What’s Going On? Body Politics, Abortion and LGBT Rights in Poland

Start: Oct 27, 2016 6:00:00 PM
End: Oct 27, 2016 8:00:00 PM

Join us for a lecture by philosopher and gender specialist from the Pedagogical University of Cracow, prof. Marzenna Jakubczak will be followed by the short talk by Marge Berer, the coordinator at the International Campaign for Women's Right to Safe Abortion and interventions from feminist activists and artists, Paulina Poli Palian (activist, Babski Londyn) and Margot Przymierska (artist) and the Polish lecturer dr. Katarzyna Zechenter.The seminar will be chaired by dr. Urszula Chowaniec and the welcome will be with the director of qUCL, dr. Robert Mills

Zofia Nałkowska’s Life in English

Start: Nov 10, 2016 10:00:00 AM
End: Nov 10, 2016 5:30:00 PM

Researchers and translators alike are invited to this one day conference on the life of Zofia Nałkowska (1884-1954), which is sponsored by the Polish Cultural Institute, London, the Book Institute, Kraków, and the Polonia Aid Foundation Trust (PAFT), London. 

Dostoevsky Day UK

Start: Nov 11, 2016 10:00:00 AM
End: Nov 11, 2016 5:00:00 PM

To mark the 150th anniversary of the novel Crime and Punishment, UCL SSEES is proud to present our Inaugural Dostoevsky Day UK.

UCL SSEES Postgraduate Open Evening

Start: Nov 23, 2016 5:30:00 PM
End: Nov 23, 2016 7:30:00 PM

We invite anyone considering MA, MRes or PhD study to join us for our Postgraduate Open Evening at UCL SSEES.

Dr Svetlana Stephenson 'Gangs of Russia, From the Streets to the Corridors of Power'

Start: Nov 30, 2016 4:00:00 PM
End: Nov 30, 2016 6:00:00 PM

A talk by Dr Svetlana Stephenson “” (“Казанские молодежные банды: с улицы в коридоры власти''), held in Russian as part of the Russian language mini-seminars on “Culture and Society in Modern Russia” ("Культура и общество современной России").