Call for papers: The Politics of Teaching and Learning Languages

Start: Dec 15, 2014 5:00:00 PM
End: Feb 23, 2015 11:59:00 PM

Language books
Deadline extended to 23 February 2015 

Call for Papers: Achievements and Challenges for the Emerging Economies of Central Europe

Start: Jan 16, 2015 12:00:00 AM
End: Mar 23, 2015 11:59:00 PM

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Invitation for proposals to the Economics and Business Conference at UCL SSEES on 22 - 24 June 2015

"A World Without NATO"

Start: Feb 2, 2015 6:00:00 PM

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An influential line of argument has suggested that NATO is in decline and less and less relevant to security provision.

‘Woe to the Vanquished!’ Siberian Exile as Revolutionary Battleground, 1880-1905

Start: Feb 2, 2015 6:00:00 PM

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Entrepreneurship and the historical legacy of war: evidence from Eastern Europe and Central Asia

Start: Feb 3, 2015 5:00:00 PM
End: Feb 3, 2015 7:00:00 PM

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We use within-country data on combat operations during World War II, along with survey evidence, to show that war had a long-term scarring effect on entrepreneurial behavior after 1989 in the former communist countries of Eastern Europe and Central Asia. In contrast, we document a limited impact of war exposure on present-day employment, and even a small positive effect on whether the respondent works in a high-skill industry. Our results are robust to controlling for fixed sub-national factors and a wide range of individual characteristics, as well as to using a self-reported survey measure of World War II family victimization. We explore the salience of several potential mechanisms, such as human capital, income, health, physical destruction and social capital.

Normal – Real Stories from the Sex Industry: Documentary Film Screening and Discussion with Prof Nick Mai

Start: Feb 3, 2015 6:00:00 PM

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Normal is a creative documentary that brings the real life stories of male, female and transgender migrants working in the sex industry to the screen.

Popular geopolitics in Russia and Post-Soviet Eastern Europe

Start: Feb 19, 2015 12:00:00 AM
End: Feb 20, 2015 12:00:00 AM

This two-day workshop focuses on the societal or ‘popular’ dimension of geopolitics in Russia and post-Soviet Eastern Europe. 

SSEES 100: Soviet and Post-Soviet Sexualities Conference

Start: Feb 20, 2015 9:30:00 AM
End: Feb 20, 2015 7:00:00 PM

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

Innocence and Victimhood: Gender, Nation, and Women's Activism in Postwar Bosnia-Herzegovina

Start: Feb 24, 2015 6:00:00 PM

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Based on her recently published book, Innocence and Victimhood (University of Wisconsin Press, 2013) Elissa Helms will discuss narratives of victimhood in Postwar Bosnia and Herzegovina which often perpetuate dominant images of women as victims and peacemakers in a conflict and political system led by men.

SSEES 100: Russia and the West: The Roots of Current Distrust

Start: Mar 2, 2015 6:00:00 PM
End: Mar 2, 2015 8:00:00 PM

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Professor Geoffrey Hosking OBE speaks on the ongoing Ukrainian crisis.

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: Centenary M B Grabowski Memorial Lecture

Start: Mar 26, 2015 6:00:00 PM
End: Mar 26, 2015 9:00:00 PM

A dining room in 1960's Poland
Over the last few years, there has emerged a growing publishing industry aimed at providing images and insights in what life was like in Poland under communism for those who were barely touched by it.
This does not conceal the discomfort expressed by Polish sociologists as to their own lack of foresight of the sudden collapse of that type of system, in part brought about by Solidarność within which many of them  were embedded.

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: Historical Parallels, Contemporary Perspectives - Central Europe 100 Years On

Start: Apr 21, 2015 10:00:00 AM
End: Apr 21, 2015 5:00:00 PM

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Central Europe Symposium 2015 with keynote speakers from the region and panels on Politics, Economics and Cultural History.

SSEES 100: Chamber Music Concert

Start: Apr 30, 2015 6:00:00 PM
End: Apr 30, 2015 10:30:00 PM

Portrait of Igor Stravinsky, by Albert Gleizes, 1914
The evening will start with a reception from 6pm followed by music from 7pm.  

SSEES 100 Inaugural Lecture: Martyn Rady

Start: May 14, 2015 6:30:00 PM
End: May 14, 2015 8:30:00 PM

Bohemian Court
Misleading Cases in the Customary Law: The Pertinacious Litigant and Central Europe

SSEES 100: Grand Alumni Dinner

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

Ognisko Restaurant
Please note that tickets for this event have now sold out.

Understanding Governance Virtuous Circles - Who Succeeded and Why

Start: Jul 8, 2015 12:00:00 AM
End: Jul 11, 2015 12:00:00 AM

The workshop is organized as a theory development debate around empirical papers collected from the EU FP7 ANTICORRP project on good governance contemporary achievers: Estonia, Chile, Costa Rica, Taiwan, South Korea, Uruguay and Georgia.

SSEES 100: Conference on the Politics of Teaching and Learning Languages

Start: Sep 17, 2015 9:00:00 AM
End: Sep 18, 2015 5:00:00 PM

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This two-day conference intends to address the historical perspectives and current key narratives surrounding the teaching of languages, linguistics, and area studies.