UCL School of Slavonic and East European Studies (SSEES)



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.

Romanian Migration Workshop

Start: Apr 28, 2017 12:00:00 PM
End: Apr 28, 2017 7:00:00 PM

Join us on 28th April for a workshop on Romanian Migration.

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.

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


Panel 1


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.