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

Start: Feb 25, 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

Aesthetic Innovation and the Politics of Film Production at Lenfil′m, 1968-1991

Start: Mar 2, 2015 5:15:00 PM
End: Mar 2, 2015 7:30:00 PM

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My research addresses the question of how, during late Socialism, creative and executive production strategies at Lenfil’m can be framed as part of an institutional critique, in which I approach the working film studio as an intersection of artistic, ideological and managerial-bureaucratic discourses.

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

Barack Obama and Vladmir Putin at G8 summit, 2013
Professor Geoffrey Hosking OBE speaks on the ongoing Ukrainian crisis.

Russia’s wounded during the First World War: Medicine and Politics

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

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Ethnic Conflict and War Crimes in the Balkans: Narratives of Denial in Post-Conflict Serbia (2013, IB Tauris, London)

Start: Mar 3, 2015 6:00:00 PM
End: Mar 3, 2015 8:00:00 PM

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In her book Jelena Obradovic-Wochnik explores the experience of knowing, witnessing and speaking about atrocities, and thus contributes to the debates on confronting the past in Serbia.

The politics of memory in Bulgaria

Start: Mar 5, 2015 6:00:00 PM
End: Mar 5, 2015 8:00:00 PM

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Post WWII Bulgaria erected huge number of monuments, mostly of the Soviet Army and the local Anti-Fascist Fighters.

SSEES 100: Russia's Future and Europe - Discussion Panel at the House of Commons

Start: Mar 10, 2015 7:00:00 PM
End: Mar 10, 2015 9:00:00 PM

Kremlin, Moscow
Chaired by Rt Hon Sir John Randall MP, Jan Kubik, Alena Ledeneva and Peter Duncan  will discuss the outlook for Russia's future in relation to Europe.

Pride versus Prejudice: Ethnicity, National Identity, and Xenophobia in Russia

Start: Mar 16, 2015 6:00:00 PM
End: Mar 16, 2015 8:00:00 PM

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Professor Herrera's talk examines the relationship between ethnicity, national identity and xenophobia in Russia.

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

Start: Mar 20, 2015 2:00:00 PM
End: Mar 21, 2015 6:30:00 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: A Sociologist Abroad - Understanding Poland Under Communism 

Start: Mar 26, 2015 6:00:00 PM
End: Mar 26, 2015 8:00:00 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.

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

Start: Apr 17, 2015 9:00:00 AM
End: Apr 18, 2015 6:00:00 PM

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

Trams in a European Street
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.

SSEES 100: Achievements and Challenges for the Emerging Economies of Central Europe

Start: Jun 22, 2015 8:00:00 AM
End: Jun 24, 2015 6:00:00 PM

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This three-day conference draws focus to the appearance of the countries of Central Europe as a laboratory for new political and economic ideas throughout the 20th century. 

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

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