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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

Modern buildings in Prague
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.

Musical Ghosts: Chapiteau–Show and the New Inauthenticity

Start: Mar 16, 2015 5:15:00 PM
End: Mar 16, 2015 7:30:00 PM

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The songs that punctuate Sergei Loban’s Chapiteau–Show (Shapito-Shou, 2011) have been described by their composer, Jacques Poliakov, as musical ‘hauntology’.

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.

One year after the revolution: performance and perspectives of Ukrainian economy

Start: Mar 17, 2015 5:00:00 PM
End: Mar 17, 2015 6:30:00 PM

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One year after the Revolution of Dignity has not brought expected results to the absolute majority of Ukrainians.

My Friend the Enemy

Start: Mar 19, 2015 6:00:00 PM
End: Mar 19, 2015 8:00:00 PM

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Summer 2013, Volhynia, Western Ukraine. Polish survivors of a massacre by Ukrainian nationalists in 1943 return to the lands from which they fled.  

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 Student Talks

Start: Mar 20, 2015 6:30:00 PM
End: Mar 20, 2015 8:00:00 PM

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SSEES Student Talks is organising an exciting event with Bill Browder, co-founder of the largest investment fund in Russia, on Friday 20 March.

Visiting Scholar Presentation

Start: Mar 23, 2015 6:00:00 PM
End: Mar 23, 2015 8:00:00 PM

Russian farm
Presentation of research by UCL SSEES Polish Visiting Scholar Piotr Binder (Polish Academy of Sciences, Warsaw).

The Beginnings of Modern Belarus: Identity, Nation, and Politics in a European Borderland

Start: Mar 25, 2015 6:00:00 PM
End: Mar 25, 2015 12:00:00 AM

UCL SSEES and the Ostrogorski Centre with support of the Association of Belarusians in Great Britain present the Annual London Lecture on Belarusian Studies. 

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.
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