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Prof Vsevolod Bagno, Director of Institute of Russian Literature (Pushkin House), Russian Academy of Sciences, St Petersburg

Start: Oct 6, 2014 6:00:00 PM
End: Oct 6, 2014 12:00:00 AM

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Prof Vsevolod Bagno will speak IN RUSSIAN  on  "Англия и русско-английские литературные и культурные связи в собраниях Пушкинского Дома" ('England and Russo-English Literary and Cultural Links in the Collections of Pushkin House').

Conservatives or Radicals? Right-wing factions in the final years of the Russian Empire

Start: Oct 6, 2014 6:00:00 PM
End: Oct 6, 2014 8:00:00 PM

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This paper will examine the radical right in the Russian Empire between 1900 and 1914.

Measuring regional entrepreneurship: The Regional Entrepreneurship and Development Index (REDI) Zoltan Acs (LSE)

Start: Oct 7, 2014 5:00:00 PM
End: Oct 7, 2014 6:30:00 PM

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In this paper the Regional Entrepreneurship and Development Index (REDI) has been constructed for capturing the contextual features of entrepreneurship across EU regions. The REDI method builds on the National Systems of Entrepreneurship Theory and provides a way to profile Regional Systems of Entrepreneurship.

Art and Humanities Research Student Seminars: Visions of Agency- Imagining Individual and Collective Action in Nineteenth Century Romania

Start: Oct 8, 2014 5:00:00 PM
End: Oct 8, 2014 7:00:00 PM

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This talk will outline the problems of identifying relevant cultural contexts in which historical actors negotiated their perceptions of each other's capacity to act.

Polish Perspectives on Freedom of Movement

Start: Oct 9, 2014 6:30:00 PM
End: Oct 9, 2014 7:30:00 PM

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Anne White, Professor of Polish Studies & Social and Political Science, UCL SSEES.

The Evolution of Homo Sovieticus: The Representation of the Scientist in Post-war Soviet Film

Start: Oct 13, 2014 6:00:00 PM
End: Oct 13, 2014 8:00:00 PM

Miklukho-Maklai

This paper explores the representation of the scientist in Aleksandr Razumnyi’s Miklukho-Maklai (1947) in the context of cultural and ideological debates on science in the Soviet Union.

Trust: A History

Start: Oct 15, 2014 6:30:00 AM
End: Oct 15, 2014 8:00:00 AM

Trust
Geoffrey Hosking argues that social trust is mediated through symbolic systems, such as religion and money, and the institutions associated with them, such as churches and banks.

Chronology, Narrative, and Founding Acts: Between a Transcendental Rock and a Decisionist Hard Place Jack Reilly (UCL SSEES)

Start: Oct 15, 2014 5:00:00 PM
End: Oct 15, 2014 7:00:00 PM

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This presentation looks at the concept of a 'quasi-transcendental' act in Ernesto Laclau and Jacques Derrida.

The Language of Revolution - A Multidisciplinary Discussion

Start: Oct 16, 2014 6:00:00 PM
End: Oct 16, 2014 8:00:00 PM

Platform Ukraine
Especially at an initial stage, events taking place in  so-called Euromaidan in Kiev have been widely described by international media and analysts as "revolution". This term was also attached to other supposedly major social and political breaking points in the recent history of the post-socialist space (Orange Revolution, Rose Revolution). 

Miraculous Icons and Bolshevik Power

Start: Oct 20, 2014 6:00:00 PM
End: Oct 20, 2014 8:00:00 PM

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In 1932 an activist in the League of Militant Godless declared that the ‘icon is the centre of the counter-revolutionary movement’, a hyperbolic claim to be sure, but one that testifies to the symbolic potency of the icon in Russian religious culture.

Shells: Autobiographical Motifs in P. B. Shelley's "Hymn to Mercury" and Walter Benjamin's "Mummerehlen"

Start: Oct 22, 2014 5:00:00 PM
End: Oct 22, 2014 7:00:00 PM

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Lyric poetry derives its name from the lyre that the Greek god Hermes fashioned from a tortoise shell. The talk is about the appearance of this allegorical object in the two texts of its title. In both cases, the shell is an important accessory in the presentation of the author's 'lyric I.' 

SSEES 100: Call for papers: The Politics of Teaching and Learning Languages

Start: Oct 22, 2014 5:00:00 PM
End: Jan 20, 2015 5:00:00 PM

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The significance of the title ‘The Politics of Teaching and Learning Languages’ is twofold: first, it alludes to politics and foreign languages in education, and second, to the politics of teaching and learning languages.

Constrained Sub-optimality with Land

Start: Oct 28, 2014 5:00:00 PM
End: Oct 28, 2014 6:30:00 PM

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This talk will be presented by Professor Herakles Polemarchakis from the University of Warwick.

Between Justice and Stability-The Politics of War Crimes Prosecutions in Post-Milošević´ Serbia by Mladen Ostojić (Ashgate 2014)

Start: Oct 28, 2014 6:00:00 PM

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Lack of cooperation and compliance with the ICTY was one of the biggest obstacles to Serbia’s integration into Euro-Atlantic political structures following the overthrow of Miloševic'.

"NATO After the Wales Summit: the Challenges of Providing Security in Central and Eastern Europe" Dr Jamie Shea, NATO Deputy Assistant Secretary General for Emerging Security Challenges

Start: Oct 29, 2014 4:00:00 PM
End: Oct 29, 2014 5:30:00 PM

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Dr Shea will discuss the major decisions adopted at the NATO Summit in Newport in the context of the ongoing crisis in Ukraine.

Ethnographic Conceptualism in the City

Start: Oct 31, 2014 12:00:00 PM
End: Oct 31, 2014 2:00:00 AM

Cities
A discussion on urban research, ethnographic methodology and conceptual art, drawing on experimental research conducted in Warsaw, Moscow, Berlin and London.
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