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PhD Award

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Congratulations to Richard Morgan for his successful defence of “The interplay of politics and science in the making of Petr Kropotkin’s Modern Anarchism”.

SSEES Centenary Year

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UCL President and Provost Professor Michael Arthur and SSEES Director Professor Jan Kubik

The Centenary year of SSEES was launched at a reception on 14 January by UCL President and Provost, Professor Michael Arthur. 

Tadeusz Konwicki

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Albanian Minister at SSEES

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HE Elion Veliaj and Professor Jan Kubik

On 20 January Erion Veliaj, Albanian Minister of Social Welfare and Youth visited SSEES to discuss the matters of common interest with SSEES Director, Jan Kubik, Bojan Aleksov and Alexander Nash Fellow in Albanian Studies, Gezim Krasniqi. Two main topics of the conversation were immigration and the Albanian educational system.

Research Grant for Tomáš Cvrcek

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Tomáš Cvrcek has been awarded a three-year research grant from the Grant Agency of the Czech Republic (GACR) entitled “Schooling and Human Capital During Industrial Revolution: The Case of the Habsburg Empire, 1780-1914“.

PhD in History

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Congratulations to Eleanor Janega who successfully defended her PhD thesis, ‘Milic of Kromeriz and Emperor Charles IV: Power, Preaching and the Church of Prague’.

Welcome New Research Staff

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We would like to extend a warm welcome to academics joining us this term:

Piotr Binder, Polish Visiting Fellow whose research topic is ‘Local patterns of reactions to political threats on the Polish-Russian and Polish-Ukrainian borderlands’ and Leverhulme Early Career Fellow, Elisabeth Schimpfossl, who will be researching ‘Philanthropic Practices of the UK and Russian Superrich: Elite Cultures Compared​’.

East European Language Trails website launched

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East European Language Trails UCL SSEES

To celebrate the SSEES centenary, and as part of an ongoing project, language teachers and students at UCL SSEES have been involved in a venture tracing East European languages and communities within London.

Award for Geoffrey Hosking

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Geoffrey Hosking OBE

Emeritus Professor of Russian History Geoffrey Hosking has been awarded the Order of the British Empire in the New Year's List for "services to higher education and students".

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