UCL School of Slavonic and East European Studies (SSEES)


SSEES 14th International Postgraduate Conference on Central & Eastern Europe

20 February 2016–21 February 2016, 9:00 am–5:00 pm

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 UCL SSEES, 16 Taviton Street London WC1H 0BW


Under the theme "Transnationalism(s): Contexts, Patterns and Connections in Central and Eastern Europe and the Former Soviet Union", the 14th International Postgraduate Conference will bring together postgraduate students to present cutting-edge research in the field of East European Studies. 

Thinking beyond “the national” is here to stay. Though recent events in Central and Eastern Europe and the post-Soviet space have brought the continued relevance of borders into stark relief, we are more than ever in need of a toolkit that makes sense of processes, events and patterns occurring and recurring beyond the nation-state. At the same time, when dealing with the already-ambiguous and contested limits of “Central Europe”, “Eastern Europe”, “the Balkans”, or “the Caucasus”, thinking transnationally may also transform previous notions of “region”. The aim of our conference is to debate both the concrete and the theoretical issues that stem from de-centring and re-contextualising both the nation-state, and other sub-ordinate and super-ordinate levels of analysis.

Keynote speakers

Laszlo Kontler (Central European University)

James Mark (University of Exeter)

Now open for registration, please visit Eventbrite to register for attendance. PLEASE NOTE, THE SATURDAY SESSIONS HAVE NOW SOLD OUT. 

For further information, please visit the conference website or the Facebook page

From 9am daily 

20 February: 6pm - 8pm

Conference Committee: Andrei Sorescu, Peter Braga, Maria Florutau, Marta Kotwas, Tom Mclenachan, Andrea Peinhopf, and Ivan Simic

Academic Supervisor: Dr Felix Ciuta (Head of Graduate Research)