UCL School of Slavonic and East European Studies (SSEES)


The SSEES Knowledge Cafe

14 September 2020–17 September 2020, 5:00 pm–6:00 pm

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UCL SSEES is excited to present a new video series: 'Knowledge cafe: Conversations without Discipline.'

This event is free.

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In each event in this series of online talks, we have paired two of our esteemed academics - each from a different discipline - and invited them to discuss a shared research theme or problem. The ensuing conversations, on topics as diverse as sexuality in Russia or the Informal economies, emphasise the rich and generative terrain of cross-disciplinary collaboration. They also highlight the innovative and boundary-defying scholarly work done by SSEES academics. We have four of these truly fascinating talks recorded and coming up, with one to be released each day at 5pm, starting on the 14th September and culminating in a live Q&A with many of the academics involved on the 24th of September, via Zoom:

 The SSEES Knowledge Café
14th SeptemberDr Philippa Hetherington and Professor Richard Mole talking on 'Sexuality in Russia'
15th SeptemberDr Elodie Douarin and Professor Alena Ledeneva talking on 'Corruption'
16th SeptemberProfessor Diane Koenker and Professor Mark Galleotti talking on 'The informal economy'
17th SeptemberDr Jakub Benes and Dr Tomas Cvrcek talking on 'Nationalism'
24th SeptemberLive Q&A - Register via Zoom

We have always been proud of our interdisciplinary department and hope this showcase demonstrates what value is to be found in research across disciplines. We invite you to enjoy the SSEES Knowledge Cafe!