UCL School of Slavonic and East European Studies (SSEES)



The FRINGE Centre is UCL's Centre for the Study of Social and Cultural Complexity

UCL's Centre for the Study of Social and Cultural Complexity

The FRINGE Centre explores the roles that complexity, ambivalence and immeasurability play in social and cultural phenomena. A cross-disciplinary initiative bringing together scholars from the humanities and social sciences, FRINGE examines how seemingly opposed notions such as centrality and marginality, and clarity and ambiguity, can shift and converge when embedded in everyday practices. Our interest lies in the hidden complexity of all embedded practices, taken-for-granted and otherwise invisible subjects. Illuminating the 'fringe' thus puts the 'centre' in a new light.

The FRINGE Centre is an initiative founded by UCL’s School of Slavic and East European Studies (SSEES), which works within the IAS framework to pursue area studies without borders.

Upcoming Events  

The Global Encyclopaedia of Informality
Vols. 1 and 2
When: 22 March 2018, 4-8pm
Where: UCL SSEES and UCL Institute of Advanced Studies (IAS)

Join us for this launch at UCL's Institute of Advanced Studies, which marks the first publication in the FRINGE Series
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