UCL School of Slavonic and East European Studies (SSEES)



2017/2018 programme of events and activities

11 October 2017 

What is FRINGE
FRINGE Director Peter Zusi joins IAS Open House to talk about his plans for 2016/2017
Where: UCL, IAS Open House 
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13-14 October 2017


Alternative food supply networks in Central and Eastern Europe
With Daniel Keech. The conference aims to facilitate a systematic reflection of how alternative food networks in CEE countries are developed, practiced and theorised.
Where: Riga, Latvia
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20-21 October 2017


Revolutionary Dostoevsky: Rethinking Radicalism
FRINGEr Sarah Young brings together experts from literary studies, philosophy, theology and political science, to reassess the author’s status as ‘prophet’ of the revolution and explore new understandings of the notion of ‘the radical’ in all senses in his writing.
Where: UCL SSEES and UCL Institute of Advanced Studies (IAS)
Programme & Registration 


25 January

Crossing the Great Divide? Reassessing East-West Relations During the Cold War and After
Evolving and multivalent, Russia’s relationship to the West is not a simple one to uncover, let alone to evaluate. This panel discussion, with authors Dr. Egle Rindzeviciute and Prof. Irina Busygina will shed new light on East-West relations by analysing sources of contemporary tension and evaluating little known areas of cooperation during the Cold War.  Find out more
Where: UCL SSEES and UCL Institute of Advanced Studies (IAS)


09 Feb 2018

Shame on You: Theorising shame, pride and community in contemporary culture
With shame still being used as a means of excluding groups on the basis of sexual identities, this event will explore the experiences of those that are marginalized and the ways in which excluded groups are using shame as a way of carving out new positive identities. With a focus of issues of gender, class, and pan-sexuality. Find out more

Where: Banqueting Hall, Chelsea College of Arts, SW1P 4JU
Regestration necessary  


22 March 2018

Book Launch: The Global Encyclopaedia of Informality, vols. 1 and 2 

Where: UCL SSEES and UCL Institute of Advanced Studies (IAS)

10 May 2018

Protest and Performativity 


30-31 May 2018

Redefining Russian Diaspora (1918-2018): National Tradition and Transnational Contexts 
In contemporary discourse inside and outside Russia, ‘Russianness’ has become a rhetorical and conceptual point of contention. Starting with the premise that there is no single ‘fundamental’ Russian cultural formation—all relationships are historically produced and need to be made—we propose to examine the strategies of discursive constructions of Russianness and the Russian identity as enacted through cultural production in the geographically, chronologically and culturally distinct locations (across Russia and diaspora)
Where: UCL SSEES and UCL Institute of Advanced Studies (IAS)

26 April 2017

FRINGE Editorial Board Meeting
Where: SSEES

June 2018

UCL Festival of Culture (with student FRINGE)