UCL School of Slavonic and East European Studies (SSEES)


FRINGE Projects

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2018/2019: On Neutrality

Annually we hold an international workshop that takes a cross-disciplinary cross-area studies look at a topic. In 2018/2019 our workshop topic will be on neutrality. Details of 2018/2019 project (convened by Dr. Tim Beasley Murray) will be announced in October 2018. 


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2017/2018: Redefining Russian Diaspora

Starting with the premise that there is no single ‘fundamental’ Russian cultural formation, this workshop examined the strategies of discursive constructions of Russianness and the Russian identity as enacted through cultural production in the geographically, chronologically and culturally distinct locations. Workshop convened by: Dr. Maria Rubins


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2016/2017: Illegal Housing as a Global Phenomenon

This project will bring together global scholarship on squatting. Conceptual and intellectual parallels shall be established between Eastern Europe and other global areas. Workshop convened by: Dr. Udo Grashoff



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2016/2015: The Centre Cannot Hold? 

This project explore the aesthetics, politics, economics and affects of centrality and monumentality, from their 20th century golden age to their contemporary inheritances, afterlives, ruins and appropriations. Workshop convened by: Dr. Michal Murawski