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Partnership with Slavic-Eurasian Research Center (SRC)

In March 2021, preliminary virtual meeting between the research-active staff at SSEES and Slavic-Eurasian Research Center (SRC) took place, where they shared information about current research projects and interests. Participants articulated trajectories of future collaboration and the partnership between SSEES and SRC, Japan’s national center for Slavic and Eurasian Studies at Hokkaido University, was created. Prof Maria Rubins (SSEES) and Dr Adachi Daisuke (SRC) are leading contacts.

On 5 July 2021, virtual Summer International Symposium ‘Slavic and Eurasian Studies in Times of Uncertainty: Dialogue and Reappraisal’ was organised by SRC. The School was represented by Dr Seth Graham, who served as Chair and Dr Rachel Morley as Discussant of the panel ‘Pre- and Post-Revolutionary Virtuality in Russian Culture’.

On 6 December 2021, the first Joint Research Seminar entitled ‘Rethinking Slavic Area Studies from the Opposite Edges of Eurasia’ took place via Zoom and was moderated by Prof Maria Rubins (SSEES) and Dr Adachi Daisuke (SRC). You can watch the recording of seminar on our YouTube channel.  Prof Uyama Tomohiko (SRC) presented his research on ‘A Northern Global South or a Global East? Post-Soviet Area: Studies in the Age of Neoliberalism and Great Power Competition’. Prof Wendy Bracewell (SSEES) was a Discussant. Prof Zoran Milutinovic (SSEES) presented his research on ‘Language and Literature in Area Studies: How to Understand Other Cultures through Literature’. Dr Adachi Daisuke (SRC) was a Discussant.  

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