Through our activities we promote knowledge and discussion of Russia in the broader academic community and with the public at large.
Every year, as part of the Russian Studies Seminar Series, SSEES presents a number of one-off events which provide a forum for profiling the latest research into Russia's culture, history, language, literature, politics, and society, past and present, as well as a mini-series of talks in Russian, 'Культура и общество современной России'.
SSEES is the largest centre for Russian studies in the UK, with over 20 full-time Russian specialists covering language, literature, culture, history, economics and political science. The SSEES Library collection on Russia and the former Soviet Union is one of the major resources in the UK. The Post-Soviet Press Group and Russian Cinema Research Group further contribute to our un-rivalled expertise in Russian Studies.
Please see the schedule below for details on our forthcoming events.
2019 Spring Programme
|15 January 2019, 7-9pm||The Collapse of the Soviet Union: How it happened and what followed - Bridget Kendall|
4 February 2019, 6.15-8pm
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- Autumn Term 2018
8 October 2018, 6-8pm
"It's an American story, about an American career": The Transnational Fame of Joseph Brodsky - Alex Harrington, Durham University 12 November 2018, 6-8pm Politics Under the Influence. Vodka and Public Policy in Putin's Russia - Anna L . Bailey
19 November 2018, 6-8pm
The Soviet Emperor's New Clothes: Psychiatry, Dissent and the Art of Diagnosis - Rebecca Reich, University of Cambridge
26 November 2018, 6-8pm
- Spring Term 2018
7 February 2018, 6:45pm-9pm, Darwin B40 Lecture Theatre, UCL McMafia: The Reality 16-17 February 2018, 9am-5pm, Room 347, UCL SSEES Workshop: 'Russia's Global Legal Trajectories: International Law in Eurasia Past and Present' 16 February 2018, 6:30pm-8pm, Pushkin House Public forum (with Pushkin House): 'Russia as Maker and Breaker of International Law' 21 February 2018, 4:00pm-6:00 pm, Room 347, UCL SSEES The paradoxes of Eduard Limonov: a Poet of Avant-guard and Leader of National-Bolshevik Party 30 April 2018, 6pm-8pm, Room 433, UCL SSEES Socialist Internationalism and New Histories of International Political Economy: A Roundtable 14 May 2018, 6:00pm-8:00 pm, Room 433, UCL SSEES Pop Music from Stagnation to Perestroika: How Economic Reform Broke East European Cultural Networks 21 May 2018, 6:00pm-8:00 pm, Room 433, UCL SSEES Claire Shaw book talk on 'Deaf in the USSR'
- Autumn Term 2017
9 Oct 2017, 6-8pm Room 433 Professor Igor Fedyukin (NRS-HSE Moscow): Russia's Other Enlightenment?: Rakes, Petit-Maitres and Libertines in Eighteenth-Century St Petersburg 11 Oct 2017, 6-8pm Room 433 Women in the Ukrainian Nationalist Underground, Panel Discussion chaired by Dr Uilleam Blacker 6 Nov 2017, 6-8pm, Room 433 Professor Kira Stevens (Colgate University): 7 Nov 2017, 6-8pm, Room 433 Christine Evans (University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee): Several hours in the Motherland: Vladimir Putin’s "Direct Line" broadcasts in historical perspective 23 Nov 2017, 6:30-9pm, Room 433 Centennial Celebration of Andrei Bely's Petersburg 27 Nov 2017, 6-8pm, Room 433
Professor Christopher Andrew (University of Cambridge): Russian intelligence chiefs from the Bolshevik Revolution to Vladimir Putin.
Co-sponsored by the British-Latvian Association.
29 Nov 2017, 4-6pm,
Chadwick building G07 Gower Street London WC1E 6BT
Seminar Series in Russian: 4 Dec 2017, 6-8pm, Room 433