UCL School of Slavonic and East European Studies (SSEES)


Study of Central Europe Seminar Series

Our approach to the region is multi-disciplinary, comprising history, languages and literature, culture, politics and economics.

We seek to promote research and teaching on the history, languages, literature, political culture, music, arts and society of those lands once part of the Habsburg Monarchy and the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth from the Middle Ages to the present, as well as on German-speaking Europe and the Baltic.

These countries (in their present borders) include Austria, Belarus, Croatia, the Czech Republic, Estonia, Finland, Germany, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Moldova, Poland, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, and Ukraine.

2021 Autumn term
22 October 2021

Thirty Years of Independent Slovenia: Challenges and Prospects

4 November 2021

Prague: Belonging in the Modern City: Chad Bryant

Cover of the book Prague: Belonging in the modern city
30 November 2021

The life and legacy of Alexander Dubček (1921-1992): A roundtable discussion

A photo of Alexander Dubcek
7 December 2021

Galicia and Rwanda: Social or Ethnic Genocide? Tomasz Kamusella

A collage of Galician Peasant Uprising and Rwandan Genocide

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Recent Events

2021 Spring Term
5-7.30pm 11 May 2021Politics of Metaphors in Action: Covis-19 in the Recent Slovenian Political Discourse - Professor Jernej Pikalo
2019 Autumn Term
6:00 pm to 8:00 pm, 30 October 2019The Light That Failed: A Reckoning
6:00 pm to 8:00 pm, 03 December 2019Sensory Experiences of Order and Disorder in Habsburg Austria, 1900-1920
2018 Autumn Term
6 - 8pm, 09 October 2018Explaining Orban's Victories: The Political Situation in Hungary Today - Professor Iván Balog
6 - 8pm, 17 December 2018

Journey into the Whirlwind by way of L’viv - Dr. Iryna Starovoyt  


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