Department of Slavonic Studies

Modern & Medieval Languages

Department of Slavonic Studies



Welcome to the Department of Slavonic Studies. The Department is unique in the United Kingdom in offering undergraduate and graduate teaching in Russian and Ukrainian. We have a thriving research culture in the cultural history of Russia, Ukraine and Poland up to the present day.

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On these pages, you will find extensive information about our:

News and Forthcoming Events

The Department has a very active programme of public lectures, research seminars and workshops planned for the 2013-14 academic year. Events organised by the Departmental Office, The Ukrainian Studies Programme, CamCREES, the Memory At War Project and CRASSH are all detailed within these pages.

The 2013 Pushkin House Russian Book Prize

Further to the announcement on this website in May about the publication of the inaugural Pushkin House Russian book prize shortlist, the American Author, Douglas Smith has been announced as the winner of this prestigious literary prize. Mr. Smith's work, entitled Former People, tells the harrowing story in English of what happened to those members of the Russian aristocracy who stayed in Russia after the revolution.

Dr. Rachel Polonsky is lecturer in the department of Slavonic studies and a member of the inaugural Pushkin House Russian book prize jury. The winner of the prize was unveiled at the Hay Festival on May 29th.

Details of the prize winner can be found here

Information for our new and continuing students

The 2013-14 lecture list should be made the first point of call for checking when your lectures/ seminars are.

Mphil and PhD students, please refer to the Graduate Studies Pages for start of term announcements and the core-course timetables.

The Department, along with the Cambridge Committee for Russian and Eastern European Studies has a facebook page which we urge you all to join to keep upto date with all of the forthcoiming events and research related news: CamCREES facebook page

And finally, don't forget that the Department also offers open language classes in Polish and Ukrainian at beginners, intermediate and advanced levels. For more information, please see our Other Courses pages.