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Rudolf Vilde, Plate with the inscription ‘Workers’ Victory 25 Oct’ on a red banner, 1919, The Petr Aven Collection

Propaganda porcelain: The mirror of the Russian revolution and its consequences

We are very pleased to announce a special addition to the ‘Revolution’ public lecture series hosted by CamCREES and the Slavonic Studies Section at Cambridge - a presentation by Petr Aven on Propaganda porcelain: The mirror of the Russian revolution and its consequences . Don’t miss this exciting event, which will take place in the Umney Theatre of Robinson College at 17:30 on Tuesday, 20 February 2018 .

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Dr Emma Widdis

'Brilliant, Pioneering Analysis': Emma Widdis Launches New Monograph at Tate Modern

The Slavonic Studies community at the University of Cambridge is delighted to announce the publication of Emma Widdis’s new book, Socialist Senses: Film, Feeling and the Soviet Subject, 1917-1939 (Indiana University Press, 2017) .

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Slavonic Revolution series

Exploring the Complexity of Revolution

A century after the tumultuous revolutionary events of 1917, we still struggle to understand their complexity. Our new lecture series seeks to address this problem with public presentations by prominent scholars of both Russia and Ukraine.

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Cambridge Polish Studies signing

Cambridge Becomes a Permanent Home for Polish Studies

The Department of Slavonic Studies is pleased to announce that Polish language, literature and culture will be a permanent feature of the University of Cambridge’s research and teaching following the signing of an agreement with the University of Warsaw on 14 July 2017.

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Slavonic Outreach event

Become Heroes of Our Time!

Study Russian and join the Department of Slavonic Studies at the University of Cambridge! A special outreach event for secondary school students in Years 11 and 12 will be held on Saturday, 1 July 2017 , Selwyn College, University of Cambridge.

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Crimea: Centre of Gravity in the Black Sea

Crimea: Centre of Gravity in the Black Sea

In 2014 Ukraine’s Autonomous Republic of Crimea dominated headlines around the world. Since then it has largely receded from view – despite an ongoing Russian military build-up on the peninsula and crackdowns on Crimean Tatar civil society. On 21 April 2017 the international workshop ‘Crimea: Centre of Gravity in the Black Sea’ returns the peninsula and its environs to the centre of attention.

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The Anthony Cross Essay Prize in Russian Studies

Fitzwilliam College is pleased to announce the inaugural competition for the Anthony Cross Essay Prize in Russian Studies. It is open to students in Year 12 or the Lower 6th. It is not limited to students already studying Russian history or Russian language: any student with an interest in the topic is welcome to submit an essay to the competition.

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Catalan and Ukrainian in Dialogue

International Workshop ‘Multilingual (Con)figurations: Catalan and Ukrainian in dialogue’

As part of the OWRI Project, Multilingualism: Empowering Individuals, Transforming Societies, we are pleased to invite you to the event Multilingual (Con)figurations: Catalan and Ukrainian in Dialogue, 09:30-14:00 Friday 24 March 2017, The Wine Room, King’s College, University of Cambridge.

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Call for Applications - Cambridge Postgraduate Workshop in Medieval and Early Modern Slavonic Studies: Latini—Graeci—Rutheni

Calling all UK-based graduate students and scholars in medieval history and culture : Cambridge Ukrainian Studies, a programme of the Department of Slavonic Studies at the University of Cambridge, is hosting a workshop entitled Latini—Graeci—Rutheni .

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N. Jaresko

Natalie A. Jaresko to Deliver 2017 Stasiuk Lecture

It has been twenty five years since Ukraine regained its independence, and the transition to democracy, rule of law and a competitive market economy is still underway. The last three years have seen more reform than the previous twenty, but much remains to be done to improve real wages, boost domestic and foreign investment, and enhance health and education services in Ukraine. Which reforms are key to the country's future? Is the reform process irreversible? What are the risks to reform, both domestically and internationally? On Friday, 24 February 2017, Natalie A. Jaresko answers all of these questions and more in the Fifteenth Annual Cambridge Stasiuk Lecture in Contemporary Ukrainian Studies.

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