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Research Initiatives

Cambridge Slavonic Studies Research Initiatives

The Slavonic Studies Section of the University of Cambridge promotes international excellence in research over a wide array of topics in the study of language, literature, thought, history and culture from the Middle Ages to the present day. Our scholarly remit extends from Wrocław and Kharkiv to St Petersburg and Vladivostok. Our primary specialisms are Pre-Modern East Slavic culture; Polish, Russian and Ukrainian Literatures of the 19th and 20th centuries; Film and Visual Culture; Slavonic Linguistics; Nationalism Studies; Memory Studies; and Russian Sensory History.

Below is an outline of the research architecture of the Slavonic Studies Section. Our very active series of events, most of which are free and open to the public, can be found here. Individual research profiles of the Slavonic Studies staff are listed here.

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Slavonic News

Slavonic Studies Section Hosts Sold-Out Alumni Day

8 October 2018

The Slavonic Studies Section at the University of Cambridge hosted an exciting Alumni Day on 23 September to celebrate the work of Senior Language Teaching Officer Natasha Franklin, who retired at the end of the month. The sold-out event at Sidney Sussex College brought together an enthusiastic group of graduates from across the generations, who reengaged and renewed their interest and passion in Slavonic languages and cultures.

'Brilliantly original': Night Train Theatre and Cambridge Revive the Work of Mykola Kulish

19 July 2018

A brilliantly original and powerfully acted revival of Mykola Kulish’s controversial 1933 play Maklena Grasa is playing to packed houses in London. It is a product of work in the Cambridge Ukrainian Studies programme in the Slavonic Studies Section at Cambridge.