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Cambridge Commitee for Russian and East European Studies (CamCREES)


CamCREES Events 2015-16

Over the course of the 2015-16 academic year, CamCREES joined the Department of Slavonic Studies to host the thematic lecture series 'A Sense of Place', which explored the lived environment of Eastern Europe, Russia and Eurasia through sensory awareness and human emotion. It examined the sounds and textures, scents and sights that produce a ‘sense of place’—that is, the practices, perceptions and emotions that shape the deeply felt character of a site. Held in the Umney Theatre of Robinson College, the talks in this series considered how setting, language, imagery, perceptions and emotions interact to shape and condition a sense of place across the ages, from the medieval to the contemporary period. 

Thursday, 15 October 2015

Lilya Kaganovsky

'The Arctic in the Russian Imagination'

Thursday, 29 October 2015

Uilleam Blacker

Postwar L'viv, Kaliningrad, Wroclaw

Thursday, 12 November 2015

Simon Franklin

'The Public Graphosphere'

Thursday, 26 November 2015

Polina Barskova

'Leningrad Besieged'

Thursday, 21 January 2016

Emma Widdis

'The Caucasus'

Thursday, 4 February 2016

Katherine Holt

'The Desert'

Thursday, 18 February 2016

Jane Costlow

'The Volga'

Thursday, 3 March 2016

David Frick


Thursday, 21 April 2016

Bissera Pentcheva

'Hagia Sophia'

Thursday, 28 April 2016

Alexei Lidov

'Spatial Icons'

Thursday, 12 May 2016

Alyson Tapp

'The Garden'