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Faculty of Modern and Medieval Languages and Linguistics


Leverhulme Early Career Fellowships 2021

The Faculty of Modern and Medieval Languages and Linguistics welcomes applications from potential applicants for the Leverhulme Early Career Fellowship Scheme 2021.

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Gender agreement in heritage languages: Agreement Puzzles in Monolingual Grammar and Beyond

Professor Maria Polinsky will give a talk on her research on heritage Russian (“Heritage” language is a language learned at home, but without input from the social environment, as often occurs in situations with children of immigrants). The goal of this talk is twofold; Professor Polinsky will firstly present and analyse...

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The CUS Conversation Series: Conversation with Nina Jankowicz

Join Cambridge Ukrainian Studies for an online conversation with Nina Jankowicz, who tackles Russian disinformation in her new book ‘How to Lose the Information War: Russia, Fake News, and the Future of Conflict (2020). Please join the conversation on 24th November 2020 at 18:00 (GMT) Register in advance at: https://zoom...

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Simon Franklin's book, The Russian Graphosphere, awarded prestigious book prize.

The Slavonic Section are delighted to congratulate Simon Franklin on his newest book, The Russian Graphosphere, 1450-1850 (Cambridge University Press, 2019), being awarded the prestigious University of Southern California Book Prize in Literary and Cultural Studies.

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The Annual Cambridge Festival of Ukrainian Film 2020

Cambridge Ukrainian Studies and the Ukrainian Institute London invite you to escape the woes of the second lockdown and immerse yourself in experiences beyond your borders - from a mystical thriller about life in the Chornobyl Zone, to a powerful documentary that follows a young footballer who fights for her dreams against...

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The CUS Conversation series: Conversation with Yurii Andrukhovych

The CUS Conversation-webinar series: Conversation with Yurii Andrukhovych, Ukraine's leading postmodern prose writer, poet & essayist. Yurii will discuss the creative process of being an author in the context of the constant endings and endless beginnings that mark contemporary life in Ukraine, Europe and the world. He...

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The CUS Conversation series: Conversation with Ambassadors Melinda Simmons and Vadym Prystaiko

On Wednesday 28 October 2020 (17:00 | GMT) you are cordially invited to join the Cambridge Ukrainian Studies conversation with Melinda Simmons, British Ambassador to Ukraine, and Vadym Prystaiko, Ambassador of Ukraine to the United Kingdom . The online conversation is free and open to the public. Registration is required...

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CamCREES/Slavonic Studies presents: Anarchism in Russia

The exciting public seminar series hosted by CamCREES / Slavonic Studies resumes in 2020-21 with an online presentation by Ania Aizman (University of Michigan) and Maria Rakhmaninova (St. Petersburg University of the Humanities and Social Sciences) on Anarchist Russia , on Tuesday 20 October at 17:30 . The event is open to...

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The Robinson College Sykes Prize 2020

The Robinson College Sykes Prize has been launched for 2020. The winning prize is £1000, with runners-up awards of £500 and £250 also available. More information can be found here: All current students are welcome to enter, hopefully having read...

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Elena Sottilotta (PhD candidate, Italian) winner of the 2020 Polly Stewart Award 2020

We are delighted to congratulate Elena Sottilotta (PhD candidate, Italian) for winning the 2020 Polly Stewart Award, for her research on women folklorists of Italy and Ireland. The award is given by the Women's Section of the American Folklore Society to support young scholars in the field (further details at: https://www...

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