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Faculty of Modern and Medieval Languages and Linguistics


'Rethinking Slavonic Studies' lecture series event

CamCREES and the Slavonic Studies section are pleased to present, 'The Centre at the Periphery: Rethinking Slavonic Studies through Muslim Narratives,' the latest in the series of guest speaker talks over the 2022-23 academic year. The series aims to address urgent questions for the study of Slavonic cultures as well as Central and Eastern Europe and Eurasia more generally in the context of Russia's ongoing war in Ukraine.

Among other subjects, this international and multi-disciplinary series will examine various imperial legacies, marginalised discourses, and postcolonial (or decolonising) frames, with a particular emphasis on Ukrainian perspectives.


The talks will take place fortnightly in Michaelmas and Lent Terms on Thursday (NB: Except for 23 November event), from 5.30pm, in the Knox Shaw Room, Sidney Sussex College.

23 November 2022 Emily Greble (Vanderbilt University): ‘The Centre at the Periphery: Rethinking Slavonic Studies through Muslim Narratives’

26 January 2023 Adalyat Issiyeva (McGill University): ‘Out of Silence: Listening to the (Muted?) Voices of Russia's Subjects’

9 February 2023 Olenka Pevny (University of Cambridge): ‘“Invisible Rus”: The Omitted History of Eastern Europe’

23 February 2023 Michael Moser (University of Vienna): ‘Revisiting the History of the Ukrainian Language’

9 March 2023 Clare Cavanagh (Northwestern University): ‘Portable Provinces: The Postcolonial Vision of Czesław Miłosz’