skip to content


Faculty of Modern and Medieval Languages and Linguistics


The Slavonic Studies Section presents the 'New Work in Slavonic Studies' Lecture Series 2023-24

The Slavonic Studies Section of the University of Cambridge and the Cambridge Committee for Central and East European and Eurasian Studies (CamCCEEES) invite you to a series of guest speaker talks over the 2023-24 academic year, entitled


New Work in Slavonic Studies


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 on Ukraine.

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

The talks will take place in Michaelmas and Lent Terms on Thursdays from 5.30pm at several venues (please see below for details).


Download the programme here.


12 October 2023Spectres of Sino-Soviet Socialism

Edward Tyerman (University of California, Berkeley) and Ed Pulford (University of Manchester)

Nihon Room, Pembroke College


2 November 2023 - Changes in Phase: Reading Climate Catastrophe in Russophone Literature

Katherine Bowers (University of British Columbia)

Nihon Room, Pembroke College


16 November 2023 Ukraine: Music in Wartime

Hobart Earle (Odesa Philharmonic Orchestra)

Umney Theatre, Robinson College


18 January 2024 - The Web of Images: Rethinking the Place of Early Modern Ukraine in European Culture

 Maria Grazia Bartolini (University of Milan) 

Nihon Room, Pembroke College


01 February 2024 What is Russian Modernity? Beyond Orientalism, Huntington, and Other Sins

Nancy Condee (University of Pittsburgh)

Nihon Room, Pembroke College


29 February 2024 - Understanding The Zelensky Effect: A Story of the Ukrainian Civic Nation that Made Him

Olga Onuch (University of Manchester)

Nihon Room, Pembroke College


14 March 2024 - When Russian Poems Perform Freedom

Stephanie Sandler (Harvard University)

Winstanley Theatre, Trinity College