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Slavonic Studies

Promoting Excellence in the Study of Poland, Russia and Ukraine

The Slavonic Studies Section at the University of Cambridge offers innovative undergraduate and graduate teaching in Polish, Russian and Ukrainian and engages in the advanced study of Poland, Russia and Ukraine, with an emphasis on cultural history from the Middle Ages to the present day.

For centuries, the University of Cambridge has cultivated a deep understanding of the societies of Eastern Europe by way of celebrated scholarship and instruction. In 1900, a grant from what strikes us now as an improbable source -- the Worshipful Company of Fishmongers -- established the first University Lectureship in Russian. Today the Slavonic Studies Section at Cambridge promotes international excellence in teaching and research over a wide array of topics in the study of language, literature, thought, history and culture.

The intellectual vitality of the Slavonic Studies Section is particularly evident in the fields of Pre-Modern East Slavic culture; Polish, Russian and Ukrainian Literatures of the 19th and 20th centuries; Slavonic Linguistics; Nationalism Studies; Film and Visual Culture; and Memory Studies. It is home to a dynamic annual programme of public lectures, research seminars, conferences and exhibitions.

Upon graduation our students join a highly employable community of leaders who forge rewarding careers in such diverse fields as journalism, law, politics, and diplomacy. 

 

 

 

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Slavonic News

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

16 November 2020

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...

The CUS Conversation Series: Conversation with Nina Jankowicz

16 November 2020

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...