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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. 

For a taste of our recent public activities, watch this online seminar on Anarchism in Russia below:

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Slavonic News

Cambridge Ukrainian Studies presents: A conversation with Alyona Alyona Ukraine’s foremost rap sensation!

10 May 2021

Cambridge Ukrainian Studies presents: A conversation with Alyona Alyona Ukraine’s foremost rap sensation! 10 May 2021 - 17:00 (BST) |The online event is free and open to the public, but registration is required. Register in advance for this event at: http://bit.ly/alyona_alyona_mmll About Alyona Alyona : Alyona Alyona (née...

Cambridge Slavonic Studies Presents: Maria Stepanova and Sasha Dugdale: In Conversation

16 April 2021

Join Cambridge Slavonic Studies on 27 April 2021 at 18:00 (BST) , Online - Register in advance here for: Maria Stepanova and Sasha Dugdale: In Conversation . Award-winning poet and novelist Maria Stepanova and her translator, poet Sasha Dugdale in an event to celebrate the publication in English translation of Stepanova's...