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Research Initiatives

Cambridge Slavonic Studies Research Initiatives

The Slavonic Studies Section of the University of Cambridge promotes international excellence in research over a wide array of topics in the study of language, literature, thought, history and culture from the Middle Ages to the present day. Our scholarly remit extends from Wrocław and Kharkiv to St Petersburg and Vladivostok. Our primary specialisms are Pre-Modern East Slavic culture; Polish, Russian and Ukrainian Literatures of the 19th and 20th centuries; Film and Visual Culture; Slavonic Linguistics; Nationalism Studies; Memory Studies; and Russian Sensory History.

Below is an outline of the research architecture of the Slavonic Studies Section. Our very active series of events, most of which are free and open to the public, can be found here. Individual research profiles of the Slavonic Studies staff are listed here.

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Slavonic News

Cambridge Slavonic Studies presents: A lecture from Catriona Kelly: 'Future-Proofing History: Films about the Past in the Brezhnev Era'

14 October 2021

Cambridge Slavonic Studies presents: A lecture from Catriona Kelly: 'Future-Proofing History: Films about the Past in the Brezhnev Era' On: 04th November 2021 at 17:15(GMT) in William Mong Hall , Sidney Sussex

'Inventing an Aesthetics of Anti-Racism: African Americans in Early Soviet Visual Culture' A lecture by Christina Kiaer (Northwestern University)

11 October 2021

Organised by the Departments of Slavonic Studies and History of Art, with the collaboration of the Cambridge Committee for Russian and East European Studies, The Centre for Visual Culture and the Cambridge Courtauld Russian Art Centre: A lecture by Christina Kiaer (Northwestern University) Inventing an Aesthetics of Anti-...