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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

Poet, essayist and journalist Maria Stepanova in Cambridge 2020

14 February 2020

During February and March 2020 poet, essayist and novelist Maria Stepanova will be at Cambridge University as Visiting Bye-Fellow at Selwyn College. Maria Stepanova is a poet, essayist and journalist. She has published over ten collections of poetry in Russian, and several books of essay and criticism. Her most recent...

LECTURE SERIES 2020: POST-SOCIALIST PRESENTS: CULTURE AND SOCIETY IN RUSSIA, POLAND AND UKRAINE: MEMORY

12 February 2020

Lecture Series 2020: Post-Socialist Presents: Culture and Society in Russia, Poland and Ukraine: MEMORY The Slavonic Studies Section has organised a series of public events focusing on aspects of contemporary culture and society across Poland, Russia and Ukraine during the academic year 2019-20. Each event features two...