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International Research Visits, 2014-15


Anton Popov (University of Warwick) to the Caucasus Research Resource Centre, Tbilisi, Georgia (March, May & November 2014):

To build on an on-going research partnership (as part of the MYPLACE project) by disseminating research findings and developing future collaborative projects on the practices and identities of young people in contemporary Europe.


Elisabeth Schimpfossl (University of Manchester) to the Faculty of Media Communication at the Higher School of Economics, Moscow, Russia (June 2014):

To set the basis for a collaborative research project and funding proposal on “Media Elites in Russia and their Post-Soviet Biographies: Politics, Ethics and Journalistic Practice”, whilst also discussing possibilities for longer-term collaboration.


Felix Ciuta (UCL) to SNSPA, National University of Political Studies and Public Administration, Bucharest, Romania (July 2014):

To present preliminary ideas from a research project on “Mythologies of European Security”, to explore opportunities for the establishment of wider cross-disciplinary research networks between SNSPA and UCL SSEES (including at doctoral level), and to raise awareness in Romania of the activities and aims of CEELBAS more generally.


Joanna Szostek (UCL) to the Department of Political Behaviour (Faculty of Politics) at the Higher School of Economics, Moscow, Russia (September 2014):

To share best practice in fieldwork methodology, disseminate research findings, and coordinate a forthcoming joint workshop on "Popular geopolitics in Russia and post-Soviet Eastern Europe" (UCL SSEES, February 2015).


Andrew Kahn (University of Oxford) to the Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures at Harvard University, USA (April 2015):

To work on a forthcoming collaborative history of Russian literature and to discuss plans to publicise its publication in 2017 and maximise its public and academic impact.


Felix Ciuta (UCL) to Dokuz Eylul University (DEU), Turkey (April 2015):

To raise awareness of common research interests and complementary expertise linking researchers at DEU and UCL SSEES, with a view to future collaboration and doctoral research exchanges.


Piotr Goldstein (University of Manchester) to the Centre for Baltic and East European Studies at Sodetorn University, Sweden (June 2015):

To prepare a joint publication, to exchange knowledge and experience in studying various types of civil society actors in Eastern Europe, and to discuss areas for future cooperation and for joint bids for Swedish, UK or international funders.


Natasha Rulyova (University of Birmingham) to the Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures at Yale University, USA (October 2015):

To promote knowledge exchange in the areas of Brodsky studies and bi/transligual writing. particularly around the work of the Digital Brodsky Lab project at Yale, and to promote a long-term partnership between the University of Birmingham, Yale University and other US and UK universities including Amherst college and Temple University.


Michal Murawski (UCL) to the Higher School of Economics, Moscow, Russia (December 2015):

To map out the key research objectives and methodological parameters for ongoing research, and to contribute to the Moscow Urban Forum, a major public-facing event to discuss, strategise and develop networks pertinent to current and future developments in Moscow’s built environment.


Armina Omerika (Goethe Universitaet Frankfurt, Germany) to SSEES UCL (January 2016):

To establish collaboration between the UCL and Goethe University in Frankfurt, more specifically the UCL School of Slavonic and East European Studies with Frankfurt’s Institut für Studien der Kultur und Religion des Islam where  Armina Omerika is employed.


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