Russian and East European Studies
North Korea has been attracting attention in the international press for its ballistic missiles shot through Japanese airspace, tests of nuclear weapons, and exchanges of polemics with a leader of a major democracy.
The end of the eleventh century was a turbulent period that witnessed a serious geostrategic reconfiguration of the Byzantine and Caucasian political maps.
A new paper has been published by Christopher Gerry and his team of Russian researchers examining the emerging patterns of life expectancy across 30 OECD countries, including 11 East European countries.
DPhil student Nikolay Erofeev from the Department of History will present a paper entitled "Agrocities: the Soviet state-led project for urbanisation of the countryside and its post-socialist transformation." Please see the abstract
100 years on from the October Revolution, monumental propaganda in the form of statues, monuments, architectural ensembles, and decorative detail retains the memory of Soviet rule in former republics of the USSR and the Eastern bloc states.
Please note there has been a change to the schedule for next week's Georgian Studies Programme Seminar series.
We will be welcoming Dr Ekaterine Gedevanishvili from the Chubinashvili National Research Centre of Art History and Heritage Preservation.