Centre for Russian, Central and East European Studies

Lead Research Organisation: University of Glasgow
Department Name: School of Social & Political Sciences

Abstract

The University of Glasgow is the hub for a new inter-institutional Centre of Excellence under the Language-Based Area Studies initiative. CRCEES has been awarded initial funding of £4.7m over five years, and brings together distinguished national and international partners.

The Centre offers postgraduate training in the form of language diplomas, taught and research masters degrees (in total 40 awards), and PhD scholarships (20 awards). A total of 8 post-doctoral fellowships will also be awarded.

Publications


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Chambers (2008) Slovene Phrasebook
Cox T (2007) Democratization and State-Society Relations in East Central Europe: The Case of Hungary in Journal of Communist Studies and Transition Politics
Cox T (2007) State and organized interests in post-communist Hungarian politics in Perspectives on European Politics and Society
Dabrowski M (2008) Structural funds as a driver for institutional change in Poland in Europe-Asia Studies
Dunn John (2008) Modern Russian Grammar
 
Description Scotland - Russia business forum 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact CRCEES and the Scotland - Russia Forum are co-hosting the Scotland - Russia Business Forum: Challenges and Opportunities in Today's Russia. Speakers will include representatives from SDI, UKTI, RBCC and Russian Trade Delegation who are also providing individual consultations which have to be pre-booked.

For further information contact the conference organisers Jenny Carr (Scotland Russia Forum) and Professor Richard Berry (University of Glasgow).
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2012
 
Description 'Lesser-used languages' workshop 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact The workshop jointly organised by the Subject Centre for Languages, Linguistics and Area Studies (LLAS) and CRCEES focused on practical issues involved in the setting up and delivery of modules and programmes in lesser taught languages. It covered themes such as:



Getting started with a new module in a lesser taught language,



teaching ab initio, and



introducing students to content modules.



Participants also had the opportunity to experience a taster session in a lesser taught language.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2008,2010,2016
 
Description 'Unpractical and difficult people' : Russia's moderate socialists 90 years on 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Open public discussion, which attracted over 60 members of the public in an interactive debate. .
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2012
 
Description Addressing ethical questions & concerns in area studies 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Presented at workshop on Ethical and Methodological Issues in Area Studies. mainly aimed at postgraduates from several different countries.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2010
 
Description Conceptual and methodological issues in cross-cultural research 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Presented at workshop on Ethical and Methodological Issues in Area Studies. The aim of this session is to discuss both conceptual and methodological issues which arise in the course of cross-cultural research, and to explore how approaches, methods and concepts translate across cultures, or not. The session will be focussed around presentations from postgraduate students, at different stages of their research [e.g. first year; post-fieldwork, completed]. The students will address questions related to conceptual and methodological challenges in area studies. The presentations will be followed by a general discussion involving all students.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2010
 
Description ESRC Festival of Social Science Schools Event 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact ESRC Festival of Social Science Schools Event: 'Migration, identity and integration: new and old communities in Glasgow'



This event brings together secondary schoolchildren from Central and East European (CEE) migrant communities and local Scottish children from schools across Glasgow to discuss their experiences. We also aim to ascertain if there are specific gendered aspects to the experience of migrant communities.



We hope that the CEE and Scottish schoolchildren will benefit from exploring their commonalities/differences and in doing so hope to foster a greater understanding between these communities. We also hope that the schoolchildren will benefit from being in a University environment and being introduced to social sciences / area studies research and be encouraged to think seriously about applying to University to study these subjects.



The event should help to break down barriers across the various CEE migrant communities and also between these and the Scottish schoolchildren and will explore the gendered aspects of migrant schoolchildren's experiences.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2012
 
Description Ethnogenesis in post-Soviet Estonia 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact workshop on migrant communities promoting lively discussion. Open to the public.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2012
 
Description Exhibition : the Baltic way 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact A photographic exhibition dedicated to the human chain linking three Baltic states in their drive for freedom on 23 August 1989.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2012
 
Description Festival of Words 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact In the final lecture in the first phase of the Festival of Words series, Tom Hubbard, Visiting Professor in Scottish Literature and Culture, ELTE, Budapest (2006) and Zsuzsanna Varga, Research Fellow at De Montfort University gave readings from the acclaimed literary work 'Magyars and Makars: Hungarian Poetry in Scots, Scottish poetry in Hungarian'.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2012
 
Description Getting published 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact recurring workshop on Ethical and Methodological Issues in Area Studies. This session, led by an academic and a postgraduate student, will discuss the opportunities for and challenges faced in 'getting published'. The presentations will be followed by a question and answer session involving all students.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2008,2010,2012,2013,2014
 
Description Joint academic-practitioner roundtable on national minority rights and non-territorial cultural autonomy 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact A CRCEES briefing day organised in conjunction with the non-academic user pilot dissemination agenda of the AHRC research project 'Ending Nationalism: the Quest for Cultural Autonomy in Inter-war Europe' convened by David Smith and John Hiden (University of Glasgow), bringing together CRCEES representatives from Glasgow and Nottingham with invited academics and official representatives from Hungary, Slovenia, Armenia and the OSCE.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2012
 
Description Language show live 2008 : Centre for Russian, Central and East European Studies stand 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact CRCEES had its own stand at this event, staffed by representatives from Glasgow, St Andrews and Nottingham representing five languages in total (Russian, Polish, Hungarian, Slovene, Serbian-Croatian).
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2012
 
Description Remembering 1948 and 1968 : reflections of two pivotal years in Czech and Slovak history 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact This major international workshop was organised by CRCEES postdoctoral fellow Dr Laura Cashman (Glasgow, 2007-08), who attracted additional funding from the British Academy and the Czech Centre in London. Drawing on the considerable body of expertise on Czech and Slovak studies at the Universities of Glasgow, Strathclyde and the West of Scotland, the event attracted 27 speakers from Europe, North America and Australia, and was attended by 50 delegates. Selected papers from the conference have been published as a special issue of Europe-Asia

Studies in December 2008.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2012
 
Description Sovereignty after empire : comparing the Middle East and Central Asia 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Dr. Sally N. Cummings and Professor Raymond Hinnebusch discussed their new book entitled, "Sovereignty After Empire: Comparing the Middle East and Central Asia". This book is a unique systematic comparison of empires and of their consequences for sovereignty in the middle East and Central Asia brings theory on empire and sovereignty to bear on empirical variation across the two regions. The novel approach to understanding the political structures of states in two significant areas of the non-European world offers an important comparative discussion of post-imperial development and sovereignty. It raises a clear set of research questions about variations of imperial practice and puts forward and attractive and persuasive case that imperial legacy has been an important variable in the post-independence period.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2010,2012
 
Description Sustainability of a double ethnic identity : the case of Võro 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Invited lecture at University of Glasgow including migrant communities
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2012
 
Description The 3rd annual Alexander Lazarev lecture 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact 'Re-presentations: Stravinsky, Janacek...in the fictional worlds of Milan Kundera', by Dr Petr Bilek, Charles University, Prague.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2012
 
Description Windows on war : Soviet posters 1943-1945 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact This exhibition is a rare display of Soviet posters from 1943-45 from The University of Nottingham's historic collections. It introduced the extraordinary set of posters produced by Soviet painters and writers as responses to the war news channelled by the Soviet Telegraphic Agency (TASS). Relatively few of the originals survive but thanks to Professor Cynthia Marsh.

a world-class collection of 129 was made available to the public. The exhibition was accompanied by a series of public lectures and events for school pupils.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2012
 
Description Windows on war : Soviet posters 1943-45 : study day 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact This study day is in relation to the exhibition of Soviet posters 1943-45 from the University of Nottingham's historic collections in Weston Gallery (4 Dec 08 - 22 March 09), at the University of Nottingham. The day offered the opportunity to take a look at the exhibition under the guidance of experts in Russian culture, history and art. Speakers led discussion sessions to explore the historical, literary and artistic context that inspired the poster themes and images.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2012
 
Description Workshop : agency and change in provincial Russia 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact This workshop was a joint initiative with CRCEES

Russian partner, the Region Research Centre in

Ulianovsk. Sponsored by CRCEES, The Department of Central and East European Studies and The Adam Smith Research Foundation of the University of Glasgow, the event offered insights into current research being conducted on themes of identity and agency in Russia by both Glasgow-based and Russian scholars, and practitioners.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2012
 
Description Workshop : post-Yugoslav identities 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact The workshop will explore Post-Yugoslav Identities



For further information contact Dr Vladimir Zoric (University of Nottingham)
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2009
 
Description Workshop on LBAS 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Presented at workshop on Ethical and Methodological Issues in Area Studies. This one-day event builds on the recently established LBAS (Language-based areas studies) Pathway as part of the SGS DTC initiative. It aims to facilitate deepening linkages between CRCEES and CASAW as the two LBAS Centres of Excellence at the heart of the DTC Pathway. It will bring together insights from East European and Arabic Studies, but also allow for participation by students in SGS and other UK DTCs working on area studies or region-specific themes within other pathways (in this regard we anticipate strong interest from the other UK LBAS Centres of Excellence in East European and East Asian Studies). The event will also draw on the resources of the wider CRCEES and CASAW networks by bringing speakers from our partner institutions south of the border.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014