Russian and Eurasian Studies Centre

Russian and Eurasian Studies Centre

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Russian and Eurasian Studies St Antony's College 62 Woodstock Road Oxford, OX2 6JF

Tel: +44 (0) 1865 284728

The Russian and Eurasian Studies Centre was launched in 2003 to carry forward the work of the internationally renowned Russian and East European Studies Centre, established in 1953. The Centre is a major component of research on Russia, Ukraine, the Caucasus and Central Asia at Oxford University. In matters relating to this last area it has close links with The Oxford Society for the Caspian and Central Asia (TOSCCA).

Approximately half of all graduate students in one branch or another of Russian studies at Oxford University come to St Antony's.

Its former students occupy very prominent positions in academia, politics, the higher reaches of journalism, the civil service and international financial institutions.

The Centre organises seminars, addressed by visiting speakers, which have been weekly in term-time thoughout the past fifty years. They have drawn in the most outstanding scholars in the field who come to Oxford both from the countries which are the object of study and from Western Europe, North America, Australia and elsewhere.

There are three senior (Governing Body) Fellows at St Antony's involved in teaching and research in the field of Russian and Eurasian studies. The Max Hayward Research Fellowship in Russian Literature is offered every other year. Between them, the Centre Fellows cover Twentieth Century Russian history, Russian and Soviet politics and foreign policy, Russian literature and culture, and the economics of Russia, Ukraine and Central Asia.

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