Call for Applications: Cambridge Postgraduate Workshop in Medieval and Early Modern Slavonic Studies

THE CAMBRIDGE POSTGRADUATE WORKSHOP IN MEDIEVAL AND EARLY MODERN SLAVONIC STUDIES, presented by Cambridge Ukrainian Studies, a programme of the Department of Slavonic Studies at the University of Cambridge, will take place on FRIDAY 12 FEBRUARY 2016, 11.00 – 14.00 in King’s College, Cambridge.

Led by DR OLEKSIY TOLOCHKO, Director of the Center for Kyivan Rus’
Studies at the Institute of Ukrainian History, National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, the workshop will explore the fundamental premise of medieval Slavonic Studies that the Kyivan polity emerged and initially developed in competition and in confrontation with the Khazar Khanate.  Only one source supports this thesis – the _Primary Chronicl_e; no other source documents any significant contact between the Rus’ of Kyiv and the Khazars. Using contemporaneous sources, the workshop will deliberate the nature of the Rus’-Khazar relationship and the root of the historiographical myth of Khazar domination of the Rus’ put forth in the _Primary Chronicle_.

* The workshop will be led in English and all interested postgraduate students and scholars in medieval history and culture are welcome to apply. To apply, please send a brief CV and statement of interest to Miss Olga Płócienniczak, Department of Slavonic Studies, University of Cambridge, at [1] by WEDNESDAY, 3 FEBRUARY 2016.

For accepted workshop participants, costs for domestic economy train/coach travel to and from Cambridge will be reimbursed, and coffee and lunch provided. Refreshments and a sandwich lunch will be served during the workshop. Please retain your travel receipts so that Miss Olga Płócienniczak can process your travel reimbursement.

For further information, reading list and directions, please see here: Cambridge Postgraduate Workshop in Medieval and Early Modern Slavonic Studies further info.