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This online taster session will give you an insight into what it's like to study Russian at university. You'll have the chance to hear from a Russian academic, participate in a taster lecture and engage with current undergraduates. at University of Sheffield

Languages and Cultures (Russian) Taster Session

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This online taster session will give you an insight into what it's like to study Russian at university. You'll have the chance to hear from a Russian academic, participate in a taster lecture and engage with current undergraduates.
Available dates
21st May 2024
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Suitable for
Individuals (Enquiry not required to be through a school)

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On the historical (dis)unity of the Russian and Ukrainian peoples

When Vladimir Putin invaded Ukraine in February 2022, part of his stated rationale was to bring the Ukrainians back into the great Russian nation, where he claimed they belonged. The Ukrainian language, he asserted in a lengthy article, was a historical fluke, and the differences between Russian and Ukrainian were a malicious exaggeration by actors hostile to Russia. 

In this talk, we'll look at the complicated, intertwined history of the Russian and Ukrainian languages and unpick Putin's cleverly articulated myth of unity. In the process, we'll see some of the tools linguists use to work out what makes one language separate or different from another.

When: Tuesday 21st May 2024, 3.50pm - 5.15pm

Age group: Year 12 and Year 13

Location: Online

Schedule:
Please note that this is an approximate schedule and is therefore subject to change.

3.50pm - log-in & get comfortable
3.55pm - welcome & introduction to the department
4.05pm - taster lecture
4.50pm - Q&A on the taster lecture, leading into
5.00pm - Q&A about your subject at Sheffield -with Admissions Tutor and current students

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Available dates
21st May 2024
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Individuals (Enquiry not required to be through a school)
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