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Dr. Jeremy Hicks has been awarded the 2013 Wayne S. Vucinich Book Prize for the most important contribution to Russian, Eurasian, and East European studies in any discipline of the humanities or social sciences in recognition of his monograph First Films of the Holocaust: Soviet Cinema and the Genocide of the Jews, 1938-1946 (University of Pittsburgh Press). The prize was awarded at the Annual conference of the Association for Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies in Boston November 2013.

The 2014 Complete University Guide has ranked the Russian Department at QM in 7th position in the subject table for Russian and East European Languages. The full table can be obtained at: http://www.thecompleteuniversityguide.co.uk/league-tables/rankings?s=Rus....

Prof. Andreas Schonle has won the Alexander Nove Prize, 2011, awarded at the 2013 Annual Conference of the British Association for Slavonic and East European Studies for his book Architecture of Oblivion: Ruins and Historical Consciousness in Modern Russia, published by Northwestern University Press.

Prof. Galin Tihanov, the George Steiner Chair of Comparative Literature, whose work is partly devoted to Russian and Soviet intellectual history, has been elected as a new member of the Academy of Europe. For full details, see http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/86158.html.

Prof. Andreas Schonle has been been awarded the 2012 University of Southern California Book Prize in Literature and Cultural Studies at the annual convention of the Association for Slavic, East European, and Eurasion Studies in New Orleans for his book Architecture of Oblivion: Ruins and Historical Consciousness in Modern Russia. The book was also on the short list for the Historia Nova Prize given to the best book in Russian intellectual history published in the last three years (http://historia-nova.com/).

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