The Slavic Connexion

A fresh international chat show from The University of Texas at Austin

About the show

A fresh international chat show from The University of Texas at Austin meant to share research, ideas, politics, and culture from the Slavic world and beyond in digestible episodes. The Slavic Connexion is a production of the Center for Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies within the College of Liberal Arts at UT Austin... "It's not typical Texas."

The Center for Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies condemns the Russian Federation’s military invasion of Ukraine. We stand in support of the people of Ukraine who are fighting for their lives and sovereignty in the face of the unjustified invasion by Russian military forces.

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Episodes

  • Putting Poland, Ukraine, and Russia in Context with Norman Davies

    September 28th, 2022  |  Season 5  |  34 mins 33 secs
    europe, history, poland, politics, russia, ukraine

    On this episode, luminary historian Professor Norman Davies joins us to talk about the state of Polish studies, the deep history of Ukraine when it was ruled from Warsaw and Krakow, and the importance of broadening European and Slavic studies as taught in academic spaces. This episode was all about historical context, so we hope you enjoy. Thanks for listening!

  • "Black Garden Aflame": The Nagorno-Karabakh Conflict with Artyom Tonoyan

    September 21st, 2022  |  Season 5  |  56 mins 10 secs
    armenia, azerbaijan, caucasus, conflict, geopolitics, history, russia, turkey, war

    On this first episode of season 5, Lera and Zach talk with Dr. Artyom Tonoyan about the ongoing Nagorno-Karabakh conflict, delving into the history of tensions between Armenia and Azerbaijan, Russia's role and presence as mediator, and the various geopolitical vectors in the region. Thanks for listening!