NewsNet Current Issues
NewsNet (ISSN 1074-3057), a newsletter of the Association for Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies, is published five times a year, in January, March, May, August, and October, and includes information about the field of Slavic, Russian, Central European, and Eurasian studies and is distributed to all ASEEES members.
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January— “Area Studies and the ‘False Song of Globalism’” by Padraic Kenney, Indiana University; 2016 Executive Director’s Report by Lynda Park; “Reading Mayakovsky in São Paulo: Boris Schnaiderman and the Legacy of Russian Studies in Brazil” by Cassio de Oliveira, Portland State University; Affiliate Organizations’ 2016 Prize Winners; 2017 ASEEES Board of Directors & Committees; and our regular features
January— includes "On Truth, Politics and Authenticity: Culture in Beleaguered Times," by Catriona Kelly (University of Oxford); 2015 Executive Director’s Report, by Lynda Park; "Periodical Studies: Why and How to Re-read East European Journals," by Natalia Ermolaev and Philip Gleissner (Princeton U); Affiliate Organizations’ 2015 Prize Winners; 2016 ASEEES Board of Directors & Committees; "Treasures from the Pacific Northwest: Academic Library Collections Shaped by Time and Location," by ASEEES Committee on Libraries and Information Resources; "Saving Seventeen Moments in Soviet History: An Interview with Lewis Siegelbaum and James von Geldern," by Amy Nelson, (Virginia Tech); 2016 ASEEES membership forms, as well as our regular features.
March— includes "The 'Red South': Reflections on Teaching Race in the Post-Soviet Era," by Jennifer Wilson (University of Pennsylvania); "A Public Empire: An Interview of Ekaterina Pravilova," by Choi Chatterjee (Cal State University, Los Angeles); "Unique Academic Venture: the University Consortium," by Julie Newton (University of Oxford); Calls for Submissions to ASEEES Prizes, Additional Prizes, First Book Subvention Program, Dissertation Research Grant; an introduction to our new staff members, our usual features, and a spotlight on Elena Clark. [This version is available by clicking on the month title or by clicking here for a version best viewed on mobile devices.]
The March issue is intended to be available primarily online and is not mailed except on request.
June— includes "Using Tolstoy and Dostoevsky to Teach Ethics in the Twenty-First Century" by Ani Kokobobo, University of Kansas; information about ASEEES First Book Subvention Program; "A Cautionary Tale for the Digital Age" by Barry P. Scherr, Dartmouth College; Affiliate Group Spotlight on Digital Humanities. This issue also contains our usual features, including Personages, Publications, Institutional Member and Affiliate News, and In Memoriam; additionally, 2016 ASEEES Board Election candidates. Finally, 2016 Cohen-Tucker Dissertation Research Fellowship Recipients and 2016 ASEEES-MAG Summer Convention Travel Grant Recipients are announced.
The June issue is intended to be available primarily online and is not mailed except on request.
August— includes "Grappling with Hungarian and Polish New Right in Power” by David Ost, Hobart and William Smith Colleges; “Get the Word Out! How to Bring Your Expertise to the Public” by Joshua A. Tucker, NYU; “Successful ASEEES-MAG Summer Convention Held in Lviv, Ukraine” by Lynda Park, ASEEES, and Olga Bukhina, MAG; and “A Student’s Experiences at the ASEEES Convention” by Lina Meilus, Indiana U. ASEEES congratulates John Bowlt, the 2016 ASEEES Distinguished Contributions to Slavic, East European and Eurasian Studies Award recipient. 2016 ASEEES Travel Grant Recipients were also named and the issue includes our regular features.
October— includes “What Have We Learned, and Not Learned, from a Quarter-Century of Transition” by Harley Balzer, Georgetown University; “The Kremlin Blamed Our Work When It Declared Russia’s Levada Center a ‘Foreign Agent’” by Theodore Gerber, University of Wisconsin-Madison & Jane Zavisca, University of Arizona; and “The Pedagogy of Images: Depicting Communism for Children” by Serguei A. Oushakine, Princeton University. Additionally, ASEEES congratulates the 2016 ASEEES Prize Winners and thanks our 2015-2016 contributors. The issue also announces the 2017 ASEEES Convention Theme and spotlights Kieran Williams.
- January—includes "In Defense of Regional Studies in a Globalized World: Slavic, East European and Eurasian Studies Twenty-Five Years after the Fall of the Berlin Wall" the 2014 Presidential Address by Stephen E. Hanson (College of William and Mary); ASEEES Convention Important Dates; 2014 Winners of ASEEES Affiliate Organizations' Prizes; 2015 ASEEES Board of Directors; 2014 Executive Director's Report; "Following Chris Cviić: Ethics and Reconstruction from the Balkans to Ukraine" by James Gow, (King's College London, UK); the 2015 ASEEES Spring Calendar and membership forms, as well as our regular features.
- March—includes "Translation and Beyond" by Brian James Baer, (Kent State University); "Plutopia: An Interview" of Kate Brown (UMBC) by Lewis Siegelbaum (Michigan State University); ASEEES Member Spotlight: Antony Polonsky, Brandeis U; "Recent Developments in the Publishing Industry of the Russian Federation" by Christina Peter, (Frick Art Reference Library); Prize nomination instructions for ASEEES' and affiliate member awards; information regarding travel grants; and our regular features.
- June—includes "Promoting Polish Studies in the 21st Century" by Brian Porter-Szücs, University of Michigan; "Innovative Online Platform for Polish Studies" by Katarzyna Jez, European University Viadrina; "Who Cares about the Duma? Russian Parliamentary Records as a Research Source" by Andrea Chandler, Carleton University; "ASEEES and the Future of Book Publishing" by Douglas Rogers, Yale University; "Using Conferences to Find a Publisher for Your Next Book Project" by Gwen Walker, University of Wisconsin Press and the ASEEES Board Statement Regarding May 11 2015 Special Meeting Decisions. As always, our regular features appear as does an announcement about the ASEEES-MAG Summer Convention in Lviv, Ukraine, June 2016
- August—includes "Russia-related Research and Graduate Training in the United States" by Theodore P. Gerber, University of Wisconsin-Madison; an announcement of the new Cohen–Tucker Dissertation Research Fellowship Program for Russian Historical Studies;2015 ASEEES Distinguished Contributions to Slavic, East European and Eurasian Studies Award winners announcement; "Avant-gardes and Émigrés: Digital Humanities and Slavic Studies" by Marijeta Bozovic, Yale University; "Central Asia Analytical Network" by Marlene Laruelle, George Washington University; 2015 ASEEES Travel Grant recipients named; Member Spotlight: Lynn Tesser and our features, including an announcement of the first book subvention program.
- October—includes "War, Escalating Vulnerabilities, and Service Delivery in Ukraine" by Sarah D. Phillips, Indiana U and Jill Owczarzak, Johns Hopkins U; 2015 ASEEES Prize Winners; "On Slavic Review: Report from the Editor" by Harriet Murav, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign; 2014-2015 Contributors to ASEEES; "The American Research Institute of the South Caucasus" by Talin Lindsay, ARISC Executive Director; 2016 ASEEES Convention Theme and General Rules; Member Spotlight: David Hoffmann; our regular features plus information about the upcoming summer conference in Lviv and a webinar hosted by ASEEES and the Association for Jewish Studies.
- January—includes "Revolutions: A Guided Tour: 2013 Presidential Address" by Diane P. Koenker (University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign); "Enhancing the Opportunities and Avoiding Mistakes: the Value of Area Studies to Business" — Benjamin Loring (Georgetown U) interviews Trevor Gunn (Medtronic); "How the Olympics in Sochi Differ from Previous Games" by Robert W. Orttung (George Washington University); ASEEES Executive Director Lynda Park's 2013 Year-End Report; 2014 Members of the ASEEES Board and Committees; and Winners of ASEEES Affiliate Organizations' 2013 Prizes and Travel Grants
- March—includes "Making Strides: Gender Equity in the Slavic Studies Profession" by the ASEEES Committee on the Status of Women: Paula A. Michaels (Monash U), Karen Petrone (U of Kentucky), Laura Schlosberg (Independent scholar), Heather Tidrick (U of Michigan), and Christine D. Worobec (Northern Illinois U); "Turning the Dissertation into a Book" by Benjamin Sawyer (Middle Tennessee State U); "Unearthed Soviet Holocaust Films Remind Us to Be Vigilant" by Jeremy Hicks (Queen Mary, U of London); Nomination and application information for 2014 ASEEES Book Prizes, Graduate Student Prizes, Distinguished Awards, and Travel Grants; Additional Prizes from Affiliate Organizations; ASEEES-Sponsored Conferences; In Memoriam: Remembering Anne C Odom, Stefan M Pugh, Alfred A Reisch, and Gary Howard Toops; and 2013 Contributors to ASEEES
- June—includes "Music, Social Media, and African Voices in Ukraine" by Adriana Helbig, (U of Pittsburgh); "Digital Icons: Studies in Russian, Eurasian and Central European New Media" by Vlad Strukov (U of Leeds & Editor of Digital Icons); "Challenges and Pleasures of Journal Editing" by Birgit Beumers (Aberystwyth U; Editor of Kinokultura & Principal Editor of Studies in Russian and Soviet Cinema); "Nabokov Online Journal: Where Scholarship Meets Innovation" by Yuri Leving (Dalhousie U & Nabokov Online Journal Founding Editor); "Building Professional Bridges: ASEEES Regional Conferences and International Cooperation" by David Borgmeyer (Saint Louis U); and In Memoriam: Remembering Vahan Barooshian, Robert L. Belknap, Karl Kramer, Richard Sheldon, and Gabor Vermes.
- August—includes "The Language Flagship Model: Elements for All Institutions" by Sam Eisen (Director of The Language Flagship), ASEEES 2014 Distinguished Contributions Award Recipient; "Preserving Independence and Freedom in Russian Sociology: An Interview with Oksana Karpenko, Center for Independent Social Research" by Michele Rivkin-Fish (UNC Chapel Hill); Member Spotlight: David R. Marples (U of Alberta (Canada)); and 2014 ASEEES Convention Important Dates
- October — includes "Stanford Slavic Department Revises its Reading List" by Gabriella Safran (Stanford University); 2014 ASEEES Prize Winners; ASEEES Convention Important Dates; In Memoriam; ASEEES 47th Annual Convention Theme and Rules; "The Struggle for the History Textbook in Russia" by Ivan Kurilla (Volgograd State University (Russia)); Member Spotlight: Paula Michaels (Monash University (Australia)); and Membership Forms.
Please see our Newsnet Archive for issues from August 2006 through 2013.