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When the East Tries to Become the West

This article originally appeared in the August 2018 issue of NewsNet. Please click through for a full list of resources. 

Spotlight Bulgarian Studies Journal

As part of the BSA’s efforts to increase the visibility of scholarship on Bulgarian topics, the organization began publishing an online journal, Bulgarian Studies.

Collaborating across Centers and Disciplines: Pitt's Central Eurasia Initiative

Zsuzsánna Magdó and Nancy Condee talk about the shared effort of the University of Pittsburgh's Russian and East European Studies Center and Asian Studies Center, the Central Eurasia Initiative.

In Search of the “Perfect Collection”: Armenian Studies Collections at the UC-Berkeley Library

As an interdisciplinary area of inquiry at a historical crossroads of language, religion, ethnicity, and empire, Armenian Studies poses particular challenges for librarians. As libraries attempt to build modern research collections attuned to the present and future needs of Armenian Studies scholars, it is important to solicit the input of both researchers and of professional associations devoted to the field.

Prague Spring at 50

Daria Ezerova talks about ASEEES WGCTV's upcoming panel series at the 2018 ASEEES convention, which will bring together experts from a number of fields, including art history, architecture, film theory, and Slavic studies. The panels are organized in a way that will allow screen representations of the Prague Spring to be discussed both synchronically and diachronically.

Spotlight: Johnson's Russia List

David Johnson talks about Johnson's Russia List, a favored source of Russia-related information since it's founding in 1996

The William Brumfield Russian Architecture Digital Collection: From Database to Semantic Web

Michael Biggins and Theo Gerontakos discuss the public release of The William Brumfield Russian Architecture Digital Collection

An Interview with Benjamin Peters, the winner of the 2017 Wayne S. Vucinich Prize

Stephen Hutchings performed an interview with Benjamin Peters, author of How Not to Network a Nation: The Uneasy History of the Soviet Internet

Applying Post-Socialist Studies outside Post-Soviet Space

Johanna Bockman, an Associate Professor of Sociology in the Sociology and Anthropology Department at George Mason University, explores how Post-Socialist studies can be used in academic studies outside of the region itself.

Attention: Title VIII Alumni

The Department of State's Bureau of Intelligence and Research (INR) celebrates the 35th Anniversary of the Program for the Study of Eastern Europe and the Independent States of the Former Soviet Union, Title VIII. If you received a Title VIII fellowship for research or foreign language training, INR would like to hear from you.

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