Affiliate Group Spotlight: Digital Humanities

The new Affiliate Group in the Digital Humanities (“Slavic DH”) is made up of scholars in Slavic and Eurasian studies who have long been working at the intersection of computing and the humanities, and to those who are curious about what DH could mean in the Slavic context.

A Cautionary Tale for the Digital Age

By Barry P. Scherr, Dartmouth College

Article originally published in the June 2016 edition of NewsNet.

Using Tolstoy and Dostoevsky to Teach Ethics in the Twenty-First Century

By Ani Kokobobo, University of Kansas

This article was originally published in the June 2016 edition of NewsNet

Spotlight on New Textbook: Russia’s Long Twentieth Century

Chatterjee, Kirschenbaum, and Field discuss their new textbook, Russia’s Long Twentieth Century: Voices, Memories, Contested Perspectives.

Association for Diversity in Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies (ADSEEES) Travel Grants

The Association for Diversity in Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies (ADSEEES) announces two competitive grants aimed at subsidizing attendance of the 2016 ASEEES Convention in Washington, DC.

Unique Academic Venture: the University Consortium

Six universities in the United States, Europe and Russia have formed a unique academic venture, called the University Consortium (UC). This exceptional program of academic exchange pools the strengths of its partners and jointly trains a new generation of students, future faculty and potential policy-makers across all three regions.

A Public Empire: An Interview of Ekaterina Pravilova

Exploring the Russian ways of thinking about property, Ekaterina Pravilova’s Vucinich Prize-winning book looks at problems of state reform and the formation of civil society, which, as the book argues, should be rethought as a process of constructing “the public” through the reform of property rights.

Treasures from the Pacific Northwest: Academic Library Collections Shaped by Time and Location

The library collections of the Pacific Coast Slavic and East European Consortium (PACSLAV) reflect not only the region’s rich culture and history but also the experiences of local Russian, East European, and Baltic communities.

Periodical Studies: Why and How to Re-read East European Journals

by Natalia Ermolaev and Philip Gleissner (Princeton U) 

On Truth, Politics and Authenticity: Culture in Beleaguered Times

Presidential Address delivered by ASEEES board president Catriona Helen Moncrieff Kelly at the 47th Annual ASEEES Convention.