Suny: Stalin as True Believer

An essay on the topic of belief, written by Ronald Grigor Suny for the 2019 Presidential Plenary.

Neuberger: Sergei Eisenstein: Ironic Belief

An essay on belief, written by Joan Neuberger for the 2019 Presidential Plenary

Essig: Believing in Lesbian Utopias in Putin's Russia

An essay written by Laurie Essig on the perception as the lesbian as a revolutionary in Russia.

Slavic Digital Humanities Pre-Convention Workshop and Events

Slavic Digital Humanities Pre-Convention Workshop and Events

The Slavic Digital Humanities group will hold its second annual pre-convention workshop on the Prozhito ( diary archive. The event will take place from 8:30 to 11:45 AM on November 23 at San Francisco Marriott Marquis. The workshop will bring together DH experts and Slavic scholars. Participants will experiment with the data from Prozhito and discuss how it can be used in research and in the classroom.

The Hoover Library and Archives at 100: Worlds In A Tower

The Hoover Library marks its 100th anniversary and invites ASEEES Convention attendees to visit a showcase on the Stanford campus.

Chernobyl: The History of a Nuclear Disaster, An Interview with Serhii Plokhii

Andrew Jack's interview with Serhii Plokhii, author of Chernobyl: The History of Nuclear Disaster, and recipient of the 2019 Pushkin House Book Prize.

The Far-Right Reads Solzhenitsyn

Lynne Viola on the Foreward by Jordan Peterson in the Vintage Classics abridged edition of The Gulag Archipelago.

Of Revolutionaries and Realists: Russian-Armenian Relations since the Velvet Revolution

Stephen Badalyan Riegg on the changes in the relationship between Russia and Armenia after the "Velvet Revolution" which followed the 2018 leadership change in Armenia.

Kazakhstan after Nazarbayev: Changes for Researchers

Sarah Cameron on the changes in Kazakhstan after the surprise resignation of Nazarbayev from his presidential role.

War on the Academy: The Hungarian Government’s Crackdown on Research Freedom

Stefano Bottoni writes about the government of Hungary's encroachment on foreign institutes of higher education operating in Hungary.