NewsNet Current Issues

NewsNet (ISSN 1074-3057), a newsletter of the Association for Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies, is published six times a year, in January, March, May, July, September, and November, and includes information about the field of Slavic, Russian, Central European, and Eurasian studies and is distributed to all ASEEES members. 

MarchThe March 2022 issue of NewsNet includes: "Over a River Strangely Rosy: Reading Poetry in Wartime," Joan Neuberger (University of Texas at Austin); ASEEES Statements on Russia’s War on Ukraine; "Full Historiographical Legitimacy to Ukraine," Andrii Portnov (European University Viadrina) and Tetiana Portnova (Dnipro National Historical Museum); "Exploring Career Diversity: A Successful Mentorship Experience," Sabina Amanbayeva (Oklahoma City University) and Nina Murray (U.S. Department of State); "Spotlight on PONARS: New Approaches to Research and Security in Eurasia," Marlene Laruelle (George Washington University); our usual features and Call for Nominations for 2022 ASEEES Prizes/Awards. To read this as a pdf

 

January - The January 2022 issue of NewsNet is the first issue produced in this new, interactive format. It includes: "The Implications of Our 2021 Theme: Diversity, Intersectionality, and Interdisciplinarity," by Sibelan Forrester (Swarthmore College); "Creative Horizons: Art in the Post-Soviet Era," by Kristen Ho (Arizona State University); "Five Minutes with Archie Brown, Winner of the 2021 Pushkin House Book Prize," by Andrew Jack (Financial Times); several reports on the organization and its programs, an advocacy statement related to the Memorial Society, acknowledgements of our generous annual donors and of the 2021 Affiliate Group prizes winners, and all of our usual features. To read it as a pdf

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OctoberThe October 2021 issue of NewsNet is now available. It includes “Russian Winemaking: Back to the Future?,” by Stephen V. Bittner (Sonoma State University); “The Making of a Modern Digital Archive,” by Julie Reines Chervinsky (Blavatnik Archive Foundation); “What Does Post-Socialism Taste Like?,” by Tyler Adkins (Princeton University.) We also congratulate the recipients of the 2021 ASEEES Prizes and announce the newly expanded 2022 Stephen F. Cohen-Robert C. Tucker Dissertation Fellowships. As always, the NewsNet includes Personages, Publications, Institutional and Affiliate Group News, and In Memoriam. To read the version designed for tablets, phones, and other smaller devices, please click here.

August - The August 2021 issue of NewsNet is now available. It includes “US-Russian Relations, Nord Stream, Germany, and Ukraine,” by Margarita M. Balmaceda (Seton Hall University); Citation detailing the achievements of the 2021 ASEEES Distinguished Contributions to Slavic, East European and Eurasian Studies Award recipient, Don Raleigh; “Teaching the 1648 Moscow Uprising in 2020,” by E. Thomas Ewing (Virginia Tech); “SRAS: 25 Years of Innovation,” by Renee Stillings (SRAS); and a full listing of our many travel grant recipients As always, the NewsNet includes Personages, Publications, Institutional and Affiliate Group News, and In Memoriam. To read the version designed for tablets, phones, and other smaller devices, please click here.

JuneThe June 2021 issue of NewsNet is now available and includes: “Revisiting the ‘Contours of Race, Racialization, and Race-Making’ in Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies,” by Elana Resnick, UC Santa Barbara, Sunnie Rucker-Chang, University of Cincinnati, and Chelsi West Ohueri, University of Texas, Austin; “Summing Up Poetry: A Case Against Packaging,” by Ainsley Morse, Dartmouth College; “Supporting Precarious Scholars in Eastern Europe: Addressing Barriers to Publishing in US & UK,” by Janine Holc, Loyola University Maryland; “New Lease on Life for Physiological Collectivism? Reading Bogdanov in the Time of COVID,” by Felix Helbing, University of Pittsburgh. Please join us in congratulating the 2021 ASEEES Dissertation Grant & Internship Grant Recipients as well as the 2021 ASEEES Cohen-Tucker Dissertation Fellowship Recipients. As always, the NewsNet includes Personages, Publications, Institutional and Affiliate Group News, and In Memoriam. We’ve also shared a letter by the ASEEES Board President, Sibelan Forrester. To read the version designed for tablets, phones, and other smaller devices, please click here.

MarchIncludes excerpts from an interview with Eliot Borenstein (New York U) on his book, Plots against Russia: Conspiracy and Fantasy after Socialism (Cornell U Press, 2019), winner of the 2020 Vucinich Book Prize, by Diana Dukhanova (College of the Holy Cross); "Building a Network of Support for Undergraduate Students of Color Interested in REEES" by Amarilis Lugo de Fabritz (Howard U), Colleen Lucey (U of Arizona), Krista Goff (U of Miami), Kelly Knickmeier Cummings (Howard U); "Uncomfortable Conversations: On Preparing BIPOC University Students for Study in Russia" by Thomas Jesús Garza (University of Texas at Austin); and "'You’re doing it all wrong:' Course Revision and Planning in mid-career – True Confessions" by Christian Raffensperger (Wittenberg University). In addition, we have our usual features and the 2021 ASEEES Prizes Call for Submissions. For a version best viewed on tablets/phones/e-readers, click here.

January “Rightward Populist Rebellion in East Central Europe: Anxieties, Proselytization, and the Rebirth of Mythical Thinking” by Jan Kubik (Rutgers University/University College London); “The 2020 Professor Purges in Retrospect: ASEEES Concerns & Advocacy Plans” by Rebecca Mitchell (Middlebury College) & Steven Seegel (University of Northern Colorado); “Finland Forgotten: A Historical Case of (Unconscious) Cognitive Bias?” by Malcolm L. G. Spencer; “Gaming Russian and Soviet History” by Barbara C. Allen (LaSalle University). Also in this issue, the 2020 Executive Director’s Report by Lynda Park, the full list of 2021 ASEEES Board of Directors & Committees, and the Affiliate Organizations’ 2020 Prize Winners, in addition to our usual features. For a version best viewed on tablets/phones/e-readers, click here.

Please see our Newsnet Archive for issues from August 2006 through 2020.