H-EarlySlavic is a forum for the discussion of Slavic history, literature, and culture before 1725. It is focused primarily on East Slavic (Russian, Ukrainian, Belorussian) regions, though West and South Slavic areas will also be considered.
Rossiia i Prussia v seredine XVII veka. Tom 1. Posol’skaia kniga po sviaziam Rossii s Brandenburgsko-Prusskim gosudarstvom 1649-1671 gg. Sostavitel’ P. I. Prudovskii. Moskva: Drevlekhranilishche, 2013. 576 pp. ISBN 978-5-93646-220-7.
This is a noteworthy publication of documents pertaining to Muscovite foreign policy, and an indication (one may hope) of a relatively new approach to such editions. The book joins a growing list of important monographs and source publications pertaining to Muscovite foreign policy.
MA, MRes and PhD Studentships in Russian and Slavonic Studies at the University of Nottingham for 2014-2015 The School of Cultures, Languages and Area Studies are pleased to announce a number of doctoral (PhD) studentships which will cover tuition fees at the University’s UK/EU level and a contribution towards maintenance for three years, subject to satisfactory progress. The school is also able to offer a number of MA studentships (stipend plus fee waiver) and MA fee waivers. The deadline for completed applications is 12th May 2014 but to be eligible for consideration for one of these awards you must first have been accepted for a place on the course.
The Summer Research Laboratory (SRL) on Russia, Eastern Europe, and Eurasia is open to all scholars specializing on early Slavic history, literature and culture for eight weeks during the summer months from June 16 until August 8. The SRL provides scholars access to the resources of the University of Illinois Slavic collection within a flexible time frame where scholars have the opportunity to seek advice and research support from the librarians of the Slavic Reference Service (SRS). Graduate students and junior scholars will also have opportunity to attend a specialized workshop on Scholarly and Literary Translation from June 16-20, 2014.
As Past President of AATSEEL, I am pleased to solicit nominees to run for President-Elect of the organization. The successful candidate will assume the two-year position of President-Elect in January 2015, the first year of a six-year commitment. Years 1 and 2 are spent as President Elect (contributing to the agenda for Annual meetings, acting as consultant forfield-wide problems, taking minutes at the Executive Council); Years 3 and 4 are as President (running meetings, working with executive director, and representing the organization to the outside world); and then Years 5 and 6 as Past President and chair of nominations and awards committee.