Welcome to H-Russia, a member of H-Net Humanities & Social Sciences OnLine. H-RUSSIA encourages scholarly discussion of Russian and Soviet history and makes available diverse bibliographical, research and teaching aids.


Recent Discussions

Announcing the H-Russia OCR Bookshelf

Subscribers may remember a discussion thread earlier in the year started by one of our subscribers, Greg Afinogenov, who submitted a link to a collection of primary sources he had scanned with Optical Character Recognition (OCR) and compiled on google drive. Some of our subscribers had difficulty getting access to those documents and, after a brief e-mail exchange, Greg agreed to work with H-Russia to build an archive of the documents here on the H-Net Commons. 

Workshop Call for Papers: "Ruler Visibility, Modernity, and the Ethnonational Mindset"

CfP “Ruler Visibility, Modernity, and the Ethnonational Mindset”

A Two-Day Workshop (May 17-19, 2017) at the Aarhus Institute of Advanced Studies (AIAS), Denmark

Organizers: Darin Stephanov (Post-doctoral Researcher, AIAS) and Peter Bugge (Professor, Aarhus University)


CESS 2016 Panelist Needed, "Armed Organizations in Eurasia"

We are seeking a third panelist for a panel at the upcoming CESS in Princeton in November 2016 on "Armed Organizations in Eurasia: Cossacks and Streltsy from 16th Century to Post-Socialist Times." The original panelist who was to present on the Streltsy in the 16th century is unable to participate. We would welcome a paper on Cossacks or Streltsy in Eurasia with either a historical or contemporary focus. The current panelists are:

Dimitri Tolkatsch, Albert-Ludwigs University of Freiburg, "The New 'Cossacks' in Revolutionary Ukraine"

CFP: Religion and Revolution

Religion and Russian Revolution


Institute of Social Sciences,

Russian Academy of National Economy and Public Administration (RANEPA);

Center for the Study of Religion, Russian State University of the Humanities


26-28 October 2017, Moscow


International conference


Second Call for Papers


The American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee (JDC) Archives Fellowship

The American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee (JDC) Archives is pleased to announce that it is accepting applications for its 2017 fellowship program. In 2017, 5-6 fellowships will be awarded to senior scholars, postdoctoral researchers, graduate students, and independent researchers to conduct research in the JDC Archives, either in New York or in Jerusalem.

Society, Culture and Morality(New Delhi, Dec. 2016) , Culture, Meaning and Art(Kolkata, January 2017)

Call for Paper and Panel

International and Interdisciplinary Conference

New Delhi, India

Dates:  December 27-29, 2016

Topic: Society, Culture and Morality: East and West

Venue: Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, India


Sponsored by Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, India,

Directed and organized by the Institute of Cross Cultural Studies and Academic Exchange, Society for Indian Philosophy and Religion Elon, NC, USA




Acceptance of proposal will be mailed within 2 weeks or earlier to participants