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Workshop - Emotions in the Public Spaces of Post-Soviet Russia - 1 October 2018 (program included)

Venue : 56 rue Jacob - Salle des conférences - 75006 Paris

In the past decades, the epistemological and methodological focus on emotions as a crucial element of social and political life, known as the "emotional turn" in the social sciences and humanities, has emerged as a dominant prism of analysis. This workshop seeks to bring this emotional turn into the study of post-Soviet Russian space.

Call for Review Editors and Reviewers in Russian, Eurasian, or Soviet History / Studies

The editors of H-Russia invite applications to join the H-Russia editorial board as review editors under the umbrella of H-Net Reviews.

H-Net Reviews has been publishing online scholarly reviews since 1993, taking advantage of the speed and flexibility of the online format while maintaining the highest scholarly standards, with over 44,000 reviews in the archive to date.

Needed Panelist at ASEEES for “Performing the Soviet Man, Woman, and Child in Peripheral Spaces”

Dear colleagues,

I am the organizer for an ASEEES panel entitled “Performing the Soviet Man, Woman, and Child in Peripheral Spaces”. We lost a participant, so we are looking for a third panelist. Please see the panel brief description below. If you are interested in joining us, please contact me, Magali Delaloye, magali.delaloye@area.ox.ac.uk or magali.delaloye@gmail.com. All your proposals are welcome!

Brief description

Studying East and Southeast Europe as Area Studies: Paradigms - Themes - Methods for the 21st Century, 25-27 October 2018 in Munich (Germany)


The Fifth Annual Conference of the Graduate School for East and Southeast European Studies will take place in Munich (Germany) 25-27 October 2018.

Special issue on V. K. Arsenev

Vladimir Kladeevich Arsenev achieved some measure of international fame through is novel (and later film) Dersu Usala.  However, this favorite son of the Russian Far East was far more than a novelist.  He was an active scientist, ethnographer, traveler, and civil servant amongst other occupations.   Living through a major period of Russian colonization in the region and the transition to Soviet power, Arsenev’s life and work also encompassed some of the region’s most important events.   Sibirica issues a call for articles assessing Arsenev’s place in the history of the Ru