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KRITIKA Volume 16, Number 1 (Winter 2015) Contents

Posted by Carolyn Pouncy, Managing Editor, Kritika: Explorations in Russian and Eurasian Studies

Our latest issue, now available on Project Muse and shipping to subscribers.

From the Editors

The Ukrainian Crisis and History . . .  1


Mikhail A. Kiselev

State Metallurgy Factories and Direct Taxes in the Urals, 1700-50: Paths to State Building in Early Modern Russia  . . .  7

Michael Denner

CfPanelists: "Relationships to Nature and Natural Resources" ASEEES

Dear colleagues,

We are seeking a third panelist and a discussant for the panel: "Relationships to Nature and Natural Resources: Identity and Discourse." The panel is interdisciplinary and focuses on identity and relationships tied to the environment and uses of natural resources.

To provide some background information about the panel's topic, I am including the panel organizer, Adrianne Gorbachik's description of her work here:

Symposium: Traditions of Papermaking in the Islamic World, British Library, 27 March 2015

Dear Colleagues,

The Islamic Manuscript Association, in cooperation with the British Library and the Thesaurus Islamicus Foundation, is pleased to announce an inaugural symposium on the materials and techniques of making Islamic manuscripts entitled ‘Traditions of Papermaking in the Islamic World’, which will be held at the British Library’s Centre for Conservation on 27 March 2015.

Seminar on Archival and Historical Research at the Center for Jewish History

The Center for Jewish History's Seminar on Archival and Historical Research is a four-day program May 18-21, 2015 for rising college seniors, MA students and first- and second-year doctoral students to learn the skills of conducting archival research at one of the premier research libraries in the United States. The seminar’s focus is on learning a variety of tools for accessing information and incorporating archival and library research into specific projects.

Call for Papers: The New Wave of Russian-Jewish-American Culture

A Special Edition of East European Jewish Affairs

Edited by Anna Katsenelson and David Shneer

The most recent wave of Russian-speaking Jewish immigration to North America (1970s-1990s) incubated a rich panoply of talented artists, filmmakers, musicians, and writers; all of whom conveyed cultural capital from the Soviet Union to the West.

ToC Jahrbücher für Geschichte Osteuropas – East European History, vol. 62 (2014), issue 4

Jahrbücher für Geschichte Osteuropas [East European History] is the only scholarly refereed journal of a comprehensive nature in the German-speaking area that reaches everyone interested in the history of Eastern Europe, at the same time offering a forum for the scholarly exchange of opinions on an international scale. It thematically and geographically covers the full range of the history of all Eastern European countries.

CfPanelists: Medicine, 2015 ASEEES Convention

Greetings all!

I would like to organize or be part of a panel that deals with medicine for the 2015 ASEEES (Association for Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies) Convention in Philadelphia (November 19–22, 2015). I am open to wide-ranging interests in terms of discipline, period, place, and type of medicine. In my research I seek the intersections between scientific medicine and folk healing in Russia and Ukraine in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries.