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Friends and fellow historians in St. Petersburg rent out their pleasant two-room apartment in St. Petersburg for the period 1-27 August. Petrogradskaya storona, two minutes walk from metro Petrogradskaya. Stalin-era apartment block, second floor, two rooms, high ceilings, large kitchen, washing machine, all essentials provided. Can be shared by two people. [rent cost removed due to H-Net policy, reply to Gijs by e-mail for details. -Doug Priest, H-Russia Editor] Please reply off-list to gke@iisg.nl


Gijs Kessler

CfP: Teacher Recruitment in Post-Soviet Countries

Educational Studies Moscow / Вопросы образования is pleased to announce a special issue on the “Recruitment, Education, and Retention of Teachers: Issues and Challenges in the Region.” This issue is guest edited by Gita Steiner-Khamsi, Professor of Comparative and International Education at Columbia University, and Elena Anatolieva Lenskaya, Dean of the Education Management Faculty and Director of the Development Department at the Moscow School of Social and Economic Sciences.

CFP: Conference on Water Management in Arid Regions of Caucasus, Central Asia and Western China (H-Water), Lingnam University, Hongkong

Call for Papers

Academic Conference


Empires of Water

Water Management and Politics in the Arid Regions of China, Central Eurasia and the Middle East (16th-20th centuries)

26-28 May 2016, Hong Kong


New Book Review Editor welcomes you on H-Russia

Hi all,

My name is Eva M. Stolberg and I'm joining H-Russia as your new book review editor. Some words about me: My fields of  a twenty-years' expertise in Russian history are: the Asian peripheries of Russia (Caucasus, Siberia, and Central Asia) in past and present. I'm the founder of the Russian Asian Studies in Germany.

Wish you good luck on H-Russia ! Yours, Eva M. Stolberg

[And welcome to you Eva!  -The H-Russia editorial team]

Seventy Years to the End of the War in Asia. Divergent Perspectives on the War Denouement and the Onset of the Cold War

Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich, Germany, 29-30 January 2016

Deadline: 15 October 2015

Dear colleagues,

We are delighted to announce that the following symposium will take place on Friday-Saturday, 29-30 January 2016, in cooperation with the Graduate School for East and South East European Studies at the Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich, Germany.

TOC: The Soviet and Post-Soviet Review Volume 42, Number 2 (2015)

TOC: The Soviet and Post-Soviet Review Volume 42, Number 2 (2015)


Michael O. Slobodchikoff, “Overcoming Barriers to Cooperation: Territorial and Issue Neutralization as Tools of Conflict Management”