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Using Mykhailo Hrushevsky to Decolonize Slavic Studies - Blog post next week on H-Russia; Roundtable tomorrow at ASEEES

Hello all,

The H-Russia Decolonizing Russian Studies blog will have its first entry go live next week. Dr. Frank Sysyn has written on using Mykhailo Hrushevsky to offer a different perspective to the history of the region. 

To those interested, he, along with others, will speak on this topic at the ASEEES Annual Conference in Chicago, providing a preview of some of the points Professor Sysyn makes in his blog piece.

Thursday, November 10, 3:15 to 5:00pm

The Palmer House Hilton, Floor: 7th Floor, Clark 9

REMINDER: H-Net Meet and Greet at ASEEES Chicago

H-Net will be hosting a meet-and-greet at ASEEES in Chicago on Thursday, Nov. 10, 2022, from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at Miller’s Pub, located around the corner from the Hilton Palmer House. Join us after you have attended the ASEEES opening and toured the exhibition hall. H-Net will provide a selection of appetizers and a limited open bar. We look forward to using this opportunity to meet our editors and subscribers to networks related to East European and Eurasian studies and to talk about how H-Net can support their work.

Russia/Soviet topics @ The Twelfth Blount Postal History Symposium

There are two Russia/Soviet-themed topics at the 2022 The Twelfth Blount Postal History Symposium, scheduled to be held at the Smithsonian National Postal Museum in Washington, D.C., next month.

Art historian K. Andrea Rusnock will present on "Postal Politics: Soviet Stamps of World War II" and archivist A.M. LaVey will present on "Politico-Philatelic Semiosis in Russia’s 2014 Crimea Issues." The panel's discussant will be the historian William Moskoff.

Call for Papers: Journal of Islamic Law Special Issue

The special issue for the Journal of Islamic Law invites papers that explore encounters between Islamic law and other legal traditions from the 18th through mid-20th centuries. Scholarship on encounters mostly focuses on colonial history, presenting a defeating view of shari’a, seen as having “died” against the intruding forces of colonialism. Indeed, European colonialism greatly affected the operation of Islamic law. Colonial officials, targeting the ulema and the courts, transformed the foundational practices and institutions on which the Islamic legal tradition rested.

Russian History Table of Contents 48, no. 3-4, 2022


CORNELIA SOLDAT. Novgorod Counter Histories around 1700. The Story about Ivan the Terrible's Raid of Novgorod Reconsidered.

CHARLES J. HALPERIN. "German Pamphlets, Russian Chronicles, and Ivan the Terrible."

ALEXANDER FILYUSHKIN. Making an Anti-Hero or Describing a Tyrant? Postmodernism and Ivan the Terrible.



Center for Urban History, Lviv, Ukraine to Speak Online About Work Documenting the War 10/31

I want to make sure this event is on your radar and you have plenty of time to share with friends, colleagues, students, family, and anyone who might possibly be interested. It will be an important event with colleagues speaking from the Center for Urban History in Lviv, Ukraine, about their experiences documenting the war.