Soyuz is formally constituted as the Post-Communist Cultural Studies Interest Group of the American Anthropological Association (AAA) and is also recognized as an official unit of the American Association for the Advancement of Slavic Studies (AAASS).

Recent Content

CFP: "Contemporary Russian Documentary"

CFP: Edited volume on “Contemporary Russian Documentary”


The past three decades have seen a remarkable flourishing of documentary film in Russia: the cohort of documentary “masters” who came to prominence in the 1990s, such as Vitaly Mansky, Viktor Kossakovsky, and Sergei Loznitsa have been joined by a new generation of filmmakers, including Askold Kurov, Beata Bubenets, and Alina Rudnitskaya, to name but a few. 


A new tool at the researchers' service! ONLINE PRIMARY SOURCES for Russian, Caucasian, Eastern & Central European Studies (database)


Project conception and management : Elisabeth Kozlowski (Cercec)

Website development: Fabrice Demarthon (Cercec), Robin Jeanney, Pierre Météyé 

I am pleased to introduce to you the ONLINE PRIMARY SOURCES for Russian, Caucasian, Eastern & Central European Studies -

CfP for conference "Temporality and Material Culture under Socialism"

Call for Papers
Conference: Temporality and Material Culture under Socialism
Kunsthistorisches Institut in Florenz – Max-Planck-Institut, 1–2 July 2021

Deadline: 16 April 2021

This conference focuses on the relationship between temporality and material culture in twentieth-century socialist regimes. We are primarily interested in looking at case studies from the USSR and Europe, but also from other geographical contexts such as Asia, Latin America, and Africa, especially from a comparative perspective.