Call for Papers: AATSEEL annual conference (Austin, Texas, January 7-10, 2016)

The AATSEEL Call for Papers is now available:  http://www.aatseel.org/cfp_main
The 2016 American Association of Teachers of Slavic and East European Languages Conference will take place January 7-10, 2016 in Austin, Texas at the AT&T Executive Education and Conference Center at the University of Texas at Austin.

AVPRI's re-opening date?

Some of you will be aware that the Russian imperial foreign ministry archive has been closed since 2012 for reconstruction. According to the entry on the archive on ArcheoBiblioBase, they're scheduled to re-open in 2016. Searching recently for an update, I found the following:


Call for Applications: 2015 International Neighbourhood Symposium to be held between 23-28 June 2015 in Istanbul, Turkey

The Center for International and European Studies (CIES) at Kadir Has University will host the 5th International Neighbourhood Symposium (INS) at Heybeliada, near Istanbul between Tuesday, 23 June and Sunday, 28 June 2015. This year’s Symposium will focus on “Leadership and Change in the Eastern Neighbourhood and the Mediterranean South”.            

CfP: Graduate Workshop “European History across boundaries”

Call for Papers: Graduate Workshop “European History across boundaries”

Academy Leader: Johannes Paulmann (Leibniz Institute of European History) and Gregor Feindt (Leibniz-Institute of European History Mainz)

Venue: Leibniz-Institute of European History, Mainz, Germany

Date: 12-14 November 2015

Deadline: 15 May 2015

CFP: Soviet Jews and Antisemitism after Stalin’s Death (1953-1987)

I would like to organize the session “Soviet Jews and Antisemitism after Stalin’s Death (1953-1987)” for the 2015 AJS Conference to be held in Boston, December 13-15, 2015.

The session will analyze the various forms of antisemitism in the Soviet Union in 1953-1987, compare the level of antisemitism in the different Soviet republics, and show the responses of Jews toward racism and persecution. I am going to present at the session my paper “Jews and Antisemitism in Kiev in 1953-1987.”

Visa Troubles in the Archives?

[Ed. note (PBK): Because we have no reason to doubt, but also no way to verify, what Dakota Irvin is describing here, it would be helpful if any H-Russia members with authoritative or corroborating information could contribute to this thread and help researchers planning work in the archives in Russia.]

Dear Colleagues,

D. Sinitskii, Soviet cartoonist?

Dear colleagues,

A research query for copyright purposes: I am searching for information on a Russian cartoonist/illustrator who worked in Uzbekistan in the 1950s by the name of D. Sinitskii. He drew cartoons for the newspaper Komsomolets Uzbekistana and illustrated books.  Are there any reference guides or other sources I could look at to find someone who was likely never famous?    Thank you!


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