NewsNet Current Issues
NewsNet, a newsletter of the Association for Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies, is published six times a year, in January, March, May, July, September, and November.
The September 2023 issue of NewsNet is now available! In this issue:
"Skeletons in the Closet: Queering Marxist-Leninist Archaeology" by Kate Mower
"Two Men Who Gave Freedom: The Assassination of Alexander II in the Context of Russian-American Relations" by E. Thomas Ewing and De’Vonte Tinsley
Interview with Eugene Avrutin, new editor of Slavic Review
Interview with James Allen Nealy, Jr., winner of the 2023 Robert C. Tucker/Stephen F. Cohen Dissertation Prize
2023 ASEEES Board Election Results
2023 ASEEES Prize Winners
55th Annual ASEEES Convention
New ASEEES Study: "The State of Russian Studies in the United States: 2022"
New ACLS Publication: “Before the First Day of Graduate School”
July - The July 2023 issue of NewsNet is now available! In this issue, we are pleased to feature an article on decolonizing the undergraduate SEEES curriculum in comparative politics by Ela Rossmiller and Anaida Fahradyan (Global Studies, Wilson College) and a powerful reflection on the ongoing mass protests in Serbia by theatre scholar and stage director Ljubiša Matić. The issue also includes the announcement of the 2023 ASEEES Distinguished Contributions to Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies Award recipient Lynne Viola, a video interview between recent participants in ASEEES’ Exploring Career Diversity program, the recipients of the 2023 ASEEES internship, summer writing, and dissertation research grants, an update and call for submissions from the ASEEES Committee on Gender Equity, and a full-page spread of summer research photos submitted by members! The cover image for this month’s issue was taken by ASEEES member Sarah Cameron (History, U of Maryland) during her recent trip to the Aral Sea zone in Kazakhstan and submitted as part of our Summer Research Photo series.
May - The May 2023 issue of NewsNet is now available on ISSUU, featuring a stunning cover image by Estonian artist Kaljo Põllu! This month we are pleased to feature “An Ecosocial Approach to Decolonizing Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies” by Epp Annus, an interview with Faith Hillis, winner of the 2022 Wayne S. Vucinich Book Prize, and a look back at ASEEES from past president Norman Naimark. Other features include Call for Photos: Share your Summer Research Photos with NewsNet, a Slavic Review preview, Cohen-Tucker Fellows, and lifetime member reflections. Click here to read as a pdf.
March - The March 2023 issue of NewsNet is now available on ISSUU. To continue our year-long series, “De-colonizing Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies,” we are pleased to feature a transcribed conversation between Jessica Zychowicz and Grace Mahoney, during which they discuss curating the “I have a crisis for you”: Women Artists of Ukraine Respond to War exhibit at the University of Michigan. We are also proud to feature the final installment of Addis Mason’s interview with Allison Blakely, a spotlight on Elidor Mëhilli’s experience with the First Book Subvention program, and a reflection essay by De’Vonte Tinsley and Raneil Smith, two students who participated in Howard University’s REEES Think Tank (Advancing I.D.E.A.S. in REEES) program and presented at the ASEEES annual convention in 2022. Other features include 2023 ASEEES Prizes Call for Submissions, Call for Photos: Share your Summer Research Photos with NewsNet, and Directions in Disability Studies. Click here to read as a pdf.
January - The January 2023 issue of NewsNet is now available on ISSUU as a clickable, shareable format. It includes, “2022 President’s Address” by Joan Neuberger, “The (Sorry) State of the Field or Why Western Humanists Need to Listen in Silence and Solidarity” by Victoria Donovan, “An Interview with Allison Blakely: Part II” by Addis Mason, and the “Executive Director’s Annual Report 2022” by Lynda Park. Additionally, it includes 2022 ASEEES Donors, 75 years of ASEEES, Affiliate Prize Winners, Decolonization in Focus, and Member News. Click to read this issue as a PDF.
November - The November 2022 issue of NewsNet is now available on ISSUU as a clickable, shareable format. It includes, “Decolonizing Ukrainian Art History in Research and Teaching,” by Svitlana Biedarieva, “Language and Decolonization of Multilingual Education in Kazakhstan,” by Bridget Goodman, and “An Interview with Allison Blakely: Part I,” by Addis Mason. Additionally, we introduce the 2023 ASEEES Convention Theme, announce the new ASEEES Member Portal and change to Slavic Review, and congratulate First Book Subvention Winners along with our regular affiliate news, and personages. To read this as a pdf.
September - The September 2022 issue of NewsNet is now available on ISSUU as a clickable, shareable format. It includes, "Doubly De-colonizing the Syllabus." by Caress Schenk, Nazarbayev University (Kazakhstan), "Notes toward Restructuring the Early Russian History Syllabus" by Shoshana Keller, Hamilton College, "Making Central Asia (and Other “Peripheries”) More Central" by Leora Eisenberg, Harvard University, and "Why I Traveled to Ukraine" by John C. Swanson, University of Tennessee at Chattanooga. Additionally, we announce ASEEES prize winners and ASEEES travel grants, 2022 board election results, and share "Voices of Ukrainian Scholars" with our regular affiliate news, job postings, and personages. To read this as a pdf.
July - The July 2022 issue of NewsNet is now available on ISSUU as a clickable, shareable format. It includes the following articles: “Working Between Categories or How to Get Lost in Order to Be Found” by Sofia Dyak, Center for Urban History, Ukraine and Mayhill Fowler, Stetson University; “Nuremberg and Russia's War Against Ukraine” by Francine Hirsch, University of Wisconsin-Madison; “Elements in Soviet and Post-Soviet History: A Contribution to Decolonizing Soviet History” by Mark Edele, University of Melbourne and Rebecca Friedman, Florida International University. Additionally, we are pleased to feature a Spotlight on Russia.Post, the 2022 Cohen Tucker Dissertation Fellows, ASEEES Grant Recipients, and it is our pleasure to announce that the 2022 ASEEES Distinguished Contributions Award will be presented to Maria Todorova, the Edward William and Jane Marr Gutgsell Professor of History at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Along with our usual features: Affiliate Group News, Personages, and Publications. To read this as a PDF.
May - The May 2022 issue of NewsNet is now available on ISSUU as a clickable, shareable format. It includes the following articles: “'There is nothing there:’ Geopolitics and Temporality of Sovereignty,” by Neringa Klumbytė (Miami University of Ohio); “Psychomotor Aesthetics: An Interview with Ana Hedberg Olenina” by Thomas Seifrid (University of Southern California); “Ukraina – Jesteśmy з вами!: War in Ukraine and Warsaw Transformed” by Leah Valtin-Erwin (Indiana University Bloomington), along with our usual features: In Memoriam, Affiliate Group News, Personages, Institutional Member News, and Publications. Additionally, we included a Spotlight on Ukrainian Global University and three Member Spotlights, with links to over 100 other such profiles. To read it as a pdf
March - The March 2022 issue of NewsNet includes: "Over a River Strangely Rosy: Reading Poetry in Wartime," Joan Neuberger (University of Texas at Austin); ASEEES Statements on Russia’s War on Ukraine; "Full Historiographical Legitimacy to Ukraine," Andrii Portnov (European University Viadrina) and Tetiana Portnova (Dnipro National Historical Museum); "Exploring Career Diversity: A Successful Mentorship Experience," Sabina Amanbayeva (Oklahoma City University) and Nina Murray (U.S. Department of State); "Spotlight on PONARS: New Approaches to Research and Security in Eurasia," Marlene Laruelle (George Washington University); our usual features and Call for Nominations for 2022 ASEEES Prizes/Awards. To read this as a pdf
January - The January 2022 issue of NewsNet is the first issue produced in this new, interactive format. It includes: "The Implications of Our 2021 Theme: Diversity, Intersectionality, and Interdisciplinarity," by Sibelan Forrester (Swarthmore College); "Creative Horizons: Art in the Post-Soviet Era," by Kristen Ho (Arizona State University); "Five Minutes with Archie Brown, Winner of the 2021 Pushkin House Book Prize," by Andrew Jack (Financial Times); several reports on the organization and its programs, an advocacy statement related to the Memorial Society, acknowledgements of our generous annual donors and of the 2021 Affiliate Group prizes winners, and all of our usual features. To read it as a pdf
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