NewsNet (ISSN 1074-3057), a newsmagazine of the Association for Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies, is published five times a year, in January, March, May, August, and October, and includes information about the field of Slavic, Russian, Central European, and Eurasian studies and is distributed to all ASEEES members.
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- January—includes "Revolutions: A Guided Tour: 2013 Presidential Address" by Diane P. Koenker (University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign); "Enhancing the Opportunities and Avoiding Mistakes: the Value of Area Studies to Business" – Benjamin Loring (Georgetown U) interviews Trevor Gunn (Medtronic); "How the Olympics in Sochi Differ from Previous Games" by Robert W. Orttung (George Washington University); ASEEES Executive Director Lynda Park's 2013 Year-End Report; 2014 Members of the ASEEES Board and Committees; and Winners of ASEEES Affiliate Organizations' 2013 Prizes and Travel Grants
- March—includes "Making Strides: Gender Equity in the Slavic Studies Profession" by the ASEEES Committee on the Status of Women: Paula A. Michaels (Monash U), Karen Petrone (U of Kentucky), Laura Schlosberg (Independent scholar), Heather Tidrick (U of Michigan), and Christine D. Worobec (Northern Illinois U); "Turning the Dissertation into a Book" by Benjamin Sawyer (Middle Tennessee State U); "Unearthed Soviet Holocaust Films Remind Us to Be Vigilant" by Jeremy Hicks (Queen Mary, U of London); Nomination and application information for 2014 ASEEES Book Prizes, Graduate Student Prizes, Distinguished Awards, and Travel Grants; Additional Prizes from Affiliate Organizations; ASEEES-Sponsored Conferences; In Memoriam: Anne C Odom, Stefan M Pugh, Alfred A Reisch, Gary Howard Toops; and 2013 Contributors to ASEEES
- January—includes "Borders, Boundaries, Place and Space: 2012 Presidential Address" by Judith Deutsch Kornblatt (U of Wisconsin); 2012 Executive Director's Report by Lynda Park; "The Fetishism of Commodities Revisited" by Lewis Siegelbaum, Michigan State U); Announcement of 2012 winners of prizes from ASEEES's Affiliate Organizations; Members of the 2013 ASEEES Board of Directors and Committees; and In Memoriam remembering Herbert J. Ellison, Gale Stokes, and Ladislav Matějka
- March—includes "The Crisis of US Funding for Area Studies" by Laura L. Adams (Davis Center for Russian and Eurasian Studies, Harvard U); "Portrait of a Russian Province": Kate Brown (UMBC) interviews Catherine Evtuhov (Georgetown U); "A View from the East? Central Eurasian Studies in Japan" by Tsypylma Darieva (U of Tsukuba), Tomohiko Uyama (Hokkaido U), and Timur Dadabaev (U of Tsukuba); and In Memoriam: Remembering George (Yurii) Krugovoy, Vladimir Fedorovich Markov, and Omry Ronen
- June—includes "Open Access: Is it a Revolution?" by Joshua Sanborn (Lafayette College); "The Panacea of Open Access?" by Carolyn J. Pouncy (Kritika: Explorations in Russian and Eurasian History); "Slavic Studies, Libraries, and the Crisis in Academic Journal Costs" by Michael Biggins (U of Washington); "Open Access: An Argument in Favor" by Steven A. Barnes (George Mason U); and "Class-sourcing Slavic and Eurasian Studies: Teaching Students, Serving the Public and Staying Relevant" by Gleb Tsipursky (Ohio State U).
The June issue is intended to be available primarily online and is not mailed except on request.
- August—includes "The Local and the Global in Czech Gender Studies" by Libora Oates-Indruchova (Boltzmann Institute for European History); "Other Scholars: LGBT Scholars in Russia" by Dan Healey (U of Reading); "Beyond ‘Publish or Perish’: The Many Paths to Administrative Careers for Academics" by Jennifer Long (Georgetown U); "‘We are in for a Shock’: Teaching Soviet History at Nazarbayev U" by Zbigniew Wojnowski (Nazarbayev U); and In Memoriam: Remembering Charles Jelavich. Also, ASEEES announces the new Managing Editor Of Slavic Review and the winner of the 2013 Distinguished Contributions Award.
- October —includes ""An Ambiguous End of a Long Road: Croatia Joins the EU" by Andrew Konitzer (U of Pittsburgh); "From YU to EU in the Language Classroom: Teaching Bosnian/Croatian/Serbian in a Time of Accession" by Marijeta Božović (Yale U); "Gubernskie vedomosti: An Inventory of the North American Holdings" by Wookjin Cheun (Indiana U); an In Memoriam: Remembering Andrzej Korbonski,and Jerzy Kulzcycki. ASEEES also announces the 2013 ASEEES Prize Winners; ASEEES Advocacy news; ASEEES 2014 Annual Convention Theme.
- January—includes "We are All Eurasian," 2011 Presidential Address to the Convention, by Bruce Grant (New York U) and 2011 Executive Director's Report.
- March—includes "Through a Glass Darkly: Academic Reflections on the 20th Anniversary of the Soviet Collapse" by Peter Rutland (Wesleyan U) and "From the US with Lust: Russia as an Object of Sex (Studies)" by Alexei Lalo (Arizona State U), with a Response by Eliot Borenstein (New York U).
June—includes "Goulash Post-Communism" by Kim Lane Scheppele (Princeton U); "The Ural Working-Class Movement Seen Through the Discourse of Russian Mass Media" by Evgenii Ishmenev (Russian Academy of Sciences), translated by Wendy Goldman (Carnegie Mellon U); "Rampaging Through RuNet" by Sean Guillory (U of Pittsburgh); "Bturn Magazine: Reinventing the Balkans" by Lily Lynch (Bturn); and "Building Niche Communities Online" by Josh Wilson (School of Russian and Asian Studies).
The June issue is intended to be available primarily online and is not mailed except on request.
- August—includes "The Year of Czesław Miłosz" by Irena Grudzińska-Gross (Princeton U); "10 Tips for Writing a Successful International Research Fellowship Proposal" by Joyce Warner (IREX); "Accidental Transnationalism: A Global State of Mind" by Choi Chatterjee (Cal State Los Angeles); and "Émigré Digital Collection at the Center for Research Libraries" by Ksenya Kiebuzinski (U of Toronto).
- October—includes "The State of Research in Russian and Soviet Art: an Interview of Matthew Jesse Jackson, U of Chicago" by Jane Sharp (Rutgers U); announcement of the 2012 ASEEES Prize Winners; "Getting the Word Out 2.0" by Marshall Poe (U of Iowa); "A 'Safe Haven' for Dissidents' Documents: The Research Center for East European Studies" by Susanne Schattenberg (U of Bremen); "Peter Czap Gagarin Archive Materials Collection at Indiana U" by Wookjin Cheun (Indiana U); and Call for Proposals for the 2013 ASEEES Convention.
- January—includes "War, Peace and Cold War Area Studies," 2010 Presidential Address to the Convention, by Mark von Hagen (Arizona State U) and 2010 Executive Director's Report.
- March—includes "Perverting Slavic Studies: A Love Story" by Eliot Borenstein (NYU) and "Teaching Russian History in the Middle East" by Paul du Quenoy (American U of Beirut).
May/June—includes "Russian History Blog and Digital Dissemination of Russian History Research" (Steven A. Barnes, George Mason University), "Challenges for Online Study: The Case of Music" (David MacFadyen, UCLA); and "Report on Title VI/Fulbright-Hays Funding & ASEEES Advocacy" (Lynda Park, Executive Director, ASEEES).
The May/June issue is intended to be available primarily online and will not be mailed except on request.
- August—includes "Is the Caucasus a Place?" (Charles King, Georgetown U); "Teaching Postcommunist Politics: Twenty Years After the Fall" (Leah Seppanen Anderson, Wheaton College); and announcements of the 2012 convention theme and Slavic Review's new partnership with JSTOR.
- October—includes "After Internationalism? The Unmaking of Osh" (Madeleine Reeves, U of Manchester); "Let Us Tweet!" #aseees2011 (Krista Sigler, U of Cincinnati Blue Ash College); and "Looking Back to 1991": ASEEES board members reflect on the fall of the Soviet Union on its 20th Anniversary; plus winners of the 2011 ASEEES Prizes and Board Elections; the 2012 ASEEES membership form; 2012 ASEEES 44th Annual Convention information and proposal forms; and In Memoriam: Remembering Murlin Croucher, Ruzica Popovitch-Krekic, Anne C. Odom, and Riccardo Picchio
The May/June issue includes Scott W. Palmer's "Academic Publishing in the Digital Age", Janice T. Pilch on "Copyright Guidelines for Scholars and Educators in Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies", and other articles.
The August issue includes "Redefining The Common Good After Communism: Beyond Ideology," by Kristen R. Ghodsee and Laura A. Henry.
The October issue includes "Russian Academic Diaspora in Humanities and Social Sciences: A Scarce Resource", by Igor Fedyukin and "Post-secondary support for pre-college Russian: Challenges and Opportunities", by Mark Trotter.
Back issues of NewsNet, starting with the August 2006, v. 46, n. 4 issue, are now available in pdf on the ASEEES Members site.
NewsNet cover articles are a forum for brief essays on contemporary issues or matters of broad professional interest to the Association’s membership. As such, they can include summary discussions of new research (for example, reports on well-attended and much-talked about sessions at the annual conference). But please keep in mind that NewsNet is not a venue for extensive research essays. Most cover articles run between 2,500 and 3,000 words in length (which can include endnotes), and should be submitted as files in Microsoft Word.
We heartily encourage members—including graduate students—who are interested in proposing a NewsNet cover article to contact the Communications Coordinator or the Communications advisory committee’s chairperson, Serguei Oushakine.
For more information about the Call for Submissions and the ASEEES Communications Advisory Committee, please read "The ASEEES Communications Advisory Committee: Bringing the Association's Communications Platforms into a New Era" which appeared in the August 2009 NewsNet.
Deadlines for Submission
Deadlines for submissions of ads and announcements for regular NewsNet features are as follows:
- January issue — December 1
- March issue — February 1
- May issue — April 15
- August issue — July 5
- October issue — September 1
Regular NewsNet featuresRegular NewsNet features include:
- Cover articles
- "Teaching Slavic Studies" articles
- "Language Teaching and Slavic Studies" articles (some issues)
- "Jobs outside the Academy" articles (some issues)
- News and Information columns
- Library and the Internet News
- News from ASEEES
- News from ASEEES Affiliates
- News from ASEEES Institutional Members
- Scholars' Network
Advertising in the NewsNet
In addition to articles and news columns, NewsNet also features a limited number of advertisements from various organizations presenting scholarly publications, products, services, or opportunities of interest to those in the Russian, Eurasian, and Central European fields. The ASEEES reserves the right to decline ads failing to meet the scholarly, non-partisan standards of the ASEEES....more...
NewsNet Digital Archive
The entire backfile of NewsNet and the ASEEES newsletter that preceded it, starting with the first issue published in 1961, is now available in database format from East View Information Services by subscription to institutions and individuals. The database is fully searchable and all materials will appear in PDF format. New issues will be added to the database as they are published. All NewsNets starting with the August 2006 are also available to ASEEES members in the Members Only section of our web site for no additional charge.
The Association’s newsletter is, in a way, a record of key developments in the fields of Slavic and East European Studies over the last 45+ years and the database should be of great interest to scholars interested in the historiography of our field. The retrospective will enable users to follow trends, explore the foundations of current knowledge and track changing priorities in the field as reflected in ASEEES annual conference agendas, papers, panels, and reports on research initiatives. Researchers may find evidence of the evolution of instructional programs, government grants, and the emphasis placed on particular topics of research.
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For all issues relating to the ASEEES NewsNet, please contact:
Mary Arnstein, Communications Coordinator and NewsNet Editor