Specialist Communication

Here you can find an overview of the most important professional societies and associations, newsletters, mailing lists, blogs and Twitter accounts of the German research community on Russia, East and Southeast Europe.

Professional Societies, Associations, Working Groups and other Organisations

The Ackermann Parish is a community within the Catholic Church. They organise the German-Czech-Slovak neighbourhood and are committed to Europe out of Christian responsibility.

Ackermann Parish

The working group of German and Polish art historians and heritage conservators considers itself a forum for experts of research and teaching, museums and heritage conservation in the two countries. Its aims are scholarly exchange, initiation of cooperative projects and promotion of young talent. The regional focus is on the regions of the “shared cultural heritage” (Andrzej Tomaszewski) of Germans and Poles, i.e. the former eastern German provinces in northern and western Poland.

Working group of German and Polish art historians “Das Gemeinsame Kulturerbe” (The Shared Cultural Heritage)

The German Association for East European Studies (DGO) is the most important association of Eastern European researchers and Eastern European experts in the German-speaking world.

German Association for East European Studies (DGO)

Founded in 1972, the commission is still one of the main platforms for cooperation between historians and geographers of both countries. The Textbook Commission sees it as its task to deepen the dialogue between the two disciplines.

German-Polish Textbook Commission

The joint Commission for the Study of the Recent History of German-Russian Relations was founded in 1997 with the aim of promoting scholarly research into German-Russian history in the twentieth century and thus of contributing to the consolidation of mutual trust between Russia and Germany.

German-Russian Historians’ Commission

The task of the German-Czech and German-Slovak Historians’ Commissions is to investigate the history of Germans, Czechs and Slovaks. Their work focuses on the twentieth century.

German-Czech and German-Slovak Historians’ Commissions

The German-Ukrainian Historians’ Commission (DUHK) strives to establish an institutional link between German and Ukrainian historical scholarship with the aim of promoting the mutual dissemination of knowledge about German and Ukrainian history.

German-Ukrainian Historians’ Commission (DUHK)

The Historical Commission for the Bohemian Lands (formerly the Historical Commission of the Sudeten Lands) was founded in 1954 and is an association of researchers on the history and culture of the Bohemian countries, i.e. the geographical area of the Czech Republic and the Habsburg “Sudeten Lands” of Bohemia, Moravia and Austrian Silesia.

Historical Commission for the Bohemian Lands (HKBL)

The VOH represents the interests of scientific research and university teaching on Eastern Europe in German-speaking countries. It represents the subject Eastern European history in politics and society.

Association of Eastern European Historians (VOH)

Blogs, Podcasts and Social Media

Network for cooperation and sharing of scientific information in the field of East, East Central and South East European studies. It is part of the interdisciplinary social network for researchers called “Humanities Commons” that represents a free and open alternative to networks such as Academia.edu and ResearchGate.

ASEEES Commons

Blog of the Research Group Eastern Europe at the Department of Political Science, University of Vienna.

EASTblog

Blog of the Graduate School for East and Southeast European Studies in Munich and Regensburg.

Memory cultures

Central Asia Blog of the Exeter Central Asian Studies Network at the University of Exeter.

Exeter Central Asian Studies Network: Blog

The author podcast is offered as part of "The New Books Network" and contains information on new publications in the field of Eastern and Southeastern European Studies.

New Books in Russian and Eurasian Studies

New Books in Eastern European Studies

The novinki blog reported since 2010 on news and events about the cultural and literary life of authors and artists from Eastern, Central and Southeastern Europe. In 2019, the blog was discontinued.

novinki-Blog (archive)

Blog of the Eastern Europe Department of the Bayerische Staatsbibliothek.

OstBib | Sources for Eastern European Studies: Blog

The East European Channel is a free academic-journalistic podcast service at the University of Freiburg.

Albert Ludwig University of Freiburg: East European Channel

Podcasts on Central Asia by Nate Schenkkan, Programme Director for Central Asia of the NGO Freedom House.

The Central Asianist Podcast

Twitter account of the European Society for Central Asian Studies with information on Central Asia and Central Asian research.

https://twitter.com/_ESCAS

European Society for Central Asian Studies (ESCAS)

Twitter account of the Association for Slavic, East European and Eurasian Studies with information on East European and Central Asian research.

https://twitter.com/aseeestudies

Association for Slavic, East European and Eurasian Studies (ASEEES)

Twitter account of the Poland Office of the Heinrich Böll Foundation with information on and about Poland and Central Europe.

https://twitter.com/Boell_PL

Poland Office of the Heinrich Böll Foundation

Twitter account of the Leibniz ScienceCampus “Eastern Europe - Global Area” (EEGA) with information on and about Eastern Europe (research).

https://twitter.com/Campus_EEGA

Leibniz ScienceCampus Eastern Europe - Global Area

Twitter account of the Carnegie Moscow Center of the Carnegie Foundation with information about Russia.

https://twitter.com/CarnegieRussia

Twitter account of the US Central Asia Program with information on and about Central Asia.

https://twitter.com/CentralAsiaProg

Twitter account of the Central Eurasian Studies Society (CESS) with information on and about Central Asia (research).

https://twitter.com/CESS_news

Twitter account of the Russia and Eurasia Programme at Chatham House with information on and about Russia and Eurasia.

https://twitter.com/CHRussiaEurasia

The Russia and Eurasia Programme of Chatham House

Twitter account of the online media service dekoder.org on topics related to Russia.

https://twitter.com/dekoder_org

dekoder.org

Twitter account of the Southeast Europe Dialogue Programme of the Friedrich Ebert Stiftung.

https://twitter.com/FES_SOE

Dialogue Southeast Europe of the Friedrich Ebert Stiftung

Twitter account of the forum for East-Central and Southeast Europe (Forum für Mittelost- und Südosteuropa).

https://twitter.com/fomoso_org

Forum für Mittelost- und Südosteuropa

Twitter account of the Graduate School for East and Southeast European Studies in Munich and Regensburg with information on East European research.

https://twitter.com/GSOSES

Graduate School for East and Southeast European Studies

Twitter account of the young experts on Eastern Europe with various announcements.

https://twitter.com/JOE_Tagung

JOE-List

Media Programme South East Europe of the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung with information on Southeast Europe.

https://twitter.com/KASmediaSEE

Media Programme South East Europe of the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung

Twitter account of the association MitOst, inc. with information on East Central Europe.

https://twitter.com/mitost_org

MitOst e.V.

Twitter account of the media NGO N-Ost with diverse information on Eastern Europe.

https://twitter.com/n_ost

N-Ost

Twitter account of the East European Channel of Eastern European History at the University of Freiburg with academic-journalistic content.

https://twitter.com/Osteuropakanal

East European Channel of Eastern European History at the University of Freiburg

Twitter account of the magazine Focus on Central Europe with a wide range of information on and about Central Europe.

https://twitter.com/VisegradInsight

Focus on Central Europe

Twitter account of the Centre for East European and International Studies (ZOiS) in Berlin with a wide range of information on and about Eastern Europe.

https://twitter.com/ZOiS_Berlin

Centre for East European and International Studies (ZOiS)

Newsletter, Mailing Lists and Forums with a Regional Focus

The newsletter of the Association for Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies (ASEEES) is sent out five times a year and contains information about Slavic, Russian, Central European and Eurasian Studies. It is sent to all ASEEES members.

Association for Slavic, East European and Eurasian Studies (ASEEES): Newsletter

Balkan Academic News (BAN) is an electronic email group with over 1,300 members interested in or concerned with the Balkans. It distributes calls for papers, conference announcements, book reviews and enquiries.

Balkan Academic News (BAN): Mailing List

Information about events, job opportunities and courses as well as other information related to Czech / Bohemian Studies and Slovak / Slovak Studies in Vienna and the surrounding area.

Bohemian-Slovak Studies at the University of Vienna: Mailing list

Mailing list of “Central Eurasian Studies World Wide” of the “Program on Central Asia and the Caucasus” at the Davis Center for Russian and Eurasian Studies at Harvard University.

Central-Eurasia-List: Announcement List for the Study of Central Eurasia

Davis Center for Russian and Eurasian Studies

Newsletter of the Collegium Carolinum, the Research Institute for the History of the Czech Lands and Slovakia (Munich).

Collegium Carolinum: Newsletter

The aim of the Deutsches Kulturforum is to organize forums on the common aspects of German culture and history in Central and in Eastern Europe, in which institutions, scholars, teachers, students, pupils and generally interested persons can participate.

German Culture Forum for Central and Eastern Europe

The Forum of Lithuanian History is a discussion forum on the pressing problems of research on Lithuanian history.

Forum of Lithuanian History

Newsletter of the Herder Institute for Historical Research on East Central Europe - Institute of the Leibniz Association.

Herder Institute: Newsletter

Posts with the tag “Caucasus” on H-Net - Humanities and Social Sciences Online.

H-Net Posts with tag "Caucasus": Mailing list

H-Net Poland is supported by the Polish Studies Association, an association of researchers specialising in the history, culture, art, politics, economy and society of Poland. The mailing list serves as a discussion forum as well as for announcements of events or new publications.

H-Net Poland: Mailing list

Posts with the tag “Central Asia” on H-Net - Humanities and Social Sciences Online.

H-Net Posts with tag "Central Asia": Mailing list

H-Romania is an international interdisciplinary academic network that promotes the study, criticism and research on all aspects of Romanian history, politics, culture and society.

H-Romania: Mailing list

H-Russia promotes the academic discussion on Russian and Soviet Studies and provides various bibliographic, academic and teaching aids.

H-Russia: Mailing list

Soyuz is part of the Post-Communist Cultural Studies Interest Group of the American Anthropological Association (AAA) as well as an official unit of the Association for Slavic, East European and Eurasian Studies (ASEEES).

H-Soyuz: Mailing list

American Anthropological Association (AAA)

Association for Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies (ASEEES)

H-Ukraine is a professional network that contributes to the promotion of research in the field of Ukrainian Studies by referencing current publications, book reviews, theoretical approaches and research methods.

H-Ukraine: Mailing list

The Institute of Danube Swabian History and Regional Studies deals with the history, regional studies and dialects of the German settlement areas in Southeast Europe as well as with the historical issues of displacement, expulsion and integration of German expellees.

Institute of Danube Swabian History and Regional Studies: Newsletter

The “JOE-List” is a highly popular mailing list with announcements concerning Eastern Europe.

JOE - Young Experts on Eastern Europe: Mailing list

The Leibniz Institute for History and Culture of Eastern Europe (GWZO) at the University of Leipzig researches the history and culture of the area between the Baltic Sea, Black Sea and Adriatic Sea from the early Middle Ages to the present from a comparative perspective.

Leibniz Institute for History and Culture of Eastern Europe (GWZO): Newsletter

The Leibniz Institute for East and Southeast European Studies (IOS) is one of the largest and most traditional non-university research institutions of its kind in Germany. Southeast Europe and the territory of the former Soviet Union are in particular focus.

Leibniz Institute for East and Southeast European Studies (IOS): Newsletter

Polish-Studies.Interdisciplinary offers scholarly information and international communication on and about Poland.

Pol.Int

Mailing list for an academic audience with a focus on “Russian Studies”. It covers the following areas: politics, language, culture, society, media etc.

RUSSIAN-STUDIES@JISCMAIL.AC.UK

A British discussion forum for Russian linguistics and Russian language teaching.

RUSSIAN-TEACHING@JISCMAIL.AC.UK

Newsletter and Mailing Lists with a Thematic Focus

The Association for Women in Slavic Studies supports research and teaching for researchers interested in women's and gender studies in Central and Eastern Europe, Russia and Eurasia.

Association for Women in Slavic Studies (AWSS): Women East West Newsletter

Academic discussion list for the history, theory, analysis and sociology of music in Central and Eastern Europe.

CENTR-AND-EAST-EURO-MUSIC: Mailing list

A discussion list for all those interested in the Crimean War (1853-56).

CrimeanWar: Mailing list

The discussion list is dedicated to the academic exchange on the life, time and influence of the Russian Tsarina Catherine the Great (1729-96).

Ekaterina-L: Mailing list

H-EarlySlavic is a forum for the discussion of Slavic history, literature and culture before 1725. It focuses mainly on the East Slavic regions (Russia, Ukraine, Belarus), but also considering West and South Slavic areas.

H-EarlySlavic: Forum

H-Empire is a mailing list for scholars interested in colonial and postcolonial approaches in the fields of history, cultural studies, literature, political and religious studies who wish to receive regular information on new publications, book reviews and conferences on this topic.

H-Empire

H-Genocide is an online platform for scholars, authors, survivors of genocide and anyone interested in the topic of genocide and the related memory history. Topics of discussion are the history, analysis and theory of genocide as well as the historical and cultural reappraisal of mass murder known as genocide.

H-Genocide

H-Habsburg is a community within H-Net which deals with the culture and history of the Habsburg Monarchy and its successor states in Central Europe from 1500 until today.

H-Habsburg: Mailing list

With the help of H-Holocaust, Holocaust and Shoa researchers can exchange information with each other.

H-Holocaust: Mailing list

With over 3,000 subscribers worldwide, H-Judaic is the most important electronic source for Judaica and the academic study of ancient, mediaeval and modern Judaism.

H-Judaic: Mailing list

Founded in 1995 by the Society of Historians of Eastern European, Eurasian, and Russian Art and Architecture (SHERA), the mailing list provides information for researchers on the art and architecture of Eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union.

H-SHERA: Mailing list

H-Socialisms is aimed at the community of “History of Societies and Socialisms” (HOSAS). HOSAS was founded in 2009 to promote new approaches to the study of socialism.

H-Socialisms

The list is aimed at researchers and other people interested in the historical and current aspects of relations between the civilian population and the military in Russia.

RUSSIA-CIVIL-Military: Mailing list

Discussion list focused on Russian and Eastern European theatre.

RUSSTHEA-L: Mailing list

Annual newsletter of the Slavic-Eurasian Research Center of Hokkaido University.

Slavic-Eurasian Research Center (SRC): Newsletter

SHERA brings together scholars interested in the art and architecture of Eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union. It deals with art and architecture from antiquity to the present.

Society of Historians of East European and Russian Art and Architecture (SHERA): RSS-Feed

The Study Group on Eighteenth-Century Russia is an association of academics and researchers whose research interests are related to the “long” eighteenth century of the Russian Empire, i.e. from the beginning of the reign of Peter the Great in 1682 until the death of Alexander I in 1825.

Study Group on Eighteenth-Century Russia: Newsletter

Your Suggestions

We would be pleased to receive your suggestions for further interesting offers for specialist communication in the field of interdisciplinary research on Eastern and Southeastern Europe.

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