A year on from the contested presidential elections, our blog post Documenting the Belarus Protests, 2020-2021 provides a bibliography of published accounts, reflections and creative responses to the protests. Published outside of Belarus – in Germany, Poland and Sweden – they include diaries, photographs, poems, essays and a play.
We will continue to update the bibliography and shelfmark information as more works become available but please do let us know if you are aware of any additional titles.
The latest annual update of UTREES, the bibliographical database of university theses in Russian and East European studies, has added a further 202 entries, bringing its listing of 114 years of British and Irish theses in the field to 6039.
The latest additions have been provided by 59 institutions in all, with the largest numbers coming from UCL (18), Cambridge (15), Oxford (14), KCL (12) and Nottingham (11), while 26 have contributed one thesis each. As usual, the range of subjects tackled is impressive. Recent events in the Donbas have attracted several different approaches, and the geographical representation extends from Kazakhstan (shepherds’ relationship with golden eagles in the Altai) to the social media in Belarus, death and injury rates in the Soviet Gulag, and women’s fashions in interwar Bucharest.
A high proportion of the UK doctoral theses listed on UTREES are also recorded on the British Library’s massive EThOS database of British theses. All such entries on UTREES (over 4500) now carry a link to EThOS, which in many cases offers access to an abstract and/or the full text of the thesis.
both personally and on behalf of ABDOS, the sister association of COSEELIS in the German-speaking countries, I would like to wish you all a merry Christmas and a happy New Year 2021.
I think that it is in difficult times like the one we have to endure at the moment that one really comes to appreciate the wonderful cooperation and even friendship that exists among many of us and which make our daily work not only more successful but also so much more enjoyable!
Take care and hope to see you soon, Juergen (Warmbrunn) Chair of ABDOS
Our colleagues at UCL SSEES Library, Cambridge University’s MMLL and SPRI library put together special lists of e-resrouces that could be helpful to students and researchers during the lockdown period. They are happy to share them and hear about any additions to the lists.