Blog posts from member libraries

It is the 600th anniversary today of the First Defenestration of Prague. It might be of interest to read about it from the BL European Studies blog.  

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COSEELIS 2019 captured on Twitter

Last week, the 2019 COSEELIS conference took place at St Anne’s College, Oxford.  It was a very enjoyable and international affair, and heartfelt thanks were expressed by all delegates to our local host, Nick Hearn (Taylorian, Oxford), and to the COSEELIS Treasurer (Ildi Wollner, British Library) and Chair (Katya Rogatchevskaia, BL) for organising such a fantastic conference.

Lesley Pitman, a former COSEELIS Chair and now a personal member of COSEELIS, has created a Twitter moment capturing her tweets and those of others about the conference, providing a super and nicely illustrated summary of the two days in Oxford.  Do have a look!

Mel Bach
COSEELIS Secretary

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Deadline for applications for Cambridge Slavonic librarian job approaching!

From the UL’s Catherine Cooke collection. Don’t be late in sending in your application!

Monday 8 July is the deadline for applications for a full-time Slavonic and linguistics position split between Cambridge’s Modern and Medieval Languages Faculty Library (30 hrs/week) and the main University Library (6.5 hrs/week).

The post-holder will be involved in the day-to-day running of a busy faculty library, working to support undergraduates and taught postgraduates in the Slavonic Studies and Linguistics parts of the Faculty, and will also work with the UL’s Slavonic team to expand the University’s research collections in Russian, Ukrainian, and Polish.

Excellent knowledge of Russian and library experience are required.  Further details are here:

Mel Bach
Cambridge University Library

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COSEELIS Conference – Programme update

We now have the names of the participants who will present at the first panel ‘Research in Slavonic collections presented by University of Oxford postgraduate students’

Please see the updated version of the programme: Programme-Coseelis-conference-2019

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Russia & Eastern Europe: Yale University Press New Releases

YUP  are eager to promote their new releases. I’m sure that many of us already have these books on our wish-lists, so COSEELIS members were given a promotion code that gives 30 % discount on purchases from the YUP website until the end of July. Please check your mailboxes for an email with the code.

Here is the list of new releases:

– The Vory: Russia’s Super Mafia by Mark Galeotti

– Putin v. the People: The Perilous Politics of a Divided Russia by Samuel A. Greene and Graeme B. Robertson

– Russia’s Crony Capitalism: The Path from Market Economy to Kleptocracy by Anders Aslund

– Stalin’s Master Narrative: A Critical Edition of the History of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union (Bolsheviks) by David Brandenberger and Mikhail V. Zelenov

– Vasily Grossman and the Soviet Century by Alexandra Popoff

– Quest for Status: Chinese and Russian Foreign Policy by Deborah Welch Larson and Alexei Shevchenko

– Croatia: A History from the Middle Ages to the Present Day by Marcus Tanner

If you would like to review these books, please do not hesitate to contact the publisher for a free copy.

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