Thursday, November 3, 2011

Coming Soon to the UML...

Central and East European Online Library

The University of Manitoba Libraries has purchased a subscription to the Central and East European Online Library (CEEOL). An interdisciplinary database covering both vernacular and English language academic journal publications of the countries of East-Central Europe, including Russia. Over 650 full-text archived periodical titles are available in pdf format.

CEEOL covers multiple disciplines, including: sociology, philosophy, theology, literature, philology, European studies, history, and politics. Also available within the CEEOL are: research reports and issue papers, as well as cultural magazines covering poetry, reviews and literature.

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

The Slavic Review

The Slavic Review is an interdisciplinary quarterly journal of Russian, Eurasian and East European Studies. Formerly titled, The American Slavic and East European Review, it is published by the Association of for Slavic, East European and Eurasian Studies (ASEEES), a nonprofit, non-political, scholarly society, that is dedicated to the advancement of knowledge about the former Soviet Union and Eastern and Central Europe. The Slavic Review is important core journal that contains articles of original and significant research and interpretation, as well as reviews of scholarly books and films.

The University of Manitoba Libraries subscribes to this important journal, and contains a complete online run of it via JSTOR (including a complete electronic run of its former title which spans the years 1945-1961)

Sunday, April 3, 2011

18th Annual Rudnyckyj Lecture

Dr. Jochem Helbeck at the entrance of the
U of M's Archives & Special Collections

The 18th Annual J.B. Rudnyckyj Distinguished Lecture took place on Friday, March 4, 2011, in the U of M Archives & Special Collections. The guest lecturer for the event was, Dr. Jochem Hellbeck, a Professor of History at Rutgers University.

Dr. Hellbeck's talk centered around his partly historical, partly artistic project, in which he was deeply involved over the past year. He (together with Emma Dodge Hanson, a photographer from Saratoga Springs, NY) traveled to Russia and Germany in November 2009, to visit about twenty of the last surviving veterans of the battle of Stalingrad in their homes. Over the course of several weeks of interviews and picture-taking he was able to generate a large number of personal portraits and testimony. This unique project demonstrated the workings of two different memory cultures: the haunting shadows of loss and defeat on the German side, and the culture of national pride and sacrifice in Russia.

The lecture was well attended, and included both members of the university and external communities

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Harvard Ukrainian Research Institute

The Harvard Ukrainian Research Institute (HURI) was founded in 1973, and is an important venue for graduate and undergraduate students, fellows, and researchers, whose focus of study is the Ukrainian language, literature, history, economics, political studies, and other disciplines.

The Institute contains a library, and along with Harvard's own Ukrainian collection, is one of the largest in North America devoted to Ukrainica. In addition to supporting research and scholarly activities, HURI's publication office, publishes the important journal, Harvard Ukrainian Studies Journal, one which the University of Manitoba Libraries subscribes to (available electronically, as well as older issued shelved on the 3rd floor of the Elizabeth Dafoe Library, call # 947.7 H261 Uk St). HURI annually publishes important titles related to Ukrainian Studies by important scholars in this field.

Saturday, January 8, 2011

Coming Soon to the UML Electronic Resources...

The University of Manitoba Libraries has purchased a subscription to the Universal Database of Ukrainian Publications from Eastview Information Services. This database contains some 32 journals and newspapers in Ukrainian Studies, including: Druk Ukrainy; Literaturna Ukraina; Vechirnii Kyiv; and Zovnishni spravy. All articles are available in full-text format, allowing students, faculty and researchers instantaneous access to the articles of these journals.

This interdiscipinary database contains periodicals covering a wide area in Ukrainian Studies: literary studies; socio-economic issues, military science; political science, linguistics, etc. This important resource will be up and running on the UML's Articles & Database page in the early part of 2011.