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Alphabetical List of Institutions & Societies Dealing with the History of Russia
American Historical Society of Germans from Russia
(Lincoln, USA): AHSGR is an international organization dedicated to the discovery, collection, preservation and dissemination of information related to the history, cultural heritage and genealogy of Germanic Settlers in the Russian Empire and their descendants.
Aleksanteri Institute - Finnish Center for Russian and East European Studies
(University of Helsinki, Finland): The Aleksanteri Institute, Finnish Centre for Russian and East European Studies
, was founded in 1996 as a national coordinating unit and research institute based at the University of Helsinki. It aims at providing students of various disciplines - eg. economics, political, social or cultural studies,
history, law or linguistics - with knowledge and understanding of Russia and other countries of Eastern Europe that help them in becoming competent specialists, working in research, business and international organisations. The Institute runs the academic publishing house Kikimora Publications. (the site is also available in Russian and Finnish)
British Association for Slavonic and Eastern European Studies (BASEES)
: BASEES exists to 'advance education in the humanities and the social sciences as they relate to the former Soviet Union and the countries of Eastern Europe'. The main activity of the association is the annual conference, wich provides an opportunity for scholars (including postgraduates) to present and listen to papers on recent research, and to meet others with similar developments in interests. The annual conference also has a publishers' exhibition at which new publications can be previewed.
The Bucknell University Russian Studies Programm
: The Russian Studies Programm of the Bucknell University (Lewisburg, USA ) provides original materials on the history of Russia and the Russian language, and in addition has selected lots of links to information about other aspects of Russian life and society, including politics, news, art, music, and literature.
Central Eurasian Studies Society (CESS)
(Harvard University, USA): CESS is a private non-profit, U.S.-based organization of scholars who are interested in the study of the history, languages, cultures, and modern states and societies of the Turkic, Mongolian, Iranian, Caucasian, Tibetan and other peoples of the Black Sea region, the Crimea, the Caucasus, the Middle Volga region, Central and Inner Asia, and Siberia.
Center for Civil Society International - Civic Action in Eurasia
(Seattle, Washington, U.S.A): CCSI is publicizing creative collaborations between voluntary organizations in the U.S. and the West and new third sector organizations emerging in the new independent states (NIS) that succeeded the collapse of the Soviet Union. CCSI maintains a large bi-lingual Web site, with servers in the U.S. and Russia that contain a large quantity of documents and links as well as information on jobs, internships, grants, NGO's divided by region, online & print resources, opinion exchange and much more.
Centre for Russian and East European Studies (CREES)
(University of Birmingham) is one of the world's leading research institutes in its field. Established in 1963 CREES is a multi-disciplinary centre focusing on the social sciences and history. It is now a constituent department of the University's School of Social Sciences. The wide-ranging research programme of the Centre includes studies of Russian, Ukrainian and Central European politics and society, post-communist economic transformation, the history of Russia and the Soviet Union, and security studies.
Center for Russian, Central and Eastern European Studies at Rutgers University (CRCEES)
(Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, U.S.A). : The Center encourages the multidisciplinary and comparative study of Russia and Central and Eastern Europe bringing together people involved in scholarly research and policymaking to share ideas, engage in debate, and design collaborative projects.
CEP- Civic Education Project
is a not-for-profit international educational organization dedicated to assisting universities in Central and Eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union in the fields of social sciences, humanities and law.
The Davis Center for Russian Studies
(Harvard University, USA.): Kathryn W. and Shelby Cullom Davis Center for Russian Studies aims to develop of fundamental knowledge about Russia, its culture, and its institutions. The Center also examines Russia in its regional and historical context, and welcomes and supports the study of neighboring countries that have been either integrated with, or subordinated to, the Russian state at various periods in history, or whose experience poses intellectual problems similar to those of Russia. Thus, subjects of research also include the other members of the Commonwealth of Independent States, former Soviet republics that do not belong to the CIS, and the countries of Eastern and Central Europe.
East European Studies (EES)
, (Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, Washington): The East European Studies program provides a forum for bringing historical and contemporary understanding of the former communist states of Eastern Europe and the Baltics to the nation's capital. EES organizes seminars, conferences, workshops and briefings featuring scholars and policymakers from the U.S. and Eastern Europe with experience in shaping U.S.-Eastern European policy.
The Harriman Institute
(Columbia University, New York): The Harriman Institute
is the oldest academic center in the United States devoted to the interdisciplinary study of the Russian Empire, the Soviet bloc, and the post-communist states. Founded in 1946 as the Russian Institute, it established a separate sister Institute to study East Central Europe in 1954. In 1992, following the collapse of the USSR, the Institute officially expanded its focus to encompass all the states of the former Soviet empire and was renamed the Harriman Institute.
Hoover Institution on war, revolution and peace
(Stanford University, USA): the Hoover Institution
founded in 1919 by Herbert Hoover is one the largest archives and most complete libraries in the world on political, economic, and social change in the twentieth century, and a center of scholarship and public policy research that has a mission of contributing to the pursuits of securing and safeguarding peace, improving the human condition, and limiting government intrusion into the lives of individuals.
: INTAS is an independent association formed by the European Community, and acting to preserve and promote the valuable scientific potential of the INTAS partner countries through East-West Scientific co-operation. It supports innovative scientists by funding joint high-quality research projects, which aim to advance scientific knowledge for the mutual benefit of NIS and INTAS Members States.
International Council for Central and East European Studies
: ICCEES is a global network of research associations, institutes and individual scholars active in the field of Russian, Central and East European studies. Its main activities include publishing twice a year an ICCEES International Newsletter and organising every fifth year a World Congress. New!
: The International Research & Exchanges Board is a private, nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting research and professional training programs between the United States and the countries of Central and Eastern Europe, Russia, Ukraine, Central Asia, the Caucasus, Eurasia and China.
Russian and East European Center (University of Illinois, U.S.A.) (REEC)
: Devoted to the promotion and dissemination of knowledge about the region, the REEC supports undergraduate and postgraduate training programs and seeks to foster a lively intellectual life through conferences, lectures, colloquia, visiting scholars, faculty and graduate student seminars, study groups, exhibits, films, and social activities. The University of Illinois is the first home of the American Association for the Advancement of Slavic Studies and is hosting the association's journal, the Slavic Review
Russian and Eastern European Institute (REEI)
(Indiana University, U.S.A.): The Russian and East European Institute was established in 1958 on Indiana University's Bloomington campus. It coordinates one of the foremost programs in Russian and East European Area studies in the U.S.A. Since its creation, the Institute has developed an interdisciplinary curriculum offering extensive range and depth in advanced language and area training focusing on Russia, Poland, Czech Republic, Hungary,Romania, Southeastern Europe, the Baltics and Central Asia and the Transcaucasus.
Russian, East-European and Central Asian Studies (REECAS)
(University of Washington, U.S.A.): REECAS is a National Resource Center supporting a wide range of resources and activities for members of the academic community and the public who are studying the region or have any professional interest in these countries.
The School of Slavonic and East European Studies (SSEES)
of the University College London: The School used to study various regions of Central and Eastern Europe through language, literature and history. Today, these disciplines are augmented by anthropology, geography, economics, politics, sociology, international relations, and various aspects of the study of culture. Although the School studies all the countries of the region, coverage is at different levels. Russia, Ukraine, Finland, Poland, Hungary, the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Romania, Serbia, Croatia, and Bulgaria have coverage through all the main humanities and social sciences disciplines.
Slavic Research Center (SRC)
(Hokkaido University, Sapporo, Japan): The Slavic Research Center is Japan's only research institute for the study of the Slavic countries. It is attached to Hokkaido University but functions as Japan's national center to lead and coordinate research activities on Slavic countries. It carries out comprehensive, interdisciplinary research in an open academic environment. The SRC promotes the exchange of views and information among specialists in Japan and abroad. The SRC organizes joint research projects, holds conferences and seminars, collects research materials, disseminates information , provides support to visiting scholars, and extends fellowships to graduate students.
Soyuz: Research Network for Postsocialist Cultural Studies
: Since 1993, Soyuz has been bringing together anthropologists and other social scientists working in postsocialist cultural studies and in turn has been helping to organize a conference in postsocialist cultural studies each spring. The current research directory, bibliography and archives of Soyuz are offered by this site, together with some links.
Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars
(Washington): As an international center, the Center supports scholarship and offers fellowships and other support to high-level professors, public officials, journalists, professionals and other leaders, giving them special opportunities for research and writing. Also in support of scholarship, the Center hosts seminars and conferences, and it provides a variety of publications and broadcasting.
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