Related University of Washington Links:
- Professor Daniel Waugh’s Medieval and Early Modern Russia and Ukraine,Novgorod, and Central Asia pages
REECAS Email Lists at the UW
The REECAS List for the Pacific Northwest (REECAS-NW) is an electronic, public forum for people who want to announce and learn about events, programs, visitors, or other information about the former USSR and Eastern Europe. Subscribers come from various organizations and backgrounds (academia, businesses, public schools, non-profit organizations) and have an interest in Eastern Europe or the former Soviet Union. To send messages to the discussion list, address them to REECAS-NW@u.washington.edu.
You may also subscribe just to a once-weekly REECAS Events listserv.
If you are a UW undergraduate or a (non-REECAS MA) graduate student, you may subscribe to the REECAS-UW listserv to learn more about events, programs, funding opportunites or other information about the former USSR and Eastern Europe.
If you are a UW visiting scholar from or interested in the REECA-region, you may subscribe to REECAS visitor listserv. Subscribe by sending an e-mail message to firstname.lastname@example.org with subscribe REECASvisitors (subscriber’s name) in the body. For instance, “subscribe REECASvisitors Jane Doe”.
JSIS-UW, the Jackson School of International Studies Calendar list, is the official electronic calendar of the Jackson School of International Studies. An updated calendar of conferences, meetings, lectures, and other international events for the academic year is posted to JSIS-UW on a weekly basis. The calendar includes information on activities sponsored by organizations at the University of Washington and the greater Seattle area. Subscribers are encouraged to share plans of their activities at all stages of development for the current academic year and beyond. Subscribe to JSIS-UW by sending an e-mail message to email@example.com with subscribe JSIS-UW (subscriber’s name) in the body.
There are numerous listservs that address a multitude of interests and cover the countries of the region. As a REECAS student or someone interested in the region, we encourage you to subscribe to listservs of interest. Do note that these listservs are not managed by the UW, so we do not endorse or sanction the content of these resources.
We have divided these lists according to region:
• View the Caucasus list
• View the Central Asia list
• View the Eastern Europe list
• View the Russia list
REECAS Links for Researchers
- Central Asia Caucasus Analyst: Analytical reporting on Central Asia and the Caucasus, primarily from a security perspective
- Central Asia Commerce: Business Resource and Directory covering the Newly Independent States
- Caucasian Knot: English version of Russian website with news from around the Caucasus
- Caucasus Research Resource Center: Analysis and numerous databases on the region
- Economist Intelligence Unit (See individual country reports)
- Ekho Moskvy Radio (Includes live broadcasts in Russian)
- Electronic Resources for Russian & East European Studies at the University of Sussex (Great Britain)
- Interfax News Agency (News from Russia in English)
- International Crisis Group: Caucasus: In depth journalistic reporting on key regional issues, aimed at policy makers and the broader public
- Kennan Institute covering Russia and Surrounding Areas at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars
- Russia Weekly Compiled by David Johnson
The following books have been recommended by REECAS Faculty.Enjoy!
Red Autobiographies (Treadgold Studies) 2011 by Igal Halfin
On the Balkan Region:
Balkan Babel by Sabrina Ramet
Making the Nation, Breaking the Nation by Andrew Wachtel
Nation vs. People: Bosnia is Just a Case by Džemal Sokolović
On the Baltics:
The Baltic States: Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania by David J.Smith, Artis Pabriks, Aldis Purs and Thomas Lane
The Baltic Transformed: Complexity Theory and European Security by Walter C. Clemens, Jr.
The Baltic World 1772-1993: Europe’s Northern Periphery in an Age of Change by David G. Kirby
On the Caucasus:
Ali & Nino by Kurban Said
Azerbaijan Diary: A Rogue Reporter’s Adventures in an Oil-rich, War-torn, Post-Soviet
Republic by Thomas Goltz
Black Garden by Thomas De Waal
Highlanders: A Journey to the Caucasus by Yo’av Karny
Stories I Stole by Wendell Steavenson
The Black Sea: A History by Charles King
The Ghost of Freedom: A History of the Caucasus by Charles King
Vagabond Life: The Caucasus Journals of George Kennan by George Kennan, Frith Maier and Daniel Waugh
On Central Asia:
Central Asia: Foundations of Change by R.D. McChesney
The New Central Asia: The Creation of Nations by Olivier Roy
The Russian Empire: A Multiethnic History by Andreas Kappeler
Islam After Communism: Religion and Politics in Central Asia by Adeeb
Genghis Khan and the Making of the Modern World; (New York: 2003) by Weatherford, Jack.
Everyday Life in Central Asia: Past and Present. Indiana Univ. Press. 2007. Sahadeo Jeff & Russell Zanca, eds.
The Letters of Khwaja ‘Ubayd Allah Ahror and his Associates. Amsterdam: Brill, 2002. By Jo-Ann Gross and Asom Urunbaev.
Empires of the Silk Road: a history of Central Eurasia from the Bronze age to present. By Christopher Beckwith.
Central Asia in World History. By Peter Golden.
On Eastern Europe:
Central Europe: Enemies, Neighbors, Friends by Lonnie Johnson
East Central Europe between the Two World Wars: A History of East Central Europe by Joseph Rothschild
The Moldovans: Romania, Russia, and the Politics of Culture by Charles King
Politics in Eastern Europe by George Schopflin
Return to Diversity: A Political History of East Central Europe since World War II by Joseph Rothschild and Nancy Meriwether Wingfield
Mapping Difference: The Many Faces of Women in Contemporary Ukraine. NY: Bergahn Books. By Rubchak, Marian J.
Extreme Politics. 2010. By Charles King
The Myth of Ethnic War. By V.P. Chip Gagnon.
Desintegration in Frames. By Pavle Levi.
Croatia Since Independance. By Sabrina Ramet, editor.
Democratic Transition in CroatiaRamet. By Sabrina, editor.
Auschwitz, Poland, and the Politics of Commemoration. 1945-1979. By Jonathan Huener.
The Crosses of Auschwitz: Nationalism and Religion in Post-Communist Poland. By Genevieve Zubrzycki.
Postsocialism (Politics and Emotions in Central and Eastern Europe). By Maruska Svasek.
Central European Crossroads (Social Democracy and National Revolution in Bratislava-1867-1921). By Pieter C. van Duin.
On Russia/the Soviet Union:
A History of Russia by Nicholas Riasanovsky
Armageddon Averted by Stephen Kotkin
Building Capitalism by Anders Åsland
The Revenge of the Past: Nationalism, Revolution, and the Collapse of the Soviet Unionby Ronald Grigor Suny
Russia’s Far East:A Region at Risk? by Judith Thornton and Charles Ziegler
The Russian Moment in World History by Marshall Poe
Twentieth Century Russia by Donald Treadgold and Herbert J. Ellison
Winds of Change by Daniel Gros and Alfred Steinherr (1995 Edition)
Russian Politics and Society by Richard Sakwa
The Foreign Policy of Russia by Robert Donaldson and Joseph Nogee
Red Autobiographies. (Treadgold Studies). 2011. By Halfin, Igal.
Handbook of the Russian Economy. Oxford University Press, 2011 (forthcoming). Alexeev, Michael and Shlomo Weber, ed.
The Communist Experience: A Global History through Sources. By Glennys Young.
A Geography of Russia and Its Neighbors. By Mikhail S. Blinnikov.
The End of Peasantry? The Disintegration of Rural Russian. By Grigory Ioffe, Tatyana Nefedova and Illya Zaslavsky