TopicUCD: PhD studentship in late imperial/early Soviet Russian history

The UCD School of History invites applications for a generous four-year, fully-funded PhD scholarship. The award includes a stipend of €15,000 per annum, full fee waiver (EU or non-EU), and a travel allowance for archival research.The successful applicant will contribute to the project ‘Resource regimes in late imperial and early Soviet Russia’, exploring the social, political and […]

TopicPhD Studentships in Russian History and Culture at Durham University

Call for applications for PhD studentships in Russian History and/or culture at Durham University, United Kingdom Deadline: 10 January 2018, 5pm (UK time). The School of Modern Languages and Cultures, Russian Studies and Department of History invite applications for PhD studentships through the Arts and Humanities Research Council funded Northern Bridge Doctoral Training Partnership. The Northern […]

TopicCall for Article Submissions

Call for Submissions The new Editor-in-Chief and editorial board of RUDN Journal of Russian History, published by the RUDN University (Peoples’ Friendship University of Russia), invites article submissions in English. The journal ( publishes articles in all fields of Russian and Soviet history as well as in four thematic rubrics per year, one for each number […]

MemberAla Creciun

…Ph.D. Candidate, Russian History, University of Maryland, College Park

M.A., Comparative History, Central European University, Budapest

B.A., Political Science and International Relations, American University in Bulgaria…

Ala is a PhD Candidate (ABD) in Russian History at the University of Maryland, College Park. Her dissertation examines the nationalization of the Russian monarchy under Alexander III (1881-1894) and its far-reaching social, economic, and political implications. She holds an MA in Comparative History from Central European University (CEU) in Budapest, Hungary, awarded in 2013. Ala received her BA in Political Science and International Relations from the American University in Bulgaria in 2011. At the University of Maryland, she designed and taught during Fall 2016 and Spring 2017 her research methods course “Russian History in Art, Music, Literature, and Film.”  During Spring 2017, Ala also underwent a curatorial internship at the Hillwood Estate, Museum & Gardens in Washington DC, which holds the largest collection of Russian art in the West.  In January 2018, Ala was selected as a Cosmos Scholar by the Cosmos Club Foundation of Washington, DC.

TopicEuropean University at St Petersburg: Assistant Professor in Soviet History

Assistant Professor in Soviet History, The European University at Saint Petersburg The Department of History at the European University at Saint Petersburg invites applications for a full-time, renewable position in Soviet history at the rank of assistant professor (dotsent) to begin September 1, 2019. Candidates should have earned their Ph.D. or commensurate degree (kandidat nauk) […]

TopicKennan Institute Billington Fellowship

billington_fellow_application-final.pdf The Kennan Institute seeks applications from scholars who have received their Ph.D. within the past 10 years for the newly established Billington Fellowship to conduct research on Russian history and culture. The Billington Fellowship was established in 2016 in tribute to the co-founder of the Kennan Institute, Director Emeritus of the Wilson Center, and […]