Announcements

Dear Colleagues!
 
The Journal of Russian American Studies(JRAS) 4.1 (May 2020) has just been published!
The editors of JRAS are thrilled to announce the new issue of the journal and the beginning of our fourth year!  In this issue, Anton Fedyashin analyzes 1983 visit by American schoolgirl Samantha Smith to the USSR.  Robert H. Davis, Jr. explores Russian art and Russian studies at Dartmouth through the case of Ralph S. Bartlett.  Lyubov Ginzburg brings back to life the Russian experience of American journalist Bessie Beatty.  There are also five book reviews and Field Notes.
 
We are always looking for more people to participate.  Consider us for articles, book reviews, manuscript reviews, and more. 
 
Sincerely,
 
The Editors
Journal of Russian American Studies(JRAS)

 

 

  • JRAS 5.1 Published!

    2021-05-04

    The editorial board of the Journal of Russian American Studies(JRAS) is thrilled to announce the publication of volume 5, issue 1.  This is an exciting issue with four articles, five book reviews and some very interesting Field Notes.  Svetlana Paulson discusses some very interesting aspects of the lives of American diplomats in late Imperial Russia.  Norman Saul edits a short previously unpublished memoir from 1931 by American industrialist John M. Carmody about thisexperience in the Soviet Union.  Marilyn Schwinn Smith starts a narrative about American John Cournos and his work among Russian poets.  Lastly, Nina Bogdan examines the fascinating life of Nadia Shapiro and her experience in Russia’s Far East and San Francisco.   We hope you find these articles, book reviews, field notes stimulating and insightful.

    The editorial board of JRASis also excited to announce some changes in operation of our journal.  Dr. Norman Saul helped found this journal more than five years ago, but has decided to step down from the Co-Managing Editor position, but will remain on the editorial board.  It is hard to express enough thanks for all that Dr. Saul has done and continues to do for this journal.  We thank him very much.  Our new Co-Managing Editor is now Dr. Lee A. Farrow of Auburn University at Montgomery.  She has been on the editorial board since the beginning of the journal and is an excellent scholar in the field of Russian-American relations.  We are thrilled that Dr. Farrow will step into this position.  Readers might also notice a change to our web image.  Benjamin Farrow has provided his graphic design expertise to help create a more vibrant image for this issue of our journal.  We plan to continue to develop this into the future.

    As always, the editors wish to thank the University of Kansas Libraries for hosting our journal. A special thanks to Pam LeRow who recently retired for laying out the journal for the first four years. Congratulations on your retirement. Thank you as well to Marianne Reed and Eric Bader for helping pull all of this together and get it posted.  Thank you as well to the authors in this issue and the reviewers who helped make this happen.

    Moving forward, JRAS is in its fifth year and it is growing. We welcome all who want to play a role in this journal.  Please feel free to contact us with article ideas, books to review, or an interest in reviewing books and/or manuscripts for us.  The best email is jras1807@gmail.com

     

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  • JRAS 4.2 Published!

    2020-10-27

    Dear Colleagues!  The Journal of Russian American Studies (JRAS) 4.2 (November 2020) has just been published.  In this issue, we are pleased to publish an article by Matthew Lee Miller on John R. Mott, who was an instrumental player for the YMCA in Revolutionary Russia.  This article is taken from the new book by Miller on Mott in the “Americans in Revolutionary Russia” book series published by Slavica Publishers.  The second article is a republication of Ilya Vinitsky’s article about Ivan Narodny, a fascinating figure in early twentieth-century Russian-American relations.  And third, Norman Saul has provided a rare glimpse into the world of Russian-American relations by publishing a segment of his own diary from one of his trips to the Soviet Union at a critical time in 1991.  We also have 5 books reviews and a Field Notes section with events and activities in the field.  Consider JRAS for articles, book reviews, manuscript reviews, and more. 

    Sincerely,

    The Editors

    Journal of Russian American Studies (JRAS)

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  • JRAS 4.1 (May 2020) is Published!

    2020-05-04
    Dear Colleagues!   The Journal of Russian American Studies(JRAS) 4.1 (May 2020) has just been published! The editors of JRAS are thrilled to announce the new issue of the journal and the beginning of our fourth year!  In this issue, Anton Fedyashin analyzes 1983 visit by American schoolgirl Samantha Smith to the USSR.  Robert H. Davis, Jr. explores Russian art and Russian studies at Dartmouth through the case of Ralph S. Bartlett.  Lyubov Ginzburg brings back to life the Russian experience of American journalist Bessie Beatty.  There are also five book reviews and Field Notes.   We are always looking for more people to participate.  Consider us for articles, book reviews, manuscript reviews, and more.    Sincerely,   The Editors Journal of Russian American Studies(JRAS) Read more about JRAS 4.1 (May 2020) is Published!
  • JRAS 3.2 (November 2019) Published!

    2019-11-05

    JRAS 3.2 (November 2019) is Published!  The editors of the Journal of Russian American Studies (JRAS) are pleased to announce the publication of our sixth issue.  This completes the third year of publication of our journal!  In this issue, you will find articles about Madeline Z. Doty in Russia during the First World War and Bolshevik Revolution by Julia Mickenberg.  Donald W. Whisenhunt and William Benton Whisenhunt reveal some interesting passages of the travel diary of American businessman Sam Hill from his trips to Russia between 1899 and 1916.  Recent Ph.D. recipient, Andrew Jacobs analyzes the Detente era 1972 Soviet-American Youth Conference.  As usual, we have several Book Reviews and interesting information in the Field Notes.

    As we reach the end of our third year of publication, we would like to thank all of those who have contributed to the journal, served on its editorial board, helped as manuscript reviewers and have read the journal!  We are thrilled with the circulation of the journal worldwide.  A special thanks to Marianne Reed, Pam LeRow, and the University of Kansas Libraries for all of their technical support of this journal.

    For readers of the journal - join us!  We are always looking for good articles to publish, books to review, and people to participate in the life of the journal.  Spread the word!

     

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  • JRAS vol. 2, no. 2 (2018) Published!

    2018-11-16
      Vol 2 No 2 (2018): Journal of Russian American Studies (JRAS)

    The editorial board of the Journal of Russian American Studies (JRAS) is pleased to announce the publication of its new issue, volume 2, number 2 (2018). This issue includes article by Olga Molkina, Raphaelle Auclert, and Olga Porshneva.  It also features five book reviews on recent books about Russian-American relations and Field Notes about events in the field.

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  • JRAS Volume I, Number 1

    2017-05-15

    We are thrilled to announce the publication of our first issue of a new and timely journal, Journal of Russian American Studies. This peer-reviewed journal will be a great forum for the discussion of Russian-American relations for years to come. We are very excited to publish our first issue which includes three sections, Articles, Book Reviews, and Field Notes. We are accepting manuscripts, books to review, and field notes now for our second issue which will be published in October 2017. We are planning for the theme of that issue to be Americans in the Russian Revolution.

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  • Announcing the Journal of Russian American Studies

    2016-10-17
    The Journal of Russian American Studies (JRAS) is a new online journal hosted by the University of Kansas Libraries.  The editors want this journal to be an intellectual home for Russian American studies.  The managing editors (Norman E. Saul and William Benton Whisenhunt) are excited to have an acclaimed international editorial board: Lee Farrow, David Foglesong, Lyubov Ginzburg, Ivan Kurilla, Matt Miller, and Victoria Zhuravleva.  The editors will solicit, review, select, and edit articles and book reviews for the journal. Read more about Announcing the Journal of Russian American Studies