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ВИВЛIОθИКА: E-Journal of Eighteenth-Century Russian Studies

Just in time for our upcoming meeting at ASEEES, the editors of ВИВЛIОθИКА: E-Journal of Eighteenth-Century Russian Studies are pleased to announce the publication of the inaugural issue of ECRSA's open access, peer-reviewed journal (see ВИВЛIОθИКА tab on left of the ECRSA home page). It is our hope that this new electronic publication will provide a forum for the promotion, dissemination, and critical analysis of original scholarly research on eighteenth-century Russian studies, based on a spirit of internationalism and a belief in the principle of accessibility. In line with this approach, the first volume is dedicated to the topic of French language acquisition in eighteenth-century Russia, and includes articles (in French) by Vladislav Rjéoutski, Ekaterina Kislova, and Serguey Vlassov, as well as a foreword (in English) by Derek Offord. All articles are free to download as PDF files.

We would welcome feedback and comments on our inaugural issue.

Yours sincerely,
ВИВЛIОθИКА Editorial Board

Ernest Zitser, Duke University (USA):
Robert Collis, The University of Helsinki (Finland):
Olga Tsapina, The Huntington Library (USA):
Gary Marker, State University of New York at Stony Brook (USA):
Elena Smilianskaia, National Research University-Higher School of Economics (Russian Federation):
Igor Fedyukin, National Research University-Higher School of Economics (Russian Federation):
Vladislav Rjéoutski, The University of Bristol (United Kingdom):