Welcome to the Eighteenth-Century Russian Studies Association. The ECRSA, an affiliate of the Association for Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies (ASEEES), aims to facilitate and expand the study of eighteenth-century Russia across the disciplines. This site is designed as a resource for ECRSA members to learn about events, conferences, and colleagues’ recent publications and research in progress. Members are encouraged to submit information to the webmaster for inclusion in the site (

The 2020 Marc Raeff Book Prize

Winner: John P. LeDonne, Forging a Unitary State: Russia’s Management of the Eurasian Space, 1650-1850 (University of Toronto Press, 2020).

Honorable Mention: Simon Franklin, The Russian Graphosphere, 1450-1850 (Cambridge University Press, 2019).

Prizes will be awarded at the meeting of the Eighteenth-Century Russian Studies Association at the ASEEES conference virtually on Friday, November 6, 2020, 6:30-8 pm.

ВИВЛIОθИКА: E-Journal of Eighteenth-Century Russian Studies

ВИВЛIОθИКА: E-Journal of Eighteenth-Century Russian Studies (ISSN: 2333-1658)—the flagship journal of the Eighteenth-Century Russian Studies Association—is a peer-reviewed, scholarly, online publication devoted to the culture and history of the Russian Empire during ‘the long eighteenth century’ (1660-1830). We define ‘Russian’ broadly, meaning more-or-less the Russian Еmpire, inclusive of non-Russian ethnicities, nationalities, and confessions. The journal is open to submissions in all relevant disciplines and in all the major languages in which eighteenth-century Russian studies is researched. It is intended to 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. Authors interested in submitting items for inclusion in forthcoming volumes should consult the the submission guidelines on the journal’s website. Inquiries can also be addressed to individual members of the journal’s editorial board.

We would welcome feedback and comments on our recent 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):
Ingrid Schierle, The University of Tübingen, (Germany):