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. Membership is $20 for members with incomes over $50,000 and $10 for all others, payable to our treasurer. It is open to all scholars working on eighteenth-century Russian studies. 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 2016 Marc Raeff Book Prize

Winner: Gary M. Hamburg, Russia's Path toward Enlightenment: Faith, Politics, and Reason, 1500-1801 (Yale University Press, 2016).

Honorable Mention: Rosalind P. Blakesley, The Russian Canvas: Painting in Imperial Russia, 1757-1881 (Yale University, 2016).

ВИВЛIОθИКА: E-Journal of Eighteenth-Century Russian Studies

The editors of ВИВЛIОθИКА: E-Journal of Eighteenth-Century Russian Studies are pleased to announce the publication of the fourth issue of ECRSA's open access, peer-reviewed journal. It is our hope that this electronic publication provides 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 the principle of accessibility. The fourth volume is dedicated to the topic of the French-language press in eighteenth-century Russia, with articles in French. All articles are free to download as PDF files.

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):