International Newsletter of Communist Studies

Ann: issue XIV (2008) 21 now online

New Issue: The International Newsletter of Communist Studies XIV (2008), no 21

Der Internationale Newsletter der Kommunismusforschung / Online La Newsletter Internationale des études sur le communisme online (ISSN 1862-698X)

Dear Friends, Colleagues and Contributors of the International Newsletter,

We are glad to announce the release of the 2008 issue of the International Newsletter for Communist Studies Online. The online edition, which can be freely downloaded from the INCS website (, incorporates 218 pages, illustrating a new worldwide impetus for archival-based scholarly research and for transnational, transdisciplinary historical Communist studies.

The current issue includes eight project presentations, five biographical, regional and institutional studies of a wide geographic and thematic spectrum, 13 book reviews and various informational items (see the table of contents below). We would like to thank everybody who made this possible. Without your commitment as contributors and correspondents such an issue, which can be considered one of the most extensive and diversified in the 15-year-history of the International Newsletter, would have simply been impossible.

As usual, the bibliographical coverage of topics related to Communist Studies is a major focus of the International Newsletter in general and this issue in particular. Here you can find a new issue of the International Bibliography of Communist Studies, covering 682 book publications from 43 countries, representing large research efforts in countries such as Russia, Germany, Spain and France, but demonstrating at the same time continuous scientific output worldwide - from Algeria to Estonia, from Sri Lanka to Serbia and beyond. In accordance to the philosophy of the Newsletter, this aims to bring the global paths of research into context and into interaction, contributing to the empirical foundations and synergies for ongoing research and new projects in preparation. In this sense, we hope that you will find these data useful.

To extend this approach further, from this issue on we introduce another vital bibliographical tool: the International Article Bibliography on Communist Studies and Related Topics published during the year 2007 in scientific journals and periodicals globally. 331 journal articles and other contributions have been retrieved for the year 2007, yet we are aware that some still might be missing. Participation of readers and correspondents is highly appreciated for this new section as well.

Everyone is encouraged to send us suggestions, articles, contributions and all kind of informational data on the various sections for the 2009 issue of the International Newsletter. The deadline is the 15th of September, 2008.

With best regards and wishes for your ongoing projects,

Bernhard H. Bayerlein, Executive Editor
Gleb Albert, Assistant Editor

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