The latest annual update of UTREES, the bibliographical database of university theses in Russian and East European studies, has added a further 202 entries, bringing its listing of 114 years of British and Irish theses in the field to 6039.
The latest additions have been provided by 59 institutions in all, with the largest numbers coming from UCL (18), Cambridge (15), Oxford (14), KCL (12) and Nottingham (11), while 26 have contributed one thesis each. As usual, the range of subjects tackled is impressive. Recent events in the Donbas have attracted several different approaches, and the geographical representation extends from Kazakhstan (shepherds’ relationship with golden eagles in the Altai) to the social media in Belarus, death and injury rates in the Soviet Gulag, and women’s fashions in interwar Bucharest.
A high proportion of the UK doctoral theses listed on UTREES are also recorded on the British Library’s massive EThOS database of British theses. All such entries on UTREES (over 4500) now carry a link to EThOS, which in many cases offers access to an abstract and/or the full text of the thesis.
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