The UTREES online database, which lists British and Irish university theses in Russian and East European studies, has been given its tenth annual update, with 227 new entries added. The total number of theses recorded now stands at 5,396.

The variety of subject-matter is as wide, and often as unexpected, as in previous years. Among other topics, there are treatments of Sovietology in post-Mao China, pop art in former Yugoslavia, digital activism in the Russian-language Twitter, Eastern European heavy metal, and post-war Polish photography. Sixty institutions are listed as contributors.

UTREES is supported by the Modern Humanities Research Association (MHRA) and can be accessed free of charge at

A paper by Gregory Walker, ‘Doctoral Research in Russian and East European Studies: Trends and Realities from the UTREES Database’ (2017), can be accessed at:

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