Now in its fourteenth year, the bibliographical database for university theses in Russian and East European studies has added the largest number of entries so far in its annual updating. Firstly, UTREES recorded 168 recent doctoral theses, originating from 55 British and Irish institutions. The range of topics treated was as wide-ranging as ever. There were studies of the Kazakh cinema, of Roma Pentecostalism in Croatia and Serbia, the Pomory ethnic group on the White Sea coast, the Ukrainian community in Scotland, and the architecture of Soviet mass housing.
Besides this, a retrospective search was carried out to identify missing items from earlier years. This has allowed us to add a further 171 theses to the database, ranging in date from 1919 to 2015. The total number of entries now stands at 6376.
A high proportion of the British doctoral theses listed on UTREES are also recorded on the British Library’s EThOS database. Since 2020 all such UTREES entries (now over 4600) carry a link to EThOS, which in most cases allows access to an abstract and/or the full text of the thesis.
UTREES continues to be supported by the Modern Humanities Research Association (MHRA), and is free to use at www.mhra.org.uk/publications/mb-3/UTREES. Additions and corrections are welcome, and should be sent to the Editor at email@example.com .