Edited by Bernhard H. Bayerlein and Gleb J. Albert.
Published by The European Workshop of Communist Studies.
With support of The Center of Contemporary History Potsdam (ZZF), member of The Leibniz Association, Germany.
Formerly endorsed by The Mannheim Centre for European Social Research (MZES), University of Mannheim, Germany.
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2010.07.20: The International Newsletter of Communist Studies Online XVI (2010), no. 23, has been released and is available for download from our download section.
2009.09.23: The contributors' guidelines are online and available here. Also, the International Newsletter of Historical Studies on Comintern, Communism and Stalinism II (1994/1995), no 5-6, has been retro-digitised and is available for download from our download section.
2008.09.15: A last call for contributions for The International Newsletter of Communist Studies XV (2009), no 22, has been released and is readable here.
The International Newsletter of Communist Studies, existing since 1993/1994, is an information bulletin dedicated to the various branches of historical and social sciences which are committed to the history of communist and respective left movements, ideas and regimes. It is aimed at scholars and publicists, archivists and librarians, teachers and students, and everyone else interested in the subject.
The International Newsletter contains presentations of projects in progress, reports on archival problems, information on noteworthy archival projects, fonds and institutions, reviews and presentations of new publications, information about current events, conferences and meetings, a survey of periodicals, a list of noteworthy online ressources concerning communist studies. The International Newsletter also publishes materials and studies of regional and biographical character, on institutions, ideas and cultural currents related to the history of Communism and the radical Left. An integral part of the International Newsletter is the International Bibliography on Communist Studies, compiling recent woldwide publications on the research subject. Every year it covers over 500 publications from over 40 countries.
An important focus of the International Newsletter is to keep track of the opening processes of the archives in Russia and many other European countries. We consider the "Archival revolution", which was triggered by the implosion of the Soviet Union and the Eastern Bloc, to be a key event in historical science, providing numerous opportunities to re-evaluate the history of Communism in particular and of 20th century Europe and the world in general. This is why the International Newsletter feels obliged to present the proceeds of archival research to the scientific community in every way possible.
Featuring texts in English, French and German, the International Newsletter is issued annually in two different versions: the Online Newsletter, a downloadable version; and a more concise print edition which is published as a supplement to the scholarly journal "Jahrbuch für historische Kommunismusforschung" by the Aufbau Publishing-House in Berlin.
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The site illustration in the upper left corner depicts Vladimir Tatlin's "Monument to the Third International". The Constructivist project, created in 1920, was supposed to be a 400m high twin helix, functioning as the headquarter of the Communist International and a monument of modernity, competing with the Eiffel tower. Needless to say that the project was never put to life.