February 21, 2023. As the first anniversary of Russia’s horrific invasion of Ukraine nears, our community’s resources for understanding the region and this brutal war continue to offer much-needed knowledge and context.
Below is an updated and expanded list of books, journal articles, booklists, and commentary from our member presses and their expert authors, essential reading to all who seek to understand the ongoing crisis.
Original post from March 3, 2022. As we watch in horror while Russia inflicts ongoing violence and suffering on the people of Ukraine, it can be hard not to feel helpless. Faced with a state actor known for sophisticated disinformation and propaganda campaigns, the need for knowledge and reliable understanding of events is also felt widely.
Association of University Presses members have long published scholarly works that contribute to understanding even the most horrifying and complex events—and, specifically, that can support a better understanding of what is happening now in Europe. Here are selected books, journal articles, booklists, and commentary from our member presses and their expert authors, offering essential reading to all who seek to understand the current crisis in Ukraine:
University of Alberta Press
(distributor of the Canadian Institute of Ukrainian Studies Press)
American Historical Association
Central European University Press
Johns Hopkins University Press
McGill-Queen’s University Press
University of North Carolina Press
Project MUSE (multiple publishers)
Also, the International Publishers Association, of which AUPresses is a member, has issued this statement of support for the Ukrainian Publishers and Booksellers Association.
And the American Historical Association has issued a statement condemning the Russian invasion and its basis in a “distorted and tendentious misreading of history.”
Member presses: Please let us know if you would like to make additions to this list of resources.