Journal Synopsis and Intent
Central Europe Yearbook is an open-access journal promoting the study of Central Europe among undergraduate students. Sponsored by the Center for Austrian Studies at the University of Minnesota, the journal’s online platform provides an outlet for a wide array of scholarly projects. In addition to traditional forms of scholarship, we are particularly interested in the development of the digital humanities in the study of the region. Submissions could include academic articles, GIS maps, interactive resources, games, VLOGs, or any other compelling union of technology and research. Submissions will be accepted in either English or German. The Yearbook is a venue for undergraduates working on Central European topics to publish their scholarship and work in tandem with professors, independent scholars, graduate students, and undergraduates from various institutions across the country and internationally.
Background and Rationale
The Center for Austrian Studies (CAS), established at the University of Minnesota in 1977, is an interdisciplinary research center with a mission to support the study of Central Europe across the disciplines. We sponsor the publication of the Austrian History Yearbook (Cambridge University Press), the Austrian Studies Newsmagazine, and an active monograph series (Berghahn Press). This new online publication dedicated to undergraduate research continues the Center’s mission of fostering scholarly collaboration, engaging with broader communities and audiences, and encouraging a younger generation of students interested in Central Europe.