CEU Press announces 4th book for Opening the Future programme

Posted by Tom Grady on Oct. 25, 2021 at 1109

We’re so pleased to announce another book going fully open access through our Opening the Future project, thanks to library support. It will be available for free download in late November 2021, when we’ll let the community know it’s been published.

It is through this programme that we are able to make in-depth studies on universal issues available to a broader interested audience around the world.

Memory Crash: Politics of History In and Around Ukraine, 1980s-2010s by Georgiy Kasianov is a vivid reminder that issues of the past worry people no less than issues of the present—with controversies around how a country’s history is interpreted often turning both public and state realms into battlefields of memory. This book is an account of the historical politics in Ukraine embedded within the broader European context with lessons for countries beyond.

Opening the Future at CEU Press is a cost-effective way for libraries to increase their digital collections on the history and culture of Central and Eastern Europe and the former communist countries. Subscribing libraries get unlimited multi-user access to curated packages of backlist books, with perpetual access after three years. The Press uses membership funds to produce new frontlist titles in open access (OA) format. All OA titles will be available via Project MUSE, OAPEN, and DOAB.

Further titles will be announced soon and advance notice will be given to avoid any double-dipping. We are recording our progress along with our plans for OA books in 2021-2022 on the website at https://ceup.openingthefuture.net/forthcoming/.

If you would like to know more about becoming a member of Opening the Future, you can read more about the programme and benefits on the website, or contact Frances Pinter, CEU Press Executive Chair, on pinterf@press.ceu.edu