PJRC Publications

Members of the PJRC participate in a number of ongoing projects that provide University of Toronto Libraries with a wealth of new publications, bibliographies, and exhibitions focused on Central and East European library resources. Exhibitions are created throughout the year to highlight topical collections and to mark anniversaries of historical events. Staff create bibliographies, catalogues, and reference compilations as companions or guides to library material. The Centre's annual newsletter, PJRC Update, features a wide range of articles on subjects within the sphere of Slavic research. The PJRC also contributes articles to several UTL newsletters, such as The Halcyon: The Newsletter of the Friends of the Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library and The University of Toronto Libraries Newsletter

Bibliographies and Guides

A directory of bookstores in the Toronto area serving immigrants from East Central Europe, as well as second and third generation Canadians whose heritage is linked with this region.

A catalogue of an exhibition held in the Petro Jacyk Resource Centre of contemporary works of fiction written in Belarusian, Bulgarian, Croatian, Czech, Hungarian, Macedonian, Polish, Russian, Serbian, Slovak, Slovenian, and Ukrainian, and held…

H. Gordon Skilling (1912-2001) was a professor of political science at the University of Toronto, and founder of the Centre for Russian and East European Studies. His scholarship focused on eastern Europe and the Soviet Union, with an…

A bibliography of works on Kashubian art, history, language, literature, music, and social customs compiled on the occasion of the lecture "Kashubs in Canada: First Polish Settlers in Canada" given by Shirley Mask Connolly on March 23, 2006 at…

A catalogue of East Central European newspapers in the University of Toronto Libraries, including holdings of current newspapers in the Petro Jacyk Resource Centre, back issues or reprints in the Robarts Library stacks and storage, and special…

A ten-year anniversary booklet providing an overview of the Petro Jacyk Resource Centre's staff, resources, publications, exhibitions, events, and ongoing activities.

A guide in two parts--alphabetical and by subject--to microfilms of the John Luczkiw collection Ukrainian books, pamphlets, and brochures published in Displaced Persons camps from 1945 to 1954.The original collection is in the…

A bibliography of works published, funded, or co-sponsored  by the Shevchenko Scientific Society of Canada, and compiled on the occasion of its 60th anniversary.

A catalogue of old Ukrainian (Cyrillic) books printed during the 17th and 18th centuries. The collection was assembled by Paul M. Fekula (1905-1982) and purchased by the Chair of Ukrainian Studies Foundation for the Thomas Fisher Rare Books…


An exhibition marking the 150th anniversary of the abolition of serfdom in the Russian Empire. The Emancipation Manifesto of 1861 freed more than 23 million people. This was just the beginning of a long process to reform the peasantry.

Exhibition celebrating 50 years of the Centre for Russian and East European Studies (CREES) / Centre for European, Russian, and Eurasian Studies (CERES), highlighting the scholarly contributions of associated faculty and fellows.

Online exhibition on the occasion of the 30th anniversary of the Chair in Ukrainian Studies at the University of Toronto, covering the history of its establishment, activities, and teaching.

Exhibition organized to mark the 150th anniversary of the publication of Fyodor M. Dostoevsky's novel Crime and Punishment (1866).

An online exhibition on the architecture of Austria-Hungary.

An online exhibition on circus culture in the Soviet Union during the 1920s and 1930s.

A guide to resources on Moscow Conceptualism and Sots-Art at the University of Toronto Libraries.

An online exhibition on the political and cultural histories of the oldest universities in Central and Eastern Europe.

The exhibition on contemporary reactions to the Russian Revolution highlights and promotes the variety and depth of the library’s holdings in different languages on this topic, with especial focus on primary sources, such as newspaper reports,…

An online exhibition on female political leaders of Central and Eastern Europe.

This exhibition highlights the photographic production of several classic Russian authors. The accompanying text provides context for the writers’ literary and photographic work. Featured writer-photographers include Countess Sophia Tolstoy,…

Thomas Fisher Rare Book Exhibition Catalogues

The Halcyon Newsletters

Describes the history and donation of the Paul Robert Magocsi Carpatho-Ruthenica collection to the Thomas Fisher Rare Book Librrary in 2019.

Describes the donation by Natalka Husar, a local Toronto artist, of historical photographs, posters, and assorted documents associated with the former Ukrainian People’s (National) Home.