I am writing to invite colleagues with research specialisms relating to Ukraine and the Russian Federation to submit their contact details to a listing of experts currently being complied by UCML.
In recent days, there have been calls on social media for experts to provide information or commentary on the current crisis. Knowledge of the culture and language of Ukraine, the Russian Federation and wider region is one aspect of these calls. The Royal Historical Society has put out a similar call for experts.
In response, UCML is now compiling a listing of its members with expertise in relevant fields. The listing will be made available to verifiable media outlets who approach us with requests for assistance.
If you wish to be included, please complete this short form with details of your expertise.
As we seek to make a listing available in the very near future, we would be grateful if you could register your interest / specialism(s) as soon as possible.
You may also wish to see a statement issued by UCML on the invasion last Friday, which we collaborated on with our Slavonic/East European rep, as well as other experts.
Very best wishes,
Emma Cayley and Fransiska Louwagie (on behalf of the Executive Committee of UCML).