Librarian for Slavic & Eastern European Studies
Ernest (“Erik”) Zitser is the Librarian for Slavic and East European Studies, library liaison to the International Comparative Studies (ICS) Program, and Adjunct Assistant Professor in the Department of Slavic and Eurasian Studies at Duke University. He is an active member of a number of professional organizations, including the East Coast Consortium of Slavic Library Collections (ECC); the Association for Slavic, Eurasian, and East European Studies (ASEEES); and the Eighteenth-Century Russian Studies Association (ECRSA). He is also the co-founder and managing editor of ВИВЛIОθИКА: E-Journal of Eighteenth-Century Russian Studies, an open access, peer-reviewed, scholarly journal, hosted by Duke University Libraries.
2000, Ph.D., Columbia University
1995, MA, Columbia University
1992, BA, University of California, Los Angeles
Zitser, EA. "Boris Ivanovich Korybut-Kurakin (1676-1727)." Russia's People of Empire: Life Stories from Eurasia, 1500 to the Present. December 1, 2012. 59-68.
Zitser, EA. "The Russian round table: Aleksei Zubov's depiction of the marriage of his royal highness, peter the first, autocrat of all the Russias." Picturing Russia: Explorations in Visual Culture. December 1, 2008. 57-62.
Zitser, EA. "Apostles and apostates: The court of peter the great as a chivalrous religious order." Culture and Authority in the Baroque. January 1, 2005. 159-192.
Zitser, EA. "Recalling Russia’s Eighteenth Century: Imaginative Literature as Mnemonic Praxis." Russian History 42.4 (November 27, 2015): 453-460. Full Text
Giullian, JC, and Zitser, EA. "Beyond LibGuides: The Past, Present, and Future of Online Research Guides." Slavic & East European Information Resources 16.4 (October 2, 2015): 170-180. Full Text Open Access Copy
Zitser, EA. "From Lubok to Libel: Nineteenth-Century Russian Historiography and Popular Memory in The Jester Wedding of Prince-Pope Nikita Zotov." Russian Literature 75.1-4 (January 2014): 591-606. Full Text
Fedyukin, I, and Zitser, EA. "For love and fatherland: Political clientage and the origins of Russia's first female order of chivalry." Cahiers du Monde Russe 52.1 (December 1, 2011): 5-44.
ZITSER, ERNESTA. "A Full-Frontal History of the Romanov Dynasty: Pictorial “Political Pornography” in Pre-Reform Russia." The Russian Review 70.4 (October 2011): 557-583. Full Text
Zitser, EA. "The Vita of Prince Boris Ivanovich "Korybu"-Kurakin: Personal life-writing and aristocratic self-fashioning at the court of Peter the Great." Jahrbucher fur Geschichte Osteuropas 59.2 (2011): 163-194. (Review)
Brewer, MM, and Zitser, EA. "Slavic Information Literacy: Past, Present, and Future." Slavic & East European Information Resources 10.2-3 (September 2009): 117-124. Full Text
Zitser, E. "“A Dirty Place for Americans to Be”: Images of the Russian Civil War in Siberia from the Robert L. Eichelberger Collection at Duke University Libraries." Slavic & East European Information Resources 10.1 (March 2009): 29-44. Full Text
Zitser, E. "Imperial saint: The cult of St Catherine and the dawn of female rule in Russia." SOCIAL HISTORY 33.2 (May 2008): 212-214.
Zitser, EA. "Picturing the Soviet Union's “Greatest Generation”: The Soviet Information Bureau Photograph Collection of the Davis Center for Russian and Eurasian Studies." Slavic & East European Information Resources 8.1 (July 9, 2007): 3-10. Full Text