The Center for Book Arts presents a conversation on "European Avant-Gardes, livres d'artistes, and the American Influence" with Elizabeth Phillips, Rare Book Dealer; Jared Ash, Librarian for Special Collections, Russian and European Languages, Metropolitan Museum of Art; and Michael Russem, Proprietor, Kat Ran Press. Jared Ash will be speaking about Russian avant-garde book design. The event will take place on Friday, March 14th at 6:30 p.m at The Center for Book Arts.
The Central Slavic Conference, the oldest regional affiliate of ASEEES, is pleased to invite scholars of all disciplines working in Slavic, Eurasian, and East European studies to submit proposals for panels, individual papers, and roundtables for the second biannual European Central Slavic Conference meeting in Przemyśl, Poland and Lviv, Ukraine on July 10-12, 2014. The European Central Slavic Conference was founded in 2011 to facilitate scholarly cooperation between slavists in the United Sates and Central and Eastern Europe.
Proposals are welcomed on a wide range of topics, periods, and approaches. Papers are encouraged, but not limited to, Polish and Ukrainian topics. The languages of the conference will be Polish, Ukrainian, English, and Russian. The conference will be hosted by the East European State College in Przemyśl, Poland, on July 10-11 and by the University of Lviv on July 12 in partnership with Jagiellonian University in Krakow, Saint Louis University, and Georgia Southern University. The host institutions will provide lodging and partial board for a limited number of American participants in Przemyśl and Lviv. Participants are welcome to either or both locations and will be responsible for travel to and from the conference. Conference registration fees will be 150 Polish zloty for all participants.
All proposals should include:
. Participant name(s), affiliation, and email contact information;
. For individual papers: title and brief description (limit 100 words) in one of the conference languages;
. For panels: panel title and the above information for each participant and discussant (if applicable);
. For roundtables: roundtable title and participant information.
A recent post on the blog of The Museum of Modern Art highlights a series of rotating installations of Russian avant-garde works from the museum's rich holdings in one of the collection galleries on its 5th floor. While some of the paintings are often on view, most works on paper are rarely out of storage.
The post offers installation shots and insights into the curators' thinking: http://www.moma.org/explore/inside_out/2014/01/30/new-in-the-galleries-the-russian-avant-garde/
Russian Art and Culture Group
School of Humanities and Social Sciences, Research IV, Jacobs University, Bremen March 13-14, 2014
To see the full program, please click on the title of this post
This job announcement is being posted on the SHERA News Blog at the special request of the search committee.
Hampshire College, an independent, innovative liberal arts institution and member of the Five College consortium, is accepting applications for a one-year visiting assistant professor of Art History, beginning July 1, 2014.
We seek an art historian who is a global comparativist of early modern art, broadly trained, and able to address cultural interactions between the Americas/Asia/Europe/the Middle East, and/or Africa. We seek someone who is capable of working across regions, specializing in any kind of visual culture, content, or medium from the Middle Ages to the 19th century. Concentration can be based in one geographic region and/or chronological period, but successful candidates will work in the exchange of different cultures and the entanglements across continents. Ph.D. required at time of appointment.
Hampshire is committed to building a culturally diverse intellectual community and strongly encourages applications from women and minority candidates.
We offer a competitive salary and excellent benefits program. Please submit a letter outlining your research plans, approach to liberal arts teaching, as well as a CV, proposed courses, sample syllabi, and a writing sample and the names and contact information of three references at http://jobs.hampshire.edu/. No hard copies will be accepted. Review of applications will begin March 15, 2014.
Hampshire College is an equal opportunity institution, committed to diversity in education and employment.
Hillwood and the Initiative for Russian Culture at American University are pleased to present a symposium complementing Hillwood’s exhibition Passion of the Empress: Catherine the Great’s Art Patronage.
Explore the life of Catherine the Great, from her provincial beginnings as a minor Prussian princess to her coronation and life as the Empress of Russia. Art collecting and patronage was central to Catherine’s agenda and the exhibition explores the many ways in which she used these objects to increase the prestige of Russia and the glory of her reign.
A detailed agenda for the day and information on purchasing tickets can be found on the site listed above.
14.15 – 17.45, Friday 21 March 2014 (with registration from 13.45)
10.00 – 17.40, Saturday 22 March 2014 (with registration from 09.30)
Kenneth Clark Lecture Theatre, The Courtauld Institute of Art, Somerset House, Strand, London WC2R 0RN
EXHIBIT ‘A’. Russian Art: Exhibitions, Collections and Archives, is the second conference in an on-going collaborative project between Moscow Lomonosov State University and the Cambridge Courtauld Russian Art Centre (CCRAC). Speakers will explore contemporary and historical practices of exhibiting and collecting Russian art and the potential of collections, exhibitions and documentary archives as important material resources and objects of study in their own right. The conference is also intended as a forum through which to showcase important but less familiar collections of Russian art and documentary material located inside and outside of Russia. It is conceived without chronological boundaries, and papers will address topics ranging from the earliest instances of collecting, exhibiting and writing about Russian art to contemporary practice in these three areas.
Ticket/entry details: £25 (£15 students, Courtauld staff/students and concessions)
BOOK ONLINE: http://ci.tesseras.com/internet/shop or send a cheque made payable to ‘The Courtauld Institute of Art’ to: Research Forum Events Co-ordinator, Research Forum, The Courtauld Institute of Art, Somerset House, Strand, London WC2R 0RN, stating ‘CCRAC conference’.
Organised by Natalia Budanova (The Courtauld Institute of Art) and Jenn Brewin (University of Cambridge) in collaboration with Moscow Lomonosov State University and the Cambridge Courtauld Russian Art Centre (CCRAC), with additional support from the Russian Art World (РХМ).
The deadline for application is April, 10, 2014.
The Department of Art History of the European University at Saint-Petersburg opens a position of Associate Professor/Professor of Comparative studies of cinema and/or photography.
The Professor/Associate Professor of Comparative studies of cinema and/or photography shall teach two one-year courses in cinema and/or photography, based on research of these media in connection with other arts and media placing them in intellectual and social contexts. The Professor/Associate Professor shall supervise students' theses of MA and Ph. D. levels, participate in the seminars where MA and PhD students present their reports, publish a series of articles in the field of the professorship (in peer-reviewed journals), organize several seminars, master-classes and scholarly conferences, and prepare for publication a critical anthology in the field of professorship compiled from foreign texts which present current state of research.
The applicant is expected to have teaching and research experience and expertise in the fields of the professorship – comparative study of cinema and/or photography. He or she has to have the Candidate of Science or Ph. D. degree. The candidate must be fluent both in Russian and English. The language of teaching can be Russian or English; however students' papers supervised by the Professor/Associate Professor will be written in Russian mostly. Editing of the anthology requires proficiency in Russian too.
The level of the position (Professor or Associate Professor – Russian "Dozent") and the salary is to be defined by the University and depends on professional merits and experience of the candidate. EUSP would especially prioritize applications from candidates who have Russian Doctor of Sciences degree or will be able to obtain in in the nearest future.
The position will be opened August 1, 2014, and expanded for three academic years. If the results of the Professorship are considered successful, the position will become permanent.
The candidate should provide his/her CV, a letter of application and name 2 referees familiar with his/her work as well as three-years plane of teaching and research.
Email applications to email@example.com; Fax: 7-812-3867639
Celebration of the 110th anniversary of Lazar Khidekel: an artist,visionary architect, designer, theoretician and a pioneer of environmentalism (1904-1986)
AIA New York Chapter | Center for Architecture
536 LaGuardia Place
New York City
Tuesday, March 11 | 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
RSVP to Russculture@aol.com
Daniel Libeskind, AIA, Founder, Studio Daniel Libeskind
Dr. Regina Khidekel, President of the Lazar Khidekel Society – Slide presentation about life and work of Lazar Khidekel
Dr. Jean-Louis Cohen, Sheldon H. Solow Chair for the History of Architecture at New York University's Institute of Fine Arts
Dr. Mark Khidekel, Recipient of the Grand Prix award at the World Biennial INTERARCH 1983, and Roman Khidekel will address the development of Russian Avant-garde Ecological themes to solve Architectural challenges of the 21st century postindustrial civilization
Dr. Maria Kokkori, Research Fellow, The Art Institute of Chicago
Anna Bokov, Yale University
Organized by: AIA New York Chapter | Center for Architecture and the Russian American Cultural Center
The conference is organized by the Center for Russian Studies' Doctoral Program at the Eötvös Loránd University in Budapest. We invite graduate students and postdoctoral researchers from the field of history, social sciences, law and all other fields of humanities to participate in the conference.
The aim of the conference is to provide an opportunity for dialogue between young researchers from different countries and cultures to discuss the "eternal questions" that have divided Russian and European scientific and popular opinion for centuries. Is Russia a part of Europe? Can the Russian system only be reformed from above? What are the "original characteristics" of Russia's development? Is Russia still a great power? Are there any lessons learned from Russia's history that are still relevant today?
The conference provides a platform for participants to share and discuss their ideas and the results of their research in an interdisciplinary forum.
Submission of abstracts: February 28, 2014.
Please transfer the registration fee (30 Euros) by April 7th to this account: 10402166-49565551-57541019; IBAN: HU30 1040 2166 4956 5551 57541019; SWIFT: OKHBHUHB**(Alapítvány az Orosz Nyelvért és Kultúráért - Foundation for Russian Language and Culture), with the subject line: rusconf2014.