The programme for the upcoming Russian conference at the University of Cambridge has been announced.
Cultural Exchange: Russia and the West II
December 10, 2013
University of Cambridge, UK
More information on the day here:
This conference forms part of the CCRAC conference series. For more information please visit http://www.ccrac.hoart.cam.ac.uk
Organised by Theodora Clarke (PhD candidate, University of Bristol) and Cinthia Willaman Baltaxe (PhD candidate, University of Cambridge). This conference has been kindly sponsored by Russian Art and Culture and the History of Art Department at the University of Cambridge.
The editors of Vivliofika: E-Journal of Eighteenth-Century Russian Studies http://vivliofika.library.duke.edu/ are pleased to announce the publication of the inaugural edition of the Eighteenth-Century Russian Studies Association’s open access, peer-reviewed journal. It is our hope that this new electronic publication will provide a forum for the promotion, dissemination, and critical analysis of original scholarly research on eighteenth-century Russian studies, based on a spirit of internationalism and a belief in the principle of accessibility. In line with this approach, the inaugural issue of Vivliofika is dedicated to the topic of French language acquisition in eighteenth-century Russia, and includes articles (in French) by Vladislav Rjéoutski, Ekaterina Kislova, and Serguey Vlassov, as well as a foreword (in English) by Derek Offord (see the Table of Contents ). All articles are free to download as PDF files.
For future issues, the editors are interested in submissions from any field, including the history of art and architecture, provided that it concerns the "long" 18th century in Russia.
Images are most welcome.
50+ YEAR RUN OF SOVIET LITERATURE JOURNAL
Starting in 1931, the USSR disseminated its prose and poetry to the West via export publications under three contiguous titles. In that year, Literature of the World Revolution was released with the cover design attributed to Nikolai Sedel'nikov. The journal's title was changed to International Literature from 1932-1945, with its 1932 covers designed by Aleksander Rodchenko. Finally, the journal was re-named Soviet Literature from and after 1946.
Regardless of title, this publication contained works by the significant authors and poets from the Soviet era and is supplemented with illustrations and other cultural articles. These literature journals were heavily promoted (along with other Soviet export publications such as USSR in Construction) but continued without interruption during the war years, through and after the Cold War era.
This and other titles are now available at !PRODUCTIVE ARTS!
Deadline for Abstract Submissions: 15 November 2013
Conference April 25-26, 2014
The European University at Saint Petersburg
Sponsored by FGUP (Federal State Unitary Enterprise) “Goznak”
The last decade has witnessed the publication of a number of richly researched studies of the Khrushchev period. Increasingly, studies of the Brezhnev era and late socialism generally are also appearing. Many of these histories focus on the ways in which Soviet citizens responded to the change and continuity that characterized the post-Stalin Soviet Union. Our picture of late socialism has been fleshed out or reframed by investigations of Soviet citizens’ reactions to Gulag returnees, to the growth of mass media, and to changes to official language, among many other social, cultural, and political phenomena. Our conference hopes to build on these investigations by focusing squarely on the Soviet subject her/himself. We aim to examine the manifold personality ideals in circulation after Stalin and above all the ways in which Soviet citizens assimilated, recast, and/or challenged these ideals. In so doing, we seek to combine the above historiographical trends with the turn by historians of the early Soviet era in the 1990s and 2000s to investigation of “Soviet” and other subjectivities.
The Rite of Spring and its Legacies: Global and Regional Perspectives A Symposium and Recital Sears Recital Hall, University of Dayton, Dayton, Ohio Sunday, 22 September 2013, 2:00pm-5:30pm
Programme for the Symposium The European artistic avant-garde c. 1910-30: formations, networks and trans-national strategies, arranged by Art History, Södertörn University, 11-13 September 2013, has been published, see www.sh.se/euroavantgarde2013.
Registration is now open, welcome!
Apartment available September to May, near Metro Akademicheskaia and Metro Universitetskaia.
Peabody Essex Museum in Salem, Massachusetts
On view June 22, 2013 to September 29, 2013
The name Fabergé is synonymous with refined craftsmanship, jeweled luxury and the Russian imperial family. Over 230 singular treasures created by the House of Fabergé in the late 19th and early 20th centuries are featured, including enameled clocks, gold cigarette cases, hardstone carvings, ruby encrusted brooches and four signature imperial eggs made for Nicholas II and the Romanov family. This exhibition explores ideas of luxury, innovation, entrepreneurship and imperial patronage while providing insight into Peter Carl Fabergé's life, business and legacy.
Cultural Exchange: Russia and the West II is an opportunity to re-examine the artistic links between the two regions both before and after the Revolution of 1917. Russian history is marked by key moments of contact and exchange which have shaped and transformed its cultural heritage. The conference will challenge the notion that Russia was isolated by geography and politics by considering the development of Russian art within national and international contexts.
Vasily Konovalenko's sculptures of Russian folk life made in gemstones are on permanent display at the Denver Museum of Nature & Science