Season’s Greetings

Season’s Greetings

What an unexpected year!

When 2020 started, I am sure, everybody was in their usual bustle: doing research, writing papers, planning conference trips. Some our plans for the year, I dare say most, did not came to pass – at least not the way we imagined them. Our own eighth graduate workshop on The Problem of Religious Art in Modernity. Uses and Abuses of the Icon in Russia was rescheduled and replanned several times. It moved from Cologne to Vienna and finally settled in the online realm – like most events this year.

And while this cyber-world was an undiscovered country for many of us, we settled in more or less quickly. We took advantage of all the fascinating lectures, talks, and webinars that popped up all over the internet. Many events we would have otherwise missed, were suddenly just a mouse click away. A luxury that will hopefully not vanish entirely along with the pandemic.

So, despite all the hardships we wish all of you a very merry holiday season. Whatever is beautiful, whatever is meaningful, whatever brings happiness, may it be yours this holiday season and throughout the coming year. And most of all, we wish you to stay in good health.

Thank You for a Wonderful Workshop!

Thank You for a Wonderful Workshop!

Our eighth graduate workshop on The Problem of Religious Art in Modernity. Uses and Abuses of the Icon in Russia and first online event was a great success!

We heard of intriguing research and engaged in vivid discussions thanks to our wonderful speakers, our participants, and our great colleagues at the “Eurasia in Global Dialogue” Program at the Institute for Human Sciences (IWM).

Since we were not able to personally meet in Vienna, please enjoy some impressions of the city in our gallery.

The presentations will soon be available on YouTube. Furthermore, following tradition and for promoting reasons, there will be a booklet.

We will keep you updated!

Digital Workshop Starting Today!

Digital Workshop Starting Today!

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Time is ticking until our eighth graduate workshop on The Problem of Religious Art in Modernity. Uses and Abuses of the Icon in Russia and first online event will start on Zoom!

Our colleagues of the “Eurasia in Global Dialogue” Program at the Institute for Human Sciences (IWM) and we are already looking forward to meeting our wonderful speakers and participants online.

There is still time to ensure your own participation! It is free for everyone, you just need to register on the website of the IWM to receive the necessary information to access our Zoom webinar.

There will be news and pictures from our conference headquaters at the IWM on Facebook!

Program of the Workshop Released

Program of the Workshop Released

Only two more weeks until our graduate workshop on The Problem of Religious Art in Modernity. Uses and Abuses of the Icon in Russia!

Please go ahead and have a look at the workshop’s program!

We are already looking forward to welcome our speakers and guests to our first online workshop from October 14 to 16, 2020, from around 2 to 5 pm, Bremen and Vienna time (UTC+2 hours).

The participation is FREE for everyone, you just need to register in due time on the website of the IWM to receive the necessary information to access our Zoom meeting room.

Graduate Workshop Goes Online

Graduate Workshop Goes Online

The travelling restrictions due to the COVID-19 pandemic were affecting the workshop so immensely that we finally decide to move the forthcoming graduate workshop on The Problem of Religious Art in Modernity. Uses and Abuses of the Icon in Russia to the online realms!

So, our graduate workshop will be an online Zoom conference which we will host together with our colleagues of the “Eurasia in Global Dialogue” Program at the Institute for Human Sciences (IWM).

Since none of us would like to spend the whole day in front of the screen, we streched the program a little bit.

The workshop is now starting a day earlier. Our speaker will present their papers from October 14 to 16, 2020, from around 2 to 5 pm, Bremen and Vienna time (UTC+2 hours).

The participation is free for everyone, you just need to register in due time on the website of the IWM to receive the necessary information to access our Zoom meeting room.

We are already looking forward to seeing you all online!