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!

Workshop Poster Revealed

Workshop Poster Revealed

We are delighted to reveal the poster for the forthcoming graduate workshop on The Problem of Religious Art in Modernity. Uses and Abuses of the Icon in Russia!

Despite the restrictions due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we are still hoping to meet most of our speakers and participants in person. We are trying our best to make this possible with the help of our colleagues of the “Eurasia in Global Dialogue” Program at the Institute for Human Sciences (IWM).

So, the date of the workshop remains
October 15 and 16, 2020.

As you already know, we are also planning to arrange a remote access to the workshop’s presentations.

We will keep you updated!

Workshop Postponed and Relocated!

Workshop Postponed and Relocated!

The restrictions due to COVID-19 also affected the forthcoming graduate workshop of the Russian Art & Culture Group…

Unfortunately, the collaboration with the Internationales Kolleg Morphomata at Cologne University was no longer an option, since the university cancelled all on-site events until October.

We did our best to find an alternative venue, since networking with real people is one of the main goals of our workshop series and everyone is attending so many online events nowadays.

Therefore, we are delighted to announce that the forthcoming workshop with the topic The Problem of Religious Art in Modernity. Uses and Abuses of the Icon in Russia will be held in Vienna. We are already very thankful to our colleagues of the “Eurasia in Global Dialogue” Program at the Institute for Human Sciences (IWM) who were open to our collaboration and hosting our – now joined – event.

The new date of the workshop is
October 15 and 16, 2020.

Luckily, Professor George Pattison from Glasgow is still able to be our keynote speaker. Furthermore, we are looking forward to the presentations by Alexei Lidov, Oleg Tarasov, and Maria Taroutina, among others.

In advance hindsight, we are also planning to arrange a remote access to the workshop’s presentations.

We will keep you updated!

Congratulations Associate Professor Taroutina!

Congratulations Associate Professor Taroutina!

The Russian Art & Culture Group would like to congratulate Maria Taroutina on her new position as Associate Professor at Yale-NUS College Singapore!

We are delighted that her excellent and intriguing work on the art of Imperial and early Soviet Russia was rewarded with this tenure position. Her fascinating monography The Icon and the Square: Russian Modernism and the Russo-Byzantine Revival (2018) and her latest co-edited volumes New Narratives of Russian and East European Art: Between Traditions and Revolutions and Byzantium/Modernism: The Byzantine as Method in Modernity are printed evidence of her expertise on Russian Orientalism and Mikhail Vrubel.

As many of our members and friends would agree, it is also always a pleasure to listen to her captivating and vivid presentations. The next occasion will be her 19v Working Group on Nineteenth-Century Russian Culture (NYU Jordan Center on the Advanced Study of Russia) online lecture on September 9.

We are also happy to announce that she will also be a speaker of our forthcoming Eighth Graduate Workshop!

So, Congratulations! once again and the best of luck for your future projects, Associate Professor Maria Taroutina!