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!