We would like to invite you to the forthcoming Methods Workshop within the the framework of the research collaboration between the Research Centre for East European Studies (Forschungsstelle Osteuropa – FSO) at Bremen University and the Russian Art & Culture Group (RACG) at Constructor University. 

Date: Thursday, September 28, 2023, from 10:30 to 16:30.

Location: Meeting Room 49 in Research IV, Constructor University or online via TEAMS.

Organizers: Natalia Fedorenko, Irina Riznychok, and Georgi Sokolov.


The Workshop Program will be the following:

1. Multiple modernisms — morning session, 10:30 to 12:00. Presenter: Irina Riznychok, Respondent: Kristian Handberg
Text for Discussion: Terry Smith, “Art History’s Work-in Pro(re)gress – Reflections on the Multiple Modernities Project,” in New Histories of Art in the Global Postwar Era,” ed. Flavia Frigeri and Kristian Handberg, London: Routledge, 2021, pp. 12-23.

2. Actor-network theory — early afternoon session, 13:00-14:30. Presenter: Georgi Sokolov, Respondent: Elena Korowin
Text for Discussion: Gundela Hachmann, “Network Analysis in Literature and the Arts. Rethinking Agency and Creativity,” Journal of Literary Theory, volume 17, issue 2 (September 2023): 221-240.

3. Gender  — late afternoon session, 15:00-16:30. Presenter: Natalia Fedorenko, Respondent: Klavdia Smola
Text for Discussion: Kladvia Smola, “Speaking Outlaw: Performing Masculinity in Soviet Underground Culture” (2023).

Please ask the organisers for the pdf files of the texts and the links for the TEAMS sessions via e-mail: Natalia Fedorenko, Irina Riznychok, and Georgi Sokolov.

We are looking forward to seeing some of you at the workshop!