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From Kyivan Rus’ to Modern Ukraine: Virtual Conversations on History, Art, and Cultural Heritage
posted by CAA — Apr 11, 2022
Ukraine’s history, art, and culture are endangered by the ongoing war. At Dumbarton Oaks, this lecture and conversation series by experts in the fields of history, art history, archaeology, heritage, sociology, as well as museums and conservation, among others, presents the region’s rich historical and cultural complexity through its objects, sites, and monuments. A focus on the medieval and early modern periods featuring Greek, Latin, and Slavic contacts, brings to the fore critical evidence to counter modern misrepresentations of Ukraine’s history and cultural heritage.
INAUGURAL LECTURE | FRIDAY 22 APRIL 2022 | 12:00 EDT [ 17:00 London | 18:00 Paris | 19:00 Kyiv ]
OLENKA Z. PEVNY (University of Cambridge)
“Lacunae of Art History and Kyiv’s Visual Culture”
Free and open to the public. Register for the inaugural lecture here. If you cannot attend but would like to receive future updates about this series of events, please join the mailing list here.
Future events include:
- May 2022 – Lecture: Mariana Levytska, National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine (The “Holy Rus’ concept” and Religious Art with Political Connotations (Pochaiv Monastery in 19th century)
- May 2022 – Discussion workshop on The Cathedral of St. Sophia, Kyiv
- June 2022 – Lecture: Christian Raffensperger, Wittenberg University (“Medieval Origins and Modern Constructs, Rus – Ukraine – Russia”)
- July 2022 – Lecture: Liudmyla Sharipova, University of Nottingham (Mazepa’s women before and after Poltava: to save and to keep)
- July 2022 – Discussion workshop on Endangered Monuments
- September 2022 – Lecture: Maria Grazia Bartolini, Università degli Studi di Milano (Reading the image of prince Volodymyr Sviatoslavych in seventeenth-century Kyiv)
- September 2022 – Discussion workshop on Displaced Cultural Heritage.
- October 2022 – Lecture: Nazar Kozak, Senior Research Scholar, Department of Art History, The Ethnology Institute, National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine Lviv (Images of Power and Their Discursive Site-Specificity in Kyivan Rus’)
- November 2022 – Lecture: Talia Zajac, University of Toronto (will speak about the marriages between the ruling clan of Rus’ and Latin Christian Europe or the translation and commentary on the eleventh-century prayerbook of Gertruda of Poland)
- November 2022 – Discussion workshop on historical memory.
- December 2022 – Lecture: Halyna Kohut, Associate Professor, Ivan Franko National University of Lviv (Taste, Social Class, and Oriental Carpet Design in the Eighteenth-Century Cossack Hetmanate)
SPONSORSHIP AND ENDORSEMENT:
- Dumbarton Oaks
- Princeton University
- Boise State University
- Tufts University
- Centre for Medieval and Early Modern Studies, University of Kent
- College Art Association (CAA)
- Byzantine Studies Association of North America (BSANA)
- British Association for Slavonic and East European Studies (BASEES)
- Historians of German, Scandinavian, and Central European Art (HGSCEA)
- Society of Historians of Eastern European, Eurasian and Russian Art and Architecture (SHERA)