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Landscape and the Arts in Imperial Russia
Cambridge Centre for Research in the Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities
(CRASSH), 9-11 September 2004.
Held with the support of CRASSH, the Royal
Academy and the National Gallery, London.
This conference aimed to expose, question and debate the complex and
challenging contribution which landscape has made to the Russian arts. With
this brief in mind, seventeen speakers from Britain, Holland, Russia and
the United States addressed the physical and intellectual construction of
landscape in Russian culture from a variety of perspectives, their
methodologies encompassing visual analysis, literary associations,
scientific and geographic considerations, and ethnographic research. The
final day of the conference was held in conjunction with the National
Gallery’s exhibition 'Russian Landscape in the Age of Tolstoy', creating
the first occasion for a group of scholars outside Russia to consider the
discourses surrounding Russian landscape in front of the paintings
For further information please contact the convenor, Dr Rosalind Polly
Blakesley, Pembroke College, Cambridge, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Art Criticism, 1700-1900: Emergence, Development, Interchange in
Eastern and Western Europe
An interdisciplinary conference
11-13 September 2003
School of Modern Languages, University
of Exeter, UK
Keynote Speaker: Professor John House (Courtauld Institute of
Approximately forty papers on aspects of 18th and 19th century
art criticism in Eastern and Western Europe were given at this
conference, under the broad themes of emergence, development and
cross-cultural transfer of art criticism. The conference also marked the completion of the
inter-institutional AHRB-funded project 'The Russian Visual Arts,
1800-1913: Documents from the British Library Collection'
(Universities of Exeter and Sheffield).