Founded in 1995, the Society of Historians of Eastern European, Eurasian, and Russian Art and Architecture (SHERA) brings together scholars specializing in the art and architecture of Eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union, from ancient times to the present day. H-SHERA, the H-Net network, aims to serve as a vibrant source of information and exchange, and welcomes anyone interested in our growing field to create a sense of community for scholars around the world. You can join the Society as a dues-paying member or renew your membership here. However, you do not need to be a dues-paying member of the Society to post to the H-SHERA network; simply log into the H-Net Commons and subscribe to H-SHERA via the "Subscribe to this network" button at the right. Detailed instructions for posting can be found here.
Most Recent H-SHERA Review
Nancy Perloff. Explodity: Sound, Image, and Word in Russian Futurist Book Art. Los Angeles: Getty Research Institute, 2017. 208 pp. $50.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-60606-508-2.
Reviewed by Timothy Harte (Bryn Mawr College)
Published on H-SHERA (July, 2017)
Commissioned by Hanna Chuchvaha
Hello SHERA Members,
I am sending this inquiry to tap into your collective wisdom.
I am interested in gathering information on how art history is taught in Russian and East European universities. Do they teach survery courses? What type of upper division courses are taught? Are there any non-traditional approaches to art history in use in these universities?
Also, if you have any non-traditional art history courses and/or unique approaches to teaching art history at your individual universities I would be interested in hearing about those.
This is a reminder that the deadline for applications for the CAA-Getty International Program is August 21. Of interest to SHERA members and list subscribers is that this program is intended to benefit scholars from Eastern Europe and Russia. I am sending the letter (below) that we received from CAA.
The following jobs were posted to the H-Net Job Guide from 7 to 14 August 2017. These job postings are included here based on the categories selected by the list editors for H-SHERA. See the H-Net Job Guide website at http://www.h-net.org/jobs/ for more information. To contact the Job Guide, write to email@example.com, or call +1-517-432-5134 between 9 am and 5 pm US Eastern time.
ARCHITECTURE AND ARCHITECTURAL HISTORY
You may be wondering what this new H-SHERA platform is and how you can post a message to share with the group.
H-SHERA is both a communication platform (like a listserv) and a permanent public archive of our communications and resources (like a website) where you can find important messages from SHERA and communicate with the whole group.
To post a message to the list:
It is my pleasure to announce that the website for our jointly organized Venice Conference is now live. There, you can find the full lineup as well as registration details. The conference description and short program are included below.
Translations and Dialogues: The Reception of Russian Art Abroad
University Ca' Foscari, Venice, October 25-27, 2017
SHERA Business Meeting:
Scheduled Date and Time: Friday, 2/23/18: 12:30–1:30 PM
Scheduled Room at the LA Convention Center: 402B
Type of Room: PRESENTATION/SESSION ROOM, 25-125 People
As the SHERA-sponsored panel, CAA informs:
although the full session schedule is not yet set and Session Chairs will be informed of their session scheduling information early or mid-September, I can share that your Affiliated Society’s session has been tentatively scheduled for:
CALL FOR PAPERS:
Grafting the Self
Princeton University, October 19-21, 2017
Annual Interdisciplinary Graduate Student Conference
Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures
Keynote Speaker: Lilya Kaganovsky (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign)
Artist Talk: Irina Nakhova