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. You can join the Society as a dues-paying member or renew your membership here. However, one need not be a dues-paying member to subscribe or post to the H-SHERA network on H-Net. Detailed instructions for making the most of H-SHERA can be found here.

Recent Posts

When Accra was like Tashkent: Architectural Comparison in the Cold War

Join us for an exciting public lecture presented by Łukasz Stanek, Professor in Architectural History at the University of Manchester in the UK. Professor Stanek's talk revisits the experiences of collaboration between architects and urban planners from socialist countries in Eastern Europe and decolonizing countries in Africa and Asia during the Cold War.


Event Details:

Thursday, January 13, 2022 
4:30-6:00 PM EDT

Please RSVP by Friday, January 7, 2022.

REMINDER: SHERA Business Meeting at ASEEES, Thursday Dec 2, 12pm EST

Please join us for the SHERA Business Meeting this Thursday at the virtual ASEEES Convention. The meeting is being held "offsite" - so we encourage you to log on even if you are not registered for the conference. We have much exciting news to share, including announcement of SHERA 2021 grant and prize winners. Help us to celebrate them! The details and link:

Anatoly Zverev as a Cultural Phenomenon: Remembering the Artist - hybrid program - Thursday, December 2, 2021, 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

"Anatoly Zverev as a Cultural Phenomenon: Remembering the Artist” - hybrid online program on Thursday, December 2, 2021, 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm in conjunction with the exhibition "Anatoly Zverev: Selections from the Kolodzei Art Foundation" at Harriman Institute,

Online Lectures

Collecting in Russia - Lecture 2: The Yusupovs in Paris – Building a Collection, by Wilfried Zeisler

In the second of the series of online lectures (webinars) organised jointly by Princeton University and the European University at St Petersburg, Wilfried Zeisler of Hillwood Museum will talk about the Princes Yusupov collecting in Paris in the nineteenth century. 

22 October 2020, noon EST = 17.00 London, 18.00 Paris, 19.00 Moscow

Online on Zoom, free to all but registration is obligatory: