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.

Recent Posts

New publication


My essay "Humor as Parody, Eccentrism, and Satire in Soviet Film after World War II" just came out in the catalogue of an exhibition Russian Dada: 1914-1924, edited by Margarita Tupitsyn and published by Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia in Madrid and The MIT Press in Cambridge, MA. The essay is on pp. 206-223.

Natasha Kurchanova

SHERA Graduate Student Travel Grant for ASEEES 2018 (Deadline to apply: August 15, 2018)

The Society of Historians of Eastern European, Eurasian and Russian Art and Architecture invites applications for the SHERA Graduate Student Travel Grant to the upcoming ASEEES 50th Annual Convention, Boston MA, December 6-9, 2018.

$1,000 USD for travel from North America
$1,500 for travel from overseas (another continent)


All applicants must be:

AAH 2018