CONF - Representations of the Holocaust (Berlin, 9-10 Jun 23)

Representations of the Holocaust in the Cold War Eastern Bloc: the Early Decades.

The conference examines the memory of the Holocaust in fine arts within the Eastern Bloc from 1945 until the end of the 1960s.

Organised by: Freie Universität Berlin, Kunsthistorisches Institut in cooperation with the Museum of Fine Arts – Central European Research Institute for Art History (KEMKI), Budapest
Supported by: Alfred Landecker Foundation.
Location: https://www.harnackhaus-berlin.mpg.de/en.

9v Art History Seminar - 13 June: Asen Kirin on the Russian Collections at the Georgia Museum of Art

Dear Colleagues,


For our next Art History seminar, on 13 June Asen Kirin of the University of Georgia will tell us about the collections of Russian art in the Georgia Museum of Art. He'll invite us to examine a few objects together, and also discuss a thematic exhibition that they are contemplating for 2027.


New book - Alice Isabella Sullivan -The Eclectic Visual Culture of Medieval Moldavia

Medieval Moldavia – which was located within present-day northeastern Romania and the Republic of Moldova – developed a bold and eclectic visual culture beginning in the 15th century. Within this networked Carpathian Mountain region, art and architecture reflect the creativity and diversity of the cultural landscapes of Eastern Europe.

Recipients of SHERA's 2023 Graduate Student and Independent Scholar Research Grant

SHERA is delighted to announce the recipients of this year’s Graduate Student and Independent Scholar Research Grant: Sierra Nota (Ph.D. Candidate, Stanford University), for the dissertation project “The Many Lives of Mezhyhirya: Property, Architecture, and Identity in Ukraine, 1786-2014,” and Angela Wheeler (Ph.D.

Jun 1 - Empire's Echo - Art Exhibit Opening Reception

Anne Bobroff-Hajal & Craig Campbell use art to explore legacies of conquest, resistance, & endurance in the context of the Russian Empire.


Visitors are invited to dialogue with the history of Russia, whose “great and terrible projects” over centuries can also help us understand Putin’s invasion of Ukraine today. This exhibition sets the quiet resonance of day-to-day life on the periphery of the Russian Empire against the fevered aristocratic competition at its autocratic Moscow center.


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