Venice Conference - Translations and Dialogues: The Reception of Russian Art Abroad (Venice, October 25-27, 2017)

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Dear SHERAns,

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

The reception of Russian art in Europe and the United States is the subject of a three-day international conference, hosted by the Centro Studi sulle Arti della Russia (CSAR) at the University Ca' Foscari in Venice, and co-organized by the Society of Historians of East European, Eurasian, and Russian Art and Architecture, Inc. (SHERA) and the Cambridge Courtauld Russian Art Centre (CCRAC).

This conference brings together scholars from Europe, the US, and Russia on the centenary of the October Revolution to present their work on a broader historical spectrum than the events of only 1917. By focusing on the reception of Russian art abroad, it hopes to engage with ideas of continuity and connection more than rupture and separation. In doing so, it promises to bring out new perspectives on the study of the history of Russian art as a vibrant and growing field. The conference organizers are part of an international network of scholarly societies and research institutes that came together with the revival of SHERA in 2013. This is their first collaborative conference. 

All events will take place in the Auditorium Santa Margherita at the University Ca' Foscari.  Please register if you are planning to attend.

Brief Schedule

More information can be found at the conference website at