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To have details of your own conferences included here please email rva@exeter.ac.uk.

Landscape and the Arts in Imperial Russia

Cambridge Centre for Research in the Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities (CRASSH), 9-11 September 2004.

Held with the support of CRASSH, the Royal Academy and the National Gallery, London.

This conference aimed to expose, question and debate the complex and challenging contribution which landscape has made to the Russian arts. With this brief in mind, seventeen speakers from Britain, Holland, Russia and the United States addressed the physical and intellectual construction of landscape in Russian culture from a variety of perspectives, their methodologies encompassing visual analysis, literary associations, scientific and geographic considerations, and ethnographic research. The final day of the conference was held in conjunction with the National Gallery’s exhibition 'Russian Landscape in the Age of Tolstoy', creating the first occasion for a group of scholars outside Russia to consider the discourses surrounding Russian landscape in front of the paintings themselves.

For further information please contact the convenor, Dr Rosalind Polly Blakesley, Pembroke College, Cambridge, rpg27@cam.ac.uk.

Art Criticism, 1700-1900: Emergence, Development, Interchange in Eastern and Western Europe

An interdisciplinary conference

11-13 September 2003
School of Modern Languages, University of Exeter, UK

Keynote Speaker: Professor John House (Courtauld Institute of Art)

Approximately forty papers on aspects of 18th and 19th century art criticism in Eastern and Western Europe were given at this conference, under the broad themes of emergence, development and cross-cultural transfer of art criticism. The conference also marked the completion of the inter-institutional AHRB-funded project 'The Russian Visual Arts, 1800-1913: Documents from the British Library Collection' (Universities of Exeter and Sheffield).