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НАУЧНЫЙ СЕМИНАР: АВАНГАРД НА КАЖДЫЙ ДЕНЬ: архитектура повседневности.

Екатеринбургская академия современного искусства Уральский государственный экономический университет
АВАНГАРД НА КАЖДЫЙ ДЕНЬ:архитектура повседневности
Екатеринбург, 21-22 мая 2014 г.

«Советский населенный пункт должен быть честен и прост в своих формах, как честен и прост рабочий класс, разнообразен, как разнообразна жизнь, … радостен, как радостна природа. Наконец, он должен быть удобен, светел, гигиеничен», -- писал известный советский архитектор и теоретик градостроительства Николай Милютин в 1930году. Это уникальное сочетание авангардной стилистики и прагматичной функциональности, пафоса утопического жизнестроительства и практической расчётливости в использовании материалов и инженерных решений обнажает один из главных парадоксов архитектуры советского авангарда. Для миллионов советских людей архитектура конструктивизма была непосредственным материальным соприкосновением с обещанной социалистической реальностью: фабрики-кухни, рабочие клубы, дома-коммуны стали инструмен…

Cfp: The American Research Center in Sophia Conference.

The ARCS organizing committee seeks papers from across the humanities and social sciences that address this theme globally or locally, synchronically or diachronically. The conference seeks papers studying the history of Southeastern Europe broadly: from the earliest times to the present.  As
such, the conference asks scholars of the modern era in the Balkans to approach the story of "Living after the Fall" from an archeological perspective: charting and analyzing the remnants of lost (and not so lost) societies. It invites those studying earlier eras to think about the ways those past civilizations speak in the present in modes of living, official and unofficial narratives, and in public commemoration and silences.

The broad temporal disciplinary range of the conference reflects the mission of ARCS to embrace, promote and investigate the history and culture of Bulgaria and the Balkans over time. It provides a venue for scholars who may not normally have the opportunity to mee…

Digital Orthodoxy: Mediating Post-Secularity in Russia and Ukraine.

Digital Orthodoxy: Mediating Post-Secularity in Russia and Ukraine

Call for Special Issue of 'Digital Icons'

Guest edited by Mikhail Suslov, Maria Engström and Gregory Simons (Uppsala University, Sweden)

Digital Icons: Studies in Russian, Eurasian and Central European New Media (DI) invites submissions for a special issue, whiich aims to explore the relationship between new media and religion, focusing on the Russian Orthodox Church (Moscow Patriarchy).

Orthodox Christianity has travelled a long way through the centuries, amassing the intellectual riches of many generations of theologians, and shaping the cultures and even histories of many countries, Russia included, before the arrival of the digital era. For many an Orthodox believer, the internet is purely instrumental – so to raise the problem 'Orthodoxy and the internet' is akin to asking, how do internal-combustion engines impact Orthodoxy? The answer would be not at all, whether a believer uses …







The Open Society Foundations work to build vibrant and tolerant societies whose governments are accountable and open to the participation of all people.

We seek to strengthen the rule of law; respect for human rights, minorities, and a diversity of opinions; democratically elected governments; and a civil society that helps keep government power in check.

We help to shape public policies that assure greater fairness in political, legal, and economic systems and safeguard fundamental rights.

We implement initiatives to advance justice, education, public health, and independent media.

We build alliances across borders and continents on issues such as corruption and freedom of information.

Working in every part of the world, the Open Society Foundations place a high priority on protecting and improving the lives of people in marginalized communities.

Purpose of Position: Provide over…


POSTDOCTORAL FELLOWSHIP IN RUSSIAN ART Amherst College Department of Russian

Amherst’s Robert E. Keiter 1957 Fund for Postdoctoral Fellows, with matching funding from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, supports exceptionally promising young scholars for two years of half-time teaching (one course each semester) and half-time research at the College. As part of the Keiter Fellowship program, Amherst will appoint a postdoctoral fellow as a Visiting Assistant Professor in Russian Art for the academic years 2014-16. This Keiter Postdoctoral Fellowship is a full-time salaried appointment that is open only to those who will have completed all requirements for the Ph.D. by September 2014 and who have not already held a regular faculty appointment.

We invite applications from candidates whose work concerns Russian art history and visual culture in Russia.  The ideal candidate will have both training in art history and broad knowledge of Russian language and culture.  The Fellow will teach courses i…