Evgeny Anisimov, Doctor of Sciences (History),
senior staff member of the St. Petersburg branch of the Institute of Russian
History RAS, member of the St. Petersburg Writers' Union. Author of 12 monographs
and over 130 academic works.
Research interests: 18th century Russian socio-political and cultural
history, the history of state academic and cultural institutions in Russia,
biographies of members of the Russian Imperial family, the history of Russian
political detection and the prison system, history of architecture. Participant
and speaker at a number of international symposiums and conferences in Russia,
the USA, England, Austria, Germany, Holland, Italy, etc. Teaching experience
in universities in Russia, England, the USA, Japan, etc. Scholar at various
institutes and research centers in the USA and Japan. Author of 3 screenplays
for Russian and Dutch television.
Yury Barboy, Doctor of Sciences (Art History),
full member of the Russian Academy of Humanitarian Sciences, Head of the
Department of Russian Theatre, St. Petersburg Academy of Theatre Art, member
of the Advisory Board and chairman of the unit of theatre critics and experts
of the St. Petersburg branch of the Russian Theatre Union. Author of monographs
and about 50 academic contributions to Russian and international specialized
Research interests: the history of theatre, theatre criticism, the
sociology of theatre and dramatic theory. 36 years of teaching experience.
Participation in over 20 international and All Russian conferences and congresses.
Alexander Belousov, Candidate of Sciences (Philology),
senior lecturer in the Department of the History of Russian Literature,
St. Petersburg State University, senior lecturer in the Department of Children's
Literature, St. Petersburg Academy of Culture. Author of 5 books and over
100 academic and popular academic works in Russian and English, including
a number of study guides.
Research interests: Russian literature and culture of the 19th and
20th centuries, Russian classical and contemporary urban folklore, the culture
of the Old Believers, the history of Russian poetry, literary theory. 25
years teaching experience in Russian and Estonian universities.
Ivan Czechot, Candidate of Sciences (Art History),
Head of the Sector of History and Theory of Fine Art and Architecture, Russian
Institute of Art History RAS (Zubovsky), lecturer at the Philology Department
SPbSU, member of the Advisory Board of the Pro Arte Institute (St. Petersburg),
member of the St. Petersburg Regional Committee of Art Historians (Committee
of International Historians of Art - CIHA), member of the Max Beckman Society
(Munich). Author of over 30 publications in Russia and overseas.
Research interests: theory and history of German and Russian Art
of the 18th - 20th centuries, appraisal of contemporary art, fine art iconology,
history of Western European aesthetics and art appreciation. Many years
of experience of lecturing in universities in Russia, Austria, Germany,
Switzerland, Great Britain, Italy and Cuba. Participation in and organization
of a number of international congresses, conferences and exhibitions.
Sergei Daniel, Doctor of Sciences (Art History),
Professor of the Repin Institute of Painting, Sculpture and Architecture,
senior staff member of the Russian Institute of Art History RAS (Zubovsky),
member of the Russian Artists' Union, Member of the International Association
of Art Historians (AIC). Author of 7 books and over 60 contributions to
Russian and foreign publications.
Research interests: Western European and Russian painting, fine art
theory, Biblical iconography, structural methodology. Teaching experience
in Russian and international universities (USA, Italy, Estonia, Lithuania),
and also in a children's art school. Organizer of and participant in a number
of international exhibitions and conferences.
Alexander Dolinin, Candidate of Sciences (Philology),
Professor and Head of the Department of Slavic Languages and Literature
at the University of Wisconsin-Madison (USA), member of the editorial board
of Nabokov Studies and the Pushkin Journal (Moscow), co-editor
of the Pushkin Series (University of Wisconsin). Author and editor
of 9 books and over 40 academic contributions to Russian and international
Research interests: history and poetics of Russian, Western European
and American literature (Karamzin, Weltman, Pushkin, Dostoevsky, Voloshin,
Pasternak, Nabokov, Walter Scott, Rudyard Kipling, William Faulkner), Anglo-Russian
and Anglo-American cultural links, theory of translation. Participant in
54 conferences and symposiums in Russia and overseas. Engaged in teaching
activities in HEIs and universities in Russia and the USA since 1970.
art historian, critic, Head of the Cultural Department of the St. Petersburg
branch of the Kommersant publishing house. Author of over 300 critical
contributions to Russian and international publications.
Research and professional interests: French art of the 19th century,
Symbolism in Russia and France, the political iconography of 19th century
monumental painting, history, the emergence and development of museums in
Russia, culture and power, problems of cultural life in contemporary Russia.
Participation in Russian and international congresses and seminars, teaching
experience in St.Petersburg State University.
Ilia Doronchenkov, Professor and Chair of the Department of the History of Art,
Associate Professor of the Department of Art History of St. Petersburg Institute of Painting, Sculpture and Architecture (Academy of Fine Arts). In â 2002-2003, 2006, 2007 - Visiting Professor, Brown University, Providence, R.I. Ilia Doronchenkov is a recipient of several scholarly grants, including the Getty Grant for Eastern and Central Europe (1993), British Council Fellowship (1994) and Fulbright Research Grant (1997-98).
Research and professional interests: the perception of modern Western art in 19-20th centuries Russia, history of art criticism, Russian emigration and the arts, “word and image” problem in Russian literature.
Candidate of Sciences (Art History), Head of the Print Section within the
Department of Western European Art, State Hermitage Museum, Curator of Dutch
and Flemish prints, Vice President of the Russian-Dutch Study Club in St.
Petersburg, member of the International Council of the Curators of Dutch
Art (CODART), coordinator of the Russian-Dutch project "The study and conservation
of Rembrandt's etchings" under the auspices of UNESCO. Author of over 20
Research interests: Russian culture from the end of the 17th to the
early 19th century (literature, fine art, and domestic life), Netherlandish
and Dutch fine art of the 16th and 17th centuries, Russian-Dutch cultural
contacts, the history of collecting Russian and Western European prints
in Russia, folk prints, structural methods of studying literature and fine
art. Practical experience in museums in Germany, Great Britain, and the
Netherlands. Participation in the organization of international exhibitions
Arkady Ippolitov, member of the academic staff
of the State Hermitage Museum, curator of Italian engravings, member of
the Advisory Board of the Pro Arte Institute (St. Petersburg). Author of
over 180 academic and critical publications.
Research interests: Italian art of the 15th - 17th centuries, Antique
and Christian iconography, foreign art of the 20th century, history of international
cinematography. Practical museum experience in Italy, Great Britain, the
USA and the Netherlands. Participation in international conferences and
Grigory Kaganov, Doctor of Sciences (Architecture),
senior staff member of the Institute for Study and Research into the Theory
of Architecture and Town Planning, Russian Academy of Architecture (Moscow),
member of the Institute of Human Ecology (Sonoma, California, USA), member
of the Moscow Architects' Union, head of the "Image of the City" seminar
of the Council for Complex Problems of the "History of World Culture" within
the presidium of the RAS. Author of 5 monographs and over 50 publications
printed in Russian and overseas.
Research interests: history of architecture and town planning, man
in an urban environment, the image of St. Petersburg in Russian and Western
culture. 15 years of teaching experience in universities and study centers
in Moscow, St. Petersburg, Kharkov, Minsk and the USA. Participant in and
organizer of many international academic conferences and seminars.
Katz, Candidate of Sciences (Art History), member of the Russian
Composers' Union, member of the International Bach Society (Germany). Author
of eight books and over 90 articles (including contributions to international
publications). Research interests: theory of culture, interrelation
between music, literature and other art forms in Russian culture of the
18th - 20th centuries, Baroque music and music of the 20th century, methods
of the structural and intertextual analysis of artistic texts. Many years
of teaching experience in Russia and the USA. Has participated in a number
of international congresses and conferences.
Abram Klimovitsky, Doctor of Sciences (Art History),
Professor of the St. Petersburg State Conservatoire (Rimsky-Korsakov), senior
staff member of the Russian Institute of Art History RAS (Zubovsky). Author
of over 100 academic publications printed in Russia and overseas.
Research interests range from musical textology to the history of
the theory of European culture as a whole; composing as a creative process
combining psychophysiological, individual (biographical and social) and
cultural contexts; interaction between Russian and Western European musical
cultures; mechanisms, which determine the logic of the development of music,
as the basis of European culture; poetics of music; the work of Russian
composers of the 20th century. Uses intertextual and interdisciplinary approaches
in his work, and includes the latest discoveries in the field of psychology,
linguistics, literary criticism, and the semiotics of culture in his analysis
of music. Many years of teaching experience in Russian HEIs and universities
in Germany and Lithuania. Participation in a number of international symposiums,
seminars and conferences.
Albin Konechny, senior staff member of the Sector
of Theory and History of Fine Art and Architecture, Russian Art History
Institute RAS (Zubovsky). Author of one monograph and over 50 contributions
to Russian and international publications.
Research interests: cultural history of Russia from the beginning
of the 17th - beginning of the 20th century, mass culture, urban life and
the performing arts in St. Petersburg, Russian literature of the 19th -
20th centuries (Dostoevsky and Blok). Has compiled and appraised a large
number of publications in the "Literary Heritage" and "Literary Monuments"
series. Participant and organizer of international and Russian academic
conferences. Teaching experience at the Repin Institute of Painting, Sculpture
and Architecture and in Italian universities.
Lidiya Lyakhova, member of the academic staff
of the State Hermitage Museum, curator of Western European porcelain, member
of the International Wedgwood Society. Author of over 10 academic publications
in Russian and English.
Research interests: folk and applied art, Western European and Russian
porcelain, history of Western European aesthetics in the 19th century, Anglo-Russian
artistic links in the 18th - 19th centuries, the history of the Hermitage
collection. Practical museum experience in Germany, Denmark and Great Britain.
Organizer and participant in international exhibitions and symposiums.
Olga Manulkina, Candidate of Sciences (Art History),
teacher at the St. Petersburg State Conservatoire (Rimsky-Korsakov), member
of the Advisory Board of the St. Petersburg branch of the Russian Composers'
Union. Author of over 200 academic and critical contributions to Russian
and international publications.
Research interests: English and American musical culture, 20th century
music, history of opera, history and practice of musical criticism. Significant
experience in the organization of and participation in international conferences,
festivals and symposiums. Highly experienced translator.
Olga Ostroy, Doctor of Sciences (Art History),
Candidate of Sciences (Pedagogical Sciences), senior staff member of the
Bibliography and Local Lore Department of the Russian National Library,
member of the Advisory Board of the "Byron's Stables" Association of Bibliophiles.
Author of 5 monographs and over 150 contributions to Russian and international
Research interests: history of art historical bibliography, study
of St. Petersburg, history of the Imperial Public Library, history of books,
the iconography of Russian cultural figures of the 19th - 20th century.
Many years of teaching experience in local HEIs. Participation in a number
of academic conferences in Russia and overseas.
Mikhail Piotrovski, Doctor of Sciences (History),
Professor, member of the Academy of Sciences of the Russian Federation,
Director of the State Hermitage Museum, member of the Presidential Committee
for the Award of State Prizes (Russian Federation), member of the Presidential
Council for Art and Culture, member of the Russian National Committee of
UNESCO, member of the Exhibition Committee of the Council for Europe, member
of the International Museums Council, member of the Academic Councils of
the Oriental Department SPbSU and the Institute of Oriental Studies RAS.
Author of 6 monographs and over 150 academic contributions to Russian and
Research interests: Arabic and Islamic culture and art, archeology
in the Northern and Southern Caucasus and Central Asia, ancient Arabian
epigraphs, history of international and Russian museum activities and artistic
collections. Extensive experience in the organization of and participation
in international expeditions, congresses, conferences, symposiums. Experience
of teaching in Russian and international HEIs.
lecturer of the Ethnology Department EUSP, teacher at the General Linguistics
Research interests: semiotics, history of semiotics, cultural anthropology,
study of day-to-day behavior (the ethnography and anthropology of the communal
flat). Author of 8 academic works and 1 book. Participation in international
summer schools and symposiums.