The Department of Art History
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"Russia Europe: interaction of artistic codes"

Course description

Format: Three-year graduate program, divided into two stages: preparation of a dissertation and Masters' exams (1st - 3rd semesters); Candidate of Sciences exams and preparation for the defense of a Candidate of Sciences' thesis (4th - 6th semesters).

  • The first three semesters are intended to fill possible gaps in the students' knowledge of art history in the following fields: historiography of art, source study, bibliography, analytical techniques in art history, the interdisciplinary approach to art. In the first year 80% of the course is made up of compulsory lecture courses, seminars and workshops.
  • In the third semester DAH students begin working on individual themes of study, select an academic supervisor, study literature on their chosen theme, and start conducting preliminary research. At the same time, they continue to attend lectures (although considerably fewer than in previous semesters), select a minimum of three special courses from a total of eight options, and start working in research seminar groups that correspond with their particular discipline. The main focus of the seminars is upon the group discussion of sections and chapters of academic works and dissertations. As a result of participation in the research seminars, students should be able to write an academic piece on their chosen theme, which constitutes a fundamental part of the Masters degree.
  • From the fourth semester to the end of the course students may attend lectures and seminars (for new generations of students) of their choice. Students of the DAH participate in interdepartmental seminars on the issues of the interdisciplinary study of cultural codes: "Code - society - culture. Understanding/misunderstanding."
  • Like all EUSPb students, students of the DAH attend courses and sit mid-term and final examinations in the following: English, and basic IT and using the Internet.
  • The study process concludes with preparation for the defense of a Doctoral thesis.

List of courses

Theoretical courses:

  1. The history of art historical thought. I.D. Czechot - 56 hours
  2. The image of the West in the Russian culture. A.A. Dolinin - 28 hours
  3. The image of Russia in the Western culture. A.A. Dolinin - 28 hours
  4. The emergence of European-style cultural institutions in Russia. E.V. Anisimov - 28 hours
  5. Word and image. R.G. Grigoryev - 28 hours
  6. Links between the visual arts and music. B.A. Katz - 28 hours

Combined classes (lectures and seminars):

  1. The semiotics of art. I.V. Utekhin, S.M. Daniel, R.G. Grigoryev, B.A. Katz - 84 hours
  2. Russia Europe: Visual arts. A.V. Ippolitov, R.G. Grigoryev, S.M. Daniel - 56 hours
  3. Russia Europe: Musical arts. B.A. Katz - 28 hours
  4. Russia Europe: Performing arts (drama, musical theatre, farce, cinema). Y.M. Barboy, A.I. Klimovitsky, A.M. Konechny, Y.G. Tsivian - 56 hours
  5. Russia Europe: Architecture. G.Z. Kaganov - 28 hours
  6. Bibliography and source study in art. O.S. Ostroy - 28 hours

Seminars and workshops:

  1. Interpretation of artistic texts. A.F. Belousov, R.G. Grigoryev, B.A. Katz - 28 hours
  2. Artistic life today. K.V. Dolinina - 56 hours
  3. Museum practice. R.G. Grigoryev - 28 hours
  4. Basic IT and using the Internet
  5. English
  6. Research seminar

Optional special courses:

  1. The Old Masters in the art and culture of the 20th century. A.V. Ippolitov - 14 hours
  2. The museum as a historical and cultural phenomenon. M.B. Piotrovski - 14 hours
  3. Intercultural exchange in the applied arts. L.V. Lyakhova - 14 hours
  4. The restitution of artistic valuables as a socio-cultural issue. K.V. Dolinina - 14 hours
  5. Biblical themes in Russian painting. S.M. Daniel - 14 hours
  6. Antiquity as ideal and cultural reality in St. Petersburg of the 18th - 19th centuries. A.A. Trofimova - 14 hours
  7. Artistic synthesis in Russian Modernism: the fate of ideas. O.B. Manulkina - 14 hours
  8. The eros of the cinematographic image: cultural paradigms. M.I. Brashinsky - 14 hours.

about us | faculty | three-year doctoral program | summer school 98 | summer school 99 |
summer school 2000 | summer school 2001 | summer school 2002 | summer school 2003 |
summer school 2004 | summer school 2005

European University at St. Petersburg | The Department of Art History