IX International Conference of the Study Group on Eighteenth-Century Russia (Leuven)

17th-22nd July 2014

Organized by the Catholic University of Leuven (Belgium) and the State University of Groningen (The Netherlands). Hosted by the Catholic University of Leuven (Belgium)

Notes

PRICE: The all-in price for the conference is €450, which includes registration, room, meals, excursions, photograph, reception and the conference banquet. There is no special rate for partners, owing to the subsidised nature of the conference fee.

LOCATION: Leuven is only 23 km away from Brussels. There is a direct train (15 min.) between Brussels Airport and Leuven (direction: Tienen). There is also a direct train (20 min.) between Brussels Railway Station (Bruxelles Midi / Nord) and Leuven.

ACCOMMODATION: All participants will be staying in the following student accommodation: Heilige Geest College [Holy Ghost College], Naamsestraat 40, 3000 Leuven, tel. 00 32 16 32 45 00. More details can be found on their website. This accommodation is around 10 minutes’ walk from Leuven Railway Station, located in the historical centre of the city. There are single and double rooms; bathroom and toilet are on the corridor. Breakfast is in the college; dinner and supper will be held elsewhere. Please note that does NOT have towels so remember to bring your own towels with you. There is an Internet connection in the rooms, but you need your own RJ-45 (aka ethernet) internet cable for your laptop.

CONFERENCE VENUE: The conference takes place at Maria Theresia College, 150m from the accommodation. Registration for the conference will take place between 12pm and 8pm on 17th July, with the first panel starting at 4.45pm. The conference will finish at 1pm on 22nd July.

PUBLICATION: All contributions approved by the editors will be published in 2015. The working languages of the conference (and the book) are English and Russian. Please bring your printed text with you (if it is ready). If not, the conference organisers would like you to send your article to them before 1st September 2014.

Emmanuel Waegemans (Leuven)
Hans van Koningsbrugge (Groningen)

Programme

Panel 1 - RUSSIAN SENTIMENTALISM

Chair: Joachim Klein

1. Natal'ia Kochetkova (SPb.): Читательские отклики на публикации Карамзина
2. Andrei Kostin (SPb.): Радищев в оценке читателей конца XVIII-начала XIX вв.
3. Rodolphe Baudin (Strasbourg): James Galiffe, Karamzin's young Swiss acquaintance, and his literary pursuits in Russia
4. Elise Bonner (Princeton, NJ): Operas, Carousels, and Благонравие: St Petersburg and the Sounds of Moral Enlightenment in 1766

Panel 2 - BUREAUCRATS, SERVICE AND SOCIETY IN 18TH-CENTURY RUSSIA

Chair: Patrick O'Meara

1. Mark Soderstrom (Aurora): Timofei's Tale: Service and Selfhood in Irkutsk
2. Nathan Gerth (Notre Dame, IN): The Insiders: Treasury-Chamber Clan of Tver' Province and the Limits of State Power
3. Julia Bodrova (Tver’): Чиновничество в системе социальных связей провинциального общества конца XVIII-начала XIX в.

Panel 3 - THE LITERARY WORK OF CATHERINE II

Chair: Mikhail Liustrov

1. Andrei Zorin (Oxford): Государыня и нация воспитанников. Екатерининская программа воспитания чувств
2. Angelina Vacheva (Sofia): Диалог образов. Проблема просвещeнного монарха в мемуарах Екатерины II
3. Emmanuel Waegemans (Leuven): Слово государево или вся власть пословицам

Panel 4 - SIBERIA

Chair: Simon Dixon

1. Janet Hartley (London): Slaves and Spouses: Indigenous Women and Russian Settlers in Siberia
2. Sergei Kozlov (SPb.): Siberia in the Context of Academic Expeditions at the time of Catherine II
3. Jim Gibson (Toronto, ON): Camaraderie in Kamchatka: England’s Captain James Cook and Kamchatka’s Governor Magnus Behm
4. Marianna Murav'eva (Oxford Brookes): Domestic Killings in Siberian Families: Gender, Violence and Ethnicity in Eighteenth-Century Colonisation

Panel 5 - MERCHANTS AND COMMERCE

Chair: tbc

1. George Munro (Richmond, VA): The Law and the Profits: P.H. Dilthey, the Fundamentals of Veksel Law and Merchant Practices
2. Colum Leckey (Piedmont, VA): Orenburg and Russian Central Asian Trade
3. Guzel' Ibneeva (Kazan): The Interaction of Catherine II and Russian Merchants in the Course of her Imperial Journeys

Panel 6 - THE ORTHODOX CHURCH AND RUSSIAN SOCIETY IN TRANSITION

Chair: Ingrid Schierle

1. Ekaterina Kislova (Moscow): Homily and Preaching: In and Outside the Court
2. Ingrid Schierle (Tübingen): Concepts of Ruler and Ruled in Ecclesiastic Discourse during the Age of Catherine II
3. Anna Zernova (Moscow): Russian state ideology and Orthodox homily in the age of Catherine the Great
4. Denis Sdvizhkov (Moscow): Church and Nation – Reciprocal Influences of Discourse

Panel 7 - RUSSIAN LITERATURE (I)

Chair: Kirill Ospovat

1. Elena Pogos'ian (Edmonton, AB): 'The Human Body Has More than 200 Bones': An Anatomy of Gavriil Buzhinskii's Metaphor
2. Kirill Ospovat (Berlin): Execution of the Author? The Trial of Artemii Volynskii and the Cultural Poetics of Russian Absolutism
3. Tatiana Smoliarova (New York): 'Vitruvian Man' in the 1780s: Fëdor Karzhavin
4. Andreas Schönle (London): Aleksandr Bakunin’s Poetry and the Morality of Landscape Improvements

Panel 8 - SCHOLARS AND FORTUNE-SEEKERS: GERMANS IN RUSSIA

Chair: Irina Kulakova

1. Elena Marasinova (RAN): The Archive of the Historian Aleksandr Brikner
2. Irena Vladimirsky (Israel): The Life and Work of Iakov Grot
3. Alexander Martin (Notre Dame, IN): The German-Russian Odyssey of the Actor, Freemason, Merchant and Pastor J.A. Rosenstrauch
4. Wim Coudenys (Leuven): Translatio historii: the role of translation in 18th-century history-writing in Russia

Panel 9 - FREEMASONRY AND WESTERN IDEAS IN RUSSIA

Chair: Emmanuel Waegemans

1. Victoria Frede (Berkeley, CA): Friendship and Freemasonry in the 1780s and early 1790s
2. Michael Schippan (Wolfenbüttel/Berlin): 'Der wohl eingerichtete Staat des Königreichs Ophir' und die 'Reise' des Fürsten Shcherbatov
3. Maria Cristina Bragone (Pavia): К истории русско-немецких отношений в петровскую эпоху: перевод И.В. Пауса ‘Малого Катехизиса’ Лютера
4. Laura Rossi (Milan): Русский перевод поэмы в прозе ‘Книдский храм’ Шарль Луи Монтескье
5. Natalie Bayer (Drake, IN): Count Grabianka and the New Israel Society based on is Residence in Russia between 1805 and 1807

Panel 10 - DIPLOMACY AND FOREIGN ENCOUNTERS WITH RUSSIA

Chair: Paul Keenan

1. Hans van Koningsbrugge (Groningen): Russia and the Dutch Republic at the Eve of the Fourth English War (1780-1784)
2. Robert Collis (Helsinki): A Curious Age: The Marvels and Magic of Western Adventurers in Russia, 1759-1803
3. Paul Keenan (London): Prince Karl of Saxony at the Russian Court, 1758-1759
4. Michael Bitter (Hawaii): Ministers and Favourites in the 1730s: Ostermann and Biron

Panel 11 - RUSSIAN LITERATURE (II)

Chair: Maria di Salvo

1. Marcus Levitt (Los Angeles, CA): Sumarokov’s Operas
2. Mikhail Liustrov (Moscow): Fonvizin and Holberg
3. Manfred Schruba (Bochum): Русские народные картинки: западноевропейские образцы и параллели
4. Irina Kulakova (Moscow): Просвещенный дворянин и образованный разночинец: партнерство и патронаж в интеллектуальных коммуникациях в России втор. пол. XVIII – начала XIX в.

Panel 12 - RUSSIAN LITERATURE (III)

Chair: Andrei Kostin

1. Nadezhda Alekseeva (SPb.): Переложения псалмов в русской поэзии XVIII века. Проблема источников
2. Michela Venditti (Naples): Жанр надписи в творчестве Гаврилы Державина
3. Alla Keuten (Bremen): Филантропист и "Фелица": еще раз к вопросу о том, как нам изучать переводы XVIII века
4. Joachim Klein (Leiden): Служба, лень и доуг в русской дворянской кул'туре XVIII века

Panel 13 - RUSSIAN ART

Chair: Tony Cross

1. Erin McBurney (London): Catherine II and her Political Exploitation of Art
2. Catherine Phillips (Glasgow): D. M. Golitsyn and the Collecting of Drawings
3. Ekaterina Skvortcova (SPb.): Идея преемственности власти в русском искусстве XVIII века
4. Steven Usitalo (Aberdeen, SD): Curiosity and the Kunstkamera