50th Annual Meeting of the Study Group on Eighteenth-Century Russia

High Leigh Conference Centre, Hoddesdon, 5-7 January 2009

Monday 5 January

1700-1830 Marianna Murav'eva (School of Law, Herzen State Pedagogical University, St Petersburg): Seduced or Raped: Attitudes to Sexual Coercion in Eighteenth-Century Russia

2015-2130 Business Meeting

Tuesday 6 January

0930-1100 Galina Babkova (RGGU, Moscow): Discovering Childhood: Children and Delinquency in Eighteenth-Century Russia

1130-1300 Nikos Chrissidis (Southern Connecticut State University, USA): An Incidence of Public Penance in the Reign of Catherine II

1630-1800 Dominic Lieven (LSE, London): War and Peace: The Reality. Russia against Napoleon, 1807-14

2000-2100 Elena Smilianskaia (RGGU, Moscow): Leaving the Borders of their Intellectual Home: Russians in the Eastern Mediterranean, 1768-1774

Wednesday 7 January

0900-1030 Giovanna Moracci (Università "G. d'Annunzio" di Chieti-Pescara, Italy): From Anecdote to Play: Reading Имeнины госпожи Ворчалкиной of Catherine II

1045-1130 Angela Byrne (National University of Ireland, Maynooth): 'Why wouldn’t they content themselves to dress like Christians?': Fashion and Self-fashioning in late Eighteenth-Century Russian Elite Society

1130-1215 Alexei Evstratov (Université Paris IV – Sorbonne/Université d'État en Sciences Humaines et Sociales – RGGU, Moscow): Court Theatre as National Theatre: Theory and Praxis of Nationalism before Nationalism

1215-1300 Catherine Rai (independent, Paris): Van'ka Kain, Louis-Dominique Cartouche and Jonathan Wild: Matvej Komarov's 'Life and Adventures of Van'ka Kain' (1779) and its Western Sources

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