Call for Papers: Second RICONTRANS Workshop, Belgrade

Upcoming Event:
Second RICONTRANS Workshop, Belgrade

We are happy to announce that the 2nd RICONTRANS Workshop will take place in Belgrade.

Workshop Title:
Icons in Motion: Russian religious art, visual culture and collective identities in the Balkans and the East Mediterranean

Venue: Belgrade University

Dates: Planned for 2-5 September 2020
Postponed until Spring 2021
due to the disruption caused by the COVID-19 pandemic

The due date for the Call for Papers is also moved forward in the year.
A new date will be announced.

Working Meeting, Rethymnon, 21 February 2020 The RICONTRANS Project Database: Presentation & Training

Working Meeting, Rethymnon, 21 February 2020
The RICONTRANS Project Database: Presentation & Training

An important working meeting took place in Rethymnon, at the premises of the Institute for Mediterranean Studies. The subject of the meeting was the presentation of the Project’s Database which is under construction. The Project’s Database was presented by the team of the Center for Cultural Informatics, of the Institute of Computer Science – FORTH. Members of the Host Institution participated alongside with graduate students of the University of Crete who will work on the database compiling process. The meeting was very fruitful as many issues were discussed and new goals regarding the designing of the base were set.

Working Meeting, Athens, December 18, 2019

Working Meeting, Athens, December 18, 2019

RICONTRANS second working meeting took place in Athens, at the Praxi Network premises, on December 18, 2019. Fourteen members from the Greek institutions participated, discussed the program’s progress, and set new goals.

Meeting’s program – 1st page, outside
Detail of Archangel Gabriel, 1819, 150 x 70 cm., oil on canvas, Platyteras Holy Monastery, Corfu. Photo credits: Platyteras Holy Monastery
Meeting’s program – 2nd page, inside
“Christmas”. Detail of Russian Icon of Dodecaorton in the Byzantine Museum, Kastoria.

RICONTRANS Kickoff Workshop

RICONTRANS Kickoff Workshop & Training Course on Russian Icon Painting and Iconography

The RICONTRANS Kickoff Workshop & Training Course on Russian Icon Panting and Iconography took place on the premises of the Host Institution, the Institute for Mediterranean Studies (IMS-FORTH) in Rethymnon, Crete, during June 18 through June 22, 2019. Twenty-one scholars from all over Europe came together to officially start the project and discuss its goals. Twenty six different talks were given.

In addition, the Photo Exhibition “Words on Icons: Russian Icons from Greece” was inaugurated on the opening day and was open to both general and academic audience. The exhibition lasted from June 18 until September 30, 2019.

Photo Exhibition: “Words on Icons: Russian Icons from Greece”