Dr. Lora Gerd

Natalia Komashko

Nadezhda Chesnokova

Dr. Aleksandr Preobrazhenskii

Dr. Elena Smilyanskaya

Dr. Chryssavgi Koutsikou

Greek Ministry of Culture and Sports, Athens, Greece

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Dr. Chryssavgi Koutsikou, Senior Researcher

Institute of Art Studies / Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Sofia, Bulgaria

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Prof. Ivanka Gergova, Senior Researcher
Prof. Elena Popova, Senior Researcher
Keta Mircheva-Balikci, Researcher
PhD students

Institute of World History, Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow, Russia

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The Institute of World History of the Russian Academy of Sciences is the leading academic research institute in Russia conducting research and publishing of books and annual collective volumes on various aspects of World and Global History.

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Dr. Nadezhda Chesnokova, Senior Researcher

National Research University, Higher School of Economics, Moscow, Russia  

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Consistently ranked as one of Russia’s top universities, HSE University is a leader in Russian education and one of the preeminent economics and social sciences universities in eastern Europe and Eurasia. Having rapidly grown into a well-renowned research university over two decades, HSE University sets itself apart with its international presence and cooperation.

The university’s faculty, researchers, and students represent over 50 countries, and are dedicated to maintaining the highest academic standards. The newly-adopted structural reforms support HSE University’s drive to internationalize and the groundbreaking research of faculty, researchers, and students.

Now a dynamic university with four campuses, HSE University is a leader in combining Russian education traditions with the best international teaching and research practices.  HSE University offers outstanding educational programmes from secondary school to doctoral studies, with top departments and research centres in a number of international fields.

Since 2013, HSE University has been a member of the 5-100 Russian Academic Excellence Project, a highly selective government programme aimed at boosting the international competitiveness of Russian universities.

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Prof. Elena Smilyanskaya, Senior Researcher

St. Petersburg Institute of History, St. Petersburg, Russia

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Saint-Petersburg Institute of History of the Russian Academy of Sciences is one of the leading research institutions of the Russian Federation in the sphere of Russian and General History. Many famous scholars, well known both in Russia and abroad, work in the institute. The Institute has a long history and established contacts with many famous foreign scholars. Saint-Petersburg Institute of History regularly conducts All-Russian and International conferences and publishes leading scientific journals. The Institute educate the best specialists by carrying out specially designed post-graduate and doctoral programs and provides an opportunity to defend theses on Russian and General History at the Dissertation council for all the candidates. The Scientific archive and branch of the Library of the Academy of Sciences are a part of Saint-Petersburg Institute of History.

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Dr. Lora Gerd, Senior Researcher

Faculty of History, Lomonosov Moscow State University, Moscow, Russia

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The State Institute for Art Studies is the leading Russian centre of comprehensive research in the field of arts, both Russian and foreign. The Institute was created in 1944 in accordance with the decision of the Presidium of the Academy of Sciences of the USSR; since 1962 it has been subordinated to the Ministry of Culture of the USSR/Russian Federation. Its founders include such outstanding personalities of Russian culture and science as Igor Grabar, Sergey Eisenstein, Boris Asaf’yev, Viktor Lazarev, and Aleksey Jivelegov.

The Institute carries out fundamental projects related to the history of Russian and foreign arts, including the publication of the 22-volume General History of Russian Art (since 2000), of complete works by the great Russian composers Pëtr Tchaikovsky and Modest Musorgsky, and of the legacy of the great theatre director Vsevolod Meyerhold. Another large-scale project is the creation of the Code of Monuments of Russian architecture and monumental art. The Institute is associated with a number of encyclopaedic editions and with studies in sociology and economics of art and culture, carries out expert assessments in the field of cultural heritage and contemporary art, and participates in the elaboration of Russian Federation’s legislative acts pertaining to culture. The Institute serves as a base for the Scientific Council for Art Studies of the Russian Academy of Sciences. Its members are active as State experts in the field of protection of historical and cultural monuments, as members of the expert councils of the Ministry of Culture, the State Duma, etc.

The Institute’s four dissertation councils confer degrees in the following specialized areas: theatre; music; visual, decorative and applied arts and architecture; culturology and aesthetics. The Institute trains scientific cadres through post-graduate and in-depth study courses. The Institute has a large-scale publishing program; its periodicals include the leading specialized journals Iskusstvoznanie (‘Art Studies Magazine’) and Voprosï Teatra / Prostsenium (‘Problems of Theatre’), as well as the electronic journals Khudozhestvennaya Kul’tura (‘Art&Culture Studies’) and Iskusstvo Muzïki: Teoriya i Istoriya (‘Art of Music: Theory and History’).

Research Team
Dr. Aleksandr Preobrazhenskii, Senior Researcher

State Tretyakov Gallery, Moscow, Russia

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Dr. Elena Saenkova, Senior Researcher

Andrei Rublev Museum of Early Russian Culture and Art, Moscow, Russia

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The Andrey Rublev Museum was founded in 1947. The museum’s collection numbers more than ten thousand works of art: icons from the 11th—early 20th centuries, works of ornamental art, manuscripts, early printed books, and fresco fragments. The museum’s collection provides a complete and comprehensive picture of the art of Old Russia. 

Research Team
Natalia Komashko, Senior Researcher