Online Roundtable: Ukraine Lecture Series Roundtable: Endangered Monuments (28 July 2022)

The monuments and rich cultural heritage of Kyivan Rus are currently endangered due to the ongoing war. This roundtable discussion engages with cultural heritage and its intangible aspects in times of conflict, underscoring key aspects of early Rus architecture and its development in a broader context, and the important monastic complex of the Kyiv-Pechersk Lavra.

Speakers:
Alina Kondratiuk (Kyiv-Pechersk Lavra), “The Early Modern Role of the Kyiv-Pechersk Lavra Painting School in the Formation of Ukrainian National Art”
Özlem Eren (University of Wisconsin-Madison), “Oldest Churches in Rus’ and Destruction of Cultural Memory”

Respondent:
Robert G. Ousterhout (University of Pennsylvania), “Intangible Heritage, Multiple Narratives”

The lecture will begin at Thursday 28 July at 12:00 PM (EST, UTC/GMT-4). To register for the event, please click here.

This event is co-organized by Dumbarton Oaks in collaboration with North of Byzantium and Connected Central European Worlds, 1500-1700.

Sponsors and Endorsers: Dumbarton Oaks | Princeton University | Boise State University | Tufts University College Art Association (CAA) | Byzantine Studies Association of North America (BSANA) | Society of Historians of Eastern European, Eurasian and Russian Art and Architecture (SHERA) | Centre for Medieval and Early Modern Studies, University of Kent | Historians of German, Scandinavian, and Central European Art (HGSCEA) | British Association for Slavonic and East European Studies (BASEES) | International Center of Medieval Art (ICMA) | Renaissance Society of America (RSA)

Published by Blair Apgar

Blair (they/them) recently completed their PhD in History of Art at the University of York with Hanna Vorholt and Amanda Lillie. Their thesis focused on the role of Matilda of Canossa in the sociopolitical development of the Investiture Controversy, and its relationship to Matilda’s material patronage. As an early career researcher, their work aims to unpack the historiographic construction of powerful medieval women’s legacies. They are also interested in the representation of the Middle Ages in modern media.

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