суббота, 3 августа 2013 г.

Rites of Place: Public Commemoration in Russia and Eastern Europe

Rites of Place: Public Commemoration in Russia and Eastern Europe. Edited and with an introduction by Julie Buckler and Emily D. Johnson
Northwestern University Press:  Evanston, Illinois, 2013

Ranging widely across time and geography, Rites of Place is to date the most comprehensive and diverse example of memory studies in the field of Russian and East European studies. Leading scholars consider how public rituals and the commemoration of historically significant sites facilitate a sense of community, shape cultural identity, and promote political ideologies. The aims of this volume take on unique importance in the context of the tumultuous events that have marked Eastern European history—especially the revolutions of 1905 and 1917, World War II, and the collapse of the Soviet Union. With essays on topics such as the founding of St. Petersburg, the battle of Borodino, the Katyn massacre, and the Lenin cult, this volume offers a rich discussion of the uses and abuses of memory in cultures where national identity has repeatedly undergone dramatic shifts and remains riven by internal contradictions.



List of Illustrations   vii
Acknowledgments         ix

Julie Buckler and Emily D. Johnson 3

Part 1. Reconstituting Urban Space

Transporting Jerusalem: The Epiphany Ritual in Early St. Petersburg
Michael S. Flier        15

Prague Funerals: How Czech National Symbols Conquered and Defended Public Space
Marek Nekula    35

A “Monstrous Staircase”: Inscribing the 1905 Revolution on Odessa
Rebecca Stanton  59

Jubilation Deferred: The Belated Commemoration of the 250th Anniversary of St. Petersburg/Leningrad
Emily D. Johnson        81

Part 2. The Art and Culture of Commemoration

The Portrait Mode: Zhukovsky, Pushkin, and the Gallery of 1812
Luba Golburt    105

An Island of Antiquity: The Double Life of Talashkino in Russia and Beyond
Katia Dianina   133

From Lenin’s Tomb to Avtovo Station: Illusion and Spectacle in Soviet Subterranean Space
Julia Bekman Chadaga    157

From Public, to Private, to Public Again: International Women’s Day in Post- Soviet Russia
Choi Chatterjee         183

Part 3 Military and Battlefield Commemorations

Taking and Retaking the Field: Borodino as a Site of Collective Memory
Julie Buckler   203

Who to Lead the Slavs? Poles, Russians, and the 1910 Anniversary of the Battle of Grunwald
Patrice M. Dabrowski    225

Moscow’s First World War Memorial and Ninety Years of Contested Memory
Karen Petrone   241

Part 4 Commemorating Trauma

Memory as the Anchor of Sovereignty: Katyn and the Charge of Genocide
James von Geldern       263

Postcolonial Estrangements: Claiming a Space Between Stalin and Hitler
Serguei Alex. Oushakine 285

Prisons into Museums: Fashioning a Post- Communist “Place of Memory”
Cristina Vatulescu      315

Contributors    337

Nationalities Papers, Special Issue: From Socialist to Post-Socialist Cities

Nationalities Papers, Vol. 41, No. 4, 01 Jul 2013
Special Issue: From Socialist to Post-Socialist Cities

From socialist to post-socialist cities: narrating the nation through urban space
Alexander C. Diener & Joshua Hagen
Pages: 487-514
DOI: 10.1080/00905992.2013.768217

Urban space, political identity and the unwanted legacies of state socialism: Bucharest's problematic Centru Civic in the post-socialist era
Duncan Light & Craig Young
Pages: 515-535
DOI: 10.1080/00905992.2012.743512

Millennial politics of architecture: myths and nationhood in Budapest
Emilia Palonen
Pages: 536-551
DOI: 10.1080/00905992.2012.743509

The Southern Square in the Baltic Pearl: Chinese ambition and “European” architecture in St. Petersburg, Russia
Megan L. Dixon
Pages: 552-569
DOI: 10.1080/00905992.2013.768218

“Civilizing the city center”: symbolic spaces and narratives of the nation in Yerevan's post-Soviet landscape
Diana K. Ter-Ghazaryan
Pages: 570-589
DOI: 10.1080/00905992.2013.802766

The production of a new Eurasian capital on the Kazakh steppe: architecture, urban design, and identity in Astana
Bernhard Köppen
Pages: 590-605
DOI: 10.1080/00905992.2013.767791

Leaving Lenin: elites, official ideology and monuments in the Kyrgyz Republic
Sally N. Cummings
Pages: 606-621
DOI: 10.1080/00905992.2013.801413

City of felt and concrete: Negotiating cultural hybridity in Mongolia's capital of Ulaanbaatar
Alexander C. Diener & Joshua Hagen
Pages: 622-650
DOI: 10.1080/00905992.2012.743513

Master of Arts in Urban Studies from Estonian Academy of Arts

Master of Arts in Urban Studies from Estonian Academy of Arts

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Estonian Academy of Arts
MA programme in Urban Studies
Application deadline: August 15, 2013

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The urban question permeates all major social, economic, and political
developments of today. With increasing complexity on the urban field,
we face new demand for knowledge about cities and urban change.

The mission of the MA programme in Urban Studies is to grasp the
complexity of this situation and to elaborate adequate response at the
level of design, policy, and research. The interdisciplinary programme
focuses on new analytic methods and design solutions that critically
engage with the wide-ranging manifestation of contemporary urbanity.

Estonia, an established member state of the EU, provides a fruitful
context for a forward-looking education in Urban Studies because of
its agile society, advanced technological base, social mobility, and
rapid urban change.

The focus of Urban Studies is on processes, forms, and uses that shape
cities and urban regions. The MA programme is trans-disciplinary,
integrating bodies of knowledge of architecture, planning studies, art
history, sociology, geography, anthropology, political science, and

The distinctive mark of the MA in Urban Studies is its reliance on
theoretically informed action in the field. An important part of the
studies consists of semi-realistic design studio projects that engage
real actors. In pursuing a creative agenda, the artistic context of
the Estonian Academy of Arts is a specific strength of the programme.

Apply by August 15, 2013.

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• application for admission to MA study

• copy of your Bachelor’s degree certificate or equivalent and its
translation into Estonian, English or Russian (both, copies and
translations have to be attested).

• Transcript of records (translated into Estonian, English or Russian
and attested).
• certificate of foreign language skills (attested copy)
• 1 photo (4X5 cm).
• copy of the data page of your passport or ID-card.
• CV
• project of your Master’s thesis or vision in the form of essay
and/or portfolio
• Motivational letter
* Application documents will be processed only after admission fee -
30 EUR - is received by the Estonian Academy of Arts. Please find
further information here.

All required documents should be sent by post to the address below

Estonian Academy of Arts
Estonia pst 7
10143, Tallinn

NB! In case of foreign applicants, results of high school certificate
shall be accounted.

The whole curriculum is taught in English. Find out more at Urban
Studies and Admissions requirements.

Please find more info here: http://vana.artun.ee/index.php?lang=eng&main_id=947

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About Estonian Academy of Arts

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