Interdisciplinary Student Research Symposium
Interdisciplinary Student Research Symposium

Interdisciplinary Student Research Symposium

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The Museum of Russian Art

5500 Stevens Avenue

Minneapolis, MN 55419

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The Museum of Russian Art and a consortium of Minnesota colleges and universities will host an Interdisciplinary Student Research Symposium. This event will take place in connection with Unknown Fabergé: New Finds and Rediscoveries. This exhibition features more than eighty objects designed and produced by the Fabergé jewelry firm, a leading supplier to the Russian Imperial Court in the late 19th-early 20th century. On loan from American and European collections, the beautifully crafted objects on display are rich in historical references.

Undergraduate and graduate students from a variety of disciplines with an interest in the history and culture of Russia will participate. The planning committee includes representatives from Macalester College, St. Mary’s University of Minnesota, the University of Minnesota, the University of Northwestern - St. Paul, and Winona State University.

The Interdiscliplinary Student Research Symposium will take place in the Lower Gallery of The Museum of Russian Art during museum hours. Admission is the price of regular museum admission.


Adults: $10.00 | Seniors: $8 | Students: $6

TMORA Members are admitted free of charge. Consider becoming a member today!

Welcome (12:30-12:45)

Dr. Vladimir von Tsurikov, The Museum of Russian Art and Prof. Matt Miller, University of Northwestern – St. Paul

Panel 1: Fabergé, Art, and Russia (12:45-1:45)

Chair: Prof. Adrian Barr, Winona State University

1. Sanja Petrashek, Winona State University - “Fabergé and its Patrons”

2. Sophia Litkewitsch, University of Minnesota - “The House of Fabergé and Russian Industrialization”

3. Chelsea Cervantes De Blois, University of Minnesota - “With Love, From Russia: The Art of Gifting

Panel 2: Art, Music, and Russia (2:00-3:00)

Chair: Prof. Roslye Ultan, University of Minnesota

1. Elizabeth Murphy, Winona State University - “Ivan Aivazovsky: Russian Romanticism”

2. Emma Tomb, Winona State University - “Mikhail Vrubel and the Rise of Russian Symbolism”

3. Kathleen Fitzgibbon, Macalester College - “Playing the Unconventional Notes: Lev Termen, the Theremin, and Hannibal

Panel 3: Literature, Culture, and Russia (3:15-4:30)

Chair: Prof. Julia Chadaga, Macalester College

1. Liam Bickerstaff, St. Mary’s University - “Pushkin’s Queen of Spades meets Dostoevsky's Wandering Russian: A Case Study for Early Slavophilism

2. Madeline Reid, University of Minnesota - “Death in War and Peace

3. Anna Ivanov, Macalester College - "Kornei Chukovsky: Children’s Literature as a Model of Outliving Censorship"

4. Grace Duginski, University of Minnesota - “A History of Russian Ballet”

Panel 4: Politics, Society, and Russia (4:45-6:00)

Chair: Prof. Nadya Clayton, University of Minnesota

1. Abram Whitebird, Saint Mary’s University - “The Primacy of Peter: Peter the Great, Charles XII, and Voltaire’s Royal Thesis”

2. Nathan Runke, University of Northwestern - “Innovation in the Military Reforms of Peter I”

3. Kalleigh May, Saint Mary’s University - "A 'Particular Sunless World': Hemophilia and the Concept of Failing Masculinity in the Last Russian Imperial Family

4. Ezoza Yakvalkhodjieva, Macalester College, “Men of the Future: The Evolution of the Soviet Man”

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