'The Unbreakable Wall'. Saint Sophia in Kyiv, between War and Politics

Research Seminar

  • Datum: 19.04.2022
  • Uhrzeit: 11:00 - 13:00
  • Vortragende(r): Ivan Foletti et al.
  • Ort: Villino Stroganoff, Via Gregoriana 22, 00187 Rom
'The Unbreakable Wall'. Saint Sophia in Kyiv, between War and Politics
The event is meant as a conversation on the cultural and political conditions affecting the study, conservation and symbolic value of a major extant monument from Kyivan Rus’: the Cathedral of Saint Sophia in Kyiv. Selected scholars will present and participate in discussions on Russophone historiography and the monument’s latest life as a museum and as a symbol of national identity, in light of recent rumors about war dangers threatening the church.


Antonino Tranchina, Svetlana Antiushyna (Sapienza Università di Roma, Bibliotheca Hertziana)
Saluti e introduzione

ore 11:1011:45
Oleksandra Shevluga (National Art Museum of Ukraine, Kyiv), Lada Milyaeva (National Academy of Fine Arts and Architecture, Kyiv)
The Ukrainian Tradition of Art History and Art Criticism Under the Political Pressure of the Russian Empire and the Dictatorship of the Soviet Union

ore 11:4512:20:
Marianna Napolitano (Università degli studi di Modena e Reggio Emilia, Fondazione per le scienze religiose ‘Giovanni XXIII’, Bologna)
Saint Sophia Cathedral in Kyiv: the Golden Heritage of Rus- Ukraine

ore 12:2013:00
Ivan Foletti, Adrien Palladino (Masaryk University, Brno)
Beyond the Nation and the Empire. Historiography, Visual Culture and the Kievan Rus’ (988–1180)

This event will take place on-site (without registration). It is possible to join also on Zoom.
The link to join the event will be sent to you in a confirmation email. Please register through this link.
Password: BH

Scientific organization: Svitlana Antiushyna (La Sapienza – University of Rome, Bibliotheca Hertziana) , Antonino Tranchina

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