Photographing Asia: Images of Russia’s Orient and the Far East in the 19th and 20th Centuries

Workshop 16.-18. September 2015 Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München

Sammlung Prokudin-Gorskij, Murmansker Eisenbahn1915

Sammlung von Prokudin-Gorskij, 1915 aufgenommen, auf der Murmansker Eisenbahn. Fotograf unbekannt, denn Prokudin-Gorskij ist selbst abgelichtet. Quelle: Library of Congress Prokudin-Gorskii Collection.
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Der Lehrstuhl Russland/Asienstudien der Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München veranstaltet in Kooperation mit der Graduiertenschule für Ost- und Südosteuropastudien (München/Regensburg) und dem Lehrstuhl für osteuropäische Geschichte der Universität Basel einen internationalen Workshop zum Thema „Photographing Asia: Images of Russia’s Orient and the Far East in the 19th and 20th centuries“.

Der Workshop wird vom 16.-18. September 2015 an der Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität stattfinden.

Wen das nachfolgende Programm interessiert, ist herzlich willkommen, aber möge sich bitte vorher per Email bei Kornelia Hohenadler (kornelia.hohenadler@lrz.uni-muenchen.de) anmelden.

 

Preliminary Programme

 

Wednesday, September 16th

19:00-20:30 Keynote Lecture: Opening New Spaces: Far Lands and their Peoples in Russian Photography of the Second Half of the 19th Century

Elena Barkhatova, Saint Petersburg


Thursday, September 17th

09:30-10:00 Introduction

Laura Elias, Basel & Andreas Renner, Munich

 

10.00-12:30 Panel I: Images of Russian Colonial Turkestan

Photographing Central Asia under Russian Rule

Inessa Kouteinikova, Amsterdam

 

Orden, Appropriation & Image Stock: Marketing Photography of Russian Colonial Central Eurasia

Heather Sonntag, Wisconsin

 

Konstantin von Kaufmann: Photography, One of the Tools of the Invention of the Cultural Heritage in Russian Turkestan

Svetlana Gorshenina, Lausanne

 

Commentary

Laura Elias, Basel

 

14:00-17:00 Panel II: Picturing Space

On the Road to Nowhere: Environment and Image-Making on Semireche’s Postroads

Jennifer Keating, London

 

Photographing Landscape and People. Political Exiles and Visual Representations of Sibiria in Late Imperial Russia

Tatiana Saburova, Omsk

 

KVGD (Chinese-Eastern Railroad) as a Photo Genre in the Creation of the Visual Image of the Russian Orient

Viktoriya Sukovata, Kharkiv

 

To Know your Country, Son. Photographs of “Periphery”, Asia and Caucasus, in the Image Books of Heir of Romanovs. 1870-1900s

Irina Chmyreva, Moscow

 

Commentary

Benjamin Schenk, Basel

 

18:00-19:30 Evening Lecture: Picturing Peripheries of the Empire: The Project of Visual Fatherland-Studies by Prokudin-Gorskii

Tetsuo MOCHIZUKI, Sapporo

 

 

Friday, September 18th

 

09.30-12:45 Panel III: Central Asia in Soviet Imagery

Framing the Religious Other: Buddhism and Islam in Late Imperial and Early Soviet Photography

Ivan Sablin, Saint Petersburg & Marina Zimina, Saint Petersburg

 

Everyday Life in Motion. Photographs of the Central Asian Expedition, 1926-29

Anja Burghardt, Munich

 

A Textbook Example of Modernization: The Album “10 Years Uzbek SSR”, 1935/36

Helena Holzberger, Munich

 

Orient in my Album: Central Asia in Soviet Amateur Travel Photography

Oksana Sarkisova, Budapest

 

Commentary

Ada Raev, Bamberg

 

14:30-16:00 History and Photography

Jens Jäger, Cologne

 

16:00-17:00 Conclusions and Perspectives

 

Kontakt: Kornelia Hohenadler (kornelia.hohenadler@lrz.uni-muenchen.de)

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