CFP: First Wave of Russian Emigration Symposium: Cult and Everyday Life

Deadline: March 8, 2021

The First Wave of Russian Emigration Symposium series 2020–22

The Research Centre for Russian Studies and Methodology of Eötvös Loránd Univeristy (Budapest), the A. M. Gorky Institute of World Literature RAS (Moscow), the Historical Faculty of Ural Federal University (Yekaterinburg) and the Vyacheslav Ivanov Research Centre (Rome) invite you to participate in the 2nd event of a series of symposia on The First Wave of Russian Emigration, which will take place on April 1, 2021, online.

The aim of the 2nd symposium “The First Wave of Russian Emigration: Cult and Everyday Life” is to explore a range of current research topics regarding the cults and everyday life practices of the first wave of Russian emigration between 1920–1940.

Papers in Russian or English are expected on the following sub-topics:
– Small-scale celebrations;
– Jubilee celebrations (such as Leo Tolstoy in 1928, F. M. Dostoevsky in 1931, A. S. Pushkin in 1937, the Baptism of the Rus in 1938 etc.);
– The formation of an émigré cultural and intellectual canon (e.g. projects for publication of Russian classics, the creation of educational institutions, the unveiling of monuments, significant exhibitions etc.);
– Integration of Russian emigrants into the host country’s everyday life.

Duration of presentations: 15 minutes
Languages of the symposium: Russian and English
Application deadline: March 8, 2021
Approval of applications: March 16, 2021
Mode of application: through Google Form:

Participation at the symposium is free of charge.

The first symposium of the series was held on November 13, 2020. The second symposium of this series will also be held in the Zoom-room of the Research Centre for Russian Studies and Methodology of the Eötvös Loránd University in Budapest.Colleagues are welcome to present their latest or current research.

According to the plans of the organizing committee two more online symposia will take place in 2021 (preliminary dates: July 2 and November 26). The series of symposia forms an international, interdisciplinary, and inspiring platform for experts researching different aspects of the first wave of Russian emigration. Research results of the series will be published at the end of the joint work process.