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Russia: Courtly Gifts and Cultural Diplomacy: CCRAC /Royal Collection Trust Conference

When Mar 22, 2019
from 10:00 AM to 08:30 PM
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The list of speakers for “Russia: Courtly Gifts and Cultural Diplomacy” (22 March 2019), organised by the Cambridge Courtauld Russian Art Centre in collaboration with the Royal Collection Trust, is now available below. Conference fee bursaries for students are also being advertised, for which the application deadline is 14 January 2019

Alfred Lord Tennyson and an Imperial Russian Gift
Olga Sobolev (London School of Economics and Political Science)

Fabergé hardstone in Imperial gifting from Russia to England
Cynthia Coleman Sparke (Independent Scholar)

‘The Murder is out’: The princely marriage of Queen Victoria’s second son and Tsar Alexander II’s only daughter
Aidan Jones (King’s College, London)

Images of Nicholas II: (Mis-)Interpreting the Last Tsar Through Photographs
Wendy Slater (University of Manchester)

The Acculturation of a Diplomat: Petr Potemkin’s Portrait by Godfrey Kneller (1682)
Louise Hardiman (Independent Scholar)

Gabriel Skorodumov and James Walker: Printmaking and British-Russian Cultural Relations in the late eighteenth century
Zalina Tetermazova (The State Historical Museum, Moscow)

George Dawe and the Petersburg Military Gallery: Picturing Heroic Masculinity for the Russian Court
Allison Leigh (University of Louisiana at Lafayette)

Cinematic Ambassadors: the role of film in British-Soviet wartime diplomacy
Claire Knight (University of Bristol)
Prince Grigory Potemkin, Sir Joshua Reynolds and Diplomacy
Elizaveta Renne (The State Hermitage Museum)

Catherine II, the Cathcarts and Russian Anglophilia
Anthony Cross (University of Cambridge)