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The Department is delighted to announce that Professor Rosalind Polly Blakesley has been awarded a Leverhulme Major Research Fellowship for her new project 'Russia, Empire and the Baltic Imagination'

last modified Jan 06, 2020 10:20 AM

The Department is delighted to announce that Polly Blakesley has been awarded a Leverhulme Major Research Fellowship for her new project 'Russia, Empire and the Baltic Imagination'. This will examine Russia’s artistic engagement in the Baltic region throughout the imperial period, and the role of the Baltic Sea as a unique membrane for Russia’s transcultural exchange. Focusing on paintings, prints and drawings, together with the key sites for their production, circulation and cross-fertilisation, it considers alternative centres of gravity and models of modernity in which a rich nexus of artistic practice still consigned to the peripheries of Europe takes centre stage.

Leverhume Major Research Fellowships are awarded to distinguished researchers in the humanities and social sciences to complete a piece of original research. Professor Blakesley will hold her Fellowship for two years from 1 October 2020.