The Russian-American Academic Center at Russian State University for the Humanities (RSUH) invites you to participate in the Russian-American Conference devoted to humanities issues. The Conference is held in cooperation with Brigham Young University (BYU), Provo, Utah, USA. During the proceedings of the conference, we will discuss a wide spectrum of questions in the sphere of American Studies and Russian-American Cultural Relations.
The said conference represents the continuation of 2014 conference held at BYU and titled “Humanities+”. We plan to keep the title for such conferences and expect that Russian and American scholars will exchange their experience and expertise in a wide range of questions pertaining to Cultural Studies.
The Russian-American Academic Center was organized in 2004 with the purpose of acquainting Russian students with authentic approaches to various questions of American Studies and establishing professional contacts with universities, professors, and students. The Center has held a number of Russian-American conferences, including this year’s “Humanities+ 2019” conference, which is dedicated to the 120th anniversary of Ernest Hemingway’s 120th—one of the most popular American writers in Russia.
Dates of conference: 25-26 April 2019
Location of conference: Russian State University for the Humanities, Moscow.
This year’s conference will encompass a wide range of questions in Russian-American Studies:
• American Studies and comparative works within the subject,
• Teaching languages: tradition and innovations,
• Outstanding personalities of Russian and American cultures,
• Contemporary issues of cultural contacts,
• Ernest Hemingway and perception of his writings,
• Historical cornerstones of Russian-American relations.
Deadline for applications: 1 February 2019
Working languages: Russian and English
Participation is free. Transportation and accommodations are paid by the participants individually. The RSUH provides the participants with dormitory accommodation.
All questions about participation can be directed to Tony Brown, co-organizer of the conference on the American side.
Department of German and Russian
Brigham Young University
Provo, Utah, USA