22.09.2022 18:00 / Narva Castle

Event overview

Venue: Narva Castle, Reconditorium Hall + online via Zoom
Language: Russian
Format: Lecture
Cost: Free (pre-registration required HERE)
NB! The lecture will take place both onsite and via Zoom. Please choose the appropriate option when purchasing tickets for the lecture. Ticket sales for the Zoom lecture end one hour before the event begins.

The Narova River has long served as the border between Rus/Russia and Livonia. After the conquest by Peter I of the Baltic lands, the official border ceased to exist, and the city of Narva was even annexed to the Petersburg Governorate. However, in the perception of Russian cultural figures, this invisible border did not disappear and separated two cultural spaces - the Russian and the Germanic (Swedish-Estonian). In the lecture, we will attempt to read Narva as a text and unravel the complex combination of different cultures.

Lecturer: Lyubov Nikolaevna Kiseleva, Professor Emeritus of Russian Literature, long-time head of the Department of Russian Literature and Slavic Studies at the University of Tartu. Author of about 200 scientific works on the history of Russian culture from the late 18th to the 19th centuries, as well as the book "Estonian-Russian Cultural Space" (Estonian edition: Eesti - vene kultuuriruum. Tartu, 2017; Russian edition: Moscow, 2018).

This event is part of the lecture series of the Narva Museum. Lectures take place simultaneously onsite, in the museum halls, and in the Zoom environment. The link for online participants will be sent to the email address provided during registration one hour before the start of the event.