Events in Modern Languages & Cultures
Russian/IAS Seminar: 'Pravoslavie, Samoderzhavie, Narodnost: Count Uvarov and the Codification of Russian Conservatism in 1833' to be given by Lesley Chamberlain [writer and critic]
Lesley Chamberlain has been writing on Russian themes for more than thirty years and she is the author of a number of critically acclaimed books, including Volga Volga, Motherland and The Philosophy Steamer. Lesley Chamberlain’s talk in School of Modern Languages and Cultures will concern the life and career of the 19th century Russian political thinker Sergei Uvarov (1784-1855). Known to his enemies as 'The Minister of Darkness', Uvarov decisively shaped the emerging national idea in late Imperial Russia. With the ideological transformation of Russia in the 2000s, Uvarov’s concepts of nationality and statehood are increasingly gaining significance.
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