Eighteenth Century Seminar Series - “The Harmonious Imaginary of Karion Istomin: Between Europe and Russia, Heaven and Earth, Word and Image (1680s-1720s)"

Eighteenth-Century Seminar
Event date: 
April 5, 2017 - 4:30pm to 6:00pm
Speaker(s): 
Gary Marker
Stony Brook University
Seminar Series: 
Eighteenth Century Seminar
Audience: 
Public

“The Harmonious Imaginary of Karion Istomin: Between Europe and Russia, Heaven and Earth, Word and Image (1680s-1720s)"

Gary Marker, Stony Brook University


Gary Marker is Professor of History at the State University of New York at Stony Brook.  A specialist on early-modern Russia, he has published extensively on print culture, literacy and reading, gender, visual texts, and religious discourse. His books include Publishing, Printing, and The Origins of Intellectual Life in Russia; Days of A Russian Noblewoman: The Memories of Anna Labzina; and Imperial Saint: The Cult of Saint Catherine and the Advent of Female Rule in Russia.  His current project, tentatively entitled “Mazepa and the Preachers” looks at the writings of Kyivan clergy in and around the Russian court in the late seventeenth and early eighteenth centuries.


The Eighteenth-Century Seminar, sponsored by the Center for Collaborative History, provides an interdisciplinary forum for scholars interested in all aspects of eighteenth-century history and culture in Europe and across continents. Open to faculty and students from Princeton and nearby institutions, it hosts four invited speakers each semester, and a one-day symposium in April on a particular theme.

Contact: 
Jennifer Loessy
Region: 
Europe
Russia and Eurasia
Period: 
17th & 18th Centuries