“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.