GUEST LECTURE BY PAUL HULSENBOOM ON “BATAVIANS AND SARMATIANS” (LEUVEN, MARCH 6, 2PM)

We cordially invite you to a guest lecture by Dutch researcher Paul Hulsenboom who will talk about Dutch perceptions of Poland and Polish perceptions of the Netherlands in the early modern age (drawing on Polish, Dutch and neo-Latin materials).

“Quid enim in Belgio incultum?”* Onderzoek naar Pools-Nederlandse wederzijdse beeldvorming (1597-1795), dinsdag 6 maart, 14u, Justus Lipsiuszaal (8e verdieping Erasmushuis), Blijde Inkomststraat 21, Leuven

* “Wat is er immers onbeschaafd in België?”

(submitted by Kris Van Heuckelom)

 

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PRESENTATION OF A VOLUME DEDICATED TO THE MEMORY OF PROF. WOJCIECH SKALMOWSKI (1933-2008)

The Royal Belgian Society of Oriental Studies has the honor to dedicate volume XXXI of the Acta Orientalia Belgica to WOJCIECH SKALMOWSKI, as a mark of esteem for his scientific career and at the occasion of the 10th anniversary of his decease. From 1970 up to his retirement in 1998, Prof. Skalmowski taught at the KU Leuven Department of Oriental and Slavonic Studies (both in Iranology and in Polish Studies). The volume will be officially presented on Saturday March 17, 2018 (10.30 a.m.), in the presence of the Polish Ambassador.

Place to be: Museum aan de Stroom, Antwerp. Entrance is free.

AOB XXXI W. Skalmowski in memoriam Subscription form 4th jan. 2018

(submitted by Kris Van Heuckelom)

COME AND DISCOVER YOUR INTERDISCIPLINARY FUTURE SELF: MEETING WITH SLAVIST MARTIJN SMIERS, FOREIGN AFFAIRS EDITOR AT RTL NIEUWS (DECEMBER 20)

Martijn Smiers

Martijn Smiers graduated from the Slavic Studies department in Leuven in 2010. He currently works as a journalist for the foreign affairs news desk of RTL.  Martijn will talk about his professional experiences in the Netherlands and in Russia and about his background as a Slavist. After that, he will take questions from the audience.

Place to be: MSI 02.18, Wednesday 20 December, 5 PM.

(submitted by Kris Van Heuckelom)

Minoes als Russische femme fatale

Van Poesjkin tot Poetin en snel terug

IMAG6763_1Onder de titel Minoes, Minnie, Minu en andere katse streken heeft de Internationale Vereniging voor Neerlandistiek in de reeks Lage Landen Studies bij Academia Press een bundel uitgebracht die gewijd is aan de internationale receptie van Annie M.G. Schmidts Minoes.

Minoes, Minnie, Minu en andere katse streken bevat acht case-studies over een van Nederland’s meest vertaalde kinderboeken. Ze worden voorafgegaan door de inleiding “Acht levens van Minoes” van Jan Van Coillie, die de bundel samen met Irena Barbara Kalla bezorgde.

In het kader van het onderzoeksproject The Circulation of Dutch Literature onderzochten Jan van Coillie, Matthieu Sergier, Stéphanie Vanasten, Sara Van Meerbergen, Renée Marais, Janina Vesztergom, Irena Barbara Kalla en Natalia Brożyna de receptie van Minoes in het Nederlands, Frans, Zweeds, Afrikaans, Hongaars en het Pools.

afbeelding1Ik sluit de bundel af met het artikel “‘De geschiedenis van een opmerkelijke metamorfose’: Minoes als Russische femme fatale” (pp. 171-193), over de…

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SHAMIL KHAIROV (UNIVERSITY OF GLASGOW): EXHIBITION AND LECTURE

EXHIBITION AND LECTURE

Dr. Shamil Khairov (University of Glasgow)

2  MAY 2017

Letters from Russia.  Monochrome Photography Exhibition
15.00 – 18.30
Blijde Inkomststraat 21
Erasmushuis, Faculty of Arts KU Leuven.

Lecture: On the semiotics of photography in the USSR and after: some notes from within
19.15 – 21.00
MSI 00.14, Erasmusplein 2

Centre for Russian Studies of KU Leuven presents an exhibition of monochrome photography and a lecture by Dr. Shamil Khairov (University of Glasgow).

Shamil Khairov was born in 1958 in Saransk, Russia. In 1985 he was awarded a PhD in comparative Slavonic linguistics at Leningrad University. During his post-graduate studies he developed a deeper interest in art-photography. Shamil Khairov is currently a lecturer at the University of Glasgow. With his popular Russian Visual Culture course he has been invited as a guest lecturer to Finland, Germany, The Czech Republic, Russia and Belgium.

As a photographer, he continues to find the main source of his inspiration in Russian provincial and country life, with its irregularities, subtle beauty and dramas reflecting more global cataclysms. Shamil Khairov has had a number of solo photographic exhibitions: Glasgow, Scotland (2007, 2010); Edinburgh, Scotland (2009); Ostrava, the Czech Republic (2012);  Germersheim, Germany (2013); Warsaw,  Poland  (2014).

The lecture will be focusing on some forms in which photography was present in the life of Soviet people and the ways it influenced them.

The following questions are to be discussed:

  • Being photographed and being a photographer.What was the difference between official and private photography in the 1960s-70s?  Official and ‘inner’ censorship?
  • The Soviet way of making and sharing photos.Gagarin, Hemingway and Esenin instead of pin-up girls.
  • Revealing the Russian ‘punctum’: the masters of the post-Soviet‘analytical’ photography.Why is Russia still an exciting place to photograph?

Listeners and guests are welcome to stay for a small reception which will be held in the hall of MSI.

BOEKVOORSTELLING: BIBLIOGRAFIE VAN RUSSISCHE LITERATUUR IN NEDERLANDSE VERTALING. 25 April.

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25 april
19.00 – 21.00
Justus Lipsiuszaal
Blijde-Inkomststraat 21
3000 Leuven
Het Russische Centrum van de KU Leuven heeft de eer u uit te nodigen op de
presentatie van de Bibliografie van Russische literatuur in Nederlandse vertaling
1985-2015 van Emmanuel Waegemans, emeritus hoogleraar Slavistiek.
Programma :
Emmanuel Waegemans – Op zoek naar dode zielen
Piet Van Poucke – De charme van hervertalingen
Wim Coudenys – Vertaling en censuur. Russische literatuur in katholiek
Vlaanderen
De avond wordt afgesloten met een receptie.
Tijdens de receptie werden de enkele nog resterende exemplaren van deze in
kleine oplage gedrukte bibliografie te koop aangeboden (40 €).
Toegang is gratis.

Centrum voor Russische Studies, Faculty of Arts, KU
Leuven | Blijde Inkomststraat 13, 3000 Leuven, Belgium.