Project

Safeguarding Russian culture as a cultural reality or as a cultural construct? The newsmagazine ‘Illustrated Russia’ and Russian émigré culture in interwar Europe.

Duration
01 February 2016 → 30 September 2021
Funding
Regional and community funding: Special Research Fund
Promotor
Research disciplines
  • Humanities
    • Humanities and the arts not elsewhere classified
Keywords
cultural identity newsmagazine Russian culture émigré culture interwar period
 
Project description

This project will study the mainstream Russian émigré newsmagazine, Illiustrirovannaia Rossiia (1924-1939), as a test case for the widely accepted idea that interwar Russian émigré culture first and foremost aspired to safeguard ‘truly’ Russian culture and, hence, identity. Does this assumption hold for the émigré culture as a whole or does it relate to high culture alone?