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Endangered Monuments

July 28, 2022
12:00 PM to 01:00 PM
A lecture on the endangered cultural monuments of Kyivan Rus


The monuments and rich cultural heritage of Kyivan Rus are currently endangered due to the ongoing war. This roundtable discussion engages with cultural heritage and its intangible aspects in times of conflict, underscoring key aspects of early Rus architecture and its development in a broader context, and the important monastic complex of the Kyiv-Pechersk Lavra.


Alina Kondratiuk (Kyiv-Pechersk Lavra), “The Early Modern Role of the Kyiv-Pechersk Lavra Painting School in the Formation of Ukrainian National Art”

Özlem Eren (University of Wisconsin-Madison), “Oldest Churches in Rus’ and Destruction of Cultural Memory” 


Robert G. Ousterhout (University of Pennsylvania), “Intangible Heritage, Multiple Narratives.”

This lecture is part of a series of events co-organized by Dumbarton Oaks in collaboration with North of Byzantium and Connected Central European Worlds, 1500–1700.

For more information on the series, please go here.

Sponsors and Endorsers
Sponsors and Endorsement: Dumbarton Oaks | Princeton University | Boise State University | Tufts University College Art Association (CAA) | Byzantine Studies Association of North America (BSANA) | Society of Historians of Eastern European, Eurasian and Russian Art and Architecture (SHERA) | Centre for Medieval and Early Modern Studies, University of Kent | Historians of German, Scandinavian, and Central European Art (HGSCEA) | British Association for Slavonic and East European Studies (BASEES) | International Center of Medieval Art (ICMA)

Stone slab with two horsemen (A.D. 1062), found in 1884 at St. Michael’s Golden Domed Monastery in Kyiv, possibly depicting military saints Demetrios (right) and Nestor (left); today in the State Tretyakov Gallery, Moscow.