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Scientific-practical conference «Russian civilization in global conflicts: historical lessons and spiritual meanings»

A scientific and practical conference with international participation «Russian Civilization in Global Conflicts: Historical Lessons and Spiritual Meanings» will be held on Friday, November 15 at the Russian Institute for the History of Arts under the auspices of the St. Petersburg International Cultural Forum as part of the cycle «Russian civilization in historical retrospect and perspective».
Event organizer: Russian Institute for the History of Arts
Project partner: Russian Research Institute for Cultural and Natural Heritage named after D. Likhachev.
Date and time: November 15, 2019. 11.00–18.00.
Location: St. Petersburg, Russian Institute for the History of Arts, St. Isaac’s Square, 5
This conference – the third in a row – continues the cycle of research discussions on the most pressing issues of Russia as a subject of the world historical and spiritual process. At the previous two meetings, scientific reports and discussions were successfully held at the Russian Institute for the History of Arts site, revealing the relevance and high potential of an interdisciplinary value-civilization approach in the humanities, contemporary sociocultural practices and state cultural policy. Priorities of the spiritual and moral dimension, the importance of cultural heritage, historical memory and traditions in the formation of national-cultural identity, ensuring continuity and unity of Russian civilization were identified.
The current topic, taking place on the eve of the 75th anniversary of the Great Victory, is devoted to spiritual, moral, historiosophical and aesthetic understanding of the place and role of Russian civilization in global conflicts and wars, historical experience and lessons that reveal the purpose and identity of Russia. How is this theme reflected in literature, folklore, theater, cinema, architecture, folk art, monuments of historical and cultural heritage, spiritual and philosophical tradition? How does this relate to the formation of the contemporary and future image of Russia, its justification through an appeal to the heroic and tragic past? Where are the moral and aesthetic boundaries of the artistic interpretation of violence, what is the cultural and aesthetic military ideal within Orthodoxy? What should be the strategy of Russia in the conditions of injected Russophobia, modern “cultural wars”, informational challenges and the threat of a global conflict of civilizations?
We invite to make presentations of Russian and foreign scholars in the field of philosophy, art history, history, cultural studies and civilizational issues, cultural and art workers, representatives of religious associations.