Meetings in 2015
From 2-6 September 2015, the Study Group held an all-day session at the International Symposium, held at the Institute for the History of the Arts, St Petersburg. The organising committee included: Professor Liudmila Kovnatskaya (chair), Prof of the St. Petersburg State Conservatory, Chief researcher of the Russian Institute of Art History (St. Petersburg); Dr Elena Tretiakova, deputy rector of St. Petersburg State Academy of Theatre, director of the Russian Institute of Art History; Dr Lidia Ader (curator), senior researcher of the Rimsky-Korsakov Memorial Museum-Apartment, artistic director at the Center of New Technology in the Arts “Art-parkING”; Dr Natalia Braginskaya, associate professor, head of the History of Western music department, dean of Musicology faculty of St. Petersburg State Conservatory; Dr Olga Digonskaya, senior researcher of the Glinka national museum consortium of Musical Culture and the Archive of Dmitry Shostakovich in Moscow; Dr Galina Petrova, academic secretary of the Russian Institute of Art History; Dr Anna Porfirieva, head of the Music department of the Russian Institute of Art History; Dr Dmitry Schumilin, deputy director of the Russian Institute of Art History; Dr Tamara Skvirskaya, head of Manuscript department of the Academic library in St. Petersburg State Conservatory
Dr Digonskaya chaired a full day of papers from the following scholars: Larissa Gerver (Russian Academy of Music), Levon Hakobian (Moscow, State Institute for History of the Arts), Galina Kopytova (St Petersburg, Institute for the History of the Arts), Maria Karachevskaya (Moscow State Conservatoire), Anna Sonderega (Petrozavodsk Conservatoire), Larissa Miller (St Petersburg Conservatoire), Svetlana Savenko (Moscow State Conservatoire), Olga Digonskaya (Glinka Museum, Shostakovich Archive), Larissa Chirkova (Archives of Rostropovich and Vishnevskaya), Elena Petrushanskaya (Moscow, State Institute of Arts History), Svetlana Podrezova (St Petersburg Conservatoire), Andrey Denisov (St Petersburg Conservatoire), Dmitry Braginsky (St Petersburg Conservatoire Music School), and Michelle Assay/David Fanning (Universities of Sheffield and Manchester).
The Study Group will hold a panel at the IMS Symposium in Stavanger, July 2016, on the theme of ‘Public and Private Lives: Memory, Friendship and the State’, with the following speakers: Dr Olga Digonskaya, Dr Pauline Fairclough, Professor Marina Frolova-Walker, Dr Olga Pantaleeva, Dr Stefan Weiss, Dr Olena Zinkevich.