International Round Table Discussion «What is silenced by museums?»

 Russian Academy of Sciences                Herzen State Pedagogical University of Russia  

       Sociological institute                             Institute of Human Philosophy 

       Research Center for                                  

Cultural Exclusion and Frontier Zones     

 

 

 

Within 

 The 6th International Research Conference

Mechanisms for Formation of Cultural Exclusion and Frontier Zones (CEFZ)-2019

there will be an international round table discussion on the theme: 

«What is silenced by museums?»

October 2, 2019

 

With support from RSCI (project 18-011-00673 «Methodology of ethic expertise in culture»

 

(Herzen State Pedagogical University of Russia, building 5

address: 48-50 Moika-river embankment (entrance from Kazanskaya str.))

 

Public museum is a creation of the Age of Enlightenment. Being an element of this culture museum is permeated by ideology, which means there should be some «blind spots»

«Ideologeme of authenticity»persuades the visitor to believe that one came for the museums artifacts. Moreover, the visitor realizes the authenticity of things instead of feelings.

«Ideologeme of splendor» (conventionality) is acquiescence of society, which lets the states to save recognized and sophisticated treasure only. Although, it is self-evident, that there are no insignificant elements of cultural heritage. 

«Ideologeme of contribution» means that each people is trying to make its contribution to world cultural heritage. Nevertheless, it always remains untapped deadweight of civilization, because a specific nature of the monument assumes indissoluble link with the culture in which  it was created. A thing has a chance to become and be an artifact only inside its own culture.

«Ideologeme of memory» includes discourse of trauma memory spaces, etc. What should the ideology of museums be? What ideologemes should it consist of? Which discourse will be used to criticize the ideology of museums? Will it be the ethic one or social philosophical, may be the museological one? Do we really need these critics? What is being silenced, and is there a way to avoid it? These and even more questions are suggested to be discussed during the round table session.

 

 

ORGANIZING COMMETTEE 

 

Dr. Eugeny Makovetsky, Doctor of Philosophy (Saint Petersburg State University, Research Center for Cultural Exclusion and Frontier Zones, Russia)

Dr. Elena Ovchinnikova, PhD in Philosophy (Saint Petersburg State University, Research Center for Cultural Exclusion and Frontier Zones, Russia)

Dr. Anna Troitskaya, PhD in culture (Saint Petersburg State University, Research Center for Cultural Exclusion and Frontier Zones, Russia)

Prof. Alexander Brodsky, Doctor of Philosophy (Saint-Petersburg State University, Research Center for Cultural Exclusion and Frontier Zones, Russia)

Dr. Alexandr Drikker (Saint Petersburg State University, Russia) 

Prof. Dr. Ievgeniia Voloshchuk (Europa-Universität Viadrina, Frankfurt/Oder, Germany)

Dr. Borys Bigun (Europa-Universität Viadrina, Frankfurt/Oder, Germany)

 

CALL FOR PAPERS

Application and abstract of presentation (200300 words) in Russian or English, or full text of the paper (not more than 4000 symbols) should be sent not later than 10.07.2019 г.

The Organizing Committee reserves the right to select papers for participation in the Conference.

An application containing applicants full name, affiliation, contact information (e-mail, phone, post address) should be send to the following e-mail address: evmak@yandex.ru .

 

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