200 Years of Fedor Michajlovič Dostoevskij
Programme of the Russian Culture Days TrilateralProgramm_0911
With all the horror of the pandemic that has kept the world in suspense for almost two years now, it is nearly a small miracle that we are able to organise Russian Culture Days for the third time - and in an extended form to boot, namely together with Basel and Baden-Baden.
Basel and Baden-Baden are the two cities that are closely associated with the biography of one of the greats of world literature, Fedor Michajlovič Dostoevskij (1821-1881): In Baden-Baden he received inspiration for his impressive text "The Gambler" (1867). He even visited this city for several weeks on his peculiar 'honeymoon'. In the same year, Dostoevsky saw Holbein's work "Der tote Christus im Grab" (The Dead Christ in the Grave) in the Basel Art Museum and was deeply shocked by it. Dostoevsky's monumental novel "Idiot" was influenced by this experience.
The Tsvetaeva Centre at the University of Freiburg e.V. and the International Research Training Group 1956 (Cultural Transfer and 'Cultural Identity') at the University of Freiburg are therefore extremely pleased to be able to bring together events from three cities to mark the 200th anniversary of F.M. Dostoevskij's birth.
We would like to thank all those involved in Basel, Baden-Baden and Freiburg for the elaborate organisational work and above all for the interesting contributions!
Our special thanks also go to the Moscow State Literature Museum im. Dal' for its cooperation in the area of the exhibition "FrauenBilder", which was shown in Moscow in May 2021 and will now be presented in Basel and Baden-Baden. Unfortunately, due to the Corona measures, the planned exhibition in the Freiburg University Library could not be realised.
Look forward with us to an interesting, varied programme in honour of F.M. Dostoevskij and be very welcome!
Prof. Dr. Elisabeth Cheauré, Chairwoman of the Tsvetaeva Centre at the University of Freiburg e.V. and Spokeswoman of the International Research Training Group 1956
Margarita Augustin, M.A., Head of the Cultural Programme at the Tsvetaeva Centre at the University of Freiburg e.V.
Dr. Sonja Erhardt, Project Manager of the International Research Training Group 1956