Theatres of the World War I


In the year of centenary of the beginning of the World War I the St Petersburg State Museum of Theatre and Music is holding a scientific conference dedicated to a difficult and in many respects crucial moment in history. The main aim of the conference is to reveal theatre and artistic life of the epoch in its broad variety and to draw researchers’ attention to this subject.

The reports of the conference may touch upon the following points: creative work of theatre organizations and certain representatives of theatre and music world in 1914–1918, including charity activities; influence of the war on life and creativity of actors, dancers, directors, composers, artists, writers; theme of war in theatre and musical art; new lines of development of theatre, musical and fine arts; significant events in theatre and musical culture; theatrical forms of the variety art etc.

Languages of the conference – Russian and English. Time-limit of one report – 20 minutes.

To participate in the conference it is necessary to send via fax or e-mail an application containing author’s short CV, author’s contact details, subject and abstracts of the report (300–500 words), not later than  August 1, 2014. You will receive confirmation of your participation in the conference not later than September 1, 2014. A book of reports will be published in the 4th quarter of 2014.

The Museum does not cover travelling expenses of the participants.

Organizing Committee of the Conference:

Natalia Metelitsa (Director of the St Petersburg State Museum of Theatre and Music)

Irina Yaroslavtseva (Head of the Management Department of the Museum): fine art history section

Natalia Vainberg (Head of Science and Education Department): section of history of theatre

Elena Grumad (senior researcher of the Museum): musicological section,

Alexandra Shtarkman (science secretary of the Museum)

Please forward your applications or questions and requests to:

St Petersburg
Ostrovskogo sq., 6
Museum of Theatre and Music

Tel.: +7 (812) 312-36-23
Fax: +7 (812) 314-77-46