Swedish St. Petersburg
- Date: –15:00
- Location: Zoom: https://uu-se.zoom.us/j/64407232333
- Lecturer: Irina Seits
- Organiser: Masterprogram i ryska språket i internationella relationer
- Contact person: Maria Engström
Irina Seits (fil. dr., CBEES, Södertörns högskola): ”Swedish St. Petersburg”. Gästföreläsning inom Vi och de: Sverige och Ryssland genom tiderna (7,5 hp)
The lecture “Swedish St. Petersburg” addresses several episodes from ‘St. Petersburg period’ of Russian history (1703-1918) that reveal complexity of relations between Russia and Sweden. Those narratives that I refer to are about the cultural and business relations between our countries and some personal relationships between important figures of political and cultural life of the time that help understand the nature of the contemporary relationships between Sweden and Russia. Besides, we will turn to the story of St. Petersburg as of the first European city of Russia, and on which urban development Sweden and Swedes had had an important impact.
Coming originally from St. Petersburg, Russia, Irina Seits is historian and art historian. She holds PhD in Aesthetics from Södertörn University and works at the Center for Baltic and East European Studies at Södertörn. Her current project is devoted to the neglected Swedish Architectural heritage in St. Petersburg.