Anna ADASHINSKAYA

Academic Years:
2016/2017
2014/2015

Research Programs:
PoM Returning
BSL Black Sea Link

Affiliation:
Central European University, Budapest

Position:
Ph.D. Candidate, NEC BSL Alumna

Country:
Russia

Research project: “O Lord, accept the prayers of your servants have mercy upon them…”: Representation and Commemoration Strategies in Moldavian Noble Foundations (Late 15th – First Half of the 16th Century) (2016/2017)

This research will examine the way of organizing memorial space by Moldavian nobility during the second half of the 15th and in early 16th centuries. Both visual and literary evidence pertaining to the organization of such spaces will be examined for the purposes of offering a more complete picture of this phenomenon and its reception by medieval audience. Being part of my doctoral dissertation, which is dedicated to Ktetorial Practices of Balkan Nobility in the Late-Medieval Period, the present project is aimed at examining Moldavian acts of piety and their contextualization. Although some of these monuments or their votive portraits were studied separately, a synthetic image of private memorial spaces by members of the Moldavian nobility, which is regarded as a religious, social, and political practice, is much less studied.

Research project: Power on display: Offering, Keeping, and Exhibiting Documents in Byzantine and Balkan Monasteries from the 12th to the 15th Century (2014/2015)