Volodymyr RYZHKOVSKYI

Academic Year:
2022/2023

Field of Study:
History

Research Program:
CGE St. Gallen

Affiliation:
Independent Scholar

Country:
Ukraine

Research project: Soviet Occidentalism: Medieval Studies and the Restructuring of Imperial Knowledge in Twentieth-Century Russia

The project explores the twentieth-century history of Soviet medieval studies as a paradigmatic case of the formation of the Western-centric Soviet intellectual elite and the rise of Moscow as the new imperial center, where the revolutionary project of asserting intellectual and cultural primacy over the West proved to be more efficient in maintaining the distance between the Occidentalist imperial center and the increasingly parochial and nationalized Soviet peripheries.