International Academic Conference "Fyodor Mikhailovich Dostoevsky and European Culture. To the 200th Anniversary of the Great Russian Writer"
On April 23, 2021, an academic conference organized by the International Laboratory for the Study of Russian and European Intellectual Dialogue came to its end
The conference was held on the Zoom online platform and lasted for three days, on April 16-17 and 23. The event was attended by philologists, historians, philosophers, Dostoevist and Slavic researchers.
The organizers of the conference dedicated to the 200th anniversary of Fyodor Mikhailovich Dostoevsky (1821-1881), proposed to discuss the problem that is obviously topical even today. For a hundred years of active and, as a rule, enthusiastic attitude to the work of the great Russian writer, both the European intellectual elite and readers of his works, viewers of theatrical performances and films based on his novels have always given a variety of interpretations of his work. The name of Dostoevsky has been associated with some mythologems, some ideologems of Russian life, and there are enough reasons for this in his texts. Numerous variants of academic literary interpretations were developed; the reception of ideas and images of Russian writers entered the European literature of the twentieth century. Through Dostoevsky, people learned about Russia and Russian philosophers such as Dmitry Merezhkovsky, Nikolai Berdyaev, Sergei Bulgakov and others who discovered their great compatriot to the world.
By proposing to comprehend the ideas, interpretations, understanding or misunderstanding of the writer's ideas in the ongoing Russian-European literary, ideological, and philosophical dialogue with Dostoevsky and his works, which have preserved the writer's feelings and hopes for the Christian future of the cultures of Russia and Europe, the organizers hope that the designated range of topics will be of interest to both Russian and foreign colleagues.
At the end of the conference, a virtual tour of the Dostoevsky museum-apartment was organized for the participants and listeners.
Below we publish video recordings of the conference, posted on the Laboratory YouTube channel.