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Kevin Kain

Spring 2014

"The "Sacred Waters" of the "Holy Lake" (Sviato Ozera/Lake Valdai): A wellspring of hierotopic activities in the reign of Aleksei Mikhailovich"

Grant in Aid of Research

Final Report: "I used the entire grant ($900) to help fund a trip to Moscow, Russia in order to present my research paper (The "Sacred Waters" of the "Holy Lake" (Sviato Ozera/Lake Valdai): A wellspring of hierotopic activities in the reign of Aleksei Mikhailovich”) at a conference devoted to the hierotopia of “Holy Waters” hosted by the Russian Academy of Arts (June 2014). A long abstract of the paper was already published as: “The Sacred waters of the ‘Holy Lake’ Valdai: A wellspring of Hierotopic Activities in the Reign of Tsar Aleksei Mikhailovich” in Alexei Lidov ed. Zivnostyi istochnik voda v ierotopii i ikonografii khristianskogo mira (Moscow: Filigran, 2014) 152-6. In mid-December, the revised full-length version of the essay I presented at the conference was accepted for publication in a collection of essays edited by academician Alexei Lidov."


Spring 2012

"Reading the Reds: US-Soviet Literature Exchanges during the Inter-War Period (1917-33)"

Grant in Aid of Research


Spring 2009

"Seeing is Believing: Orthodox Visual Culture in the Construction and Contestation of Russian National Identity"

Grant in Aid of Research