Actual Problems of Theory and History of Art

Dear friends and colleagues,

Lomonosov Moscow State University, Saint Petersburg State University, and the State Hermitage Museum invite you to take part in the 10th International Academic Conference

Actual Problems of Theory and History of Art

Moscow, October 4 – 6, 2022.


Applications will be accepted starting April 1st through June 1st, 2022.

The conference will be held in online format

Languages used: Russian, English

The conference "Actual Problems of Theory and History of Art" is an international academic forum held every two years in Moscow and St. Petersburg alternately by Lomonosov Moscow State University and St. Petersburg State University. The State Hermitage Museum is a permanent partner of the conference.

The conference discusses a wide range of issues of theory and history of fine arts and architecture, preservation and interpretation of Russian and world cultural heritage, interaction between the academic art history and the museum practice. The forum is interdisciplinary in nature, as the chronological range of the discussed topics covers all periods - from the prehistoric era to the present. We welcome art historians, cultural study specialists, archaeologists, conservators, museum curators, and other scholars, whose work is directly related to the study of architecture, fine and applied arts.

Applications are accepted in the following major areas:

  • Ancient art
  • Byzantine art, medieval Balkans and the Christian East
  • European art of the Middle Ages
  • Old Russian art
  • Renaissance art
  • European art of the modern time
  • Russian art of the 18th – 19th centuries
  • Art of the 20th century and contemporary art
  • Theory of art
  • Interdisciplinary methods in cultural heritage studies

Applications for participation in the conference will be accepted starting April 1st until June 1st, 2022, only through the official website of the conference at To submit an application, you have to open a personal account on our website, fill out an electronic application form, and submit the abstract of your paper (up to 2,000 to 3,500 characters including spaces). The abstracts are to be submitted only in the language in which your paper is intended.

The abstracts will be used in the selection process, publication is not provided.

Preferences will be given to those applicants whose works present most convincingly the results of recent research, make a significant contribution to the issues discussed, and allow the formation of interesting semantic blocks within the planned sections.

Information about the acceptance or rejection of applications will be available to the participants through their personal accounts on our website after June 30, 2022. Notification by e-mail will not be provided. The reasons for rejecting applications are not commented on.

We are planning to publish a selection of articles in 2023 and 2024 in the two-volume issue of "Actual Problems of Theory and History of Art" (indexed by the international database SCOPUS and the Russian RSCI database).