Students talked about the life of Russian country estate at the student conference “Russian Estate: History, Life, Related research”
The Conference was organized by the students and faculty of School of Archival Affairs jointly with Ostafievo State Museum.
The welcoming speech was delivered by Dr. Yuri Evtyukhin, Director of the Museum.
The event was moderated by Dr. Knyazheva, Deputy Director of the Museum and Dr. Kovalyova, Professor at the Center of Regional History of RSUH.
The topics the students presented were estate libraries, ballroom etiquette, genteel upbringing, orientalism in the culture of nobility, and, surprisingly, the role of Russian nobility in Arctic exploration. A lot of presentations had been prepared under the tutelage of Dr. Pchyolov, Chair of the Department of Auxiliary Historical Disciplines.
Upon completion of the Conference the participants visited the Oval Hall of Ostafievo Estate where everyone enjoyed a 19th-century ball.