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Institute for East European Studies - Freie Universität Berlin

Garystraße 55
14195 Berlin
Natalja Eisenblätter
+49 (0)30 838-54036

The culture division examines semiotic aspects, and aspects from academic and media history, of the cultures of Eastern Europe. The division's research focuses on the forms of manifestation and articulation of cultural awareness in artistic media (literature, fine arts, film, performance), both from the perspective of art history and the sociology of art (samizdat, unofficial settings) and from the standpoint of the semiotics of art and aesthetic history. The main area of focus is Russia, with comparative views taken of Poland, the Czech Republic, and Ukraine.