Dashkova Centre


Events organised by and related to the Princess Dashkova Centre.



Inspired by Princess Dashkova who lived at the Palace of Holyroodhouse during the Enlightenment, a series of short talks explores culture and diplomacy in Britain and Russia during the reigns of Catherine the Great and George III. There are two opportunities to see medals presented to the University of Edinburgh by Dashkova on the occasion of her son Paul’s graduation from the university, on a tour at the university library's Special Collections. Pre-booking essential!


Дорогие друзья, дети, преподаватели и родители! В этом году фестиваль детского чтения Книгу.Ру приходит в Шотландию, и мы приглашаем всех на увлекательные встречи с детскими книгами и писателем-лауреатом Анастасией Строкиной, которые будут проходить в Эдинбургском Университете!
From 19 to 23 February 2018, the Princess Dashkova Russian Centre hosts a series of lectures by scholars from the Higher School of Economics, Moscow. Their visit to the University of Edinburgh takes place under the auspices of the Erasmus+ International Credit Mobility Scheme. All lectures take place at the Dashkova Centre.
Dr Rogatchevskaia gives a virtual tour of this modern multi-media exhibition based on the research collections of the British Library. The talk will also explore the tension between telling the story and its visual representation and raise questions of contemporary curatorship of permanent and mainly text-based collections and temporary exhibitions.
Nina Dashevskaya

An Evening with Nina Dashevskaya

Nina Dashevskaya, a writer and musician is a new name in Russian children’s literature and a multiple winner of the Kniguru award. She will read from her books and answer questions. Children are particularly welcome to this event!
Five peasant women standing outside of log house

Habitus in Revolutionary Times: Struggle of Social Dialects in a Russian Village, 1918

Prof Nakhimovsky (Colgate University) will investigate how class struggle and interpersonal relationships are represented in dialects of characters of Lydia Seifullina's novella ‘Перегной’ (Humus).
Panoramic shot of the Allegoria Sacra art installation

The workshop will explore tourist narratives as a product of cross-cultural interaction, and will address the questions: how globalization affects the narratives produced for and by Russian tourists and what meanings are attached to the newly emerged phenomenon of the Russian globe-trotter.