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Anna Ananieva, Dr. phil.

Marie Skłodowska-Curie Research Fellow

Room: Lindop House 2D
Tel: +44 (0) 207 882 8512
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Research interests : European History of the 18th - 19thC, German and Russian Culture & Literature in the transnational perspective, theory & practice of space (garden, city, interior), material culture, visual art, memory, practices of sociability, press & publishing history

Dr Anna Ananieva moved to Queen Mary as a Marie Sklodowska-Curie Research Fellow in March 2016. She is working on a book length study „Aestheticization of Life and Cosmopolitan Modernity: The Poetics of Elegance in the Long 19th Century” (see for further Information: ). Her academic career began at the Kazan State University, Russia and then at the University of Giessen, where she received her doctorate in 2009 with a thesis on garden culture in Russia in the 18th Century and its European context. Between 2003 and 2008, she worked as a research assistant at the University of Giessen at the Collaborative Research Centre 434 “Memory Cultures“, and between 2007 and 2010 as research fellow at the University of Bonn, Germany. As a post-doctoral research fellow at the University of Mainz, Germany, she coordinated the interdisciplinary doctoral training group “Space and Power: City and Garden as Spaces of Communication, Disciplining, and Knowledge in Europe” from 2010 to 2012. Between 2011 and 2015 she also holds the position of assistant professor at the Institute for Eastern European History and Area Studies at the University of Tübingen, Germany. In the last two years she acted there as the leader of the research project "Circulation of News and Goods. The Transfer of Modern Urban Forms of Living in the German Speaking Press in Bohemia and Hungary, 1815-1848”, funded by the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media. Dr Ananieva was curator and co-curator of 5 exhibitions, including some on material culture: “Der Souvenir: Erinnerungen in Dingen von der Reliquie zum Andenken“ (2006, Museum für Angewandte Kunst Frankfurt), and most recently: “Zirkulation von Nachrichten und Waren: Medien und Praktiken der eleganten Welt des langen 19. Jahrhunderts” (2015, Universitätsbibliothek Tübingen). In 2014-2015 she consulted a documentary series "Diesseits von Eden" about Central and Eastern European Gardens for the Franco-German TV network “arte”. She has published 6 books, edited 2 themed issues of journals and authored 50 articles published in German, Russian, English and French.

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