Sokolova Alla

научный сотрудник, преподаватель и куратор выставочных программ Межфакультетского центра "Петербургская иудаика"
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Degree: Candidate of Science in Architecture


Since 2000 - Senior researcher, curator of exhibition program at the Jewish Heritage Center “Petersburg Judaica”. Since 2005 - Chief administrator of the Interdepartmental Center for Jewish Studies of the EUSP. In 2004 she was nominated with the Charles Hoffman Reward for achievements in the field of Jewish Studies.

Publications:

  • Shtetl Houses and Synagogues: From the History of Architecture to Stories about Architectural Monuments // Collected papers of the International Congress “Jewish Architecture in Europe”. Braunschwaig, 2008 (In print).
  • Photographs for the “Album of Jewish Artistic Antiquities”. Photo-archive of An-sky’s expeditions, 1912–1914. Vol. 4. St. Petersburg, 2008.
  • Jewish sights: exoticization of places and objects as a way of presenting local “Jewish antiquity” by the inhabitants of little towns // Jewish Space in Central and Eastern Europe. Day-to-Day History. Ed. by J. `iau iknait-Verbickien and L. Lempertien. Cambridge, 2007: 261–280.
  • Brick as an Instrument of Innovative Assault: The transformation of the House-Building Tradition in the Shtetls of Podolia in the late 19th and early 20th centuries // Central and East European Jews at the Crossroads of Tradition and Modernity. Vilnius 2006: 188–219.
  • Contemporary Images of the Shtetl amongst the Ukrainian Population of Urban-type Settlements and Villages of Podolia // Moving in the USSR. Western Anomalies and Northern Wilderness. Ed. by Pekka Hakamies. Helsinki: Finnish Literature Society, 2005: 130–159.
  • Experience on Examination and Documentation of Houses from Traditional Town Blocks of Shtetls in Podolia (Ukraine) // HistoricLe Patrimoine Juif Europeen. Ed. By M. Polonovski. Paris-Louvian, 2002: 67–92.
  • Synagogues and Dwelling Houses in the Shtetls of Podolia // Historic Cities and Sacred Sites. Cultural Roots for Urban Futures. Washington D.C., 2001: 293-296.
  • The Podolian Shtetl  as Architectural Phenomenon // The Shtetl: Image and Reality. Papers of the Second Mendel Freidman International Conference on Yiddish. European Humanities Research Center of University of Oxford. Ed. by G. Estraikh and M. Krutikov. Oxford, 2000: 36 - 79.
  • Architectural Space of the Shtetl—Street—House: Jewish Homes in the Shtetls of Eastern Podolia // Trumah. Zeitschrift der Hochschule fur Judische Studien. Heidelberg. Berlin, 1998. Bd. 7: 35—85.
  • A Study of the Architecture of the Ancient Jewish Towns of Eastern Podolia, Including the Graphic Reconstruction of a Typical Jewish Market Street // Research Support Scheme Network Chronicle. № 2. Prague, 1996: 10–12.

Projects:

  • 2005-2008 “Museum of the Jewish Oral History” Field studies
  • 2006-2007 “Photo-archive of An-sky’s expeditions, 1912 - 1914” (with financial support of the Rothschild Foundation Europe) archival survey and exhibition project
  • 2001-2002 “The Conditions of Constructing  New Russia: Interactions of Traditions and Europeanness in the Development of 20th Century Russia” (Institute of Eastern Europe of the Helsinki University)
  • Field and archival survey

  • 1994-1996 Documenting Jewish architectural heritage in Lithuania, Moldova, and Romania (Center for Jewish Art of Hebrew University at Jerusalem) Field studies

Course:

Architectural Legacy of Jews in Eastern Europe