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About William Brumfield (timeline)

2014: awarded the Academician D. S. Likhachev Prize for outstanding contributions to the preservation of the historical and cultural heritage of Russia.

2011: received the Federal Agency for Press and Mass Communications' Special Diploma "for his many years of research and cultural-educational activity in the preservation and propagation throughout the world of Russia's regional cultural heritage," awarded at the Seventh "Malaia Rodina" National Russian Competition for Regional and Local History Literature.

2006: elected Honorary Fellow of theRussian Academy of the Arts (see photographs taken at the induction ceremony at Professor Brumfield is the only U.S. citizen elected to two Russian state academies.

2005: recipient of the Provost's Award for Excellence in Research and Scholarship, Tulane University.

2002: elected to the Russian Academy of Architecture and Construction Science.

2000-01: recipient of a John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Fellowship.

1997: Recipient of the 1997 Faculty Research Award from the Faculty of Liberal Arts and Sciences at Tulane University.

1994: Co-director of NEH Summer Institute for College and University Faculty "Moscow: Architecture and Art in Historical Perspective," held in Moscow during the summer.

1992-93: became a Fellow at the National Humanities Center.

1985-86: Visiting faculty, Slavic department, University of Virginia.

1983: publication of Gold in Azure: One Thousand Years of Russian Architecture, Professor Brumfield’s first full length monograph on Russian architecture.

1974-80: Assistant Professor of Slavic Languages at Harvard University.

1973-74: Visiting faculty, Slavic department, Universities of Wisconsin.

1973: Ph.D. in Slavic Languages (specializing in 19th-century Russian literature and history) at the University of California, Berkeley. Dissertation published in various forms, including the monograph "Sotsial'nyi proekt v russkoi literature XIX veka" (The Social project in Russian literature of the 19th century; Moscow, 2009).

1970: first trip to the Soviet Union as a graduate student, where he began photographing Russian architecture.

More about William Brumfield:

Professor Brumfield is a frequent lecturer on Russian culture (architecture, literature, photography) at museums and universities in North America and in Europe.

Currently involved in photographing and researching architecture throughout Russia.

Currently professor of Slavic studies at Tulane University, where he also lectures at the School of Architecture.

Graduate and post-doctoral research at Moscow State University.

Graduate and post-doctoral research at Leningrad State University.

Graduate and post-doctoral research at Russian Institute of Art History in Moscow.

Since 1994, conducts faculty summer seminars in Russia with the organizational support of the Russian Institute of Art History.

Active participant as photographer and author in Library of Congress internet projects, including "Meeting of the Frontiers" and the World Digital Library (joint project with UNESCO).

Professor Brumfield's photographs of Russian architecture are exhibited at numerous galleries and museums in the US, Russia, France, and Canada, and are part of the collection of the Photographic Archives at the National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.

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