This Soviet WWII photograph was unidentified for 23 years until the man in it, Aleksey Gordeyevich Yeremenko, was recognized by his wife and children when they saw the photograph in Pravda. It remains one of the most iconic photographs of World War II.

There will be a one-day conference a conference on 10 May, entitled: ‘The Iconic and the Archival: Images and Russian Memory of World War Two.’ It will be held in QMUL Arts One, G. 19 starting at 9.30 am. Below is the programme of the conference.

9.50 — Introductory Remarks — Dr Jeremy Hicks, QMUL

Panel One — 10-12.00

Methodologies of the Iconic Image 

Chair: Libby Saxton (QMUL)

 John Louis Lucaites (University of Indiana) and Robert Hariman (Northwestern University), ‘Icons, Appropriations, and the Co-production of Meaning’.

 Sylvie Lindeperg (University of Paris I- Panthéon Sorbonne) ‘The Path of Iconic Images: The Girl at Westerbork’

 Lunch 12-1.00, Mucci’s QMUL Campus

 Panel 2: 1.00-2.30

Soviet Images of Victory

Chair: Guy Westwell (QMUL)

 Jeremy Hicks (QMUL), ‘The Making of the Victory Banner as Iconic Image’

 Dmitrii Karavaev (VGIK, Moscow), ‘Newsreels of Soviet Military Parades as component of ‘The Image of Victory’: some ‘”ineffective examples”’

 Tea break 2.30-3.00, Arts One Foyer

 Panel 3: 3.00-5.00

The Afterlife of Soviet Wartime Imagery

Chair: Jeremy Hicks (QMUL)

 Nikolai Izvolov (VGIK, Moscow), A Wartime Vision of ‘Ordinary Fascism’: Alexander Medvedkin, A German’s Apartment (How Lemche, the German Lived), 1945. Includes screening of restored short film and commentary.

 Sergei Kapterev (VGIK, Moscow), Reflections of the Great Patriotic War in the Soviet Documentary Cinema of the Krushchev Era (1953-1964).

 Anja Tippner (University of Hamburg), Sergei Loznitsa’s Blockade

 5-8pm Interval

Dinner, from 8pm at The Orange Room, Burdett Road

Registration is free, but places are limited, so please sign up through the eventbrite link:

  • Date: 10 May 2017
  • QMUL Queen Mary University of London, SLLF Arts One Building, G. 19 Hitchcock Theatre,
  • Time: 9 a.m. - 22 p.m.
  • Tickets: