Andrey Ivanov, "A Spiritual Revolution: The Impact of Reformation and Enlightenment in Orthodox Russia"

Andrey Ivanov

Andrey V. Ivanov, Assistant Professor of History at the University of Wisconsin-Platteville, presents his research project, "A Spiritual Revolution: The Impact of Reformation and Enlightenment in Orthodox Russia," to an interdisciplinary group of scholars, artists, and scientists comprised of fellows, guest faculty, and students.

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Prior to coming to Wisconsin in 2012, Dr. Ivanov spent two years at Boston College as a Visiting Assistant Professor in the history department. He specializes in the religious, cultural, and social history of the Russian Empire.

His current book project analyzes the influence of Reformation and Enlightenment ideas on the Russian Orthodox Church during the era of great reforms of the long eighteenth century (1700-1825). Drawing on previously overlooked sources in Halle, Wolfenbüttel, Moscow, St. Petersburg, Rome, and elsewhere, his study will place Russia, its empire, and the Orthodox Church into the wider intellectual continuum of the European Reformations, early modern confessionalization, and the early religious and secular Enlightenments that were so fundamental to the rise of modernity on the European continent and beyond.

Dr. Ivanov has published his research in the Sixteenth Century Journal, Journal of Early Modern History, and Vivliofika, as well as in other publications. He is a recipient of several doctoral and postdoctoral awards, including grants and fellowships from the Institute for Research in the Humanities at UW-Madison, the Herzog August Bibliothek Wolfenbüttel, the Edward J. Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library at Yale University, the Josephine de Karman Foundation and the Smith Richardson Foundation at Yale, and the National Endowment for the Humanities. He is currently the Vice-President of the Eighteenth-Century Russian Studies Association.