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Dr. William C. Brumfield

Guest Lecturer

Professor William Craft Brumfield, recipient of a John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Fellowship (2000) and Fellow at the National Humanities Center in 1992-93, is Professor of Slavic studies at Tulane University, where he also lectures at the School of Architecture. In 2002, he was elected to the State Russian Academy of Architecture and Construction Sciences. He is the author of numerous publications on Russian architecture, photography, and literature, and has lectured frequently on these topics at museums and universities in North America and in Europe. His photographs of Russian architecture, which have been exhibited at numerous galleries and museums, are part of the collection of the Photographic Archives at the National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC. Professor Brumfield earned his Ph.D. in Slavic Languages (specializing in 19th-century Russian literature and history) at the University of California, Berkley (1973).



The Marriott Tverskata Hotel is a cozy four-star art-deco hotel located on the main thoroughfare of Moscow. Recently refurbished, the hotel is a short drive from the Kremlin and offers comfortable amenities with outstanding service.

The four-star Ambassador Hotel is located in the center of St. Petersburg, not far from the city's major sights including the world-famous Hermitage Museum.  The property houses modern facilities within a unique historic building of the 19th century. The hotel offers excellent amenities with first class service.




Due to low participation this trip will not be running in May. Those who are still interested in this itinerary may contact ATA directly for booking options.

Those who wish to visit Russia with Tulane Alumni Travel may do so on   

Baltic Seas and Norwegian Fjords
June 22 - July 4, 2009


May 21 - 28, 2009

Nearly 1,00 years of art and history form the dramatic backdrop for this exploration of Russia's two most important cities. Begin in Moscow, the dynamic capital that is setting the artistic pace for the country in the new millennium. Then transfer by train to St. Petersburg, a city of imperial proportions that has been a source of inspiration to generations of artists. Your 8 - day journey includes special access to some of the world's greatest art collections and imperial residences. It also features an in depth look at the collection of the Tretyakov Art Gallery in Moscow and an excursion to the glorious Catherine Palace and its stunning Amber Room in St. Petersburg.






This custom-designed itinerary offers spectacular art and architecture, comfortable accommodations, culinary delights, and an exceptional program for Tulane University Alumni.


Cost  Land arrangements $6095 Single room supplement $1225 program priced on a minimum of 15 participants. Air arrangements can be made by the tour operator.

Booking  For booking information please contact Academic Travel Abroad at 800-556-7896, or  Tulane Alumni Travel at 877-488-5263.


Alumni Relations, Tulane University, 6319 Willow Street, New Orleans, LA 70118 504-865-5901