Sacralization of History in (contemporary) Eastern Europe. Actors – Networks – Topics

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Type: 
Conference
Date: 
June 28, 2021
Subject Fields: 
Eastern Europe History / Studies, Political History / Studies, Religious Studies and Theology, Russian or Soviet History / Studies, Social History / Studies

Joint Conference by Herder-Institute for Historical Research on East Central Europe,
Leibniz-Institute for European History, Catholic University Leuven, University of Amsterdam
supported by the Leibniz Research Allicance Historical Authenticity

 

JUNE 28TH, 2021

10.00–10.10 am OPENING REMARKS
Heidi Hein-Kircher (Marburg), Liliya Berezhnaya (Leuven), Johannes Paulmann (Mainz)

10.10–10.45 am KEYNOTE
Johannes Paulmann (Mainz):
Sacralization – Historical Concepts and Practices

Break

11.00–12.30 am SECTION I: INTERCONFESSIONAL AND MNEMONIC CONFLICTS
Moderation: Liliya Berezhnaya (Leuven)

Radu Nedici (Bucharest): Remembering Religious Dissent Through Its Martyrs: The Orthodox Church and the
Appropriation of Historical Memory in Postsocialist Romania

Wiktoria Kudela-Świątek (Kraków): The (Ab)Use of Orthodox Marian Iconography in the Holodomor Visual Culture

Ursula Woolley (London): “Holier Than Thou?” Russian Sacralization of History and Ecclesiastical Politicization in
Ukraine in Discursive Competition Over Ukrainian Autocephaly

Discussion


Lunch Break (1 hour)


1.30–3.30 pm SECTION II: MARTYRS OF FAITH AND NATION
Moderation: Heidi Hein-Kircher (Marburg)

Tatiana Nikonorova (Aprelevka): Nicholas II in Modern Russia: Between Sacralization and Politics

Yuliya Yurchuk (Stockholm), Andriy Fert (Kyiv): Sacralization of Memory of Euromaidan Protests from a Postsecular Perspective

Paweł Duber (Birmingham): Two Coffins: Right-Wing Politics of Memory and the “Sacralisation” of History
in Poland after 2000

Irina Paert (Tartu): Passion According to Nationalists: Martyrs for Faith and Sacralization of History
in the Baltic Provinces and Estonia

Discussion


Break


3.45–4.45 pm SECTION III: NEW PAGANISM AND THE SACRALIZATION/INVENTIONOF TRADITION
Moderation: Johannes Paulmann (Mainz)

Karin Reichenbach (Leipzig): “Nacjopoganie”? Sacralization and Politicization of the Pre-Christian Past in Polish
Modern Paganism and Related Cultural Fields

István Povedák (Budapest): Re-Inventing Sacred Hungarianness: From Grassroots Neo Mythologies to High Politics

Discussion


Break


5.00–5.30 pm CONCLUDING REMARKS
Piotr Kisiel (Erkner)


5.30–6.00 pm FINAL DISCUSSION
 

Contact Info: 

PD Dr. Heidi Hein-Kircher
Herder Institute for Historical Research on East Central Europe
Institute of the Leibnitz Association
Gisonenweg 5-7
35037 Marburg, Germany

heidi.hein-kircher@herder-institut.de
or Hanna Meisel (forum@herder-institut.de)

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