Workshop of the Institute for East European Studies of Freie Universität Berlin and St. Petersburg State University
News from Sep 12, 2012
While religion was expelled from the public space during Communist times and became a secret form of “inner emigration”, it entered the empty public space again in Post-Communist times. Public interest in religious issues and the public prestige of religion have dramatically increased.
The workshop “Under Construction. The Role of Religion in Eastern Europe Today” deals with the (re-)emergence of religion in Eastern Europe and its impact on the economy, the society, and the state. The workshop is conducted in English and organized in four panels, dealing with the comparison of Russia and the Balkans, the political economics of religions, law, state and religion in Europe as well as shifting identities in Russia today
The workshop is organized by the working group “Religion and Belief in Eastern Europe” at Institute for East European Studies of Freie Universität Berlin, jointly conducted with the Law Faculty at St. Petersburg State University and funded by the German Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF).
Visitors are very welcome to join, please register in advance.
10:00 – 12:30 Christianity, Islam, and Eastern Europe: Comparing Russia and the Balkans.
14:00 – 17:00 The Political Economics of Religion: How Russian Orthodoxy Affects Institutions and Policy
10:00 – 12:30 Law, State and Religion in Europe
14:00 – 17:00 The Sacred and the National. Shifting Identities in Russia Today
St. Petersburg, State University, Law Faculty, Auditory 2