Course name:2008 Religion, Politics and Nationalism
Course description:
Key speakers and discussants:
Natalia Dmytryshyn
Maria Falina
Yaroslav Hlystiuk
Yaroslav Hrytsak
Lyuba Kozik
Olena Panych
Ostap Sereda
Our  major question is how can one present church/ religious history of 19th-20th centuries to students in such a way that it constitutes a meaningful and indeed necessary part of the curriculum, and to assess how it is currently integrated in historical/ sociological framework dominant in university curricula (here we can use our “real life experience”).

The following issues are planned to be discussed in detail:

1.      Secularization theory and its impact on how modern (East) European history is researched and taught.

2. Approaching religion from a secular perspective (or from a “church” one – if somebody is doing that): how it fits/ doesn't fit into master-narrative of the particular scholarly discipline?

3. Mapping of church/religious history: dominant concepts of the relations between religion and politics/nationalism and their role in the "social construction of (East European) space".

Besides 2-3 major texts that address these issues in general, we shall dwell on our own research in (or just interest in some aspect of) the field of religious/ church history and analyze how it can/ should be integrated into somewhat wider regional/ national / whatever else context.
Course owner:Maria Falina

Added Files:
P.Zawadzki. Nationalism, Democracy and Religion
M.E.Ruff. The Postmodern Challenge to Secularization Thesis: A Critical Assessment
Natalia Dmytryshyn, Greek-Catholic Underground