Title:2012 ReSET Summer Session "Towards a New Cultural History of Eastern and Central Europe"
     Reassessing Power, Resistance and Negotiation: Cultural Hegemony, Social Discipline, and Technologies of Power
         Religious Identities and Confessionalization in Early Modern and Modern East-Central Europe
Dates/ period: 14–28 July, 2012  
Location: Lviv – Slavske, Ukraine  
Resource faculty: Maciej Janowski (core faculty), Ostap Sereda (core faculty), Philipp Ther (core faculty), Yuriy Zazulyak (core faculty), John-Paul Himka (invited faculty), Alexey Miller (invited faculty), Jutta Scherrer (invited faculty), Martina Steer (invited faculty),  Andrii Zaiarniuk (invited faculty)

I. Seminars during this session will cover the following themes:

Reassessing Power, Resistance and Negotiation: Cultural Hegemony, Social Discipline, and Technologies of Power  
Mapping the “Social,” Shaping the “Self”: Social Science, Politics and Identity (Andriy Zayarnyuk)
How to Approach the Legitimization of Power? (Maciej Janowski)
Royal Representation as Invented Tradition in Empire-Nations (Alexey Miller)
Architecture of Monarchs, Nations and Empires (Maciej Janowski)
History and Film (John-Paul Himka)  
Cultures of Lordship and Violence: Noblemen and Peasants in the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth (Yuriy Zazulyak)
Hegemony and Counter-Hegemony in the City? How Railway Workers Shaped Urban Space in Early Twentieth Century Lviv (Andriy Zayarnyuk)  
Begriffsgeschichte of the Russian Empire: introducing new conceptual repertoire to the imperial history (Alexey Miller)
Socialism and "proletarian culture": debates among the first generation of the Bolshevik intelligencija, 1906-1917 (Jutta Scherrer)  
Use and abuse of the notion of "humanism" in Soviet and post-Soviet political culture. The history of a concept (Jutta Scherrer)  
From the late Cold War Period to the "New Europe". The Transformation in Historical Perspective (Philipp Ther)      
Religious Identities and Confessionalizationin Early Modern and Modern East Central Europe  
Eastern Christian Iconography: Confessionalization, “Tradition,” and Identity (John-Paul Himka)  
Confessionalisation in Europe: The Case of Judaism (Martina Steer)  
Making and Crossing Confessional Borders in the Early Modern Poland-Lithuania: A Case of the Basilian Order (Yuriy Zazulyak)  
Confessional Identity and Nation-Building in the 19th-Century Eastern Europe: Greek-Catholic Church and Cult of National Poets among Galician Ruthenians (Ostap Sereda)  
Religion, Culture and Power: The Case of “Heavenly Letters” (Andriy Zayarnyuk)  
Religion in Modern Eastern Europe. A Comparative Approach (Maria Falina)
  II.             Round tables: 

New Trends, Brands and Bestsellers in the Current Historical Writing: From Personal Experiences to Preliminary Generalizations  
Mass symbols of political rituals in contemporary Eastern Europe - georgievskaja lentochka, svicha pamiati, krzyz smolenski  
Methods and Challenges in Teaching Cultural History: Undergraduate Classroom, Administrative and Organizational Challenges  
Can “Hegemony” Work in Eastern Europe?  
Speaking About the Same Things in Different Ways? Differences and Intersections in the Basic Concepts of the Cultural History of Power and Religion
Administration:   Ostap Sereda (project co-director), Yuriy Zazulyak (project co-director), Daiva Terescenko (project coordinator), Serhiy Tereshchenko (project manager). 

Added Files:
Seminars and readings
Session program
List of participants