Call for Papers: Second International Panel Religion in post-Communist Europe, Vienna, March 2015

Call for Papers: Second International Panel Religion in post-Communist Europe, Vienna, March 2015

Organizer: Centre for Research in Social Sciences and Humanities

Place and Date: Vienna, Austria, Hotel Le Meridien, Opernring 13-15, A-1010, March 2015

Communist regimes expressed hostility toward religion in public and political sphere, and the official doctrine was atheism.  After the fall of Communism, religion emerged as an important factor in public spheres, and in some countries religious organizations participate in political decision-making processes. For example, religious leaders sit in committees for radio-diffusion, or in committees for approving the official history textbooks. Religion also often serves as a demarcation for othering members of religious, national and gender minorities. On the other hand, level of religiosity increased up to the level that, in some post-Communist countries, religious institutions enjoy the highest level of trust among citizenry. Religion is, thus, described as revitalized and as influential as ever.
This panel concentrates on the role of religion in politics and society in the post-Communist Europe.

Paper proposals should be sent to by 10 March 2015.

Some examples of topics include (but are not limited to):

Religion during Communist rule (general)

Religion in former Yugoslavia

Religion in Yugoslav successor states

Religion in the Soviet bloc

Religion in post-Soviet sphere

Religion in Communist and post-Communist Central Europe

Religion and othering in post-Communist Europe

Religion in educational materials in post-Communist Europe

Religion and the rights of minorities in post-Communist Europe

Religion and freedom of speech in Communism and now

Religion and women in post-Communist Europe: past and present

Conference Fee: EUR 290

For detailed information you may click here for the call’s website



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