Ośrodek Etnologii i Antropologii Współczesności Instytut Archeologii i Etnologii PAN wspólnie z Center for Russian, East European and Eurasian Studies and University Center for International Studies of the University of Pittsburgh and the Euroasian Knot serdecznie zapraszają na wywiad z Cathrine Wanner, professor Pennsylvania State University, który odbędzie się w dniu 17 marca godzina 20.00 polskiego czasu.
In his public life, Gleb Kaleda was a famous Soviet Geologist. But privately, he was a secretly ordained Russian Orthodox priest. For years he conducted clandestine masses in his apartment turned makeshift church on the outskirts of Moscow. Kaleda was not the only one living a double life in the Soviet Union. State imposed atheism drove many faithful to invent new forms of religious expression. Orthodox, Jews, Catholics, Muslims, Buddhists and other believers creatively adapted to the social, political and ideological contexts of the Soviet Union. In this interview with Catherine Wanner, Pennsylvania State University, we will discuss the manifold strategies religious believers used to adapt and innovate their worship, and their consequences for the Soviet and post-Soviet societies.
Catherine Wanner is a Professor of History, Anthropology and Religious Studies at Pennsylvania State University. Her most recent book is Everyday Religiosity and the Politics of Belonging in Ukraine.
Far from fixed locations, “West” and “East” are adaptable categories of imagined geography, whose fluidity I came to understand through my experience of investigating Western Europe, Eastern Europe, and East Asia in conjunction with one another, while wandering in the global space between Seoul and Warsaw. The geographical categorization of Polish studies in Germany, labeled Ostforschung (Eastern Studies) is “East,” while German studies in Poland, labeled Studia Zachodnie (Western Studies) is “West.” Germany as the East vis-à-vis France as the West became the West vis-à-vis Poland as the Ost. In turn, Poland considered itself as the West vis-à-vis “Asiatic” Russia. Likewise, Japan was posited as East in configuration with England, France, and Germany. Vis-à-vis Korea, China, and even Poland, Japan’s imagined geography shifts to West. In this transnational chain of historical imagination, East and West implies a sequential order of evolution. The sequential order from East to West connotes the temporalization of historical spaces in a linear developmental linear. Juxtaposing historical self-imaginations in Global Easts beyond national borders and historical specificities reveals a wide-ranging transversality of historical thinking of Marxist historicism, Red Orientalism, anti-Western Eurocentrism, and nationalist self-Orientalism.
Jie-Hyun Lim is Professor of Transnational History and director of the Critical Global Studies Institute at Sogang University, Seoul. He is now Principal Investigator of the research project Mnemonic Solidarity: Colonialism, War and Genocide in the Global Memory Space (2017-2024) and Series Editor of “Entangled Memories in the Global South” at Palgrave/Macmillan Publisher. His recent memory studies books include Global Easts: Remembering, Imagining, Practicing (Columbia Univ. Press, 2022). Victimhood Nationalism-A Global History (Humanist, 2021, Japanese translation-2022), Mnemonic Solidarity-Global Interventions (Palgrave, 2021) co-edited with Eve Rosenhaft. As a memory activist, he has been co-curating exhibitions of “Unwelcome Neighbors,” “Naming Forced Laborers” and others.
Abstrakt: The main objective of the present post-doctoral research is to conduct a comparative analysis of refugee shelters in Brazil, Colombia, Germany and Poland, aiming at identifying the forms of interpersonal conflicts, their generating causes and the existence of coping mechanisms. It also seeks to understand the construction of peaceful relations in the shelters and its influence on the conviviality within these spaces. In this work, "Refugee" refers to all individuals housed in shelters, regardless of their legal status. Through the comparative analysis between shelters in these four countries, the research attempts to discover similarities and differences in how refugees experience conflicts and peace, as well as to identify good practices that could contribute to more peaceful shelters in other parts of the world. In addition, it seeks to provide evidence-based policy recommendations on the employment of refugee shelters as a humanitarian response.
Fabricio Borges Carrijo: PhD in International Relations from the Autonomous University of Barcelona (UAB), Spain and a photographer. He is currently a Marie Skłodowska-Curie Postdoctoral Fellow at the Centre of Ethnology and Cultural Anthropology, Institute of Archaeology and Ethnology, Polish Academy of Sciences, Warsaw, where he is conducting the project “Peace and Conflict dynamics in Refugee Shelters (PCRS)”. His main research interests encompass Forced Migration and Refugee Studies, Visual Anthropology, Peace Studies, Decolonial/Post-Colonial epistemologies and Cultural Diplomacy. He holds a Master’s degree in International Peace, Conflict and Development Studies from the UNESCO Chair of Philosophy for Peace, University Jaume I, Spain and a Bachelor’s degree in International Relations from the State University of São Paulo (UNESP), Brazil