We invite you to take part in presentation of a book Memory and Religion from a Post-Secular Perspective - one of three titles included in the ENRS book series launched in cooperation with Routledge.
The meeting will be held online on 29 September 2022 19:00 - 20:15 CET and hosted by Yuliya Yurchuk (Södertörn University, Sweden) and Zuzanna Bogumil (Institute of Archeology and Ethnology, Polish Academy of Sciences, Warsaw, Poland) with commentary by Miriam Dobson (Department of History, University of Sheffield, UK) and Stanisław Obirek (Professor of Humanities, American Studies Center, Warsaw University).
The editors call for a postsecular turn in memory studies to provide a more reflective and meaningful approach to the constant interplay between the religious and the secular. This opens up new perspectives on the intersection of memory and religion and helps memory scholars become more aware of the religious roots of the language they are using in their studies of memory. By drawing on examples from different parts of the world, the contributors to this volume explain how the interactions between the religious and the secular produce new memory forms and content in the heterogenous societies of the present-day world.
The cases analysed demonstrate that religion has a significant impact on cultural memory, family memory, and the contemporary politics of history in secularized societies. At the same time, politics, grassroots movements, and different secular agents and processes have so much influence on the formation of memory by religious actors that even religious, ecclesiastic and confessional memories are affected by the secular.