The aim of the 8th conference within the Genealogies of Memory framework was to highlight the intricate links between religion and memory. The latest reflections and research findings were showcased by scholars from over 20 countries. The conference took place in Warsaw between 16 and 18 October 2018.
Chair: Dr Yuliya Yurchuk (Södertörn University, Sweden)
Prof. Rasa Balockaite (Vytautas Magnus University, Kaunas): Non theistic Catholicism: telling national sufferings through Catholic discourse
Prof. Małgorzata Głowacka-Grajper (University of Warsaw): Martyrdom in the Local Communities Interplay between Religious and Secular Language in the Memorial Projects in Contemporary Poland
Dr Brendan Humphreys (University of Helsinki): Statues and Shadows: Personality Cults in the sacred/profane dichotomy
Dr Ekaterina V. Klimenko (The Maria Grzegorzewska University & Polish Academy of Sciences): Building Nation, Producing Legitimacy: Church, State and Memory of the Revolution in Contemporary Russia
Commentator: Prof. Andrzej Szpociński (Polish Academy of Sciences)