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November 2017
Altes Zeughaus

Konferenz Kirchliche Zeitgeschichte: «Devotion and Memory»

Vom 16. bis 17. November 2017 findet an der Pädagogischen Hochschule Luzern die Konferenz Kirchliche Zeitgeschichte «Devotion and Memory» statt. Die Konferenz widmet sich der Zeit des späten 19. und des 20. Jahrhunderts.

«Devotion and Memory»

Titelbild der Tagung

With Thomas Macho (Das zeremonielle Tier, 2004, 16-­‐17) religious rites can be conceptualised as «techniques of memory» that make the invisible present and comprehensible. This year’s conference of Contemporary Church History / Kirchliche Zeitgeschichte, an international peer reviewed journal, will deal with the thematic field of devotion and memory, concentrating on the late 19th and the 20th century. Questions regarding the functioning of religious practices in relation to memory in society – especially in relation to the often competing imagination of national identities creation – will be in the focus of the conference’s interest: How did/do religious practices deal with the dimensions of time and space? How did/do they link different dimensions of time and how do they create bonds between the temporal world and conceptions of eternity? How were/are they related to societal and political discourses, how were/are they used in the politicisation of religion? From a methodological point of view the conference looks at the complex relation between discourses and socio-­cultural practices, rites and language, symbols and emotions.

I. The dimension of memory in religious rites and discursive practices:How did/do religious communities use and reflect dimensions of memory in defining practices and rites, for example in rites of commemoration? How does the dimension of memory in religious practices generate a sacralising effect? How does it «create» transcendence? In this first part a focus will lie on gender, religion and memory, especially on the body as lieu of religious imagination and transformation.

II. Uses of memory in religious-­‐national rites:Questions such as how religious and national discourses of memory were/are entangled and how they were used in the creation of inclusion and exclusion in national and/or religious communities are central both with regard to memory studies as with regard to religious history focusing on the 19th and 20th century up to the present. Also in this field the analysis of practices, for example of mechanisms of visualisation and staging in national celebrations, in rites such as the Sacré Coeur, is of special interest.

III. Sacralisation of places and spaces through memory:Religious spaces, specifically buildings as lieux de mémoire, their construction and transformation, as well as the creation of new sacred spaces through memory will build the third thematic focus.

The conference assembles specialists from Switzerland, Germany, Belgium, Poland, Sweden, Finland and the United States.

One of the central aims of the conference is to build a forum for scholarly exchange and transfer beyond the group of speakers and other board members of Contemporary Church History to MA- and PhD-students and young scholars.

Programm

November 16th, University of Teacher Education Lucerne, «Altes Zeughaus», room ZH110
14.00 Uhr

Opening of the Conference, welcome and introduction

Opening of the Conference, welcome and introduction

Conceptual introduction
14.15 – 14.40 Uhr
Franziska Metzger (Luzern): Devotion and Memory – Discourses and Practices
Franziska Metzger (Luzern): Devotion and Memory – Discourses and Practices
I. The dimension of memory in religious rites and (discursive) practices
14.40 – 15.20 Uhr
Elke Pahud de Mortanges (Fribourg/Freiburg i.Br.): Gender, Religious Rites and Memory
Elke Pahud de Mortanges (Fribourg/Freiburg i.Br.): Gender, Religious Rites and Memory
15.20 – 16.00 Uhr
Angela Berlis (Bern): Mediale Trauer um einen streitbaren religiösen Aktivisten: Hyacinthe Loyson (1827–1912)
Angela Berlis (Bern): Mediale Trauer um einen streitbaren religiösen Aktivisten: Hyacinthe Loyson (1827–1912)
Coffee break
II. Uses of memory in religious – national rites (part I)
16.15 – 16.55 Uhr
Markus Ries (Luzern): Schlachtjahrzeit. Wie die moderne Nation den religiösen Glauben verändert
Markus Ries (Luzern): Schlachtjahrzeit. Wie die moderne Nation den religiösen Glauben verändert
16.55 – 17.35 Uhr
Gerhard Besier (Dresden/Flensburg): Gebrauch von Gedächtnis in religiös-­nationalen Riten mit Beispielen aus der römisch-­katholischen Nationalkirche und der russisch-­orthodoxen Staatskirche
Gerhard Besier (Dresden/Flensburg): Gebrauch von Gedächtnis in religiös-­nationalen Riten mit Beispielen aus der römisch-­katholischen Nationalkirche und der russisch-­orthodoxen Staatskirche
17.35 – 18.15 Uhr
Jan de Maeyer (Leuven): The national basilica «Koekelberg» in Brussels and the «Ijzertoren» as a monument of Peace and the Flemish Nationalist Movement after WWI
Jan de Maeyer (Leuven): The national basilica «Koekelberg» in Brussels and the «Ijzertoren» as a monument of Peace and the Flemish Nationalist Movement after WWI
18.15 Uhr
Meeting of the KZG board
Meeting of the KZG board
19.45 Uhr
Dinner
Dinner
November 17th, University of Teacher Education Lucerne, «Altes Zeughaus», room ZH110
II. Uses of memory in religious-­‐national rites (part II)
09.00–09.40 Uhr
David Neuhold (Fribourg): Frömmigkeit inmitten der Kreierung nationaler Symbolik: Das Herz-­Jesu, die Trikolore und die Anfänge der Dritten Französischen Republik (1870-­1940)
David Neuhold (Fribourg): Frömmigkeit inmitten der Kreierung nationaler Symbolik: Das Herz-­Jesu, die Trikolore und die Anfänge der Dritten Französischen Republik (1870-­1940)
09.40–10.20 Uhr
Anna Królikowska (Szczecin): Fortunes of a community between the past and the future in the context of religious narratives. The Polish case
Anna Królikowska (Szczecin): Fortunes of a community between the past and the future in the context of religious narratives. The Polish case
Coffee break
10.40–11.20 Uhr
Robert Ericksen (Tacoma, WA): Devotion, Protestant Voters, and Religious Prejudice: 1930s Germany and Today’s America
Robert Ericksen (Tacoma, WA): Devotion, Protestant Voters, and Religious Prejudice: 1930s Germany and Today’s America
11.20–12.00 Uhr
Andrea Strübind (Oldenburg): The sacred in the secular – national holidays in the Federal Republic of Germany and the role of the churches since 1945
Andrea Strübind (Oldenburg): The sacred in the secular – national holidays in the Federal Republic of Germany and the role of the churches since 1945
Lunch
III. The sacralisation of places and spaces through memory
13.20–14.00 Uhr
Tobias Weger (Oldenburg): Cluj-Napoca/Klausenburg – confessional memories in a multicultural town
Tobias Weger (Oldenburg): Cluj-Napoca/Klausenburg – confessional memories in a multicultural town
14.00–14.40 Uhr
Kimmo Katajala (Joensuu): The Old Cathedral of Vyborg as a Site of Memory
Kimmo Katajala (Joensuu): The Old Cathedral of Vyborg as a Site of Memory
14.40–15.20 Uhr
Anders Jarlert (Lund): Desacralisation and new «sacralisation» of religious buildings
Anders Jarlert (Lund): Desacralisation and new «sacralisation» of religious buildings
15.30–16.15
Closure of the Conference
Closure of the Conference

Anmeldung und Zitation

Eine Anmeldung ist bis am 10. November 2017 per E-Mail möglich.

Zitation

Devotion and Memory. Conference of Contemporary Church History / Kirchliche Zeitgeschichte, 16.11.2017 – 17.11.2017 Lucerne, in: H-Soz-Kult, 05.10.2017, <www.hsozkult.de/event/id/termine-35265>.


Kontakt

Dozentin
Franziska Metzger
Prof. Dr. phil.
Frohburgstrasse 3
6002 Luzern
franziska.metzger@phlu.ch
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