13 листопада у Варшаві відбудеться одноденний воркшоп присвячений антропологічним рефрексіям над сучасним католицизмом. Просимо ознайомитися із детальною інформацією та умовами участі:
Politicization, Heritigization and Sensualization in Contemporary Catholicism
Warsaw, 13th of November 2017
Anthropological reflection on modern Catholicism explores a growing range of aspects that reflect the internal complexity and dynamics of the denomination, and illustrate the way in which Catholicism becomes enmeshed with ongoing social and cultural processes. Academic explorations of Catholicism reveal a multiplicity of forms and rites, and an intense theoretical and practical engagement in political and economic life. Catholicism today is perceived as more than a religious denomination. It also functions as a source of political capital and cultural heritage. In this respect it is a highly polarised phenomenon containing liberal and inclusive varieties on the one hand, and exclusivist, nationalist-leaning forms on the other, where the nation and its religion are perceived as an organic whole. Those two tendencies are locked in a state of unpredictable cultural war, with a spectrum of possible ideas and configurations situated between the two extremes.
Our one-day workshop devoted to anthropological reflection on modern Catholicism will broaden discussion on the transformations of Catholicism, its cultural and social roles, and the analytical instruments and concepts that we can bring to bear on the phenomenon to make it easier to grasp. Starting with the concept of religious imaginaries proposed by Thomas Csordas, we will describe the way the religious sphere gets formed and filled with the content of daily life. The workshop is an invitation to reflect on the things that become part of religion, and on the ways in which this process takes place. In doing so we wish to encourage explorations of the connections between embodied religiosity and its political and cultural dimensions.
We are interested in insights based on field research into modern European Catholicism, particularly in the following areas:
– sensory interactions with sacred;
– embodiment and materiality in religion;
– the political role of religion, particularly in modern national ideologies;
– historization and heritigization of religion;
– generation and reproduction of religious imageries;
– religious pilgrimages;
– strengths and weaknesses of modern theories of religion, including the cognitive, phenomenological and ontological approaches.
We invite proposals related to the subject of the workshop as well as broader explorations exploring the processes of politicization, heritigization and sensualization in Contemporary Catholicism
We will provide further details at a later date.
Attendance is free, however the organizers are unable to reimburse speakers for participation. We plan to publish selected papers in English in an ERIH-listed journal.
Dr. Kamila Baraniecka-Olszewska, Institute of Archaeology and Ethnology, Polish Academy of Sciences,
Dr. Magdalena Lubanska, Institute of Ethnology and Cultural Anthropology at University of Warsaw