Devotion and Memory

16.11.2017 to 17.11.2017

Conference of Contemporary Church History / Kirchliche Zeitgeschichte
University of Teacher Education Lucerne, November 16-17, 2017


November 16th, University of Teacher Education Lucerne, “Zeughaus”, room ZH110

14.00 Opening of the Conference, welcome and introduction

Conceptual introduction
14.15-14.40 Franziska Metzger (Luzern): Devotion and Memory – Discourses and Practices

I. The dimension of memory in religious rites and (discursive) practices
14.40-15.20 Elke Pahud de Mortanges (Fribourg/Freiburg i.Br.): Gender, Religious Rites and Memory
15.20-16.00 Angela Berlis (Bern): Mediale Trauer um einen streitbaren religiösen Aktivisten: Hyacinthe Loyson (1827–1912)

II. Uses of memory in religious-­national rites (part I)
16.15-16.55 Markus Ries (Luzern): Schlachtjahrzeit. Wie die moderne Nation den religiösen Glauben verändert
16.55-17.35 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 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 Meeting of the KZG board

November 17th, University of Teacher Education, “Zeughaus”, room ZH110

II. Uses of memory in religious-­‐national rites (part II)
09.00-09.40 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 Anna Krolikowska (Szczecin): Fortunes of a community between the past and the future in the context of religious narratives. The Polish case

10.40-11.20 Robert Ericksen (Tacoma, WA): Devotion, Protestant Voters, and Religious Prejudice: 1930s Germany and Today’s America
11.20-12.00 Andrea Strübind (Oldenburg): The sacred in the secular – national holidays in the Federal Republic of Germany and the role of the churches since 1945

III. The sacralisation of places and spaces through memory
13.20-14.00 Tobias Weger (Oldenburg): Cluj‐Napoca/Klausenburg – confessional memories in a multicultural town
14.00-14.40 Kimmo Katajala (Joensuu): The Old Cathedral of Vyborg as a Site of Memory
14.40-15.20 Anders Jarlert (Lund): Desacralisation and new “sacralisation” of religious buildings
15.30-16.15 Closure of the Conference

Event organizer: 
Prof. Dr. Franziska Metzger (member of the editorial board) and Prof. Dr. Andrea Strübind (chief editor)
University of Teacher Education Lucerne
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0.00 CHF