Balkan and Baltic States United in Europe - History, Religion, and Culture IV

Balkan and Baltic States United in Europe - History, Religion, and Culture IV

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Balkan and Baltic States in United Europe – History, Religion, and Culture IV
Religiosity and Spirituality in the Baltic and Balkan Cultural Space: History and Nowadays

Our fourth conference marks the thirteen year of our meetings and discussions on the Balkans and the Baltic region in the United Europe. What has changed in the Balkan-Baltic region? This theme continues to be an actual topic in the European Research Area. The dynamics of geopolitical processes in Europe and the world (Brexit, USA-EU-Russia-Chine relations, religious and church conflictsetc.) gives a new dimension to this topic. On the other hand, what happens with the ‚cultural intimacy“ (M. Hertzfeld) of the individuals and communities in the region? So why to our traditional questions: how is history interpreted and re-written? What is the situation with ethnic and religious communities? What are the new problems and topics in the Baltic and Balkan, European and World Research Area? We added new topics: what are the changes and conflicts in the religious landscapes in both regions? What are the new dimensions in spirituality? What is new in the Balkan-Baltic axiology? How church(es) and state communicate in the Balkan-Baltic (and large) region? 

Due to unpredictable situation with Covid-19  the conference will take place remotely using the Zoom platform. 

Organizers: Institute of Philosophy and Sociology University of Latvia
Institute of Ethnology and Folklore Studies with Ethnographic Museum Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, International Society for Balkan and Baltic Studies.
For more information please visit the conference  webpage: http://www.folklore.ee/rl/fo/bbs/2020/