Ukraine – Religion and Culture in Times of War
This seminar seeks to discuss the religious, historical, and cultural underpinnings of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. Three experts from different cultural and professional backgrounds will explore the religious, historical, and cultural underpinnings of this war. Dr. Tornike Metreveli will situate an ongoing war within the broader political context to illustrate when, how and why Russian geopolitical projects meet local resistance in Ukraine. Professor Eleonora Narvselius will outline key Ukrainian stories of victimhood, heroism and endurance conveyed to the 21st century. Professor Barbara Törnquist-Plewa will show how the main Christian Churches in Ukraine commemorate and interpret recent history: the Ukrainian Euromaidan revolution, the war in Donbas, and the Russian aggression.
- Tornike Metreveli, PhD in Sociology of Religion, Centre for Theology and Religious Studies, Lund University
- Eleonora Narvselius, Associate Professor of Ethnology, Department of Arts and Cultural Sciences, Lund University
- Barbara Törnquist-Plewa, Professor of Eastern and Central European Studies, Centre for Languages and Literature, Lund University
- Alexander Maurits (Moderator), Associate Professor of Church History, Centre for Theology and Religious Studies, Lund University