Perspectives communistes sur l’athéisme au XXe siècle

Colloque Communist Perspectives on Atheism in the 20th Century, 13-14 novembre 2023, Centre de colloques – Campus Condorcet.

Monday 13th November 2023

9h Registration, coffee (Faculty Club in Maison des Chercheurs – Campus Condorcet, 3 Cour des Humanités, ground floor)

9h30 Introduction by Eva Guigo-Patzelt (CéSor, EHESS/CNSR, Paris)

 

10h-11h45 Panel 1: Struggles in the interwar era

Chair: Pierre Antoine Fabre (CéSor, EHESS/CNRS, Paris)

Laura Pettinaroli (École française de Rome):

The International of proletarian freethinkers and the communist movement: uncompleted attractions (1925-1936)

 

Kostas Paloukis (International University of Greece, Thessaloniki):

Greek Communists against Religion and Church during the interwar period

 

David Nash (Oxford Brookes University):

The Blasphemy of Communist Godlessness – responses to Communist Atheism in Britain 1936-1938

 

12h-13h30 Lunch break

 

13h30-15h15 Panel 2: Enforcing atheism in Eastern Europe

Chair: Lois Lee (University of Kent)

Artan R. Hoxha (Academy of Albanian Studies, Tirana):

The Red and the Black: Atheism, Religion, and Modernity in Communist Albania

 

Johannes Gleixner (Collegium Carolinum, Munich):

Empirical origins of Soviet atheism: Engaging believers, managing expectations

 

Kristina Kovalskaya (École Pratique des Hautes Études, Paris):

Soviet Research on Religion and Unbelief after Stalin: Modernise and Moralise with Atheism

 

15h15-15h45 Coffee break



15h45-17h30 Panel 3: Eastern European ambivalences in the late 1970s and 1980s

Chair: Todd Weir (University of Groningen)

Irina Morozova (University of Regensburg):

The duality of anti-religious social campaigns in Soviet Central Asia in the 1980s

 

Jan Tesař (Josef Gocar School Prague):

The Foundation, existence and demise of Czechoslovakian Museum of Religion

 

Petar Dragišić (Institute for Recent History of Serbia, Belgrade):

Serbia in the Eighties. Between Religiosity and Atheism

 

 

17h30-18h30 Keynote by Victoria Smolkin (Wesleyan University):

In the Shadow of Godlessness: Soviet Atheists and the Fate of Secularism in Europe

 

Conference dinner for speakers

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Tuesday 14th November 2023

9h30 Coffee

10h-11h45 Panel 4: Re-interpretations in varying cultural and religious contexts

Chair: Victoria Smolkin (Wesleyan University)

Lucky Igohosa Ugbudian (Alex Ekwueme Federal University Ndufu-Alike, Ebonyi):

Communist Perspectives on Atheism in the 20th Century Nigeria

 

 

Raghavan Nair Santhosh (Indian Institute of Technology Madras/University of Sussex) and Dayal Paleri (Indian Institute of Technology Madras):

“Godless” Communists in “God’s Own Country”? The Communist Party and Its Strategic Ambiguity towards Belief and Non-Belief in Kerala, South India

 

Sayed Hassan Akhlaq (George Washington University, Washington/Coppin State University, Baltimore):

“Muslim Communists”: Afghan Atheism in the 20th Century

 

12h-13h30 Lunch break

 

13h30-15h15 Panel 5: Atheism and Catholicism between condemnation and dialogue

Chair: Eva Guigo-Patzelt (CéSor, EHESS/CNRS, Paris)

Marie Lucas (Paris 3 Sorbonne Nouvelle) and Mikhail Velizhev (Université Grenoble Alpes):

“Is Marxism necessarily atheistic?” Gustav Wetter, the Holy See and the Condemnation of Communism

 

Gašper Mithans (Science and Research Centre Koper):

Atheization and individualization of non/religious worldviews: the Catholics in Socialist Yugoslavia

 

Heléna Tóth (Otto Friedrich University, Bamberg):

Combatting Indifference Together: The Shifting Premises of the Christian-Marxist Dialogue in the 1980s

 

15h30-16h15 Conclusions by Todd Weir (University of Groningen)

 

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Academic committee

Pierre Antoine Fabre, Directeur d’études at EHESS, Deputy Director of CéSor

Eva Guigo-Patzelt, Associate member of CéSor

Dr. Jonathan Lanman, Queen’s University Belfast, Project Lead Explaining Atheism

Lois Lee, Senior Lecturer at University of Kent

 

Contact: eva.patzelt@sciencespo.fr

 

The conference will take place in English.



Citer ce billet
A.-L. Zwilling (2023, 9 octobre). Perspectives communistes sur l’athéisme au XXe siècle. sociorel. Consulté le 27 février 2024, à l’adresse https://doi.org/10.58079/ufln

Auteur/autrice : A.-L. Zwilling

Ingénieure de recherche CNRS hors classe HdR, membre de l'unité mixte de recherche "Droit, religion, entreprise et société" (UMR 7354, CNRS/Université de Strasbourg). Directrice, notamment, du projet international EUREL, informations sur l'état juridique et sociologique des religions en Europe (http://www.eurel.info).

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