Monthly seminar: Religious and Cultural Situation in Post Soviet Georgia.
Eka Tchkoidze’s lecture concentrates on the religious and cultural situation in post Soviet Georgia. In modern Georgia, religion and religious practice became a very effective tool for establishment of new ethnic identities after the fall of the Soviet Union (1991). Thus, since the 1990s and especially in the 2000s, the Georgian Orthodox Church became a very influential and rich institution even from political point of view.
Relics, Identity, and Memory in Medieval Europe
M. Räsänen, G. Hartmann, E. J. Richards (eds.) Relics, Identity, and Memory in Medieval Europe explores the vital role of relics in the Middle Ages in creating community, identity, and memory. This volume contributes to current discussions of the place of relics in devotional life, politics, and identity-formation, by illustrating both the power which relics […]