Monday, February 2, 2015 - 12:00pm to 2:00pm
Mershon Center for International Security Studies
Lecture Series & Graduate Student Workshop on Vernacular Religion
Co-Sponsored by the Center for Folklore Studies, the Mershon Center for International Security Studies, the English Department, and the Center for the Study of Religion
This workshop aims to introduce the changes and transformations of vernacular religiosity of Central- and Eastern Europe in the past half-century. The first part of the lecture will focus on the religious circumstances of the Socialist era, the survival strategies of vernacular religiosity, the role of religious music as a countercultural practice. The second thematic part analyzes the transformations after 1989, the influx of transnational religious movements in the region such as the Pentecostal awakening among Romani groups and the “Neopagan-Christian war”. The aspects of religious transformations will be demonstrated through Hungarian case studies.
Students should register for the graduate workshop through the English Department. Image of The Chapel of the Seven Blessed Women, the sacral center of a neopagan-neonationalist festival in Hungary, courtesy of István Povedák.
To register for the graduate workshop, please sign up on Buckeye Link for 1 credit hour of English 8193 with Professor Dorry Noyes, course number 27469.
• Complete assigned readings
• Attend January 29, 2015 Lecture
• Attend February 2, 2015 Graduate Student Workshop
• 3pg Reflection Paper
- Leonard Norman Primiano: "Vernacular Religion and the Search for Method in Religious Folklife." Western Folklore, Vol. 54, No. 1, Reflexivity and the Study of Belief (Jan., 1995), pp. 37-56.
- Paul Froese: Hungary for Religion: A Supply-Side Interpretation of the Hungarian Religious Revival. Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion. Volume 40, Issue 2, pages 251–268, June 2001
- Miklós Tomka: Religious Identity and the Gospel of Reconciliation.
- The Kádár regime. In Encyclopaedia Brittannica.
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