10:00 - 15:00
The Memory of the Revolution of 1917 and of the Great Terror in Contemporary Russia
10.00-11.30 – Texture of the New Russian Martyrdom
Marta Łukaszewicz (PhD, Institute of Russian Studies UW), The History of Twentieth-Century Persecutions of the Russian Orthodox Church Depicted in the Icon of the New Martyrs and Confessors of the Russian Orthodox Church
Dorota Pazio-Wlazłowska (Slavic Studies PAN), Commemorative and Identity-building Practices in Journalistic Discourse as Exemplified by the Image of the New Martyrs of Butovo
Tatiana Voronina, (PhD, independent scholar) Death of a Patriot: Narratives about the New Martyrdom in the Russian Orthodox Church and the Literature of Socialist Realism
11.30-11.45 – coffee break
11.45-12.45 – Memory of the Revolution of 1917 and of the Great Terror of 1937-38
Bartłomiej Gajos (PhD candidate at the IH PAN), The Memory of the October Revolution in Russia: Field of Potential or Real Conflict?
Elena V. Kucheryavaya (PhD, post-doc APS), Analysis of the Celebrations of the 100th Anniversary of the Revolution of 1917 and of the 80th Anniversary of the Great Terror in Russia: Shaping Historical Memory in the Face of Modern Geopolitical Transformations
12.45-13.00 – coffee break
13.00-14.00 – Political Uses of the Past
Ekaterina Klimenko (Candidate of Sciences in Cultural Studies, PhD candidate at the IFiS PAN), Political Uses of Tragedy: The New Martyrs and Legitimization of the Political Regime in Contemporary Russia
Zuzanna Bogumił (PhD, IFiS APS), From Oblivion to Oblivion: How Russia Forgets about the Great Terror
14.00-14.15 – coffee break
14.15-15.00 – Round-table discussion: Memory of the Revolution of 1917 and of the Great Terror in Contemporary Russia
Zuzanna Bogumił (PhD) is Assistant Professor at the Maria Grzegorzewska University in Warsaw. Her research to date has dealt with religious conflicts in Ukraine, Russian memory of twentieth-century Soviet repressions, as well as the symbolic meanings of historical exhibitions in Central and Eastern Europe. She is currently interested in the religious dimension of memory in Poland and Russia.
Bartłomiej Gajos is a PhD candidate at the Institute of History, Polish Academy of Sciences, and a research fellow at the Centre for Polish-Russian Dialogue and Understanding. His research interests include social history of the USRR and politics of memory in Central and Eastern Europe.
Ekaterina V. Klimenko Klimenko received her Candidate of Sciences degree in Cultural Studies from the Saint Petersburg State University of Culture and Arts in 2009. She is currently a PhD candidate at the Institute of Philosophy and Sociology of the Polish Academy of Sciences. Her research interests include ethnicity and nationalism; nation-building and national identity; symbolic politics and political use of memory.
Elena V. Kucheryavaya – is a post-doc researcher at the Maria Grzegorzewska University. Her research interests include international relations and international comparative research, democracy and civil society development, Polish-Russian cooperation, and media and public opinion studies.
Marta Łukaszewicz (PhD) is an Assistant Professor at the Institute of Russian Studies, University of Warsaw. Her research focuses on the relationship between the culture and history of the Russian Orthodox Church and Russian literature of the 19th-20th centuries. She is currently working on a book about Nikolai Leskov’s journalistic works on ecclesiastical issues.
Dorota Pazio-Wlazłowska (PhD) is an Assistant Professor at the Institute of Slavic Studies, Polish Academy of Sciences. Her research interests focus on linguistic and textual perception of the world, axiology and media-linguistics. Since 2013 she has been a member of the International Secretariat EUROJOS. Since 2016 she has also been a member of the Commission of Religious Language of the International Committee of Slavists.
Tatiana Y. Voronina, (PhD), historian, book review editor in the international bilingual (Russian/English) peer-reviewed journal of social sciences Laboratorium: Russian Review of Social Research. Her research interests focus on memory studies, oral history, social history of the late USSR, the Siege of Leningrad, socialist realism, Soviet literature, and religious studies.