Engaging the Margins: Ethnographic Practice and Marginal Religious Communities in Central and Eastern Europe

Event: Colloquium (in English)

Location: NEC conference hall

09 November 2018, 09:45 – 18:15

Participants: Iuliana CINDREA, Aleksandra DJURIC, Agnes HESZ, James KAPALÓ, Dumitru LISNIC, Vlad NAUMESCU, Mihai POPA, Kinga POVEDÁK, Lana PETERNEL, Anca SINCAN, Tatiana VAGRAMENKO

The papers in this workshop explore the complex relationships, entanglements and negotiations that shape ethnographic projects that engage marginal, minority and underground religious communities. Complex issues of access, representation, research ethics and participation become more acute when working with closed groups, with congregations that were once clandestine or with isolated communities. In such cases, the experience of being researched may echo an uncomfortable past of surveillance and persecution and much more may be at stake when new representations of a hidden past reach the public domain.

This event, hosted by New Europe College, is part of the Hidden Galleries Project, funded by the European Research Council (ERC) under the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation program No. 677355