Thank you to all who attended the 9th annual Working Group conference!
Florian Mülhfried, keynote speaker
All participants of the 2022 conference!
Call for Papers
Submit a Manuscript to the Journal Religion, State & Society for a Special Issue on Studying Eastern Orthodoxy in the context of war in Ukraine: approaches, models, and concepts. Deadline: 15 January 2024
Domesticating, Rewilding, Sacralizing: Modes of Engaging NAture in Everyday Life
Click the button below to view details for the workshop: Domesticating, Rewilding, Sacralizing: Modes of Engaging Nature in Everyday Life.
PENtactors project Post-Doc Position
Click the button below to view the details for a 30-month length Post-doc position in the Research Project: PENTACTORS (Pentecostalism-Activism-Others) at the Polish National Science Centre under the Sonata-17 Program.
TPNRD Ukraine Policy Brief
Click the button below to view the details for the Ukrainian Religious Actors and Organizations After Russia's Invasion: The Struggle for Peace.
Teach-In on Russia's War on Ukraine
Click the button below to view the details for all seven Teach-In events. All Penn State community members are welcome to attend; please see the attached schedule to access the Zoom link for all sessions.
Call for Abstracts:
Liberated Histories &
Click the button below to view the full Call for Abstracts from the Center for Urban Studies in Kyiv, the National Art Museum of Ukraine, and the Art and Architectural History Department at the College of Charleston.
Religion in (Post) Socialist Societies
4 September, 2023
Click the button below to view the details for more information on a series regarding Religion in (Post) Socialist Societies.
Recovering Truth Podcast: Russia and the Religious Right
Check it out! Working Group member Justin Lassin discusses Russia and the Religious Right.
Basees Podcasts: Religious Minorities in Ukraine and Poland
29 July, 2022
Check it out! Working Group members Catherine Wanner and Julia Buyskykh discuss religious minorities in Ukraine and Poland.
Religion in Praxis Conversation Series
11 May, 2022
Dr. Tornike Metreveli interviews Dr. Tetiana Kalenychenko to discuss the religious landscape in Ukraine.
Religion in Post-Communist Countries
12 December, 2021
Check out Catherine Wanner's interview with the International Center for Law and Religion Studies at
The Conversation Series: Christianity & Nationalism
30 November, 2021
Catherine Wanner Speaks with Tornike Metreveli as part of The Conversation Series podcast. Check it out!
The Russia Question, Episode 2
6 October, 2021
Alexander Agadjanian and Scott Kenworthy meet with Michael Ossorgin to discuss their new book, Understanding World Christianity: Russia. The interview is funded by The Orthodox Christian Studies Center of Fordham University
"Ти там, де твої думки": сім книжок про хасидизм
An Interview to Culture Radio
12 September, 2021
Alla Marchenko is interviewed by Culture Radio, regarding her new book The Hasidic Pilgrimage to Uman
Pro Prostu Wschod: An Interview with Alla Marchenko
10 September, 2021
Watch Alla Marchenko's interview on Po Prostu Wschod, regarding her new book The Hasidic Pilgrimage to Uman
Tsimmes Magazine Interviews Dr. Alla Marchenko
8 September, 2021
Check out Tsimmes' video interview with Alla Marchenko, regarding her new book The Hasidic Pilgrimage to Uman
New Books in Russian and Eurasian Studies
25 August 2021
Alex Agadjanian and Scott Kenworthy are interviewed by the New Books Network and invited to discuss their new book, Understanding World Christianity: Russia
Building a Patrimonial church: How the Orthodox Churches in Ukraine Use the Past
Check out our new historical video on the story of building a Ukrainian Orthodox church, created and developed by Yuliya Yurchuk, a Senior Lecturer of History at Umeå University, Sweden. She specializes in memory studies, history of religion, and the study of nationalism in East European countries. Check it on our Youtube channel!
Making Less Harm: Conflict Sensitivity and Religious Reconciliation
Check out our new methodological video on the link between Conflict Sensitivity and Religious Studies, created and developed by Tetiana Kalenychenko, sociologist of religion at European Centre of Strategic Analytics, Kyiv, Ukraine. Check it out on our Youtube channel!