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State of Crucifixion: Tourism, Holy Week Festivals, and the Sacred Politics of the Cold War

Eugenia Afinoguénova, Marquette University

October 29, 2020 · 4:30 pm6:00 pm · via Zoom – Registration Required

Center for Collaborative History

This event is part of the Modern Europe Workshop series.

The growing popularity of Holy Week processions and similar festivals all over Southern Europe suggests that comparative work is yet to be done on outdoor manifestations of popular religion and their role in the areas of “peripheral modernity” (Beatriz Sarlo’s coinage). Facilitating the interaction between locals and visitors and confirming the sense of belonging, these festivals now appear to be as important for branding localities as they are for “opening them for business” on domestic and international markets.

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After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing a unique link to join the meeting. If there is a pre-circulated paper, it will be distributed to those who registered approximately one-week prior to the workshop.

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