Community and National Identity

Workshop on Community and National Identity co-organized by CFS and Center for Research of Intersubjectivity and Interpersonal Communication (European Humanities University, Vilnius, Lithuania).

The conference, which features presentations by a number of Belarusian scholars in exile, will take place on South Campus but will also be streamed online. 

Please note that it is no longer possible to register with physical attendance. However, you can still join the workshop online via this Zoom link.


09:00-09:15: Welcome and introduction (Tatiana Shchyttsova  and Dan Zahavi)
09:15-10:00: Dan Zahavi (CFS) – “The scope of the we: From a dyad to a national community”
10:00-10:45: Andrei Vazyanau (European Humanities University, Lithuania) – “Ethnography of where we belong: challenges of posing relevant questions in and about Belarus during mass repressions”
10:45-11:00: Coffee Break
11:00-11:45: Piotr Rudkouski (Belarusian Institute for Strategic Studies, Lithuania; Polish Academy of Science) – “National identity: a pragmatic approach”

Aliaksei Lastouski (Uppsala University, Sweden; European Humanities University, Lithuania) – “Nation without memory? Some reflections on connections of national identity and historical memory in Belarus”

12:30-13:30: Lunch break
13:30-14:15: Liliya Ilyushyna (Independent scholar) – “The problem of constituting the national community on the example of modern Belarusian literature for children and youth“

Ilya Sulzhytski (University of Greifswald, Germany) – “The Issues of Nation and National Identity in Belarusian pro-government Propaganda after 2020”

15:00-15:15: Coffee Break
15:15-16:00: Tatiana Shchyttsova (European Humanities University, Lithuania) – “’The Solidarity of the Shaken’: Revisiting Patočka’s ideas from the perspective of the Belarussian Uprising 2020”
16:00-16:30: Concluding discussion