Friday, 16.03.18 - University of Nicosia, Cine Studio, Makedonitissis 46, Nicosia

Conference: When the Cemetery Becomes Political – Dealing with the Religious Heritage in Cyprus 
and its Neighbouring Countries

The Friedrich-Ebert-Foundation, the Institute for Interdisciplinary Cypriot Studies from the Universität Münster, and the Department for Politics and Governance from the University of Nicosia invite you to the conference “When the Cemetery Becomes Political” exploring the ways religious heritage is treated in ethnic conflicts.

The conference focusses on the way the religious heritage of “the others” is dealt with in multi-ethnic/religious countries, such as Cyprus, Lebanon and Greece. It will present a closer look at the reasons, why one group destroyed or desecrated the cemeteries and places of worship of the other group(s) during interreligious or interethnic conflicts and it will critically analyse the intentions behind such measures. The conference will give further insights into the complex and complicated interaction between religion and politics.

The panels’ topics will be

  • The religious heritage in Cyprus: Legal framework and previous examinations
  • Dealing with the religious heritage in the neighbouring countries
  • Current developments in the northern part of Cyprus

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  • Photo: Andreas Theophanous, © FES-Cyprus
  • Photo: Hubert Faustmann, © FES-Cyprus
  • Photo: Sabine Rogge, © FES-Cyprus
  • Photo: Theodosios Tsivolas, © FES-Cyprus
  • Photo: Thorsten Kruse, © FES-Cyprus
  • Photo: From left to right. Thorsten Kruse, Marina Vasilara, Kemal Baykalli, Hubert Faustmann, © FES-Cyprus
  • Photo: From left to right. Thorsten Kruse, Marina Vasilara, Kemal Baykalli, Hubert Faustmann, Theodosios Tsivolas, © FES-Cyprus
  • Photo: From left to right. Hubert Faustmann, Theodosios Tsivolas, © FES-Cyprus
  • Photo: Leon Saltiel, © FES-Cyprus
  • Photo: Leon Saltiel, © FES-Cyprus
  • Photo: Malek Sharif, © FES-Cyprus
  • Photo: From left to right. Petros Savvides, Theodosios Tsivolas, Thanos Koulos, Leon Saltiel, Hubert Faustmann, Sabine Rogge, Malek Sharif, Theopisti Stylianou-Lambert, Thorsten Kruse, Marina Vasilara, Mete Hatay, Kemal Baykalli, © FES-Cyprus
  • Photo: Mete Hatay, © FES-Cyprus
  • Photo: Petros Savvides, © FES-Cyprus
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Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung 
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CY 1060 Nicosia
Cyprus

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