The ideology of Slavic unity and reciprocity has been a crucial pattern of European thought and culture since the beginning of the 19th century, and it is still relevant today.
In his presentation, Tomáš Glanc will discuss the development, the teleology, and the typologies of this heterogeneous discourse. The talk will outline performative practices of “Slaventum” rich in contradictions, geopolitical phantasms and geopoetic fictions. Glanc will use examples from different disciplines such as literature, art, linguistics, but also referring to political essays, institutional history, and the history of gymnastics.
Tomáš Glanc is Professor at Charles University Prague and Research Associate at the Slavic Seminar, University of Zurich.
Katherine Younger, Historian of modern Eastern Europe and Director of the Ukraine in European Dialogue Program at the IWM, will provide the comment.
IWM Permanent Fellow Ludger Hagedorn will serve as the moderator.