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A Sacred Space is Never Empty: A History of Soviet Atheism

Victoria Smolkin, Wesleyen University
A Sacred Space is Never Empty:  A History of Soviet Atheism

co-sponsored by the Humanist Club

A scholar of Communism, the Cold War, as well as atheism and religion in Russia and the former Soviet Union, history professor Victoria Smolkin's expertise also covers religious politics and secularism, the Soviet space program, and East European and Eurasian studies.  Smolkin recently published her first book A Sacred Space Is Never Empty: A History of Soviet Atheism (May 2018, Princeton University Press). The book presents the first history of Soviet atheism from the 1917 revolution to the dissolution of the Soviet Union in 1991. It explores the meaning of atheism for religious life, for Communist ideology, and for Soviet politics.

Thursday, September 26 at 1:15pm to 2:35pm

Upham Hall, 209
100 Bishop Circle, Oxford, OH 45056

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