The conference is organized by the research group of religious studies of the Centre of Excellence in Cultural Theory (Estonia).

This research project examines the genesis of the contemporary religious situation in Estonia. Estonia is an extremely secularized European country, characterized by the diminishing institutionalization of religion (de-institutionalization) and the decline of the Christian practices and beliefs (de-Christianization). The methods of social history, cultural anthropology, and modern textual analysis are combined with social sciences methods (mostly qualitative). This innovative project analyzes the different manifestations of religiosity. The research project will expand the understanding of the place of religion in the European social and cultural processes from the modern period to the present by using Estonia as a radical example.

The conference is organized in cooperation with Nordic Network „Norms and Narratives in the Nordic Countries“ (NoNa).