Live Recording from Workshop of WG1
LIVE RECORDING FROM THE WORKSHOP OF WORKING GROUP 1
Culture under Surveillance. Cultures of Surveillance.
Friday, 23 October 2020
During this one-day event, the members of Working Group 1 presented draft papers for a
forthcoming journal special issue with the theme of ‘Culture under Surveillance, Cultures of
Surveillance.’ The papers addressed the complex relationship between the practice of
communist-era surveillance of culture and religion and the emergence of cultures
profoundly impacted by state surveillance. Exploring a range of national contexts (Albania,
Estonia, Lithuania, Romania, Czech Republic, East Germany and Spain) and conceptual
themes, the workshop provided the basis for historical comparative reflection across (and
beyond) the region.