Lviv – Aspects of the History of Religion, Sociology, and Art History

During September-December 2008, within the framework of the Center’s continuing cooperation with the Catholic University of Lviv, (UCU) the Center was hosting and co-teaching a new course "Lviv – Aspects of the History of Religion, Sociology, and Art History". Bohdan Shumylovych, permanent staff member at the Center and internationally trained in Cultural Studies and Art History, had developed this course for the UCU program Urbi et Orbi, which prepared highly qualified guides to Lviv’s sacral monuments and architecture by combining rigorous theoretical knowledge and practical training.

The course covered the following topics:

  • The City as a Research Object: History
  • Historic Styles and the City: General Overview
  • The City, Art and Representation
  • Urbanization Processes. Historical Aspects of the Urbanization of Lviv
  • The Structure of the City: The Sociology of Space
  • The City as a Sacral Text: Defining Sacral Space
  • Sacral Diversity and the City
  • Planning the Modern City: New Sacral Architecture
  • Post-Soviet Lviv
  • Constructing a City Image: The Tourist’s Gaze