Analyse one history painting of your choice.
What are (national) celebrations for?
What are the functions of national holidays?
What use is the analysis of national celebrations for historians?
Do you perceive any peculiarities in Polish, Ukrainian, Russian celebrations?
Etzioni, Amitai, ‘Towards a Theory of Public Ritual’, Sociological Theory, 18 (2000), pp. 44-59.
Dabrowski, Patrice M., Commemorations and the Shaping of Modern Poland (Bloomington/Indianapolis, 2004), pp. 159-210.
Wortman, Richard, Scenarios of Power. Myth and Ceremony in Russian Monarchy, vol. 2 (Princeton, 2000), pp. 439-480 [= Chapter 13: ‘The Tercentenary Celebrations of 1913’].
Sandler, Commemorating Pushkin, pp. 85-135.