Nationalism Studies – From the State of the Art to Future Challenges

January 26, 2022

Nationalism Studies – From the State of the Art to Future Challenges

Zsuzsa Csergő, Queen’s University, Kingston, Canada

Siniša Malešević, University College, Dublin, Ireland

Umut Özkirimli, Barcelona Centre for International Affairs, Spain

 

16 February 2022 - 5pm (GMT) – Zoom

 

Over the last few years nationalism seems to have experienced a new revival, being flagged and voiced as a response to growing cultural and economic anxieties produced by globalization, immigration and, more recently, the COVID-19 pandemic. Yet, nationalism studies scholars are well aware that there is little new in this revival, being nationalism the dominant ideology of the modern world.

As a way to take stock of present scholarly understanding of nationalism and to reflect on what this scholarship can contribute to address the challenges that await societies in the future, three prominent scholars will present their views and engage in a conversation titled “Nationalism Studies – From the State of the Art to Future Challenges” (16 February 2022 – 5pm GMT).

Zsuzsa Csergő is Professor of Political Studies at Queen’s University, Kingston, Canada. Her work focuses on the study of nationalism in post-communist Central and Eastern Europe, with a particular attention to the relations between majority-minority groups. From 2013-2019, she was the President of the Association for the Study of Nationalities (ASN).

Siniša Malešević holds a Chair in Sociology at University College, Dublin, Ireland. His main research interests include the study of war and organised violence, ethnicity, nation-states, and nationalism. His works has been translated in thirteen languages. He is a member of the steering Committee of the Association for the Study of Ethnicity and Nationalism (ASEN).

Umut Özkirimli is a Senior Research Fellow at IBEI (Institut Barcelona d'Estudis Internacionals) and a professor at Blanquerna, Ramon Llull University. He is also a Senior Research Associate at CIDOB (Barcelona Centre for International Affairs). His research has focused on the theories and contemporary debates of nationalism. He has also contributed studies on the nationalism of Turkey and Greece. 

The three speakers will have 10 minutes each to present their views and then comment on the other two panellists’ presentations. Q&A to follow, moderated via chat.

The talk is the first of a series of events jointly organised by the Leiden University Nationalism Network, the Loughborough University Nationalism Network, Nationalism Studies at Edinburgh University and the Nationalism Studies Program at the Central European University.

The event will be audio-video recorded and posted on YouTube. Consenting to attend will imply consent for the recording to take place and being posted.

Please register/access the talk at the link here.

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