Special Issue Call for Papers

Call for Papers for a SEN Journal  Special Issue on ‘Science, Technology and the Nation‘. Please click here for details. Paper submission date: 31st October 2014. All inquiries can be addressed to Filippo Menga at filippomenga@gmail.com.

Scotland Votes, Secessionists Watch

Scotland Votes, Secessionists Watch

While the UK is engulfed in politics within the confines of the isle, the wider nationalist community are searching for a precedent for their own secessionist struggles. Catalan and Basque organisations have been campaigning with the Scots—as have the Flemish, Sardinians and Venetians. Catalonians have shown a particular interest in the Scottish referendum—now more strongly than ever … [Read more...]

At home and abroad, the identity of Somalis and the role of religion in its formation

At home and abroad, the identity of Somalis and the role of religion in its formation

    It is impossible to talk about Somali identity without considering the Somali diaspora of recent years. According to the Global Initiative on Somali Refugees, there are approximately one million Somalis living abroad. This figure assumes a particular relevance to the study of Somali  identity in that it cannot only  be defined in terms … [Read more...]

SEN News Bites: 8-14 September 2014

Here’s another roundup of nationalism and ethnicity-related news! Christian Post Reporter (08/09/2014) reports on the concerns expressed by a watchdog body in India that an umbrella Hindu nationalist group is looking to cleanse the minority Christian population in India. Daily Sabah (08/09/2014) features a piece on Muslim nationalism in Turkey and on how it influences … [Read more...]

Nationalism and Ethnicity: Upcoming Conferences and Events

Call for Papers Identity, Ethnicity and Nationhood before Modernity: Old Debates and New Perspectives Date: 24–26 April, 2015 Location: The Oxford Centre for Research in the Humanities, UK The organizing committee of the conference ‘Identity, Ethnicity and Nationhood before Modernity: Old Debates and New Perspectives’ invites paper proposals from prospective speakers. In spite of the … [Read more...]

Article Spotlights

Read on for Article Spotlights from the SEN Archives focusing on recent SEN News Bites. Here we focus on diaspora nationalism and processes of ‘othering’ in response to immigration. Giorgio Shani’s article deals with diaspora Sikh nationalism, and the degree to which the concept of a territorial Sikh homeland is a diasporic ‘invention’. Giorgio Shani, The Territorialization … [Read more...]

SEN News Bites: 1-7 September 2014

  BBC News (03/09/2014) reports on the active encouragement of ‘ethnic unity’ in Xinjiang through the deliberate promotion and incentivisation of mixed marriages. University of Oregon web community page (03/09/2014) features a report on a new art exhibition to be opened at the university museum and dedicated to exploring the interaction between genetics, race, ethnic … [Read more...]

SEN News Bites: 25-31 August 2014

The Diplomat (26/08/2014) features a piece on the implications that the Dokdo Islands territorial dispute between Japan and South Korea might have for Korean self-understanding and national identity.   Eurasia Review (28/08/2014) features a piece reflecting on the roots and contradictions of the spiral of suspicions and insecurities in Japan, South Korea and China.   … [Read more...]

SEN News Bites: 18-24 August 2014

Read the latest round of News Bites for this week and keep an eye for weekly updates! EurActiv (18/08/2014) reports on the discussion of ethnoreligious issues in the electoral debate in Romania and on the participation of an ethnic German in the current presidential race. Deutsche Welle (18/08/2014) reports on the marginalisation of ethnic minorities … [Read more...]

Nationalism and Ethnicity: Upcoming Conferences and Events

Upcoming Symposium: Everyday Nationhood  Date: 8th September 2014 (Monday) Location: Birbeck, University of London, Malet Street, London WC1E 7HX ASEN and the School of Political, Social and International Studies, University of East Anglia, and the Department of Politics, Birkbeck, University of London, are pleased to be organising Everyday Nationhood, a one-day symposium to examine the contribution of … [Read more...]