Sen News Bites: 24 February – 2 March 2015

    The Sun Herald (02/03/2015) examines Xi’s warning against ‘Western values’ in the context of the struggle to affect public attitudes, the threat of Chinese cultural supremacy in Hong Kong, and mainland China’s role on the world stage.   Aljazeera (02/03/2015)  looks at the possible future evolution of the Israel-Palestine conflict and its implications for … [Read more…]

Article Spotlights

Article Spotlights

 This round of Article Spotlights focuses on Greece, in light of the recent elections that brought Syriza to power, and the new government’s attempts to renegotiate the country’s status with the rest of the EU, bringing you studies on nationalism in Greece from the SEN Archives. Dimitris Dalakoglou’s piece focuses on the tension within Greek … [Read more…]

Upcoming Conferences, Events and Call for Papers

Call for Papers: “Orientalism, Colonial Thinking and the Former Soviet Periphery: Exploring Bias and Stereotype Representations of Eastern and Central Europe, the Caucasus, and Central Asia” Vilnius University, August 27-29, 2015 The Ukrainian crisis has placed the entire post-communist world back at the very centre of global debates in the media, politics and academia. Concepts … [Read more…]

Sen News Bites: 17-23 February 2015

  The Guardian (18/02/2015) examines Italy’s dilemma about foreign football players and the connections between football and identity, claiming that the issue is rooted in the country’s self representation.   Daily News Egypt (23/02/2015) features a critical analysis of the ‘hyper-nationalistic reactions’ by the Egyptian regime to the brutal murders of Copts in Libya by … [Read more…]

SEN News Bites: 10-16 February 2015

      Counterpunch (16/02/2015) features an analysis of the non-violent components of the struggle which helped to win American independence from the British Crown – the campaign of civil disobedience which played an often under-emphasized role in both the freedom struggle and in the shaping of American identity. Al Jazeera (15/02/2015) reports on how … [Read more…]

Forthcoming Lecture

Please join the Association for the Study of Ethnicity and Nationalism on 4 March at 18:30 for the Obi Igwara Memorial Lecture. This year’s lecture will be given by Dr. Heike I. Schmidt (University of Reading). Her lecture is entitled ‘Nationalism in Africa: Aspiration, Self-Improvement and Belonging’. The lecture will be chaired by Dr. Michael … [Read more…]

Nationalism and Ethnicity: Upcoming Conferences, Events, Fellowships

Call for Papers and Panel Proposals Call for Papers and Panel Proposals: “Pluralism and Community: Social Science History Perspectives” 40th Annual Meeting of the Social Science History Association Baltimore, MD November 12-15, 2015 Submission Deadline: February 14, 2015 Ethnic strife in the Middle East, Africa, and Asia; anti-immigrant politics in Europe, the Americas, and Australia; … [Read more…]

Nationalism and Ethnicity: Upcoming Conferences and Events

Call for Papers and Panels: Rethinking Territoriality – Between Independence and Interdependence University of Edinburgh, 16-18 September 2015 This conference will bring together, for the first time, the three IPSA research committees to examine different aspects of territoriality evident in the world today. The conference, convened in Edinburgh one year after Scotland’s historic independence referendum, … [Read more…]

Understanding Nationalism in the Graveyard of Empire (III): Beneath the Eagle’s Wings

The last part of this series on the historiography of nationalism in Ukraine, ‘Histories Divided and Entwined’, looked at the significance of regionally-differentiated understandings of Ukrainian history. Scholars have emphasised that particular regions in Ukraine have been pivotal for the development of other national ideas in addition to only the Ukrainian, the most significant contemporary … [Read more…]

New Book: Nationalism, Ethnicity and Boundaries

New Book: Nationalism, Ethnicity and Boundaries

Nationalism, Ethnicity and Boundaries: Conceptualising and understanding identity through boundary approaches Edited by Jennifer Jackson and Lina Molokotos-Liederman – Routledge – 2014 – 252 pages Series: Routledge Studies in Nationalism and Ethnicity   (Based on the 2012 ASEN Conference) Nationalism and ethnicity have become, across time and space, a force in the construction of boundaries. This … [Read more…]