Sen News Bites 14 – 20 May

Sen News Bites 14 - 20 May

  The Diplomat (20/05/2015)  Features the worsten of the situation related to the LGBT community in Kyrgykizstan   Middle East Eye (19/05/2015) Reports on the colourful election campaign of the HDP in Turkey and its links with the PKK.   Radio Free Europe (20/03/2015) Depicts the unraistrained wave of nationalism in the Putin’s era and the propaganda to … [Read more…]

Nationalism and Ethnicity: Upcoming Conferences and Events

Upcoming Conference: “Minorities in Armies: Ethnicity, Race, Alienage” June 30, 2015, 10.00-17.30 University of Warwich, The Institute of Advanced Study (Seminar Room) Against the backdrop of a perceived national uniformity in the armed forces, in the Modern and Contemporary Age the military has been characterized by a sizeable presence of ethnic and racial minorities, as … [Read more…]

Sen News Bites 6 – 13 May

Sen News Bites 6 - 13 May

The Guardian (09/05/2015)  looks at the Victory Day parade in Moscow, which as a commemoration of the defeat of Nazi Germany is an important symbol of Russian national identity, and Putin’s use of it as a platform to attack the United States for its attempt to create a unipolar world.   Nottingham Blog (09/05/2015) examines the Internet’s … [Read more…]

Sen News Bites 29 – 6 May

Sen News Bites 29 - 6 May

The Guardian (02/05/2015) presents an acute analysis of the precarious balance of power between parties in Westminster.   Todayszaman (30/04/2015) reports on racist, nationalistic, and discriminatory tendencies among football supporters, with a focus on the Balkans, but seen as a pattern by no means unique to this context.   East Asia Forum (30/04/2015)reports on how multiculturalism in … [Read more…]

Call for Dissertation Abstracts

The official blog for the journal Studies in Ethnicity and Nationalism (SEN), a publication of the Association for the Study of Ethnicity and Nationalism (ASEN), SEN seeks to regularly feature recently defended Ph.D. dissertations in the fields of ethnicity, race, identity, nationalism, and the interactions between these. We welcome the submission of abstracts (approximately 500 … [Read more…]

New April 2015 Special Issue of SEN on “Nationalism and Belonging”

  Studies in Ethnicity and Nationalism (SEN) has just published a new Special Issue on “Nationalism and Belonging,”  which comes out of the 2014 Association for the Study of Ethnicity and Nationalism (ASEN) Conference on the same theme. The special issue includes includes a selection of articles which were presented at the 2014 ASEN Conference, including the following: … [Read more…]

Article Spotlights – March/April round-up

This edition of Article Spotlights, reflecting on news bites from March/April, brings articles from the SEN Archives focusing on globalisation, immigration and assimilation, and Turkish nationalism, and a piece dealing with the Armenian genocide, the anniversary of which was recently remembered. Hans-Lukas Kieser’s article examines that genocide from the perspective of modern global history. Hans-Lukas Kieser, The Destruction of … [Read more…]

Sen News Bites 21 – 28 April

Global Research (24/04/2015) reports on the implications of the statement made by Pope Francis on Nazi and Stalinist mass killings as the second and third genocides of the 20th century – having already stirred controversy with Turkey by naming the Armenian genocide as the century’s first – and its allusion to the recognition of the Holodomor … [Read more…]

Upcoming Events and Call for Papers

A view from the border: Everyday lives in Burma’s conflict zones in times of transition LSE Arts public exhibition Dates: Monday 13 April – Friday 8 May 2015 Time: 10am-8pm, Mon-Fri Venue: Atrium Gallery, Old Building The photo exhibition portrays the everyday lives of people in Burma’s conflict-ridden Kachin State. Its particular focus rests on … [Read more…]

Sen News Bites 13 – 20 April

Sen News Bites 13 - 20 April

Carnegie Endowement for International Peace (15/04/2015)   reports on the situation in the Egyptian parliament today, in comparison with the immediate aftermath of the 2011 uprising, emphasizing the difficulties of the house in executing its constitutionally mandated role due to a lack of pluralism. European Council on Foreign Relations (20/04/2015) analyses a shift in Chinese foreign … [Read more…]