SEN News Bites: 15-26 October 2014

    The Guardian (15/10/2014) features an opinion piece on the recent ‘football war’ between Serbia and Albania and the implications it might have for longer-term peace in the Balkans. I24News (20/10/2014) reports the results of a new survey, according to which five of the seven Middle Eastern countries surveyed identified religious and ethnic hatred … [Read more...]

Nationalism and Ethnicity: Upcoming Conferences and Events

Upcoming Conference/Workshop: Imagined Communities and Frontier Politics in China’s Long Twentieth Century Date: Tuesday, October 21-October 22 Location: Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore Keynote Speaker: Benedict Anderson Click here for more information.   Call for Papers: Nationalism and Internationalism in Labour History Date: 25 April 2015 Keynote speaker: Dr Emmet O’Connor (University of Ulster) Deadline for … [Read more...]

SEN News Bites: 7-14 October 2014

      Your Middle East (09/10/2014) features an opinion piece reflecting on the challenges facing United Arab Emirates citizens in their efforts to preserve and stay true to their national identity. Daily Sabah (10/10/2014) reports on the nationalist overtones of the recent contestations in the Turkish Parliament following Parliament’s approval of the decision to … [Read more...]

SEN News Bites: 30 September – 6 October 2014 (02/10/2014) reports on the launch of a Race for Opportunity national campaign designed to address the persistent underrepresentation of ethnic minorities in leading business positions in the UK. ABC News (03/10/2014) reports on a marked increase in plastic surgery procedures among ethnic minorities in the US and reflects on how these cosmetic operations … [Read more...]

Article Spotlights

Article Spotlights

Today’s Article Spotlights consider the role of regional identities and centre-periphery relations in relation to contemporary nationalism, as well as the conceptual challenges facing scholars of nationalism as its meanings are necessarily being redefined. These Spotlights will introduce further writing from SEN Online that will take stock of the recent Scottish independence referendum result and its implications.  Anthony Smith’s essay … [Read more...]

SEN News Bites: 23-29 September 2014

  Inside Higher Education (24/09/2014) reports the results of a study published in Cultural Diversity & Ethnic Minority Psychology journal suggesting that black women are more likely than white women to show an interest in studying the so called STEM disciplines when they enter college. The New York Times (25/09/2014) features a piece exploring the … [Read more...]

SEN News Bites: 15-22 September 2014

      Mizzima (15/09/2014) reports on the widespread concerns expressed by the leaders of Myanmar over the late release of census data on ethnicity and the implications this significant delay might have for broader issues of political representation. Business Insider (15/09/2014) reports on the upsurge of ethnic divisions and the potential for societal transformation … [Read more...]

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