Nationalism and Ethnicity: Upcoming Conferences and Events

Upcoming Conference:

Gender and Nationalism: An International Conference

Date: 11 September 2014

Location: Middlesex University London

This two-day conference will provide a forum for international researchers to share, review and debate new empirical and theoretical developments in the field of gender and nationalism.

The conference will explore the gendered identities, meanings, relations, practices and structures associated with contemporary nationalist movements, and in their variable relationships to their male and female activists and supporters. The conference will address the following aims:

  • To showcase the latest empirical international research in the field of gender and nationalism
  • To apply and evaluate established and new theoretical and conceptual developments in the light of this empirical research
  • To provide a forum for social scientific debate, networking, collaboration and the formulation of new directions for research

Plenary Speakers: Nira Yuval-Davis; Floya Anthias; Kathleen Blee; Jon Mulholland, Nicola Montagna and Erin Sanders-McDonagh

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Upcoming Conference:

The Roots of Nationalism: National Identity Formation in Early Modern Europe, 1600-1815

Date: 22 and 23 January 2015

Location: Radboud University Nijmegen, Nijmegen, the Netherlands

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Call for Applications:

Visiting Research Scholar, Fung Global Fellows Program (Theme on “Ethnic Politics and Identities”), Princeton University

Princeton University announces a call for applications to the Fung Global Fellows Program at the Princeton Institute for International and Regional Studies (PIIRS). Each year the program selects six scholars from around the world to be in residence at Princeton for an academic year and to engage in research and discussion around a common theme. Fellowships are awarded to scholars employed outside the United States who are expected to return to their positions, and who have demonstrated outstanding scholarly achievement and exhibit unusual intellectual promise but who are still early in their careers.

During the academic year 2015/16, the theme for the Fung Global Fellows Program will be “Ethnic Politics and Identities.” Recent events around the world have highlighted the role of ethnic politics and identities in shaping domestic and international political arenas. The Fung Global Fellows Program seeks applications from scholars who explore the causes, narrative modalities, and consequences of the politicization of ethnic, racial, and national divides from a comparative perspective. Researchers working on any historical period of the modern age or region of the world and from any disciplinary background in the social sciences or humanities are encouraged to apply.

Applications are due on November 1, 2014 (deadline 11:59 p.m. EST). To be eligible, applicants must have received their Ph.D. (or equivalent) no earlier than September 1, 2005. Fellowships will be awarded on the strength of a candidate’s proposed research project, the relationship of the project to the program’s theme, the candidate’s scholarly record, and the candidate’s ability to contribute to the intellectual life of the program.

For more information on eligibility requirements and the application process itself, see the program’s website at

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