Is “Imperial Nationalism” an Oxymoron?

Date(s) - 26/03/2018
17:30 - 18:30

Hong Kong Theatre, Clement House, LSE

On Monday 26 March, ASEN and LSE Department of Government will hold the Anthony D. Smith Memorial Lecture. This year Professor Pal Kolsto will ask  Is “Imperial Nationalism” and Oxymoron?

This lecture will discuss the concept of imperial nationalism. It will also examine how Russian nationalists, past and present, have related to Russia given that it has historically been an empire.

Pal Kolsto, professor of Russian and post-Soviet studies at the University of Oslo, specializing in nationalism, nation-building, ethnic relations, and unrecognized states in the former Soviet Union. He is the author or editor of ten books on these topics, most recently  Russia Before and After Crimea, Edinburgh University Press 2018, and   The new Russian nationalism: imperialism, ethnicity and authoritarianism, 2000-2015,  Edinburgh University Press, 2016 (both edited with Helge Blakkisrud).

The event is free and unticketed.