The evolution of nationalisms

Will Kerr’s new book, Darwinian Social Evolution and Social Change: The Evolution of Nationalisms introduces the value of a Darwinian social evolutionary approach to understanding social change. We focus on how Will applies that approach to the study of nationalism.

With Will Kerr, Atsuko Ichijo, and Siniša Malešević

28th October from 1600UTC – live on YouTube and Facebook

Conference 2022

ASEN’s XXXIth Annual Conference, on Nationalism and Media, will take place in Antwerp from 5th to 7th April 2022.

Nations & Nationalism

Studies in Ethnicity & Nationalism


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Article Prize

The Anthony D. Smith
Article Prize

Essay Prize

The Dominique Jacquin-Berdal Essay Prize

The Association for the Study of Ethnicity and Nationalism (ASEN) is an interdisciplinary student-led research association founded by research students and academics in 1990 at the London School of Economics & Political Science.

ASEN seeks to fulfil two broad objectives:

  • To facilitate and maintain an interdisciplinary, global network of researchers, academics and other scholars interested in ethnicity and nationalism; and
  • To stimulate, produce, and diffuse world-class research on ethnicity and nationalism.

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