ASEN Annual Conference 2019 – Online Programme

DAY 1 – 24 APRIL 2019

Welcome 9:00-9:15

Speaker: Jonathan Hearn 

Plenary Session 9:15-10:30

There and back again: America’s 1919 delegation return to Paris–James Kennedy (The University of Edinburgh) and Liliana Riga (The University of Edinburgh)

Chair: John Breuilly

Panel Sessions

Session 1: 11:00 – 12:15

1.1 Kin-states, Transnationalism and the Triadic Nexus Reframed 

Panel chair: Gëzim Krasniqi

National minorities and the question of local and regional development. Are Danish minority in Germany and German minority in Denmark post-national? (Sergiusz Bober)

Transnational Self-Determination and National Indifference (Szabolcs Pogonyi)

Buddhist nationalism and Brubaker’s triadic nexus (Nauwar Shukri)

Between the Home- and Kin-state: bottom-up perspective towards minorities’ self-determination in the Ukrainian-Romanian borderland (Nadiia Bureiko and Teodor Lucian Moga)

1.2 Nationalism, Populism and Nationalist Populism

Panel chair: Judith Sijstermans 

Are Scottish and Catalan independence movements populist? A new framework to disentangle nationalism and populism (Jose Javier Olivas Osuna)

Nationalism as entertainment: Populism, media and Modi’s “Surgical Strikes” (Christopher Cannell)

National History and Vernacular Memory (Johana Musalkova)

1.3 Brexit is what Nations make of it

Panel chair: Ross Bond

Northern Ireland, BREXIT and the interpretation of self-determination (Adrian Guelke)

Bounded Imagined Communities in Comparative Perspective: Scottish and Welsh National Identities (Richard Haesly)

Narratives of Nationhood in the Brexit Debates (Daniel Cetrà) 

1.4 Nationalism, Imperialism and Colonialism: Historical Perspectives

Panel chair: Joe Gazeley

Imperialism in the age of Self-Determination: The failed British Mandate for Mesopotamia (Jorge Álvarez Palomino)

Cripps Mission and the Ideal of Territorial Self-Determination in Colonial India (Sarath Pillai)

The Concept of the ‘Civilizing Mission’ and the Principle of National Self-Determination in East-Central Europe at the Paris Conference of 1919 (Elzbieta Kwiecinska)

Session 2: 13:15-14:30

2.1 The League of Nations

Panel chair: Andi Haxhiu

‘An anomaly among anomalies’: Colonial Member States at the League of Nations (Thomas Gidney)

The Revisionists Revisited: A Theoretical Perspective of the Fall of the League of Nations (Michael Ralphs)

2.2 Minorities, Autonomy, and Chinese Nationalism

Panel chair: Cuomu Zhaxi

Chinese Nationalism and the Question of Minority Nationalities (Vijaya Chamundeswari Vemulapalli)

Securitizing Uyghur Nationalism in China Under Xi’s Administration (Chienyu Shih)

New Culture versus New Life – Contesting the Origin of Modern Chinese Nationalism (Jeremy Gong)

Chinese National Integration and the Shift from Ethnic Self-Determination to Ethnic Regional Autonomy in Inner Mongolia (Haiyan Wu)

2.3 Bringing in Bolshevism

Panel chair: Tom Hewitt

The Russian nation in the early Soviet Union: Why the Russian Empire is still with us (Sergey Medvedev)

The Left of the Nation. The influence of the Bolshevik vision of self-determination on Irish and Basque nationalism (Paolo Perri and Adriano Cirulli)

2.4 Mapping Nations, Deconstructing Nationalism

Panel chair: Javier Carbonell 

Silencing the ‘National’ in the Inter-National (Jaakko Heiskanen)

‘Symbols before States: How nations and national identities are formed, a new theoretical approach’ (Catherine Arthur)

 Nationalism and International Order: A Tale of Two Literatures (Andre Gerrits)

Nation-State, Nation-without State, State without Nation: Nation and Nationalism in Decolonized Countries of Southeast Asia (AB Shamsul)

2.5 Book Panel

Panel discussant: Gëzim Krasniqi

Customized Forms of Kurdishness in Turkey: State Rhetoric, Locality, and Language Use (Ceren Sengül)

Session 3: 14:45-16:15

3.1 Hungary and (Trans)nationalism

Panel chair: Athena Leoussi

Impact of Citizenship Extension on Democratic Norms (Aliz Nagy)

Kingdom without a King? – The nationalist uses of archaeological heritage of kingdom in the interwar Hungary (Andrea Kocsis)

Quasi-citizenship and the concept of the nation – the memory of Trianon in Hungary after 2010 (Agnes Vass)

3.2 Minority Rights 

Panel chair: Karlo Basta

‘The Two Great Minorities of 1918’: Germans and Jews at the Congress of European Nationalities (1925-1933) (Marina Germane)

The League of Nations the Question of Minorities in Interwar Estonia and Latvia: forgotten examples of multiculturalism? (Lilija Alijeva)

Minority agency in a state-centric world. The Versailles legacy a century on (David Smith)

Minority Rights and Nationalist Imaginaries in the Aftermath of World War I: The Turkish Case (Yesim Bayar)

3.3 Bringing the past into the present I: Myths 

Panel chair: Lorenzo Canepari

‘Greater Ethiopian’ Nationalism: An Ethnosymbolist Approach (Juweria Ali)

Myths of statehood in post-Yugoslav textbooks (Tamara Pavasovic Trost and Jovana Mihailovic Trbovc)

Balancing between contesting identities in nation-building: pre-modern identities in modern Central Asian states (Arzuu Sheranova)

3.4 Right-peopling the state? Policies of control, nationalization and assimilation

Panel chair: Cuomu Zhaxi

Building the National Home: Statist Ideas in 1930s Estonian Nationalism (Liisi Karjus)

How social media changes nationalism?: the case of sub-state ethnic minorities in Russia (Guzel Yusupova)

Nationalization and homogenization politics in interwar Turkey and Romania: The ethnicity question in the administration (Berk Emek)

Session 4: 16:30-17:45

4.1 Resource Nationalism

Panel chair: Eirik Magnus Fuglestad

Sovereignty over Natural Resources and the Right to Self-determination: A Normative Reinterpretation (Petra Gümplová)

The Role of the Oil in the Construction of Nation-states in Kurdistan Between 1916-1923 (Fidan Mirhanoglu)

National Self-Determination and Resource Nationalism: Scotland and North Sea Oil (Sam Pryke)

4.2 Influence of Wilsonian self-determination in the interwar period

Panel chair: Javier Carbonell

When Self-Determination Turned Violent: The Paris Peace Conference and the Greek-Turkish War, 1919–1922 (Volker Prott)

National Self-Determination in Quebec and the new world order of 1919-1920 (Charles-Philippe Courtois)

Was there a ‘Wilsonian moment’ in Western Europe? Self-Determination in Catalonia, Flanders and the Italian New Provinces in the immediate post-IWW period (Emmanuel Dalle Mulle and Mona Bieling)

4.3 Bringing the past into the present II: The Recent Past

Panel chair: Lorenzo Canepari

The Contested Centenary: The 1918 Podgorica Assembly and its (Re)Interpretations in the Contemporary Montenegrin Narratives on National Identity and Statehood (Karina Melnytska)

Back to the Future and Forward to the Past: “Self-Determination” for the Hungarian Minority in Romania and Slovakia after 1990 (Susan Divald)

Creating a new nation: nationalism in Iran through the fall of the nation-state (Masiha Vaala)

Self-Determination, Nation and State in the Eyes of Polish Political Elite(s) after 1989: Revisits and Reinterpretations (Marcin Ślarzyński and Joanna Orzechowska-Wacławska)

4.4 Colonial and Post-colonial in contemporary contexts

Panel chair: Christopher Cannell

The Lumads in the Bangsamoro Homeland. National self-determination and/or colonialism? (Shierwin Cabunilas)

Buffer States and the Modern Sovereign Standard: The Tibetan Quest for Self-Determination (Madhumita Das)

Kashmiri self-determination movement: Articulating nationalism in an ‘inter-state’ system (Idreas Khandy)

DAY 2 – 25 APRIL 2019

Plenary Session 9:45-11:00

Territory, Territorial rights and Nationalism– Margaret Moore (Queen’s University)

Chair: Gëzim Krasniqi

Session 5: 11:30-12:45

5.1 Juridical perspectives on nationalism and self-determination: Theory and application

Panel chair: Lorenzo Canepari

Historical notes on the principles of nationality and self-determination (Francesca Zantedeschi)

Self-Determination of Colonial Peoples and Nationalism in International Law (James Summers)

5.2 Independentists in Western Europe

Panel chair: Javier Carbonell

The Art of the Possible: Self-Government in Scotland and Flanders in 2014 (Coree Brown Swan)

Sovereignty Contested: Struggles for Political Hegemony in the Sardinian ‘Independentist’ Movement (Daniela Morgan)

Shaky Solidarity: Comparing Scottish and Flemish Responses to Catalonia (Judith Sijstermans and Coree Brown Swan)

Challenging the ethnicist connection: evidence from the Catalan independentist movement (Joan Vergés-Gifra and Macià Serra)

5.3 Referents of nationalism: the role of territory

Panel chair: Jonathan Hearn

When Size Mattered. The threshold principle within nineteenth-century nationalism (Rasmus Glenthøj)

Island Nationalism: Physical Geography as a Resource in the Nationalist Imaginary (Jack Corbett)

Analysing the Scottish regionalist actors’ framing of territorial demands (Nuria Franco-Guillen and Anwen Elias)

5.4 Projecting Russianness in the Near (and Further) Abroad

Panel chair: Deanna Soloninka

The “Unprecedented Precedent”: the Rhetorical Use of Kosovo in Russian Foreign Policy and the Geopolitics of the Russian World (Emmanuele Quarta and Thomas Delattre)  

Long-Distance Nationalism among Russian Migrants in Portugal (Elena Bulakh)

“No Longer What We Used To Be” – Religion in Times of War in Ukraine (Tornike Metreveli)

5.5 Book Workshop

Panel discussant: John Breuilly

Private Property and the Origins of Nationalism in the United States and Norway: The Making of Propertied Communities (Eirik Magnus Fuglestad) 

Plenary Session 14:00-15:15

Self-Determination in Three Keys: Asian Perspectives on the Paris Peace Conference and on Interwar Order in East Asia– Matthias Zachmann (Freie Universität Berlin)

Panel chair: Justin Ho

Session 6: 15:30-16:45

6.1 Filling the National identity category with content

Panel chair: Christopher Cannell

Ideology versus Faith in the National Identity Formation: An Analysis of the Thoughts of Iqbal and Jinnah—the Founding Fathers of Pakistan (Muhammad Sajjad-ur-Rehman)

The Europe of our Forefathers: Commercial Genetic Tests, Hyphenated American Identities and the Myth of Choice (Hannah Carlson)

Austro-Germans; National Identity in the First Austrian Republic (Jenna Byers)

6.2 Kurdayetî

Panel chair: Ceren Sengül

The Kurdistan Referendum on Independence at the Crossroads of the Kurdish National Identity (Dilshad Khdhir)

Iraqi Kurdistan Independence Referendum: Between Identity Politicisation and Regional Challenges (Ahmed Fawaz)

6.3 Methodological pluralism in the study of nationalism and self-determination

Panel Chair: Jonathan Hearn

Consequences of Economic Integration for National Self-Conceptions: The Role of Income Inequality (Martin Lukk)

The League of Nations and the treatment of the Albanian minority in Yugoslavia (Deona Çali)

6.4 At Versailles: First Image Analysis of the Paris Peace Conference

Panel chair: Athena Leoussi

Losing the peace: Flemish nationalist collaborators and the Paris Peace Conference (Kasper Swerts)

The Martyred Lebanese Nation: Lebanon, France, and the Politics of the Paris Peace Conference (John Boonstra)

6.5 Nationalism and (violent) conflict

Panel chair: Nauwar Ahmad Shukri

Vulnerable Yet Free: Non-Colonialism and Strategies of Ethnic Conflict (Emre Amasyali)

The Rationalisation of Bloodshed and the Invocation of Human Rights by Violent Ethno-Nationalist Groups in Western Europe and North America, 1960-1980 (Bethan Johnson)

Roundtable 17:00-18:00

Moderator: Jonathan Hearn 

John Hall, Jonathan Hearn and Eric Weitz. 


Speaker: John Breuilly