Category: Debates

Why has nationalism not run its course?

11041734_989971594347195_3852843453441760098_nSpeakers: Geoffrey Hosking (UCL/SSEES), Thomas Hylland Eriksen (Oslo) and Stein Tonnesson (PRIO)

The event will be chaired by Erika Harris (Liverpool).

This year, Nations and Nationalism celebrates its 20th Anniversary. The journal was founded by ASEN in the wake of the renewal of interest in the subject of nationalism that followed the collapse of the USSR. The first issue was published in March 1995.

We plan to mark this occasion by holding a Round Table discussion on the theme of “Why has nationalism not run its course?”. We have asked our three speakers, Geoffrey Hosking, Thomas Hylland Eriksen and Stein Tonnesson, to reflect on this theme, and consider, more specifically, the extent to which nationalism is a vibrant political and cultural force in today’s world. We have invited a number of distinguished area specialists to attend and participate in the discussion following the presentations.

The event will take place at the LSE, on Monday 20 April 2015, at 4.30pm to 6.30pm in the Hong Kong Theatre and will be followed by a reception in the Senior Common Room. This event replaces the annual Gellner lecture for 2015 only.

Everyone welcome and no ticket required.

Debates: Azar Gat’s Nations: The Long History and Deep Roots of Political Ethnicity and Nationalism

Azar Gat's NationsThe next Nations and Nationalism Debate will be on the above book at 1800 in Theatre U8, Tower 1 at the London School of Economics, and will feature Azar Gat (Brandeis University), Christopher Wickham (Oxford University) and Bo Stråth (Helsinki University). Chaired by John Hutchinson (LSE)

All welcome and no ticket required.

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