24th ASEN Conference: Nationalism & Belonging

Date(s) - 31/03/2014 - 02/04/2014
All Day

Topics included:

  • How national belonging is ascribed and cultivated
  • The role of symbols and rituals in national belonging
  • The process by which individuals and groups construct their belonging to nations
  • How states use claims about national belonging to define their communities
  • The examination of forms of diaspora and kin nationalism
  • How transnational communities maintain a sense of belonging across space and time
  • How migrant and diaspora communities construct new ways of belonging
  • How national belonging is responding to alternative, non-national forms of attachment
  • The role of supra-national and sub-national forces in redefining belonging
  • The relationship between national belonging and cosmopolitanism/post-nationalism
  • How possible shifts in the centrality of national belonging in the contemporary world affect the study of nationalism

Plenary speakers included:

Gregory Jusdanis (Ohio State), Thomas Hylland Eriksen (Oslo), Sheila Croucher (Miami University), Alain Dieckhoff (Sciences Po), Bo Strath (Helsinki) and William Callahan (LSE).

Plenary videos are available on YouTube.

Organised by: Ellie Knott and Joseph Downing.