Date(s) - 31/03/2014 - 02/04/2014
- 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).
Organised by: Ellie Knott and Joseph Downing.