The 19th annual ASEN Conference: Nationalism and Globalisation

31st March – 2nd April 2009
London School of Economics
Organising body: Association for the Study of Ethnicity and Nationalism (ASEN)

Nationalism and globalisation are complex phenomena generating vigorous academic debates. Yet, there has been little sustained theoretical and empirical consideration of their relationship, and no framework devised capable of satisfactorily dealing with the interactions between the two, especially as these change over time and vary from place to place. Yet nationalism has both shaped, and been shaped byglobalization. This conference seeks to explore the relationship between nationalism and globalisation in its various forms, primarily focusing on the impact of globalisation on national identity, national sovereignty, state-formation, and the ways in which nationalism has shaped globalising processes.

Please see the ASEN website for more information and to submit your proposal.

The conference will include keynote addresses from leading scholars in the field (Stephen Castles, John Hall
Michael Keating, Stephanie Lawson, Juergen Osterhammel, John Sidel), along with opportunities for scholars from various disciplines to examine the relationship between nationalism and globalisation in a series of panel sessions. Suggested themes include:

  • Conflicting or complementary phenomena?
  • Nationalism and global political conflict
  • Global migration patterns and national identities
  • Globalisation and the emergence of new forms of nationalism
  • The impact of globalisation on national culture
  • Nationalism versus supranationalism
  • Pan-nationalism

The 2009 Conference Committee is now calling for papers to be presented at the conference.  The application is open to any researcher who is interested in the study of nationalism.  The abstracts of the proposed papers should not exceed 500 words and are expected by November 1st, 2008.  Abstracts should make clear (a) the particular focus of the paper in terms of evidence and method, (b) its discipline location, (c) its relevance to the nationalism/globalisation topic, and (d) what specific theme/panel it would best fit into. Only abstracts directly related to nationalism will be considered. The Committee will notify applicants of its decisions by November 30th, 2008. Please see the ASEN website for more information and to submit your proposal.

Suggestions for panels and additional themes are also welcome.  Papers submitted to the conference will be considered for publication in a special issue of Studies in Ethnicity and Nationalism (SEN). Please note that ASEN cannot cover travel and accommodation costs. Presenters are expected to register for the conference. Further enquiries are welcome at asen at lse dot ac dot uk




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