The breakdown of empires, waves of post-colonial movements, the rise of (populist) right-wing parties, and the instrumentalization of ethnic sentiments by authoritarian states have demonstrated the enduring relevance of nationalism in contemporary times. Moreover, nationalism has proven to be an effective political tool for (re)interpreting history and utilizing the politics of fear at times of crisis. We invite submissions from undergraduate students from around the world on topics related to nationalism, the politics of crisis, and nationalist mobilization in the modern world. The conference offers undergraduates an opportunity to discuss their ideas in a broader setting with prominent scholars in the field of nationalism studies. It covers a wide range of topics, from theories of nationalism, populism, ethnic and right-wing mobilization, memory politics, and case studies of banal nationalism and everyday nationhood. We aim to bring together different perspectives and engage in a fruitful discussion on new developments and innovative approaches in the field.
Participants will get a chance to discuss their projects with graduate and postgraduate students as well as the faculty of the CEU Nationalism Studies Program, fostering academic exchange amongst BA, MA, PhD students and faculty members.
During the conference, each participant will have 15 minutes to present their research projects, followed by a Q&A session and feedback from a discussant. We will also host an online social event, offering students an opportunity to have an informal conversation with the faculty members and some of the graduate students. Please submit a short description of your talk (max. 350 words) by November 17, 2022.