MINELRES: Fwd: CfP: Nationalism, East and West: Civic and Ethnic Conceptions

minelres@lists.microlink.lv minelres@lists.microlink.lv
Sat Nov 3 18:13:52 2007

Original sender: Balkan Academic News <balkans@gmx.net>


The Association for the Study of Ethnicity and Nationalism (ASEN) is
holding its 18th Annual Conference, entitled "Nationalism, East and
West: Civic and Ethnic Conceptions of Nationhood", Tuesday, Wednesday
and Thursday, April 15-17, 2008, at the London School of Economics.

It has long been standard in the field of nationalism studies to
classify nations according to which principle serves to unify the
nation. The distinction between the Western, political type of
nationalism, and Eastern, genealogical nationalism as systematised by
Hans Kohn in 1945 has been used, extended and adjusted by scholars of
nationalism to conceptualise a framework of "inclusive" nationalism
based on citizenship and territory and "exclusive" nationalism based on
common ethnic ties and descent. This conference seeks to assess the
continuing relevance of this dichotomy in its various forms: its
contribution to theoretical work on nationalism, its usefulness for
historical interpretation and its value for contemporary policy-making.

The conference will include keynote addresses from leading scholars in
the field, along with opportunities for scholars from various
disciplines to examine the relevance of ethnic and civic conceptions of
nationhood in a series of panel sessions. Suggested themes include:

*       Civic and Ethnic Aspects of Nation Formation
*       Is Nationalism a European Phenomenon?
*       Alternatives to Civic and Ethnic Nationalism
*       Experiences of Historical Migrant Nations
*       Citizenship and Immigration
*       Multiculturalism

The first day will explore the use of the classical dichotomy in
theoretical works on nationalism, national identity and nation
formation. By considering historical case studies, the development,
interaction and conflict of ethnic and civic types of nationalism will
be analyzed on the second day.

Historical critiques of and alternatives to dichotomous types like the
civic/ethnic and East/West will also be considered. On the third day,
the framework of civic and ethnic nationalism will be explored by
focussing on contemporary nationalism and approaches to citizenship and

The 2008 Conference Committee is now calling for papers to be presented
on the conference. The application is open to any researcher who is
interested in the study of nationalism and/or ethnicity, and PhD
students and young scholars are particularly encouraged to apply. The
abstracts of the proposed papers should not exceed 500 words and are
expected by November 1, 2007. The Committee will notify applicants by
November 30, 2007. Please see the ASEN website
(www.lse.ac.uk/collections/ASEN/) 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@lse.ac.uk.


Balkan Academic News

In order to send your messages to Balkan Academic News, please send them
to balkans@yahoogroups.com with the subject line describing the content
of the message and without attachments. 

In order to subscribe send a blank email to
balkans-subscribe@yahoogroups.com. To unsubscribe send a message to

If you would like to change your mailing address, first unsubscribe from
the old and then resubscribe from the new email address.

If you have any questions, contact the moderator at balkans@gmx.net

Homepage: http://www.seep.ceu.hu/balkans/

This message was sent using Endymion MailMan.
http://www.endymion.com/products/mailman/ http://www.microlink.com/