International Postgraduate Conference - Nations and Nationalisms: Theories, Practices and Methods

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The Loughborough University Nationalism Network (LUNN), in collaboration with the Association for the Study of Ethnicity and Nationalism (ASEN), are organising an international conference dedicated to post-graduate students (Master and PhD) interested in theories, practices and methods of nations and nationalism studies.

While post-graduate conferences are usually discipline-specific, the present conference aims to be multi-disciplinary, inviting postgraduate students belonging to different disciplines (e.g. Geography, Sociology, Psychology, History, Politics, Arts, English and Drama) to discuss ideas, theories and methods related to their common research focus on nations and nationalisms. The conference will allow students to share their research projects among a multi-disciplinary audience as a way to encourage and generate intellectual exchange and cross-fertilization of ideas.
This is a two-day conference, with postgraduate students presenting their work in sessions chaired by LUNN members, who will also act as discussants.

The conference will feature two prominent keynote speakers:

  • Professor John Breuilly (London School of Economics)
  • Professor Siniša Malešević (University College Dublin)

A roundtable with LUNN members Marco Antonsich, Alan Bairner, Liz Mavroudi, Sabina Mihelj, and Michael Skey will also offer additional reflections on theories and methods for the study of nations and nationalism.

To submit an abstract
Please click here and complete the form to submit an abstract of max 250 words by 13 April 2018. Selected presenters will be informed by 30 April 2018.
Registration deadline: 20 May 2018

Conference fee: £40 (includes 4 coffee breaks; 2 lunches)

Social dinner (10 September 2018, 7pm): £15 (alcohol excluded).

If you have any questions, please contact Dr Marco Antonsich, LUNN convenor, at