On a Road to Nowhere?

Nationalism and Multiculturalism in a Diverse World

guest lectures with John Breuilly, Thomas Hylland Eriksen and Umut Özkirimli

What is the relationship between national history and the history of nationalism? Is it possible to detach the history of nationalism from that of the nation-state? How ‘global’ is nationalism, and does nationalism still matter? Can we talk about the ‘death of multiculturalism’? Are we living in an age of diversity? How can we conceptualize the dialectic between similarity and difference, and how can we cope with (increasing?) diversity? Where and how do immigration and Islam come into the picture? Straddling the line between the historical and the contemporary and making a case for the importance of comparative approaches, this course will cast a critical eye over these and many other questions and explore the intimate relation between nationalism and multiculturalism in today’s ‘omniphobic’ world.

13 December 2012
10:00 - 12:00
Venue: KUA, auditorium 23.0.49
Organizer: the PhD School in cooperation with The Many Roads in Modernity