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Graduate Conference: Identity, Nations and Nationalism in a Changing World

Ethnicity, Nationalism, and National Identity Network (ENNIN)

Thursday, 22 May 2014 from 09:00 to 19:00 (BST)

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Conference program


Registration and opening remarks – 9.00-9.30.

6th floor common room.

Panel session 1, 9.30-11.00.

Seminar Room 4 – Nation-building:


-          Daniel Benítez Sánchez – “Mexican nationalism: political and class identitarian projects at the beginning of 21st century”

-       Rahman Dag – “Nationalism from Socialist and Islamist Perspectives: Contradictories and Interceptions in the Case of Turkey”

-       Mumtoz Kamolzoda – “State-building and National Identity in post-Soviet Central Asia”

-  Marzieh Kouhi Esfhani –“History Constructed: Nation Building and the Case of Azerbaijan”


Seminar room 5 - Nationalist parties:


-          Coree Brown – “Confederalism, Independence, or Something Else: Assessing the Territorial Goals and Strategies of the SNP and N-VA”

-          Chris Chhim – “Issue Framing in Stateless Nationalist and Regionalist Party Platforms”

-          Emanuele Massetti and Arjan H. Schakel – “Decentralization and Regionalist Parties` Electoral Strength: Unpacking a Complex Relationship”


Coffee/tea – 11.00-11.15.

6th floor common room.


Panel session 2, 11.15-12.45.

Seminar room 4 - Citizenship:


-          Inese Malasenoka – “Insiders and Outsiders: What is Citizenship and Who Decides?”

-          Lorenzo Piccoli – “Upscaling territory, downscaling citizenship: Alternative pathways to citizenship in stateless regions”

-          Moritz Ch. von Rochow – “International law needs to adapt to a new perception of nations”


Seminar room 5 - Gender:


-          Katherine Everitt – “Indigeneity, Women, and Nationalism in Bolivia”

-          Julia Lenders – ““You are supposed to be a warrior. Instead, you are a woman”. Challenging Heteronormative Concepts of Nationbuilding in Aotearoa New Zealand”

-          Ganjar Widhiyoga and Widi Astuti – “The Impact of Marginalizing Heroines in Indonesia’s Nation-building Process”


Lunch: 12.45-13.30

6th floor common room.


Round table discussion on Scottish nationalism – 13.30-14.45.

6th floor common room.


Professor Michael Keating

Professor David McCrone

Dr. Nicola McEwen

Dr. Michael Rosie


Coffee/tea – 14.45-15.00.

6th floor common room.


Panel session 3, 15.00-16.30.

Seminar room 4 - Multiculturalism:


-          Nadir Gohari – “The Future of Sate Wealth in the United Arab Emirates”

-          Volkan Gülsen – “The impact of the Kurdish immigration practices on the civil society structure of Turkey”

-          Geraint Rhys Whittaker – “Developing a Plural Nationalism? Welsh Muslims and Identity in Everyday Life”

-          Verena Wisthaler – “South Tyrol: “Thinking in Groups” as a Frame for Immigrant Integration?”




Seminar room 5 - Spreading Nationalism: Media and Literature:


-          Elaine Bradley – “The Emergence of Women’s Digital Resistance to the Occupation in Palestine”

-          Nese Karahasan – “Humanizing Atatürk and reasserting the nation in the Anitkabir museum”

-          Francesco Marilungo – “City and national identity. How culture and media can redefine the national incorporation of a place: the case of Diyarbakir and the Kurdish issue”


Closing speech by Professor John Breuilly – 16.45-18.00.

6th floor common room.


Wine reception – 18.00-19.00

6th floor common room.

Dinner at The Cannon`s Gait – 20.00 (optional).

Do you have questions about Graduate Conference: Identity, Nations and Nationalism in a Changing World? Contact Ethnicity, Nationalism, and National Identity Network (ENNIN)

When & Where

School of Social and Political Sciences
Chrystal Macmillan Building - 6th floor Common Room
15a George Square
EH8 9LD Edinburgh
United Kingdom

Thursday, 22 May 2014 from 09:00 to 19:00 (BST)

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