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Leiden University Nationalism Network

Nationalism has a long history and has been studied by a large number of experts from a broad range of disciplines, also within our own university. The Leiden University Nationalism Network now aims to bring these scholars together to discuss recent developments in the field of nationalism studies.

Nationalism is on the rise. Nationalist politicians are in power in countries like Hungary, Russia, India, Philippines and Venezuela. With Brexit and the election of Donald Trump nationalism has also become a prominent ideology in the most important powers in the Western world. National identity and nation-building are a key issues in political debates all over the world, including the Netherlands.

The network has two basic objectives:

  • Bring staff members (both junior and senior) across departments together to discuss new research trends by organizing 3-4 lectures/meetings per year.
  • Share events related to the study of nationalism organized at Leiden University.


Please let us know if you would like to be on our mailing list, or if you have suggestions for who should be invited to become member of the network as well. For this, or more information about the network, please contact Eric Storm: h.j.storm@hum.leidenuniv.nl.


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