Monthly Archives: February 2013

Will Kymlicka: Neo-liberal Multiculturalism?

Ethnic identities and ethnic differentiations are an enduring feature of modern societies, despite the predictions of 1950s modernization theory. Ethnicity remains an important (although by no means the only) basis of personal identity, informal networks, social status, cultural meanings, and political mobilization. Indeed, far from disappearing as a result of modernization, sociologists talk about the “ethnic revival” […]

Summer School on Human Rights, Minorities and Diversity Management

Since 1999 the Institute for Minority Rights of the European Academy of Bozen/Bolzano organizes a Summer School on the topics of Human Rights, Minorities and Diversity Management. The international Summer School hosts 20 – 30 students from all over the world and offers a platform to discuss and elaborate on current topics in the field […]

Minorities and the First World War: Call For Papers

In April 2014, the Department of History & Archaeology of the University of Chester will stage a major international conference on the First World War.  The specific focus of the conference is on the experience of minorities in the conflict, whether on the home fronts or on the various frontlines. The deadline for submission is […]

Michael Stewart: ‘The Gypsy Menace’

Stewart, Michael. ‘The Gypsy Menace’; Populism and the New Anti-Gypsy Politics. London: Hurst & Company, 2012. Across Europe, Roma and Gypsies are suffering increasing intolerance and hostility. A new populist politics, that seeks political meaning in collective experiences and values forms of solidarity rooted in town, class, community or nation, finds in the Roma a suitable […]

Call for participants: The Savage State? Violence in Nationalism and Nation-building

Organized by the Violence & Conflict History Graduate Workshop, this one-day, inter-disciplinary graduate symposium aims to bring together scholars from both the UK and abroad to explore the ways in which the language, logic, and practices of violence and conflict have historically shaped conceptions of nationhood and national identity.  We welcome papers from current doctoral candidates […]

Call for participants – Training: Understanding and Working with Conflict

Understanding and Working with Conflict is an 8-day training course that aims to help young people to gain a new and improved appreciation of conflict, to deepen young people´s understanding about conflicts by closely looking at its nature and dynamics, and giving them practical skills and tools to transform their conflicts and learn from them. It […]

Amsterdam Changes the Label for Denoting Immigrants

The Amsterdam City Council has decided to stop using the labels ‘autochtoon’ and ‘allochtoon’. These are used by the Dutch state, and for example the Bureau for Statistics, to differentiate between native and non-native Dutch. An ‘allochtoon’ is officially defined as a person with at least one parent that was born abroad. There is further […]