Nationalism seems to be gaining legitimacy and resonating at a time when the complexities facing the planet are more interwoven than ever. What is going on?
What is nationalism? What do we know about the dynamics underpinning it and its historical emergence? Explore the tension between political expressions of ethnic identity and civic identity. Dr. Lajosi- Moore will conceptualize nationalism as a political phenomenon and deepen our understanding of its role in statehood. She will put historical trends in national consciousness into perspective. Present-day manifestations of nationalism pass the review drawing on insights from the 18th and 19th century. Nationalism or Patriotism? What's the difference and does it matter? Tour the underlying concepts which enable us to navigate the current political landscape dominated by emotion and identity.
About Dr. Krisztina Lajosi-Moore
Dr. Krisztina Lajosi is Senior Lecturer in Cultural History in the Department of European Studies at the University of Amsterdam. Her research focuses on the history of European nationalism, particularly on the relations between nationalism and various media. From 2011 to 2016 she was Project Leader for National Styles in Music, a research project funded by the Dutch Academy of Arts and Sciences. Her latest publications include the books Staging the Nation: Opera and Nationalism in 19th-Century Hungary (Brill, 2018) and Choral Societies and Nationalism (co-edited with Andreas Stynen, Brill, 2015); and the articles “Gypsy Music and the Fashioning of National Community” (in Gemma Blok et al., eds., Imagining Communities, Amsterdam UP, 2018), “Bánk Bán: The Hungarian National Play Revisited” (in Reconsidering National Plays in Europe, eds. Suze van der Poll and Rob van der Zalm, London: Palgrave, 2018). Her current research projects focus on new nationalism in a digital age and a comparative historical study of images of the Roma people in European culture.