Open seminar

The Future of the Nation

Date: 1 December 2015
Time: 14:00–16:30

Welcome to a seminar with Thomas Hylland Eriksen about the future of the nation.

Main speaker: Thomas Hylland Eriksen, anthropologist and writer at the Department of Social Anthropology, University of Oslo.
Commentators: Lisa Pelling, Chief Analys at Arena Idé, and Peter Aronsson, PhD in history, Linneaus University.
Moderator: Göran Rosenberg.

The seminar will be held at Spårvagnshallarna, Birger Jarlsgatan 57A in Stockholm at 14–16.30.

The imminent death, demise and decay of the nation has been predicted almost since the emergence of nationalism as a political force in the 19th century. Yet nationalism remains a powerful ideology across the world well into the 21st century. Has it, like capitalism, proved more flexible and versatile than its critics have alleged? Does nationalism express an anachronistic and reactionary yearning for an earlier, less chaotic and less complex society? And will the nation survive the global information era, transnational mobility, cultural hybridisation and calls for an inclusive, universal humanism? This lecture draws a roadmap and suggests some answers.

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