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15th Annual ASEN Conference, Nation and Empire, 2005

The Association for the Study of Ethnicity and Nationalism (ASEN) wishes to thank the delegates and presenters who made the 2005 ASEN Conference, NATION & EMPIRE, an overwhelming success.

Held April 20-21, 2005, at the London School of Economics, the first day of the conference was dedicated to discussion of the topic of "Nation and Empire" by leading scholars in the field, including: Selim Deringil, Peter Heather, Geoffrey Hosking, Dominic Lieven, Michael Mann and Alexander Motyl.

The second day offered opportunities for scholars to examine the significance of empire in the context of the study of nationalism in a series of panel sessions. Discussions focused on themes including:

  • Ancient Empire
  • Myths and Memories of Empire
  • The American Empire and Post-Imperialism
  • Empire and Representation - Art and Image