[Air-L] CfP Nations in Cyberspace

Lilia Boliachevets lilia.boliachevets at gmail.com
Wed Feb 7 07:03:59 PST 2018

Dear All,

Central European University’s Nationalism Studies Program is soliciting
papers for a conference entitled “Nations in Cyberspace” to be held in
Budapest on June 28-30, 2018. This conference aims to begin a conversation
about systemizing scholarly approaches to cyberspace as a
de-territorialized site where national narratives are constructed and
reproduced. An emphasis will be placed on devising methodological best
practices for researching and analyzing nationhood on the internet.
Through digital media and distance-eclipsing technologies, memes and
messaging apps, nationalism has taken on new life online. “Nations in
Cyberspace” will gather scholars and graduate-level students to discuss how
nationalist mobilization, transnational engagement and national
identification is impacted by social media and other online forums. Framed
by a keynote address from Robert A. Saunders (Ethnopolitics in Cyberspace:
The Internet, Minority Nationalism, and the Web of Identity, 2010), the
conference will tackle qualitative and quantitative methods for studying
nationalism in cyberspace, the internet and diasporic or long-distance
nationalism, neo-nationalist mobilization online, nation-states and the
manufacture of cyber-nationalism, internet popular culture and banal
nationalism, and related themes.
We invite scholars and students from the humanities and social sciences to
submit 300-word paper abstracts and short biographies to
cybernationalism at ceu.edu by March 9, 2018. Please also fill out the
Conference Form:
All decisions will be announced on or before March 31. Final papers (of up
to 4,000 words) are due by June 15. If you have any questions, please
contact us at cybernationalism at ceu.edu. For more information and updates,
please check the Nationalism Studies Program’s website (
or follow our Facebook page.

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