Parliaments and Minorities: Ethnicities, Nations and Religions in Europe, 1848-1948

The Pears Institute for the study of Antisemitism and the History of Parliament Trust: a British Academy Conference

Event Information and Booking

13th May, 2014 - 14th May, 2014
12:00 am - 12:00 am
The British Academy, 10-11 Carlton House Terrace, London, SW1Y 5AH.
Professor John Breuilly, London School of Economics and Political Science; Professor Dieter Gosewinkel, Wissenschaftszentrum Berlin für Sozialforschung; Professor Stefanie Schüler Springorum, Technische Universität Berlin; Professor Maud Mandel, Brown University

From the revolutions of 1848 to the beginning of the Cold War, nationalist and minority movements within the complex ethnic map of Europe have interacted with democratic political forces, stretching the various rules and conventions of parliamentary systems – historically created by the aristocratic elite – to breaking point. This conference will explore the rise and impact of nationalism on parliaments and political organisation. It will also examine the collective experience of a continent in how to resolve, or fail to resolve, cultural oppositions through institutional means.

Speakers include:
Professor Lord Bew, Queen’s University, Belfast
Dr Eugenio Biagini, Cambridge University
Dr Marnix Beyen, University of Antwerp
Professor John Breuilly, London School of Economics
Dr Dejan Djokić, Goldsmith’s, University of London
Dr Matthew Frank, University of Leeds
Professor Jean Garrigues, University of Orleans
Professor András Gerő, Central European University
Professor Maud Mandel, Brown University
Professor Stefanie Schüler-Springorum, Berlin Technical University
Dr Scott Ury, Tel Aviv University
Professor Daniel Ziblatt, Harvard University


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