Last week’s 2010 ASEN Conference focussed on charisma within nationalist movements and national narratives. Kicked off by John Breuilly’s Gellner lecture on ‘Weber, Nation and Charisma’ there followed keynote speeches by David Martin, Lucy Raill, Meghnad Desai, Mac Knox, Elleke Boehmer, and Erik-Jan Zurcher. The main business comprised the 100+ papers spread across nine panels across three days. A very rich mix of postgraduates, early career academics and some ‘older’ heads, there were some good debates and some very vibrant discussion.
You can access a range of the conference papers here.