ALLEA, the European Federation of Academies of Sciences and Humanities, invites you to an open webinar, which will explore image shifts and trends of European identities. The on-line event “It’s complicated…” Europe facing cultural memories and nationalist sentiments will take place on 5 November, at 16:00 CET.
ALLEA webinar will feature Professor Joep Leerssen, 2020 Laureate of the ALLEA Madame de Staël Prize for Cultural Values. As cultural historian, he is one of the most remarkable figures in the critical analysis of ethnic and cultural stereotyping. He will offer insights into “feelgood nationalism”, which is still an important part of a consumer culture, and forms an unobtrusive but pervasive presence in our everyday lives without which we cannot understand the contemporary forces of xenophobia and illiberal anticosmopolitism.
This webinar is a part of the Berlin Science Week, a major conference, which takes place annually in Berlin and this year also digitally. The Conversation is its media partner. The event is open to all but registration is required.
The Madame de Staël Prize for Cultural Values is awarded by ALLEA, the European Federation of Academies of Sciences and Humanities, jointly with the foundation Compagnia di San Paolo as major supporter.
Read more on ALLEA website.