National Memory in a Time of Populism | A Conference

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Sponsored by the American Academy of Arts & Sciences and Washington University in St. Louis

In an effort to understand the new forms and importance of national memory in an era of growing populism and tribalism, this AAAS conference will bring together leading experts from history, sociology, psychology, anthropology, and political science as well as figures from the policy world.

Strobe Talbott, Brookings Institution, was the opening keynote speaker for the conference. Photo by Mary Butkus/WUSTL Photographic Services

The re-emergence of nationalism around the world has caught most observers by surprise.  After decades of assuming that globalization would be accompanied by a reduced commitment to national identity, we are confronted with new nationalist movements in places as diverse as Russia, the UK, Hungary, China, and the U.S. A key resource for pursuing these projects is national memory – looking back to a traumatic event or a time of greatness in order to mobilize a group in the present.  

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The Conference is free and open to the public. Please register your attendance using the link below.

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