ALLEA at the Berlin Science Week

With its first public webinar, ALLEA will contribute to the major conference, which takes place annually in Berlin and this year also digitally.

A webinar “It’s complicated…” Europe facing cultural memories and nationalist sentiments will feature Joep Leerssen, 2020 Laureate of the ALLEA Madame de Staël Prize for Cultural Values.  This cultural historian is one of the most remarkable figures in the critical analysis of ethnic and cultural stereotyping, and he will offer insights into image shifts and trends of European identities.

The event will explore how “feelgood nationalism” is still an important part of consumer culture, and as such forms an unobtrusive but pervasive presence in our everyday lives without which we cannot understand the contemporary forces of xenophobia and illiberal anticosmopolitism. More information and a video with a sneak preview for the professor Leerssen’s insights is on our event page.

Date: 5 November 2020, 16:00 CET