Call for Papers for Ex-Historia Mini Conference
“Populism: past, present, and future”
19th December 2019, 14:00-17:00
Digital Humanities Building, University of Exeter
Globally, populism is on the rise, both amongst right- and left-wing politicians. An ideology that focuses on the segregation between the “pure people” and the “corrupt elite”, it is dramatically disrupting the political sphere across the world, including Europe, Latin America, and the United States. However, this is not a recent phenomenon; even though there has been a marked increase in populism since the late-2000s, its roots can be traced back to late nineteenth century movements in the United States and the Russian Empire.
Ex-Historia will be hosting a mini-conference on 19th December 2019 on the theme of populism, with a keynote speech by Emeritus Professor of Politics at the University of Bath, Roger Eatwell, who has recently written National Populism: the Revolt against Liberal Democracy with Matthew Goodwin.
To complement Eatwell’s keynote, Ex-Historia is looking for six postgraduate panellists to present more generally on the theme of populism. Potential topics include, but are not limited to:
- Origins of populism
- Definitions of populism
- Links between democracy and populism
- Links between authoritarianism and populism
- Historical examples of populism
- Contemporary manifestations of populism.