Skip to end of metadata
Go to start of metadata

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”,[1] 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.[2]

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.