Thursday 12 September 2013 Doelenzaal UB, Singel 425 A'dam ...

Thursday 12 September 2013 Doelenzaal UB, Singel 425 A'dam ...



Since Benedict Anderson

introduced the concept of

the nation as an ‘imagined

community’ in his classic

study Imagined

Communities. Reflections

on the Origin and Spread of

Nationalism (1983), it has

been a source of inspiration

for scholars all over the

world. This seminar

explores the use and

adaptations of the concept

‘imagined community’

(verbeelde gemeenschap) in

scholarship from the Low

Countries. Wherein lies its

value for research in the


Organised by the Research

Group ‘Globalisation &

Identity Formation in

Historical Context’

(UvA, History Department).

Thursday 12 September 2013

Doelenzaal UB, Singel 425 A’dam


10.15 -11.00 Ann Rigney, UU: ‘Embodied communities.

or how collective identities were performed in

nineteenth-century cities’

11.00 - 11.45 Alexander Dhoest, Univ. v. Antwerpen:

‘The image community: Public service television drama

and the construction of a Flemish nation’

11.45 – 12.15 Break

12.15 – 13.00 Claire Weeda, UvA: ‘Meanwhile in

Messianic time: premodern ethnic identification within

the history of humanity’

13.00 – 14.00 Break

14.00 – 14.45 Barbara Henkes, RUG: ‘Transnational

families we live by: the making and unmaking of

Dutchness in 20 th century South-Africa’

14.45 – 15.30 Klaas Stutje, UvA : ‘Transnational

conjunctions, national interpretations : An analysis of

the 1927 Brussels Conference against imperialism’

Registration is required for the conference in the


Thursday 12 SEPTEMBER 2013, OMHP D008 17.00-18.30

Lecture by Benedict Anderson, Professor

Emeritus of International Studies at Cornell

University (USA)

Lost in translation

The odd history of Imagined Communities 1983-2013

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