21st Annual Ernest Gellner Lecture with John Hall (McGill): ‘Jewish Conditions, Theories of Nationalism’, 18 April 5.30pm at LSE (London, UK)

Eleanor Knott Discussion

The 21st Annual Ernest Gellner Lecture will be given by John Hall on ‘Jewish Conditions, Theories of Nationalism’ on Monday 18 April 2016, at 5.30pm in the Hong Kong Theatre, London School of Economics

Ernest Gellner’s posthumous Language and Solitude described the dilemmas that the rise of nationalism in Austro-Hungary caused for those with Jewish backgrounds—as well as outlining his own views as to the appropriate way to deal with dilemmas of this sort. This lecture expands on his insights, providing a map of Jewish responses to nationalism. Such a map is needed because the very grammar of our theories of nationalism has been so heavily influenced by thinkers with Jewish backgrounds.

John A. Hall is James McGill Professor of Comparative Historical Sociology at McGill University in Canada

This event is free and open to the public (no registration required). The lecture will be followed by a reception in the Senior Common Room on the fifth floor of the main building at the LSE.

For further information about the event, please contact nations@lse.ac.uk or see the Facebook event page (https://www.facebook.com/events/454883281369470).