ANN: "Nations and Empires" International Conference

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May 4, 2021
Subject Fields: 
Colonial and Post-Colonial History / Studies, Nationalism History / Studies, World History / Studies

Nations & Empires

Colloque International / International Conference


Online / en ligne

Organised by

Université Toulouse 2 Jean Jaurès – FRAMESPA, Volker Depkat (Regensburg), Mathieu Grenet (Toulouse), Susanne Lachenicht (Bayreuth), Mathilde Monge (Toulouse)


4 May


14h30 - 15h00

Introduction : Volker Depkat (Ratisbonne), Mathieu Grenet (Toulouse - Framespa), Susanne Lachenicht (Bayreuth), Mathilde Monge (Toulouse - Framespa)



15h00 - 17h30

1) Heritage, Continuation, and Reinvestments: (Re-)thinking the Transition to the Nation(State) and Its Interplay with Notions of Empire

Chair : Sébastien Rozeaux (Toulouse - Framespa)


- Bartolomé Yun Casalilla (Séville) – Between the Composite Monarchy and the Nation-state, 1492-1808: On the Making of Spain, or How to Explain a Historical Gap

- Aspasia Dimitriadi (EHESS) – Exploiter le passé, construire la nation : l'utilisation du passé impérial en Grèce au XIXe siècle




- Emmanuelle Pérez-Tisserant (Toulouse - Framespa) – L’héritage impérial dans la construction nationale du Mexique au XIXe siècle

- Juliette Cadiot (EHESS) – Universalism versus/toward Diversity: Voices from the Russian Empire, June 1917: Nationalities in the Preparation of the Elections of Constituent Assembly




18h00-20h00 Keynote - Frederick Cooper (NYU): Empire et nation, une perspective sur le temps long

Chair : Mathieu Grenet (Toulouse - Framespa)



5 May


13h30-15 h 30

2) Imagined Communities between Empires and Nations: Issues, Practices and Representations

Chair : Volker Depkat (Regensburg)


- Wim Klooster (Clark Univ.) – The Early Dutch Republic as a Modern Version of the Roman Empire

- Thomas Brisson (Univ. Paris 8) – Building the Nation on Transnational Imaginaries: Global Cultures, Modernization and Intellectual Interventions in Post-imperial Singapore

- Etienne Bourdeu (CESR, Tours) – Servir sa nation ou l’empire ? Marc de Rye marquis de Varambon et la structuration de la monarchie hispanique à la fin du XVIe siècle




- Michel Martinez-Perez (Toulouse - Framespa) – La construction de la nation aragonaise par le nationalisme aragonais (de 1917 à nos jours)

- Jasper Trautsch (Humboldt Universitaet Berlin) - Union before State before Nation: Remarks on the Creation of American Nationalism


6 May




3) Embeddedness, Compatibility, Competition: (Re-)thinking the Relationship between Empires and Nations beyond the “jeu d’échelles”

Chair : Mathilde Monge (Toulouse - Framespa)


- Nicholas Canny (Galway): Ireland, Irish Catholics, and European Overseas Empires, 1500-1900

- Mathias Leanza (University of Basel): Disentangling the German Imperial Nation, 1871–1919






- Roisin Healy (Galway) – Anti-Imperialism in Irish Nationalist Discourse on Poland and India in the Nineteenth Century

- Balint Varga (Budapest) – An Empire Underneath an Empire: Concepts of a Hungarian Empire in the Long Nineteenth Century





Conclusions : Jane Burbank (NYU)

Chair : Susanne Lachenicht (Bayreuth)

Contact Info: 

Prof. Dr. Susanne Lachenicht, Universität Bayreuth, Germany

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