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The Association for the Study of Ethnicity and Nationalism (ASEN) is holding its 15th Annual Conference, entitled Nation and Empire, on Wednesday and Thursday, April 20th-21th, 2005. The first day of the conference is dedicated to a discussion of the topic of ?Nation and Empire? by leading scholars in the field, including: Selim Deringil, Peter Heather, Geoffrey Hosking, Dominic Lieven, Michael Mann and Alexander Motyl. 

The second day offers opportunities for scholars to examine the significance of empire in the context of the study of nationalism in a series of panel sessions.  The mainthemes are: 

+ Ancient Empire

+ Myths and Memories of Empire

+ The Collapse of Empire and the Rise of Nations

+ The American Empire and Post-Imperialism

+ Empire and Representation ? Art and Image

Please direct any further enquiries to asen@lse.ac.uk

ASEN 2005 Conference Committee

London School of Economics

Houghton Street

London WC2A 2AE, UK

http://www.lse.ac.uk/collections/ASEN/conference2005.htm