CfP: Protagonists of national movements (Workshop, 09/2016, Prague); DL: 01.05.2016

National Movements and Intermediary Structures in Europe (NISE); University of Antwerp; Institute of Political Studies from the Charles University (Prague); Centre de Recherche Bretonne et Celtique (CRBC); Convenor: Ludger Mees (University of the Basque Country)
Venue: Prague, Charles University, Institute of Political Science
Time: September 8, 2016
Proposals by May 1, 2016
The importance of the concepts of ‘heroes’ and ‘leaders’ for the development of national movements is reflected by the vast scientific attention paid to them, unwittingly pushing other players to the background. But at least as crucial for the success and failure of national movements are the less well-known and less celebrated advocates of the cause or ‘protagonists’, engaged in the dissemination and transfer of cultural and political ideas, acting as go-between ‘top-down’ and ‘bottom-up’, and actively turning them into reality. There is a clear necessity of defining and analysing this important aspect of national movements and in the process providing data to put related nationalism theories to the empirical test.
Following a conference (in Vilnius from 17 to 18 September 2014) on the concept of heroes, … read more and source (Web).