4th International Populism Conference in Prague

Current Populism in Europe: Culture, History, Identity.

21 – 22 May 2018, PRAGUE
Goethe-Institut Prague, Masarykovo nábřeží 32, 110 00 Prague 1

Call for Papers (pdf)

In today's world, populism has become a significant part of the political landscape in many European
countries.The claim to represent the “will of the people”,the rejection of “elites”,the concept of “a glorious
past”,nationalist narratives,and a certain understanding of identity and culture have been promulgated by
populist parties,leaders and movements across Europe.In order to fully understand the goals and successes
of these actors in European politics, it is essential to look at the respective historical context in which they
have emerged and to analyse their politics of history and culture. Within the scope of the 4th Prague
Populism Conference,the organisers encourage applicants to submit papers on the following issues:
- Populism in historical and cultural perspective
- The use of historical and nationalist narratives in populist communication
- Comparative studies of current populist parties and movements in Europe
- Populism and the politics of identity

Confirmed speakers:

Ruth Wodak (Lancaster University)

Francisco Panizza (London School of Economics)

Hans-Jürgen Puhle (Goethe University Frankfurt)

Gianpietro Mazzoleni (University of Milan)


Submit a conference abstract
Applicants are invited to submit abstracts of up to 300 words and short CVs to populism@fsv.cuni.cz by
31 January 2018. Accepted papers will be announced by 16 February 2018.There is no conference fee
for participants. More details will follow on the conference website: http://populism.fsv.cuni.cz/.