Panelists Theme 1 – Personal Nationalism and the Question of Agency

Prof. Maarten Van Ginderachter

Maarten Van Ginderachter is Professor in History at Antwerp University. He specializes in the social history of nations and nationalism in modern Europe. He is the author of The Everyday Nationalism of Workers: A Social History of Modern Belgium (Stanford University Press, July 2019); and co-editor of National indifference and the history of nationalism in modern Europe (Routledge, 2019), Emotions and everyday nationalism in modern European history (Routledge, 2020), Everyday nationalism’s evidence problem (themed section of Nations and Nationalism, vol. 24, issue 3, 2018), and Nationhood from below. Europe in the long nineteenth century (Palgrave-Macmillan, 2012).

Dr Reetta Eiranen

Reetta Eiranen, PhD, is visiting researcher at the Center for the History of Emotions, Max Planck Institute for Human Development, Berlin, and an affiliated member of the Academy of Finland Centre of Excellence in the History of Experiences (HEX) at Tampere University. Her research focuses on the histories of nationalism, experiences, emotions, and gender.

Prof. Zsuzsa Millei

Zsuzsa Millei is a Professor at the Faculty of Education and Culture, Tampere University, Finland.  She explores everyday nationalism and children’s political subjectivities and participation in political arenas created for and by them. She is also interested in how childhood institutions were and are being shaped by political agendas, changes and regimes, and how young children negotiate those. Her current projects concern ‘Childhood and Nationalism’ and ‘Memories of Everyday Childhoods in (Post)Socialist Societies’.

Prof. Raúl Moreno Almendral

Raúl Moreno Almendral is Assistant Professor of Modern and Contemporary History at the University of Salamanca (Spain), where he obtained his PhD. He has held visiting positions at the Department of Government, London School of Economics and Political Science, at the Centre de Recherches Historiques, L’École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales in Paris, at the Instituto de Ciências Sociais, Universidade de Lisboa, and at the History Department of Harvard University as a Fulbright Postdoctoral Fellow. His main research interest is Nationalism and Identity Politics in Western Europe and the Americas, especially during the Age of Revolutions (c. 1780-1840). More in