Call for papers
Echoes of Fascism: The Radical Right in the Twenty-First Century
A One-Day Conference organised by The Wiener Holocaust Library, The European Fascist Movements 1918-1941 project, The Centre for the Analysis of the Radical Right and HopeNotHate
The Wiener Holocaust Library, London, 19 January 2022
Part of the This Fascist Life: Radical Right Movements in Interwar Europe exhibition event series
Abstracts are invited for twenty minute papers for this conference exploring the position of the radical right around the world today. Although fascism was defeated militarily at the end of the Second World War, neo-fascist and radical right movements have continued to spread racial hatred and to challenge liberal democracies ever since. The twentieth and twenty-first centuries have seen right-wing political parties, white supremacist scenes, extremist organisations, and governments promoting ultranationalist chauvinism in various forms. By interrogating the frames, repertoires, mobilisation strategies, and activities of the radical right, this conference seeks to understand how the radical right functions in today’s world so that we might be better equipped to combat it in the future.
Contributions are particularly welcome on the themes of:
Twenty-first century movements on the radical right
Memory politics and the radical right
Connections between fascism, neo-fascism, and the contemporary radical right
Use of the media / social media by the radical right
The radical right as a transnational phenomenon
Rhetoric and practice of right-wing regimes
The impact of the radical right on democratic processes
Violence and the radical right
Racism, antisemitism, and antigypsyism
Migration and refugees as triggers for the radical right
Please submit abstracts of 200-300 words and a very brief CV (2 pages) to Barbara Warnock firstname.lastname@example.org by 29 October 2021. We anticipate making a decision on submissions by 10 November 2021.
The event is currently planned to be in-person, but online contributions will be possible.
It is not likely that there will be funds to support the travel or accommodation costs of participants.
The number of places available to present is limited.