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Racism, Nationalism and Xenophobia

Call for Papers

Theme: Racism, Nationalism and Xenophobia
Type: 3rd International Interdisciplinaty Conference
Institution: InMind Support
Location: Online
Date: 8.–9.6.2020
Deadline: 10.5.2020

It is widely known that ideologies of racism, nationalism, and
xenophobia are dangerous and spread all over the world. We want to
examine these terms as much as possible, from many perspectives and
variable aspects: in politics, society, psychology, culture, and many
more. We also want to devote considerable attention to how the
phenomena of racism, nationalism and xenophobia are represented in
artistic practices: in literature, film, theatre or visual arts.

Our first conference on racism, nationalism and xenophobia took place
in March 2016. The second adition was held in June 2018. We hosted
over 80 scholars representing universities and research institutions
from all over the world.

We invite researchers representing various academic disciplines:
history, politics, psychology, sociology, anthropology, philosophy,
economics, law, history of literature, theatre studies, film studies,
fine arts, design, memory studies, migration studies, consciousness
studies, dream studies, gender studies, postcolonial studies, medical
sciences, psychiatry, psychoanalysis, cognitive sciences et al.

Different forms of presentations are encouraged, including case
studies, theoretical investigations, problem-oriented arguments, and
comparative analyses.

We will be happy to hear from both experienced scholars and young
academics at the start of their careers, as well as doctoral
students. We also invite all persons interested in participating in
the conference as listeners, without giving a presentation.

We hope that due to its interdisciplinary nature, the conference will
bring many interesting observations on and discussions about the role
of racism, nationalism and xenophobia in the past and in the
present-day world. 

Our repertoire of suggested topics includes but is not restricted to:

I. Politics and History

- colonialism/ postcolonialism
- anti-semitism: past and present
- islamophobia and terrorism
- orientalism
- imperialism
- crimes against humanity
- violations of human rights
- racism, nationalism and political correctness
- nationalism and patriotism
- xenophobia and cosmopolitism
- racism, nationalism and religion

II. Anthropology and Philosophy

- ideologies of racism
- nationalism and “will of power”
- cultural determinants of racism, nationalism, and xenophobia
- nationalist nations
- xenophobic societies
- racist generations

III. Psychology

- stereotypes and prejudices
- racist myths and phantasms
- racism and scapegoat mechanism
- xenophobia and sense of guilt
- nationalism and narcissism
- projection and repression
- individual and social proneness to hate ideology
- therapy for victims of discrimination

IV. Memory and Protection of Human Rights

- organization of human rights protection
- education against racism, nationalism and xenophobia
- memory in the service of education
- memorial places
- solidarity with victims of violence
- empathy with the Other

V. Literature and Arts

- racism, nationalism and xenophobia in literature
- racism, nationalism and xenophobia in film
- racism, nationalism and xenophobia in theatre
- literature and art against hate ideology
- racist artists

Please submit abstracts (no longer than 300 words) of your proposed
20-minute presentations, together with a short biographical note, by 10 May 2020 to:

Notification of acceptance will be sent by 14 May 2020.

The conference language is English. 

Scientific Committee:
Professor Wojciech Owczarski – University of Gdańsk
Professor Paulo Endo - University of São Paulo, Brazil

Conference website: