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A yellow brick wall tagged with "Catalonia is not Spain" in red
Published Oct. 2, 2019 4:12 PM

Diskusjonen om nasjonale minoriteters rettigheter har stått på den europeiske dagsorden i en årrekke. Eva Sarfi tar opp problematikken, og løfter frem sentrale spørsmål.

Vektorisert portrettbilde av Orbán, svarte og gule toner.
Published Sep. 29, 2019 2:55 PM

Den svenske journalisten Joakim Medin har skrevet en grundig og informativ bok om dagens politiske system i Ungarn, skriver Eva Sarfi i sin bokanmeldelse publisert i Nordisk Østforum.

Black text on white background. Front page of the journal "Zeitschrift für Kunstgeschichte"
Published Sep. 29, 2019 1:49 PM

In this article, Fabian Heffermehl explores how alternative ideas of perception in Renaissance painting relate to Pavel Florensky’s cultural criticism.

A red and grey illustrated rose, on a blue background. The front page of the book "Metaphor, Nation and Discourse"
Published Sep. 29, 2019 12:22 PM

This edited volume examines how metaphors and related phenomena (e.g. metonymies, symbols, cultural models, stereotypes) lead to the discursive construction of a common element that brings the nation together.

The cover of the journal "Social Semiotics".
Published Aug. 12, 2019 4:48 PM

Andreja Vezovnik and Ljiljana Šarić explore how migrants were visually presented in Croatian and Slovenian public broadcaster' online news, during the so-called migration crisis in Europe in the fall of 2015.

Cover of Slavic and East European Journal, vol. 62 (1), 2018
Published July 2, 2019 12:12 AM

Counter to common views of art and science as distinct entities, and of modernism as ahistorical, this study explores how innovations within mathematics and geometry motivated a re-activation of the medieval Orthodox icon in Russian culture after the Revolution.

Nationalities Paper vol. 47 (3) May 2019
Published June 20, 2019 8:50 AM

In this article, PhD candidate Eglė Kesylytė-Alliks explores discursive construction of legitimating identity (-ies) of the state within official institutional and semipublic social discourses on the national flag in post-1990 Lithuania.

The cover of: Nations and Nationalism, vol 25, pt. 1, January 2019
Published June 14, 2019 1:50 PM

Kolstø discusses the concept of ‘imperialist nationalism’, as numerous articles and historical actors use the term actively, even though the definition of "nationalism" traditionally is regarded as contradictory to that of "imperialism".

Book cover: Rampart Nations
Published June 7, 2019 10:54 AM

Imagining a region as a defensive barrier against a dangerous Other has been a persistent strand in the development of Eastern European nationalisms. Pål Kolstø's contribution to "Rampart Nations: Bulwark myths in East European multiconfessional societies in the age of nationalism" discusses how small and vulnerable nations use such antemurale myths as a defensive strategy against their strong neighbours.

Henter forslag fra Google
Published June 4, 2019 12:53 PM

Ljiljana Saric and Tatjana Radanovic Felberg's chapter in "Migration and Media: Discourses about identities in crisis" investigates the verbal and visual representation of migration and migrants in Croatian and Serbian public broadcasters’ online portals during the migrant crisis in 2015/2016.

Cover of the journal PMLA vol. 134 (1) January 2019
Published May 27, 2019 10:21 PM

In this article, Roar Lishaugen and Jiřina Šmejkalová discuss methodological challenges in the study of the history of reading in former Soviet satellite states.

The cover of  the journal "Perspectives on Terrorism" vol. 12 (6) December 2018.
Published May 26, 2019 8:41 PM

In this article, Johannes Due Enstad introduces the case of right-wing terrorism and violence in Putin's Russia into the purview of terrorism studies.

Publication about the Soviet Nazi Occupation
Published May 13, 2019 2:30 PM

In this compelling account of life and death in a Russian province under Nazi occupation, Johannes Due Enstad challenges received wisdom about Russian patriotism during World War II.