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The spaces of the European far-right

  • de Balie Kleine-Gartmanplantsoen Amsterdam, NH, 1017 RP Netherlands (map)

In the lead-up to the European elections in May 2019 the European Cultural Foundation and the Amsterdam Centre for European Studies bring together a group of experts on the European far-right to examine their on- and off-line discourses and organizational strategies – and to consider their chances of electoral success.

In a panel discussion, the invited speakers will consider contemporary as well as historical transnational connections between some of the key actors on the European far-right and ‘identitarian’ scene, addressing their strategies for claiming space on social media and in the popular imaginary. Are there lessons to be learned for other political actors?

With:
Andrea Mammone is a historian of European fascism and the contemporary far right, and their ideological and transnational dimensions. He is a regular contributor to media discussions on the new discourses and politics of the far-right.
link: https://pure.royalholloway.ac.uk/portal/en/persons/andrea-mammone(2d91d277-3be1-4947-b9d2-fb5933c6eaad).html

Linda Bos researches election campaigns, populism, media use and media effects. She is assistant professor in political communication at the Amsterdam School of Communications Research (ASCoR).
http://www.uva.nl/profiel/b/o/l.bos/l.bos.html

Marc Tuters is a scholar of web subcultures. His most recent research examines 4chan, an ephemeral "imageboard" whose vernacular meme culture occupies a position at the very outermost fringe of contemporary web culture. Once famous as the home of the Anonymous movement, today 4chan is more likely to be associated with the extreme-right.
link: http://www.uva.nl/profiel/t/u/m.d.tuters/m.d.tuters.html

Moderator:
Luiza Bialasiewicz is a political geographer and Professor of European Governance at the University of Amsterdam. She is the co-director of ACES, the Amsterdam Centre for European Studies.

RSVP: https://debalie.nl/agenda/the-spaces-of-the-european-far-right/

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