4-5 July 2013
This groundbreaking conference will present a variety of perspectives on leading fascist and far-right ideologues. Focussing upon the historical impact and contemporary influence of key radical right figures and 'intellectual' trends, such as transnationalism, metapolitics and White Power music, this event promises to bring together cutting-edge themes and speakers over two days of academic discussion.
With contributions ranging from internationally-renowned researchers to British postgraduates, this event is intended to serve several purposes: to examine the continuities and changes to (neo-)fascist ideology over the last century; to present reports and interviews on key aspects of the contemporary far-right – especially regarding the turn toward anti-Muslim prejudice and responses to Britain's PREVENT strategy – and more generally, to formally launch the UK's first research centre dedicated to these issues: the Centre for Fascist, Anti-fascist and Post-fascist studies at Teesside University.
WELCOME, REGISTRATION AND COFFEE 10.00-11.00am
Panel 1 11.00-12.30 Ideology and empowered regimes
- Gregory Maertz (St John's), ‘Modernist Art in the Service of Nazi Culture: Baldur von Schirach and the Junge Kunst im Deutschen Reich Exhibition of 1943’
- Dan Stone (RHUL), ‘Science and mysticism in the writings of Nazi racial ideologues’
- Aristotle Kallis (Lancaster) ‘From CAUR to EUR: Eugenio Coselschi, Giuseppe Bottai, and the changing Fascist perspectives on universalism in the 1930s’
Panel 2 1.30-3pm Pre-war and post-war ideologues
- Steffen Werther (Södertörn,), 'SS Visions: the Greater Germanic ideology and propaganda during WWII and its exploitation/revival in the present.'
- Elisabetta Cassina Wolff (Oslo), 'The last battle against modernity: Julius Evola and the Italian radical right'.
- Andrea Mammone (RHUL), ‘Pan-European fascists: Bardèche, Europe Action, and de Benoist’
Panel 3 3.15-4.45pm central and eastern Europe
- Constantin Iordachi (CEU Budapest): ‘Fascism and the Radical Right in Romania: A. C. Cuza and Corneliu Zelea Codreanu’
- Andreas Umland (Kyiv) ‘Revolutionary versus Reactionary Post-Soviet Imperialism: How Russian Ultra-Nationalism Has Changed Moscow's Foreign Policies under Putin’
- Anastasia Mitrofanova (RSUH) ‘Russian Art-resistance: Extreme Right Painting and Poetry in Contemporary Russia’
Panel 4. 5-6.30pm Case study: Britain from the fascist epoch to the post-war world
- Erik Tonning (Bergen), ‘Fascists on Christianity in 1930s Britain’
- Paul Jackson (Northampton), ‘Colin Jordan and post-war British neo-Nazism’
- Joe Mulhall (RHUL), ‘A.K. Chesterton’s New Unhappy Lords and Decline of the British Empire: Antisemitic Conspiracy theories for Imperial Decline’
Panel 5 9-10.30am Ideologues in the Post-war USA
- Clive Webb (Sussex), ‘The Respectable Face of the Far Right? The Racial Preservation Society and Scientific Racism’
- Martin Durham (Wolverhampton), ‘To Conquer an Entire, Hostile World: Mass and Elite in the Politics of William Pierce’
Panel 6 10.45-12.30 Music and Cultural Ideologues
- Graham Macklin (Huddersfield) ‘”Onward Blackshirts!” Music and the British Union of Fascists (BUF)’
- John Pollard (Cambridge): ‘The Ideology of Skinhead’
- Anton Shekhovtsov (Vienna): ‘The (re)construction of the Enemy in neo-Nazi music’
Panel 7 1.30-3pm The Far/Radical Right in Northern Europe
- Don Watts (Emeritus, Anglia Ruskin),‘The Radical Right in contemporary Denmark’
- Andreas Önnerfors (Malmö) '”Leaderless Counter-Jihad”: why there are no leaders but only leading figures in the counter-jihadist milieu’
- Egil Tonning (psychologist, Norway) ‘Lone-wolf terrorism and the extremist psyche: the case of Anders Behring Breivik’
3.15-5pm Conclusions to conference and media launches:
- The far-right and the PREVENT agenda (Paul Jordan)
- Launch of Tell MAMA report (Matthew Feldman and Nigel Copsey)
- Launch of CFAPS Centre at Teesside (Cliff Hardcastle)
Booking required here.