Our conference focuses on different cases that explore the link between emotions and populism, as well as discuss polarisation in politics, media, and culture.

The conference is organised by two Academy of Finland - funded projects, Mainstreaming Populism in the 21st Century (MaPo), and Whirl of Knowledge: Cultural Populism in European Polarised Politics and Societies (WhiKnow), and the Kone Foundation - funded project Now-Time Us-Space: Hegemonic Mobilisations in Central Eastern Europe, along with the HEPP research team and with the support of the Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Helsinki.