11.-13.12. Fourth Helsinki Conference on Emotions, Populism, and Polarised Politics

The fourth Helsinki Conference on Emotions, Populism, and Polarised Politics (HEPP4) is held on December 11th to 13th.

We are excited to announce the upcoming Fourth Helsinki Conference on Emotions, Populism, and Polarised Politics (HEPP4), scheduled to be held from December 11th to 13th, 2023, at the University of Helsinki. Following the main conference, a special Symposium Day will take place at the University of Lapland, Rovaniemi, on December 14th.

Over the recent years, the Helsinki Conference on Emotions, Populism, and Polarised Politics (HEPP) has been actively exploring themes related to populist mobilizations. The 2023 edition will expand its thematic scope to address the growing phenomenon of ethno-nationalism. We are also drawing on our Horizon2020 project on Deradicalisation in Europe and beyond, as well as Datafication of the Society Project amongst others. Key areas of exploration include the emergence of grievances, alienation, and polarization, along with an investigation into the rise of religious populism, the formation of epistemic communities, and the logic of datafied forms of communication contributing to polarization. We are also interested in exploring the concepts of "North" and "South," the relationship between them globally and locally, as well as the hegemonic struggle in this field.

We anticipate lively theoretical and empirical discussions on these crucial themes and more, with 170 participants confirmed from various parts of Europe, as well as attendees from India, South Africa, Brazil, Australia, Argentina, and the United States.

Join us at this the conference which promises to be a unique platform for shaping the future of scholarly conversations in this rapidly evolving field.

The conference is freely accessible on Teams for the UH Faculty and students. Register for onsite attendance by 30 November at https://onlinepayments.it.helsinki.fi/product/helsinki-conference-on-emotions-populism-and-polarisation/

For further information about our keynotes, panels, and additional highlights, please visit our official conference website: https://www.helsinki.fi/en/conferences/emotions-populism-and-polarised-politics-media-and-culture/hepp4

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