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Call for Papers: Conference on Right-Wing Studies & Conference for Research on Male Supremacism


The Berkeley Center for Right-Wing Studies (CRWS) and the Institute for Research on Male Supremacism are pleased to announce a general call for papers for a joint conference. The 2nd annual Conference on Right-Wing Studies and Inaugural Conference for Research on Male Supremacism will take place August 5-6, 2020 in Berkeley, CA. Papers on all topics related to the Right as a social, political, or intellectual phenomenon from the 19th century to the present day are welcome, and in addition there will be a special conference track focused on the burgeoning area of research on male supremacism. Participants will have the rare opportunity to join an expanding network of scholars who conduct research on the right-wing and on male supremacism, facilitating the development of this interdisciplinary field and future collaborations that emerge from these connections. 

We invite proposals for panels and paper presentations from faculty, graduate students, independent scholars, and others whose work addresses the study of the Right. Individual paper proposals should consist of a title and 500-word abstract. Panel proposals should include a title and a 500-word panel abstract, as well as titles and brief abstracts for all papers; discussants and chairs are welcome, but not mandatory. Paper and panel proposals should be submitted hereBoth are due by February 10, 2020.

Questions? contact@theirms.org


CRWS Mini-Grant Recipient Hilary Lynd Uncovers Important History from South Africa's Transition to Democracy


During the course of my dissertation research, funded in part by a mini-grant from ISSI's Center for Right-Wing Studies in 2018, I stumbled upon an important untold story of South Africa’s transition to democracy. On the eve of the country’s first democratic elections in 1994, black and white right-wing formations were planning to boycott the elections. Had they done so, the cost in human lives would have been tremendous. The Zulu nationalist Inkatha Freedom Party was convinced to participate in elections due to the last-minute transfer of 2.8 million hectares of land to the Zulu King. Many have long suspected that such a deal took place, but my research has provided the first comprehensive account: names, dates, documents, linkages between Zulu politics and the Pretoria-based white minority government. A short version of this research appeared in the South African Mail & Guardian in August 2019.

- Hilary Lynd, PhD Candidate, History, UCB

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