Brown Bag History Series

Bring your lunch and learn! These seasonally recurring events bring highly-qualified speakers to the library to share varied topics of cultural, historical, or scientific interest. These free programs are a partnership of the University of Nebraska at Kearney's History Department and the Kearney Public Library. #HistoryRemembered

Brown Bag Lunch Option 1

Kaitlyn SelzlerKaitlyn Selzler (UNK)

  • Wednesday, December 14, 2022
  • Noon–1:00 pm
  • Kearney Public Library

Comparative Nationalism: The Ethnic vs. Civic Debate and its Implications for Modern Slavic Nations

The current events of the Russo-Ukrainian war have real global consequences. The role and history of nationalism in Russia and Ukraine are absent from popular news outlets. This talk will discuss two critical types of nationalism hotly debated in historical scholarship: civic and ethnic nationalism. Understanding the differences between civic and ethnic nationalism, and the role these differences played in the history of previously socialist countries such as Poland, Russia, and Ukraine is key. This discussion provides an outline for understanding the role of nationalism in present international relations, specifically in modern Slavic nations.

Upcoming Dates and Speakers

  • January 11, 2023: Kearney's 150 Anniversary Year