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Brown Bag History Series (Adult)

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You are invited to the continuing "Brown Bag" series, hosted by the library, in partnership with the UNK History Department. Presenters will focus on a different historical topic in each session. Feel free to bring your lunch with you.

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.

  • January 11: Kearney's 150 Anniversary

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