A One-Day Conference organised by The Wiener Holocaust Library, The European Fascist Movements 1919-1941 project, The Centre for the Analysis of the Radical Right and HOPE not hate
Taking place at the Library on Wednesday 19 January 2022

A black and white photograph of students demonstrating
Fascist students in Vienna, 1931.
ÖNB Bildarchiv. H 780 B

Part of the This Fascist Life: Radical Right Movements in Interwar Europe exhibition event series.

Abstracts are invited for twenty-minute papers for this conference exploring the position of the radical right around the world today. Although fascism was defeated militarily at the end of the Second World War, neo-fascist and radical right movements have continued to spread racial hatred and to challenge liberal democracies ever since. The twentieth and twenty-first centuries have seen right-wing political parties, white supremacist scenes, extremist organisations, and governments promoting ultranationalist chauvinism in various forms. By interrogating the frames, repertoires, mobilisation strategies, and activities of the radical right, this conference seeks to understand how the radical right functions in today’s world so that we might be better equipped to combat it in the future.

Contributions are particularly welcome on the themes of:

  • Twenty-first century movements on the radical right
  • Memory politics and the radical right
  • Connections between fascism, neo-fascism, and the contemporary radical right
  • Use of the media / social media by the radical right
  • The radical right as a transnational phenomenon
  • Rhetoric and practice of right-wing regimes
  • The impact of the radical right on democratic processes
  • Violence and the radical right
  • Racism, antisemitism, and antigypsyism
  • Migration and refugees as triggers for the radical right

Please submit abstracts of 200-300 words and a very brief CV (2 pages) to Barbara Warnock [email protected] by Friday 29 October 2021. We anticipate making a decision on submissions by Wednesday 10 November 2021. 

Please note:

The event is currently planned to be in-person, but online contributions will be possible.

It is not likely that there will be funds to support the travel or accommodation costs of participants.

The number of places available to present is limited.