'A Special Relationship of Hate?' 50 years of the Anglo-American Far-Right
12th September 2012 - 13th September 2012
An International Conference convening at Park Campus, The University of Northampton 13-14 September 2012
2012 is the 50th anniversary of the ‘Cotswold Agreement’ and the corresponding establishment of the World Union of National Socialists under the leadership of the UK’s Colin Jordan and the USA’s George Lincoln Rockwell.
Since then, numerous examples of postwar fascist ‘internationalism’ have emerged via the interrelated development of British and American far-right ideology, culture, aesthetics and practices. In the words of Professor Leonard Weinberg, this has led to a tightly-knit ‘cultural and political affinity between right-wing extremist groups on both sides of the Atlantic, together with an increasing exchange of ideas, perspectives, forms of organization’ and more.
Ranging from music and dress to shared political agendas and strategies, and from neo-Nazism to Islamophobia and Tea Party nationalism, these affinities will be expansively traced by academics and a wide range of practitioners at this two-day international conference, to be hosted by The University of Northampton’s Radicalism and New Media Research Group (www.radicalism-new-media.org).
Professor Leonard Weinberg (University of Nevada)
Dr Martin Durham (University of Wolverhampton)
Leonard Zeskind (Institute for Research & Education on Human Rights)
also presenting are Southern Poverty Law Centre, Show Racism the Red Card and Searchlight Magazine.
For more information about the conference schedule, please refer to our conference programme.
Location: Sunley Management Centre
Time: 9:30 - 18:30
Cost: 2 day conference £120 (including conf dinner) 1 day conference £60