Populism and religion in Europe. A long-term historical perspective.


This event will take place on the 4th of April, 16.00-18.00, Council Room, Faculty of Sociology and Social Work (Schitu Măgureanu. nr.9), sector 5, Bucharest.

In this conference, Éric Anceau reflects on the role of religions in European populism.  Through a regressive approach, he gets to the root of populisms and their links to religions. He compares several forms of populism according to geographic eras, contexts, types of culture and religions.

The Q&A Session will be moderated by Prof. Ioan Stanomir (Faculty of Political Science, University of Bucharest).

Éric Anceau is an associate professor at Sorbonne University. He is at the head of the political axis of the research laboratory LabEX EHNE (Writing a new history of Europe). He is the Vice-President of the CHPP committee (Committee of Parliamentary and Political History) and deputy director of the HES review (History, Economy and Society). 

He wrote, directed and codirected more than twenty publications on the political, economic and social history of France and Europe in the nineteenth century. He is especially  known for his work on the Second Republic and the Second Empire. His biography, Napoléon III, Un Saint-Simon à cheval (Napoleon III,  a Saint-Simon on horseback), published in 2008 and reedited in paperback in 2012, has been rewarded by several prizes, notably the Drouyn de Lhuys Prize of the Institut de France. Éric Anceau currently works on the people close to the executive power and on populism in a longterm perspective. He is also preparing the publication of the Dictionnaire du personnel dirigeant de 1848 (Dictionary of the group executives in 1848)  (Sorbonne UP, 3000 pages, 115 authors) and the conference proceedings of the 2017 international colloquium on the European stakeholders in the Revolutions of 1848 (Sorbonne UP). He will soon publish a book on the presidential election of December 10, 1848 (Tallandier). 

This year, Eric Anceau is a visiting professor at the University of Bucarest, the University of Hangzhou in China and at the Russian Academy of Sciences. 

Among his latest works : 

L’Empire libéral, t. 1, Genèse, avènement, réalisations, t. 2, Menaces, chute, postérité, SPM éd., coll. Kronos, 2017, 711 et 714 p. (prix Guizot de l’Académie française)

Avec Olivier Dard et Didier Musiedlak (dir.), Être nationaliste à l’ère des masses en Europe (1900-1920), Bruxelles, Peter Lang, 2017, 432 p.

Avec Jacques-Olivier Boudon et Olivier Dard (dir.), Histoire des internationales (Europe. XIXe-XXe s.), Nouveau Monde éd., 2017, 304 p

Avec Henri Temple (dir.), Qu’est-ce qu’une nation en Europe ? postface de Pierre-André Taguieff, Sorbonne Université Presses, 2018, 332 p.

Ils ont fait ou défait le Second EmpireTallandier, 2019, 365 p.

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