Anarchist Studies Network Conference 5/ASN5

The fight against domination and destruction continues as a global wave of resistance has once again been met with reaction, as elites turn to barefaced nationalism, racism and misogyny. For the world's majority, such oppression is neither surprising nor new, given the enduring legacy of colonialism. 


Meanwhile, hegemonic discourses show a frustrating capacity to co-opt and neutralise: converting anti-capitalism into welfare-populism, ecological resistance into green consumption, and militant intersectionality into liberal identity politics. Despite challenges, anarchists have sustained and grown multiple sites of resistance as well as constructive projects. 

In these uncertain times, the elaboration of anarchist analysis bridging theory and practice, scholarly rigour and the insights of social movements, is as necessary as ever.

The 5th International Conference of the Anarchist Studies Network will be held at Loughborough University between 12-14 of September 2018. Online registration is open here

ASN conferences aim to breach new frontiers in anarchist scholarship, and encourage cross-pollination between disciplines. The central theme for this conference is DECOLONISATION, which we hope will inspire many of the presentations and panels. The purpose is to stimulate discussion of colonialism and racism as forms of oppression that anarchists oppose; and to welcome individuals, groups and communities who have not previously participated in ASN events. 

Loughborough University facilities are fully wheelchair accessible and induction loops are available. Please do get in touch with any specific questions, needs or comments and we will do our best to meet them: