SPIN functions as a hub to bring researchers and research groups from different parts of the world into contact with each other. To this end, we organize and support workshops and conferences, and curate publications in our book series (published by Brill, Leiden).

Upcoming workshops/conferences include:

Past events include:

    1. John Breuilly (2009)
    2. Miroslav Hroch (2010)
    3. Peter Burke (2011)
    4. Anne-Marie Thiesse (2012)
    5. Benedict Anderson (2013)
    6. Tom Shippey (2014)
  • Workshop Cultural Saints: Cultural canonicity and identity formation of small European nations (January 2010). This workshop resulted in the publication of a monograph and a collected volume published in the National Cultivation of Culture book series: vol. 12 and a forthcoming volume
  • Workshop Clerics and the Vernacular (July 2010). Papers online here.
  • Workshop series The Rhine: National Tensions, Romantic visions (University of Amsterdam, October 2010; Lichtenberg-Kolleg, Göttingen, 2012; Bingen, Museum am Strom, September 2012). The proceedings of this workshop series have been published as a volume in the Brill series European Studies (vol. 31).

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