Now out: the book version of the Encyclopedia of Romantic Nationalism in Europe

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International conference on Cultural mobilization

Amsterdam, 19-22 September 2018, organized by SPIN in association with NISE (Antwerp) and ASEN (London). International conference on Cultural mobilization: Cultural consciousness-raising and national movements in Europe and the world.

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Online in open access: the Encyclopedia of Romantic Nationalism

The Encyclopedia of Romantic Nationalism (ERNiE) contains analytical articles on themes and persons, as well as historical documentation (Letters, Writings, Images, Music etc.), tracing and visualizing the transnational rise of national culture-building in 19th-century Europe.

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Visualizing correspondence networks over time

SPIN's network-analytical approach to Romantic Nationalism features visualizations of various types

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SPIN - Study Platform on Interlocking Nationalisms

SPIN aims to chart the cultural and historical root system of European nationalisms and to bring into focus those intellectual networks which carried and disseminated the emerging ideals of cultural nationalism in the Romantic period and in the long nineteenth century (1770-1914).

15thJul2018

ERNiE website now adding postage stamps


Postage stamps are the ultimate form of “banal nationalism”. Spread in great variety and in huge numbers, they imprinted a national brand on all written communication throughout the 20th century. The European corpus of nationally-branded postage stamps is far too huge to admit full coverage within ERNiE, but a selection will be given under the rubric “CURRENCY”. That rubric used to contain only banknotes but now also accommodates postage stamps; the search bar allows users to choose between the two.
The metadata are hyperlinked and clickable, allowing users to explore the connections to different cultural media. As always, the “label” icon above the samples brings up a searchable/sortable checklist.

The interest of postage stamps for SPIN is threefold. [....]

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