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).

Proceedings of the Germanisten 1846-1847 back online

Joep Leerssen

One of SPIN’s first projects in 2009 was to digitize the proceedings of the famous gatherings of Germanisten in Frankfurt and Lübeck (1846 and 1847). Generally recognized as a key episode in the interaction between German philology and national politics, these meetings, chaired by Jacob Grimm, were an academic run-up to the Frankfurt Parliament of 1848. Their proceedings were only available in contemporary printed form and, given the Fraktur print of that period, even digitized PDFs were not searchable. SPIN curated a digitized full-text presentation in modern, searchable print, with an introduction by leading expert Katinka Netzer. That presentation had become, alas, inaccessible in the process of mounting the ERNiE website. But the full Proceedings have now been placed back online and will provide researchers with what we hope is a valuable resource. To access: http://show.ernie.uva.nl/germanisten.

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