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).
The second volume of the Proceedings of the Germanisten (held in Lübeck in 1847, as a follow-up to the Frankfurt 1846 meeting) has now been fully digitized as a searchable text and placed online under Resources > Writings. The session was once again chaired by Jacob Grimm, and many delegates were to become members of the Frankfurt Parliament the next year.
The text of the 2012 SPIN lecture, held by Anne-Marie Thiesse of the CNRS and author of the classic La création des identités nationales, is now online. Its title is The Transnational Creation of National Arts and Crafts in 19th-Century Europe. The text can be accessed in PDF form under the rubric "Outcomes" (together with the texts of the other SPIN lectures) or by clicking here.
Dynamically visualizing how exchange networks evolve in space and time
SPIN aims to map the epidemic dissemination of cultural nationalism across Europe by charting networks as they evolve over time. A new, expanded and more flexibly interactive version is now online. It can be accessed under the "Links" category or by clicking here. (NOTE: this will work in most browsers, but NOT in Internet Explorer 8).
Nineteenth century literature articulated a specific romantic of the nation. Almost all European literatures contain foundational texts in the literary foundation of the country’s identity. Many of these texts are online. Click here.
"National Identity: Cultural Transfer: Nineteenth-Century Music"
The interactive database of national icon-figures on European banknotes is now complete. It can be accessed through the interactive resources portal or by clicking "Resources" > Banknotes in the main navigation bar.
Outline now online
Spin has hosted and/or co-organized various workshops over the last years. Below you will find an overview of these gatherings, their scientific programmes and output if available.