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 SPIN and ERNiE websites will be offline between Thursday 5 May and Monday 9 May
The University of Amsterdam is conducting an overhaul of its webservers and will take them offline from 5 May 17:00 until 9 May 12:00. The ERNiE portal will also be unreachable.
Integrating Encyclopedia, text/music/imagebase, and network viewer
SPIN proudly presents the new improved interface at http://romanticnationalism.net.The interface integrates the encyclopedia functions of ERNiE, the imagebase/textbase viewer and the networks visualization viewer. A full users’ manual is available here.
Pavel Josef Šafařík' s map of Slavic-settled territories (Slovanský Zeměvid, 1842) was a very important element in Slavic consciousness-raising. It is now online in a Hi-Res scan on this website and can be downloaded here..
2015 has been an exciting year for us: Following three launch events (at the LSE in April, the Ecole normale supérieure in May, and the NWO festival “Bessensap” in The Hague in June), ERNiE has gone publicly online in a sleek interface under the URL http://romanticnationalism.net . 2016 will complete that process:
The newly opened GRIMMWELT, an ambitious museum project on the Brothers Grimm in Kassel, features a visualization of their correspondence driven by the technology developed in collaboration with SPIN. For a blog report on the display and the event, see the blog post by the developers, Lab1100, here.
SPIN is funding two PhD positions, to commence in January 2016. They deal with Romantic Nationalism and the transnational "cultivation of culture" in Scandinavism and in late-Ottoman Turkey, respectively. SPIN welcomes its two new team members, Usman Ahmedani (for the Ottoman/Turkish project) and Tim van Gerven (for the Scandinavism project).
SPIN is proud to announce that the Encyclopedia of Romantic Nationalism is now publicly online at www.romanticnationalism.net
Including the first English translation of Arndt’s 1813 Rhine pamphlet
The textbase section of the SPIN website now contains 250 representative texts, both patriotic verse and significant pieces of prose discourse. They have been arranged in a database which makes searching/browsing easier.