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 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. The projects are advertised at the UvA website, here (Scandinavism) and here (late-Ottoman Turkey).
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.
SPIN aims to document “banal” and ambient manifestations of cultural nationalism in its transnational diffusion. The databases (Correspondence, Statuary, Composers’s Travels, Verses, Painters and Banknote Portraits) which are maintained for this purpose are now accessible in a new, integrated public-user interface.
Copenhagen University, 4-5 December 2015
The Nordic Association for Romantic Studies (NARS) is pleased to announce the Call for Papers for the international conference Rethinking Cultural Memory 1700-1850. The conference will take place at Copenhagen University, Denmark, Friday 4 – Saturday 5 December 2015. Deadline for paper proposals is 1 July 2015. Plenary speakers are William St Clair, Ann Rigney, Susanna Petterson and Joep Leerssen.
28-30 October, University of Amsterdam
The workshop Canonization of “Cultural Saints”: Commemorative Cults of Artists and Nation-Building in Europe, convened by Marijan Dović (Institute of Literature ZRC SAZU, Ljubljana) and SPIN, aims to identify and describe patterns in the nationally-motivated veneration of poets, writers, composers, and intellectuals in post-1789 Europe.
SPIN is happy to announce that it has entered into collaboration with H-Nationalism.