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).
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.
After years of preparation, the Encyclopedia of Romantic Nationalism in Europe (ERNiE) will go online and public this spirng in a beta version.
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.
The section "Writings" documents critical writings inspired by cultural nationalism. The section "Pundits at War" contains writings by well-known authors and intellectuals vindicating their country in the various geopolitical conflicts of the 19th century, especially the Schleswig-Holstein Conflict, the Franco-Prussian War and the First World War.
After the upload of new material, the corpus now spans a century from 1813 until 1915, leading from Ernst Moritz Arndt to Emile Durkheim, and includes texts by the likes of Jacob Grimm, Theodor Mommsen, Fustel de Coulanges, Thomas Carlyle, Ernest Renan,and Thomas Mann.
Joep Leerssen’s essay When was Romantic Nationalism? The onset, the long tail, the banal has been published as a pamphlet by our affiliate NISE as the second in their series of "NISE Essays". It is available in print and online.