National movements and Intermediary Structures in Europe (NISE)

NISE is an international platform for research and heritage on national movements in Europe. It brings together researchers and research and cultural heritage institutions that are working on the study of nationalism in Europe from the eighteenth century to today. Our mission is to facilitate and stimulate exchange and collaborations across countries, disciplines and the scientific and cultural heritage sector. Learn more about NISE here

Conference 2023: Nationalism and World Fairs

The interaction between national self-proclamation, the commercialization of culture and an emerging entrepreneurial world order: that will be the topic for a conference to be held on 30 May – 1 June 2023, under the auspice of NISE, in Vienna.

Call for Papers

Starting with the London Great Exhibition of 1851, World Fairs have been an important
platform to showcase countries and their economic assets in an increasingly commerce-
driven international world order. As recent studies have demonstrated, the spectacular
display culture of world fairs has served as a platform for national self-proclamations for
empires, including their peripheral provinces and overseas colonies, existing nation-states,
and emerging new, post-colonial countries. Its pavilions mirror changing tastes, moving
between historicist grandeur, fairground arcade, vernacular traditionalism, technological
futurism.

Abstracts

200-500-word outlines for proposed papers can be submitted to NISE, c/o the coordinator, at eva.bidania@nise.eu. Submmission deadline: 31 October 2022

Venue

The hosting institution is the Vienna University of Economics and Business, whose landmark modern campus is located adjacent to the famed Prater fairground, site of the 1873 Vienna World Fair.

Contact

If you have any questions, please contact eva.bidania@nise.eu

We will keep you updated on keynote speakers, programme, and registration!

News

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Research

NISE strives to publish a number of different series which are focused on the study of national movements from a comparative and transnational perspective. To know more about the different series and projects, click the different links below.

SnM
SoN

ERNIE

SPIN’s flagship project is the Encyclopedia of Romantic Nationalism in Europe (ERNiE) It is available in book form and online as a freely available open-access web resource.
The web resource can be freely consulted at http://ernie.uva.nl and at http://ernie.nise.eu. The ERNiE database is managed by Stefan Poland, who also designed many of its online network visualizations.
The 2-volume, 1500-page book, published by Amsterdam University Press, is available from regular booksellers.

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.These articles and materials cover manifestations of Romantic Nationalism in Europe during the long 19th century.

While European in focus, ERNiE’s coverage is as comprehensive as possible and firmly transnational: what ERNiE hopes to make visible is not only the great mass, social penetration and mobilizing agency of individual cultural actions, gestures and developments within different countries, but also their cross-national (as well as intermedial) connections and interrelations. ERNiE wishes to draw attention to culture not only as the intellectual and artistic ambitience which made nationalism, as an ideology, thinkable and attractive, but above all as the communicative medium which rendered a transnational diffusion of nationalism possible.

A brochure (from 2015) can be viewed/downloaded here.

An online user’s manual can be found here.