SAVE THE DATE: NISE Lecture, 10 November, Antwerp. The Canon and national identity.

More than 15 years after its Dutch counterpart, the Canon of Flanders -the frame of reference of the Flemish culture and history- is today a reality.

The process of developing and completing the Flemish canon has not lacked heated internal controversy and debate.

In order to shed some more light to the topic, NISE will offer in its 2023 NISE Lecture a discussion from an international comparative perspective about the historical canons from The Netherlands, Denmark and Flanders, for which we count on renown experts in each case.

The 2023 NISE Lecture will be held in Dutch.


Frits van Oostrom – Dutch case

Susan Legêne – Danish case

Emmanuel Gerard – Flemish case

Moderator: Rolf Falter

Where: Nottebohm room, Hendrik Conscience Heritage Library, Antwerp.

When: Friday, 10 November at 18h.

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After the event a reception will be offered!

This event is open to the public but registration is mandatory. Please register by Wednesday 8 November at

This event is organised by NISE, with the support of ADVN and the Hendrik Conscience Heritage Library.