Last Friday, 10 November, the prestigious Nottebohm room in Antwerp appeared full on an event that attracted historians, academics, researches, people from the cultural and the education sectors and many others.
The 2023 NISE Lecture offered the audience a discussion from an international comparative perspective about the historical canons from The Netherlands, Denmark and Flanders. The three invited speakers: Frits van Oostrom, Susan Legêne and Emmanuel Gerard, explained the respective canons and, moderated by Rolf Falter, entered into a lively and interesting discussion which was followed by an animated Q&A moment engaging the diverse public in the debate.
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.
These 12 trailers give a brief insight of the presentations that completed the program of this year’s NISE conference, held on 31st May and 1st June, at the premises of the Vienna University of Economics and Business. Check the trailers here.
You can also see the pictures of the conference here.
On 30th – 31st May and 1st June NISE members met in Vienna, at the WU – Vienna University of Economics and Business, on the occasion of the Annual Gathering.
30th May. NISE Day
30th May was devoted to NISE matters. Different statutory and non statutory bodies of the organisation held their meetings that day in a pretty hectic but enjoyable and confortable environment. Among others, NISE’s Members Council took place, with a high number of participants and a vivid feedback of information. The meetings of the SNM editorial board, the Archival Core Group (ACG) and the Scientific Core Group (SCG) were also held. All the meetings were hybrid in order to facilitate a broad participation.
31st may – 1st June. “Nationalism and World Fairs” conference
31st May and 1st was dedicated to the conference on “Nationalism and World Fairs”. Two excellent keynote speakers, Eric Storm and Marta Filipová, respectively, opened the conference each day. Together with these, other 10 speakers presented their cases, tackling many different aspects of the main topic from very diverse (and all exciting) perspectives.
The whole event took place at the WU, Vienna University of Economics and Business, which lies at the very place where, 125 years prior, the World Exhibition was placed: The Prater.
For further information about the conference on “Nationalism and World Fairs”, please visit the event website HERE.
The articles included in this issue have all been attributed a Digital Object Identifyer (DOI), and so have articles of all previous SNM issues.
This important element will help SNM get better indexed in the relevant online searching engines, so articles and their authors reach a much broader public interested in nationalism and national movements in Europe.