SAVE THE DATE: NISE Lecture 3 November 2022, Antwerp.

Michel Krielaars* will be the speaker of the next NISE Lecture “Everything for the motherland. Russian nationalism as a means to stay in power”. Mr. Krielaars will survey Putin’s nationalist policy since the beginning of his rule in 2000 until today.

The lecture will take place on Thursday 3 November at 18h, at the  prestigious Nottebohm room of the Hendrik Conscience Library, in Antwerp

The lecture, in English, is open to the public but registration is needed. Please register by sending an email to info@nise.eu before Monday 30th of October. 

After the lecture a reception will be offered. 

*Michel Krielaars is a historian with a specialization in Slavic Studies and Russian history, a prominent journalist and chief editor of the “Books” section of the Dutch daily NRC Handelsblad.

Kas Swerts is the new NISE Administrator

NISE is pleased to announce that after a careful selection and screening procedure a successor has been found for Hanno Brand as Administrator.

NISE’s new Administrator will be Kas Swerts who’s got excellent qualifications for the responsibilities that this position entails, and has already proven both an enthusiastic commitment and aptitude in the past years, during which Kas has been doing sterling work for NISE.

Kas follows in the footsteps of august predecessors (Luc Boeva and Hanno Brand) and will be a worthy successor to them.

CfP: NISE-Conference 2023

“Nationalism and World Fairs” will be next year’s conference theme.


NISE launches the Call for Papers for its 2023 conference which will be held in Vienna, from the 30th of May until the 1st of June, on the topic of “Nationalism and World Fairs”.

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.

For further details about the CfP see below or click the download-button

Save the date: 5-7 April 2022. “Nationalism and Media” international conference.

The international conference on “Nationalism and media” will take place on 5-7 April 2022 in Antwerp (Belgium).  NISE and ASEN organise this event together with the University of Antwerp and Ghent University.
The full schedule for the conference will be released closer to the date of the conference but registration will be open in January 2022. 

For further information, check the event website: nationalismand.media