Successful NISE Lecture with M. Krielaars

On 3 November Dutch journalist and writer Michel Krielaars captivated the attention of the public at the Nottebohm room in Antwerp, with an extraordinary lecture about Russian nationalism and Putin.

“Everything for the motherland. Russian nationalism as a means to stay in power” was the title of his lecture. You can see HERE the presentation teaser of his lecture.

The whole lecture will soon be accessible in the NISE website and vimeo.

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 before Monday 31st 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

Submmission deadline: 31 October 2022.

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

CfP: State of Nationalism

SoN, the comprehensive, online and open source guide for the study of nationalism, encourages contributions from both early career and established researchers on key themes in the study of nationalism (with a focus on concepts rather than on particular national movements).

The Call for Papers is available below (or click the download-button) and for detailed instructions on how you can contribute to SoN, please see:

NISE Award 2023

1000 Euro for the best PhD Thesis on nationalism or national movements in Europe.

The NISE Award is an international scientific honor given to authors of thesis’ that contribute to a deeper historical understanding of nationalism and nationalist movements in Europe from the XVIII century onwards.

The first NISE Awards will be awarded in November 2023 to the best PhD Thesis.

Submission deadline: 30 June 2023 by email to

Please check the details below or click the download-button