New research instrument ‘SoN’ available

A new bibliographical tool called The State of Nationalism (SoN), developed by NISE in cooperation with the University of East London (UEL), was presented on 21 April at the ASEN Conference in London.


The State of Nationalism (SoN) provides a comprehensive guide to the study of nationalism by publishing high quality scholarly reviews of key themes in the study of nationalism linked to a database of annotated bibliographies. All material published with SoN is written by experts, peer-reviewed, and open-source. It is also regularly updated, ensuring that all information remains current.

SoN is a collaborative effort, involving researchers and institutes from around the globe. It is jointly supported by NISE and the University of East London (UEL) and also benefits from its partnerships with the Association for the Study of Ethnicity and Nationalism (ASEN) and the Centre for Research on Migration, Refugees and Belonging (CMRB). Leading experts provide scholarly support through the Advisory Council and the Advisory Committee. Dr. Eric Taylor Woods (UEL) and Robert Schertzer (University of Toronto) are responsible for the overall management and editing of SoN.

The instrument seeks to fulfill four broad objectives:

  1. To review and annotate the scholarly literature associated with the study of nationalism
  2. To advance understanding of nationalism by providing scholars with a resource for evaluating existing areas of research
  3. To encourage comparative and theoretically-oriented research in the study of nationalism
  4. To become the leading reference for the study of nationalism in the world.

Go to the SoN website here.

See the front of the poster for the official launch of SoN on 21 April 2015 at the London School of Economics and Political Science.