S·P·I·N - Study Platform on Interlocking Nationalisms

Encyclopedia of Romantic Nationalism in Europe

The Encyclopedia of Romantic Nationalism in Europe, or ERNiE for short, SPIN's core project, has now been definitively conceptualized. A PDF brochure detailing scope and structure has been placed online. It can be found on this website both both under "Documents" and under "Aims/Remit" > Core Project.

A Contents Management System has been set up, various publishers have shown interest and are now consultation partners, and authors and coordinating section editors are being approached.

Printed versions of the brochure are available upon request. Comments and suggestions are welcome.

Overview past SPIN workshops

Spin has hosted and/or co-organized various workshops over the last years. Below you will find an overview of these gatherings, their scientific programmes and output if available.


Workshop Liberalisme, romanticism, nationalism. Towards a comparative vision of 19th century European cultural-political thought, Amsterdam 26-27 November 2009


Amsterdam conference Cultural Saints, 18-19 January 2010 (as part of the Huizinga Instituut winter school 'Literary canons and punblic space since 1800)

Workshop Linguistic Revival Movements in Europe, Amsterdam 3-4 June 2010

Workshop European clerics and the vernacular in the long nineteenth century, Amsterdam 8-9 July 2010 (together with the Oxford University Modern European History Research Centre, Dr. David Hopkin)

Romantic Rhine travels: exotic landscape, cultural character, national perspectives
, Rhine workshop 1, Amsterdam 21-22 October 2010


Linguistic revival movements in Europe
, workshop 2, Maynooth 9-10 March 2011

Exploratory workshop Choral Societies and Nationalist Mobilization in Nineteenth-Century Europe,  Antwerp 17-18 February 2011 (in cooperation with NISE)

Workshop Commemorating writers in Europe 1800-1914, Utrecht 8-9 December 2011 (in cooperation with research area Cultures & Identitities of Utrecht University)

A contested borderline: geopolitical rhetoric, political poetry and writings
, Rhine Workshop 2, Göttingen 24-25 October 2011


Workshop Building cultural nations. The matica and equivalent intermediary structures in Europe, Budapest 15-16 February 2012 (together with CEU and NISE)