DIANE is a virtual research environment in which students and scholars of national movements and sub-nationalism in Europe can store, connect and visualise data. In the online database, researchers can set up individual and collaborative projects and enter information on persons, associations, events and places. They can easily create and adapt the provided categories and fields, and connect the entered data. A political event, for example, can be linked to the persons who attended the event, the iconic building it took place in and to the association that organized it.
After researchers have built a dataset in the online relational database, they can explore connections between entities and visualize their data in timelines, on geographical maps and social graphs.
The platform for DIANE is provided by Nodegoat, a web-based data management, network analysis and visualisation environment, developed by Lab 1100.
The research environment harbours several research projects on particular themes within the study of nationalism and national/regional movements. The DIANE public website showcases the data results on the following projects:
The State of Nationalism is an online, open-source guide to nationalism that is jointly supported by National movements and Intermediary Structures in Europe (NISE) and the University of East London (UEL). SoN features articles on 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. The quality of the articles is equivalent to the best multi-volume readers and journal articles that survey an area of research. They are also regularly updated, ensuring that they remain current. To encourage comparative and theoretically-relevant research, our articles and bibliographies explicitly focus on concepts rather than particular national movements.
With Studies on National Movements (or SNM), NISE has its own peer-reviewed scientific journal. Adhering to the principles and technology of the Open Journal Systems (OJS), the online articles are accessible to all.
Since its start in 2013, SNM furthers the comparative historiography of national movements and subsequent theory formation of nationalism. It focuses on comparative, transnational and transfer studies, with special attention to non-English language theoretical works and case studies, as well as to heuristic and archival matters. Its scope includes (European) history, political science, sociology, geography, nationalism studies and cultural studies.
All details can be found on the SNM website.
Besides the NISELetter and the journal Studies on National Movements, NISE has two series of publications. In the Proceedings series, we publish the scientific outcome of our research activities, such as conferences and workshops, while the Essays provide a platform for our members to concisely present their research on national movements in Europe.
For an overview of the NISELetters, click here
L. Boeva, E. Broes & A. Stynen (red.), Developing the NISE platform. Proceedings of the first NISE Conference. Skopje (Macedonia), 27-28 May 2010 (Antwerp: ADVN, 2011).
L. Boeva & T. Cobbaert, The need for and the needs of archives. Guide to the archives of the member parties of the European Free Alliance (EFA) (Antwerp: ADVN, 2012).
K. Lajosi & A. Stynen (red.), Choral societies and nationalism in Europe (Amsterdam: BRILL, 2015).
X.M. Núñez Seixas, A. Stynen & M. Van Ginderachter (red.), Emotions and everyday nationalism in modern European history [in preparation].
K. Lajosi & A. Stynen (red.), Building cultural nations. The matica and equivalent intermediary structures in Europe [in preparation].
L. Boeva, Rien de plus international. Towards a comparative and transnational historiography of national movements (Antwerp: ADVN, 2010).
A.-M. Thiesse, The transnational creation of national arts and crafts in 19th century Europe (Antwerp: NISE, 2013).
J.Th. Leerssen, When was Romantic Nationalism? The onset, the long tail, the banal (Antwerp: NISE, 2014).
M. Hroch, Intellectual autobiography (Antwerp: Peristyle, 2018).