NISE is proud to present the first issue of Studies on National Movements, our new online journal for comparative nationalism research. In this field, SNM is specifically devoted to historiography, theory formation and transnational (transfer) studies. In line with NISE’s geographical scope, the whole of Europe is included.
Apart from articles and critical analyses, SNM provides space for the publication of inventories, catalogues, bibliographies and even sources, as such stimulating further scholarly research. By granting online access to all of its contents (free registration at http://snm.nise.eu), SNM resolutely opts for a new model of scientific publishing.
Four articles in this first volume deal with the historical production in/of national movements (Flemish, Breton, Catalan and Lithuanian), each with its own perspectives and peculiarities. Two more theoretically oriented contributions take the variety in forms of nationalism into account. The presentation of a bibliography, an inventory and a database offer building stones for future research whereas reviews of some recent studies on nationalism give an additional orientation to the interested reader.