It is custom for part of the annual gathering of NISE, this year at the Lithuanian Institute of History in Vilnius, to be open to the public. On Tuesday 16 September 2014, that is the case for the introduction to two initiatives regarding the past, present and future of nationalism studies, as well as sessions on the NISE database and presentations by new members.
The first initiative is the establishment by NISE in cooperation with the University of East London (UEL), of an instrument to stay abreast of the state of play regarding nationalism studies. It consists of an online annotated bibliography attached to review articles.
The second is a project by NISE Partner Power in History. Centre for Political History from the University of Antwerp (UA) consisting of five workshops tackling fundamental questions (Have we reached an end point of some sort? Is the work of conceptualising nationalism done? Are we left with the mere task of describing nationalism’s concrete manifestations?) in order to subsequently innovate nationalism research by offering concrete research alternatives.
Also part of the public sessions on the day are the Q&A and training regarding the use of the NISE database, which stands central to its remit.
Finally a number of new member institutes will take the opportunity to present themselves.
The venue for the public sessions is the Lithuanian Institute of History in Vilnius, Kražių g. 5.
See here for the public sessions program.