On 16 May, from 15:00 to 17:30, the "Encyclopedia of Romantic Nationalism in Europe" will be launched at Central European University (Nador 9, Popper Room). The first copy will be presented by the Encyclopedia's editor, Joep Leerssen of Amsterdam University, to the CEU rector, Michael Ignatieff.
The "Encyclopedia of Romantic Nationalism in Europe" (http://ernie.uva.nl) brings to fruition a major collaborative enterprise, involving 350 authors and covering countries and nationalist movements from Iceland to Azerbaijan. CEU has been an important collaborator in this project, which was funded by the Spinoza Award, the premier scientific prize in the Netherlands. CEU functioned as a Central-European hub for the Encyclopedia's transnational macroregional scope and as a collaborator in the developing field of comparative and transnational history.
After the presentation, a Round Table will be held to discuss the project's methodological and historical implications and its topical political relevance in today's Europe. The Round Table, chaired by Balazs Trencsenyi, brings together panellists from various parts of the Continent: CEU affiliates Zsuzsa Sido and Francesco La Rocca, and the Italian and Estonian historians Francesca Zantedeschi and Marek Tamm.
The event will be concluded by an informal and convivial discussion over drinks.