Digital infrastructure for the analysis of national movements in Europe

National movements in Europe since the 18th century have played a transformative role in the history of modern Europe, and has inspired research for many decades. Unfortunately, much of that research stays secluded within geographic boundaries. Language and disciplinary barriers often deters a systematic empirical comparison between movements, and have obstructed a deeper understanding of how, why and when emancipatory demands emerge.

As a result, our knowledge of the emergence of national and regional movements in Europe and the differences, similarities and connections between movements is very fragmented. This is regrettable because nationalism and national movements did and do not stay isolated within regions, nations or states. Nationalists move(d) across borders, and their cultural and intellectual production and legacy spread(s) all over Europe.