NISE database named DIANE

NISE is developing the online research environment DIANE, an acronym for Digital Infrastructure for the Analysis of National movements in Europe. DIANE is a web-based data management, network analysis and visualisation environment that aims to be a starting point for research on national and regional movements in Europe.

In the last few months, designed the environment and presented to the NISE members during training sessions in Swansea (2-3 September) and Vienna (21-22 September). On 19-20 November, NISE organised a work meeting with a group of members to write a work plan and research strategy for the first collaborative research on the making of national and regional anthems in Europe. In the next six months, the environment will be made operational within the NISE network.

NISE Annual Gathering on Digital Humanities (Swansea University)

The 2015 NISE Annual Gathering took place at Swansea University (Wales) on 1-3 September 2015. The main subject this time was Digital Infrastructures for Digital Humanities.


Singleton Abbey, Swansea University Campus


In Swansea, we presented the flagship project of NISE: DIANE (Digital Infrastructure for the Analysis of National movements in Europe), a digital environment for collecting data and sharing information and research on national movements across Europe. DIANE is a collaborative academic project that aims to be a central tool in comparative analysis of the emergence of national movements. Using Nodegoat technology developed for NISE by LAB 1100, the database will not only provide topical information, but also visualise connections between actors, movements, regions and events. In Swansea, members will learn to enter and connect data in training sessions.

The introduction of the NISE database is an opportunity to reflect on recent developments in digital humanities. We will learned about other digital infrastructures, such as EHRI, iMinds, VIAA, DARIAH and CENDARI.

In addition to this, the host Swansea University organised a discussion round on their plans regarding synergy actions between Humanities and Life Science.

Moreover, recent members and current or prospective NISE-collaboration projects were introduced. The General Assembly and the members held their annual meeting.

You can find the full program here.

Please contact the NISE team if this inspires any more questions.

Training Session in Vienna

On 22-23 September 2015, NISE organises a DIANE training session at the University of Vienna.

University of Vienna, Main Building


Participants will get to know and work with the instrument. In addition to that, the workshop will be a good opportunity to explore future digital research collaboration within the NISE network. The NISE database offers near limitless possibilities for collecting and sharing relevant data for international research, but its success depends on the input and collaboration of the members.

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