Digital Methods and Projects

This page tracks the influence of digital methods and digital projects on the study of nations, nationalism, and nationalism.  The past two decades have witnessed a growing volume of methods (text mining, network analysis, GIS mapping, etc.) as well as projects (online databases, research articles, webpages) that open up news ways for us to approach our research topics.  In the spirit of the openness and fluidity of the web, this page is crowd-sourced.  If you know of content that fits within the below categories, please email us at

Archival and Data Collection Projects

Bibliographic and Encycledia Projects


Mapping Projects

Research Publications

Webpages and Blogs


Archival and Data Collection Projects

The Northern Ireland Research Initiative, discussed here

The Cyprus Critical History Archive, discussed here and here

The Southern Poverty Law Center's State-by-State Tally of Hate Groups in the United States, available here

The Diachronic Global Corpus, from the Liechtenstein Institute for Self-Determination at Princeton University, available here

The Study Platform on Interlocking Nationalism (described here) and its Public Interface, available here


Bibliographic and Encyclopedia Projects

H-Nationalism's Collaborative Bibliography, available here

Oxford University Press's Bibliography, available here

The National Movements & Intermediate Structures's Bibliographic Database & Research Tool (forthcoming)

The Encyclopedia of Romantic Nationalism in Europe (ERNiE), available here.



H-Nationalism Flash Interview with Luc Boeva and Louis Vos of NISE, February 2015

H-Nationalism Flash Interview with Uriel Abulof of the Diachronic Global Corpus, April 2015

H-Nationalism Flash Interview with Nadav Shelef of the University of Wisconsin, May 2015

H-Nationalism Flash Interview with Andrew Wilson of the University of Derby, June 2016

Mapping Projects

Sistema de Consulta de Organizaciones Indígenas y Conflictos Étnicos en las Américas, “Conflictos,” Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico

The Geo-Referencing Ethnic Power Relations Dataset from the International Conflict Research Group at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich, see here and here

Harvard University's World Map Project, including its AfricaMap, Uganda Ethnicity Map, Ethnicity vs. boundaries Map, Ethnicities of the World Map, and its South Africa Ethnicity and Language Map

EuroMinority’s Interactive Map


Research Publications

A full list is available here.

Using GIS Analysis

Cederman, Lars-Erik, Halvard Buhaug, and Jan Ketil Rød. 2009. “Ethno-Nationalist Dyads and Civil War A GIS-Based Analysis.” Journal of Conflict Resolution 53 (4): 496–525. doi:10.1177/0022002709336455.

Using Social Network Analysis

Tateo, Luca. 2005. “The Italian Extreme Right On-Line Network: An Exploratory Study Using an Integrated Social Network Analysis and Content Analysis Approach.” Journal of Computer-Mediated Communication 10 (2): 00–00. doi:10.1111/j.1083-6101.2005.tb00247.x.

Using Text-Mining

Montiel, Cristina Jayme, Alma Maria O. Salvador, Daisy C. See, and Marlene M. De Leon. 2014. “Nationalism in Local Media During International Conflict Text Mining Domestic News Reports of the China–Philippines Maritime Dispute.” Journal of Language and Social Psychology 33 (5): 445–64. doi:10.1177/0261927X14542435.


Webpages and Blogs

Peace Direct's InsightConflict.Org, which includes reference guides on ongoing conflicts under "Conflict Areas" 

Eric Zuelow's The Nationalism Project

Peter Rutland's NationalismWatch blog

The University of Edinburgh's Nationalism Studies blog

Study in Ethnicity and Nationalism's blog