Eric Storm, born in Hoogeveen, the Netherlands in 1966. Ph.D. from the University of Groningen. Assistant Professor in General History at Leiden University.
Fellow (1 September 2007 – 31 January 2008)
THE VISUALISATION OF THE REGION: NATIONAL AND REGIONAL IDENTITIES IN ART AND ARCHITECTURE IN FRANCE, GERMANY AND SPAIN, 1890-1939
During my stay at the NIAS, I worked mainly on my forthcoming book “Regionalism: Constructing Regional and National Identities in France, Germany and Spain, 1890-1939”. Whereas most existing studies on regionalism focus on one region or one country, my monograph systematically compares the process of regional identity formation in three major European countries over a period of fifty years, which could be called the first heyday of regionalism. I had already written the first part that deals with regionalist painting between 1890 and 1914. At NIAS, I finished the longer second part on regionalist architecture (1900-1925) and started with the last part on regionalism in international exhibitions (1920-1939). I hope to finish the book over the next few months. Discussions with other fellows have forced me to rethink some of the issues I am dealing with. As a consequence my conclusions have become more pronounced especially on the relationship between regionalism and nation-building and between political and cultural regionalism.