22-24 May 2018 Paris (France)

Working Group Meetings > WG Women Writers in History



Suzan Van Dijk (Huygens Institute for the History of the Netherlands)

Amelia Sanz (Complutense University of Madrid)


This working group makes it possible to study the contemporary reception of women authors. It does so by making available research, methodologies, digital resources and tools related to the topic.

In detail this means literature, press, book, translation, culture and women’s historians as well as an appropriate methodology/tool for studying women’s literary/written production together with its reception by male, female and anonymous readers – taking into account their respective roles as readers, critics, literary historians, etc.

This is meant in particular for the periods for which much of women’s published production has “disappeared”, so that the “dialogue” between the women writers and their readers needs to be restored and documented before we can actually research it (i.e. until the early 20th century).

The NEW VRE provides the basis for this; it will be complemented by a number of features to be discussed, tested, implemented and demonstrated.


 WG MEETING AGENDA (May 23rd, 11:00-13:00)

  • Collaborating on a European scale (Marie Nedregotten Sørbø, Volda University College – Norway)
  • Paper publishing within a Digital Humanities project – the WWIH Brill series (Nadezhda Alexandrova, University of Sofia – Bulgaria)
  • Curating the Dutch data: a DANS project, with relevance for the whole collaborattion (Els Naaijkens and/or Janouk de Groot)
  • Upcoming meetings :
  • Edinburgh (June 27 and 28 2018),
  • Amsterdam (November2018; to be discussed)
  • Other (to be proposed and discussed)
  • Presenting the Working Group’s webpage
  • Preparing a new platform “around NEWW” (in view of crowd-sourcing and contribution by students)
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