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DANS Colloquium on Research and Data: Women readers finding their literary foremothers
22 February 2019
The DANS R&D colloquium is a meeting place for researchers, archivists and ICT specialists. Organized by DANS, its focus is on research data and what you can do with it. It will take place on March 21st, at 15:00.
You are invited to participate in discussing the challenge to keep data fixed and to invent tools that can evolve fast in a landscape that is on the move. If you have done projects in preserving and reusing data we find a slot for you to share your experiences.
Building on the long-standing work of the Women Writers in History research network, Dutch members of the related DARIAH Working Group at Huygens ING were engaged last year in the DANS “Klein Data Project” entitled ‘Dutch Woman Authors and their Dutch Readers (until 1900)’. This KDP project combined data curation from the researcher’s side with data curation from the archival side. As one result, data and structure of the Working Group’s collaborative research tool (VRE) are now safely kept in a version at DANS. This creates a solid basis for ongoing research in the fields of female authorship and reception of women’s writing – and for other reuse by scholars, students and any interested people (so-called citizen scientists) also in the long-term.
On this occasion, DANS organizes a colloquium on the theme of ‘Women readers finding their literary foremothers’. This can be said to roughly announce the Dutch “Boekenweek” which has as its theme “De Moeder de Vrouw” (Woman and mother).
There will also be the presentation of the second volume in the Brill series Women Writers in History, edited by Nina Geerdink (UU) and Carme Font Paz (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona).